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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 04/21/2010 + Sykisms

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I remarked last week that I'd burnt out on videogames. This week I got Pokemon Heart Gold. Problem solved. It's amazing not only how well Gold and Silver have aged, but also how much more I appreciate the game now I'm older.

Saying that, the Pokewalker may be the most evil accessory ever created. Everywhere I go I have to have the damn thing with me. I walk to work with it, change Pokemon, wear it during work, change Pokemon on my break, then change Pokemon again before I walk home with it. If the aim was to get people walking then mission accomplished I suppose. Also casually catching Pokemon with it while I'm taking a piss is hugely satisfying (excusing the splatter when a Dratini showed up earlier).

Parting thought directed at Nintendo Europe. CAVE STORY NAO.



* - Tubatic wrote a blog about being old and it's pretty good
* - In just a few short steps, you too can have whirling blades of death
* - I like this, the double jump is sometimes waaaaaay too picky
* - Alpha explains how he thinks, and it's pretty damn interesting (I find autism incredibly interesting)
* - We need to keep having the "games are art" debate, because it worked for photography



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A - Paul Barber talks about post modernist stuff, it makes my brain hurt
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M - Elsa can't jump (no surprise there)
M - GTA4
M - Gears of LAAAAAG
M - That old time rock and roll
S - CB's comment roundup is awesome as always
S - Metallion continues his look back at the X-COM series
S - Aniwednesday is going through the motions somewhat
P - SEGA Addicts 7, you know what to do
P - RDS episode 9, dealing with Splinter Cell





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C - PC gamers are losing their price advantage
C - Jacob's thoughts on Ebert



T - Thoughts of an Ace Combat fan switching to HAWX
T - Analysing the Dead Rising 2 trailer



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F - The Megaman fan film will FINALLY be released on May 7th
F - Jack talks about Yojimbo: The Movie



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R - Thermal brings the thought dump
V - A video on 90s gaming I could swear has been blogged before



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