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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 04/14/2010 + Sykisms

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Penis penis penis penis penis penis. I've taken to saying penis as a greeting when I enter a room lately. Also I've sucked at recapping lately, 1 late recap, 1 missed recap last week (a change in recap computer which screwed me over) and now an ON TIME RECAP! Check the skies.

Videogames videogames videogames. I haven't exactly been playing much lately. It's been bitesized nuggets of gameplay when I feel like it. Instead I've been doing not much again. It's really quite hard to think of what I've really been doing lately.

Oh right, I've gone into election mode. I'm a hopeless election addict and it's my home country heading towards one this time. I have manifestos to read, news to watch and read and come May 6th an entire glorious night of coverage to obsess over courtesy of the hilarious Jeremy Paxman and hopefully the insanity of the BBC's graphics department.

I need help. Oh well, here are some blogs and the answer to that most critical question. Where did I put Beyamor's quest for Failtoid blog?



* - I won't keep you waiting, Beyamor gets Topsauce because his #2 is still making me giggle
* - Good rant, Apple aren't nearly as safe among nerds now everyone else is catching up
* - What the original Xbox Live (being deactivated today as you read this) means to Alakaiser
* - Related to the above blog, Tarvu's hosting one final blowout to say goodbye to Halo 2
* - Dear Niero, can we have a Dreamtoid category in the Cblogs?



A - Thoughts on games that repeat the same formula
A - My dear DtoidUK bretheren Anus questions how badly Harmonix have dropped the ball with Green Day Rock Band
M - Why there's crying in baseball, also sports
S - Comments of the Week time (also featuring the greatest Sonic 4 theory EVER)
P - What's arousing, fapworthy and contains Jim Sterling? Nicole Wiebe. Also SEGA Addicts 6
P - RDS 8, featuring the Ikaruga



C - DJVLive is giving out copies of AvP2000 and has some of his own AvP memories in here



S - Dtoid Midwest has a Facebook group now
I - Dynomice has the latest in a long line of excellent intros



N - Batthink found this list in the Telegraph newspaper, interesting (if badly titled) stuff
N - Demon's Souls is coming to Europe ABOUT FUCKING TIME
N - A petition's started up to cut Brazil's ridiculous videogame taxes



A - Enkido made art, also SHARK
A - GAME CAKE!! Grimspoon's Day of the Tentacle cake
F - Xandaca saw Clash of the Titans, poor guy
M - Guncannon showcases some of his favourite MMX intro stage remixes



? - This is certainly quite random, especially as a first blog



F - OK, some context would be nice, else this is just pointless rage
F - I don't feel good failing this, especially with the comments being brutal (and hilarious)
F - There are adverts in my Cblogs
F - uck off


(NJ, also ZOMG I ACTUALLY PUT MY AVATAR IN HERE)

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