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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 05-04-09 and ScottyGasms

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Hello once again, and welcome to the boo-urns known as Mondays. This Monday deserves an extra boo-urns, as it marked the end of the Baltimore Narp. :(



Epic times were had at the narp, and while I'm sadly still way too tired to properly give out my love I do want to thank Hito for being nice and/or crazy enough to let us all come over to his house and play with his amazing toys. It was great seeing some of you all once again, and a pleasure meeting more of you. <3

Sadly, nobody caught swing flu. :'(


*- Collection of Baltimore Narp recaps
*- Eric M would absolutely hate Nethack (yeah... I know it's not an MMO)
*- unangbangkay defends the Playstation trophies
*- The Dtoid community discusses competitive gaming


M- MarginalMeaning talks about Zombies... but wasn't this topic for April?
S- The Phantom Gamer looks back at the ever gross Boogerman
S- Flamecondor continues his 20 Game Boy games in 20 days run
S- Harassment Panda reminds us to be MANLY
M- Monodi contributes to this month's Monthly Musing... smells of pork
M- For their Monthly Musing, Xenoaroe explores Star Wars Galaxies
M- Another Monthly Musing, featuring the world of Final Fantasy X: Spira
P- BC podcast, episode 9 is out!
M- Masharu's Monthly Musing entry, looking at the world of Fallout 3
M- The Phantom Gamer gets scary with his Monthly Musing, talking about Raccoon City


C- DarwinMayflower's top 10 greatest video game movies... and I liked FF:TSW. :'(
D- Electro Lemon gives those poor Mac users a new and improved RSS widget to play with!
S- nilcam and Street Fighter IV take a break from each other. No word on how the kids are taking it
S- NihonTiger90 asks what we got this last week, among other things
I- FalconReaper's PS3 died... passes the time by making an introduction
C- I'm surprised he still has them considering he hates them so...
S- Samit gets a wake up call on his birthday
H- Styles B LK's older system setup, and... wait... McDonald's sells sweet tea?


R- SuitcoatAvenger reviews X-Men Origins: Wolverine game
V- Gameplay video of TMNT: Turtles in Time for XBLA
T- n3rv3 lists the top ten things they want in Bioshock 2
R- BrainLazy tells us why X-Men Origins: Wolverine sucks and is awesome
R- Kraid tries to convince us to buy Velvet Assassin with blatant T&A use
T- Bwark Kupo shows Fallout 3 some love. I've never played a Fallout game either :'(
C- Kain's nice ass must be from all that walking in place he does
D- Vedicardi2 promotes their Frets on Fire pack
T- Benson's introduction, which is just a big piece on why FF6 is better than 7 :P
T- Nicely written, but preview is your friend... and fuck you, SMB2 is awesome :P
R- Mozgus (who I didn't think was being a troll) really didn't like X-Men Origins: Wolverine


A- Close enough to be art. Plus it made Zombie Alex come
F- Bwark Kupo attempts to convince us to watch Sockbaby
S- Danzflor shows off his contest winning swag
A- CTZ-verine being the best as what he does


R- Bwark-Kupo blogs yet again today, showing off a pretty sweet Zelda poem
L- A laugh to end off another recap. Thanks SuitcoatAvenger!


F- Xtreme fail
F- Cool link, but fail blog and fail angtsy comments from some. Nice to see a new facepalm picture though
S- Weren't these sold out over a week ago?

- ScottyG <3
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