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Cblogs of 05/13/2011 and ScottyGasms

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*sighs*

So this was meant to be up early yesterday. However, I learned an important lesson about writing up C-Blog posts: Don't, not even for a second, think you'll be okay with closing your word processor and leaving the only copy of your blog in the hands of your browser. Even if all you have to do is write the title then hit post. Also learned the risks of using a non-Chrome browser to post these recaps, because I'm too lazy to log off and back on with the recaps account.

Oh well, live and learn. On the plus side though I've been playing Portal 2 all week, and just wrapped it up yesterday!



I'm so happy that I managed to avoid pretty much all spoilers - even minor things - before playing it. Had the same new and fresh effect that the first Portal had. So in the interests of not being a spoiling dick (ew...), all I'm going to say is that it far exceeded my expectations. Now to start on the co-op!

So... I started to poke around this fight.destructoid.com thing. Maybe I just haven't figured it out, but it looks like it only supports Starcraft II on the PC, and only nine games on 360: 7 sports games and two Capcom fighters. I guess they're focusing on 1v1 competition, but there's plenty of other games I'd like to play. Thankfully I still have regular FNF, and my lovely Monday Night Combat crew. <3


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*- How a few games handle politics
*- What gaming world would you want to be in?
*- Want to get into comics? Lenigod can help!


M- Distance doesn't have to keep friends apart
S- Results from the latest Debatoid are in!
S- C-Blog Interviews turns its attention to Chilly Billy


E- There was a 3DS Streetpass meetup on Saturday. Did you make it?
F- Euro FNF, Capslock Edition
H- Take a look at JQM78's "Man Cave"
S- Gaming having a meaningful impact on Blitzard's life
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T- PlanetPanton hasn't learned you can edit blogs yet. Heh, looser
T- Appreciating what Brink is doing for PC gaming
T- Not appreciating what Brink is doing for gender selection


S- Admiring Gareth's package


F- Hate to give a fail when they're asking for it, but a dumbass is a dumbass



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