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Cblogs of 05/24/11 + Funkisms!


Dag yo! Sorry for the somewhat late caps mates. Long story short, was in the hospital very early in the morning since my Dad was suffering of extreme dizziness and nausea and got home extremely tired and exhausted in mid-afternoon. He’s all right though, which is the good thing. Aside from that, nothing too much going on. Posted my 1,500th game blog on the weekend, going to a Death Cab for Cutie concert tomorrow, it’s my birthday on Thursday, and the Champions League Final is on Saturday. One of the longest serving members of Manchester United (Gary Neville) had his testimonial match today. Those of you who follow football, should know that it was also a reunion for The Class of 1992. I’m tired so that’s it for today.

*- Elsa writes a lovely reminiscing blog . . . It all started with a Break and Enter…

*- Stephanie K is looking for help to get Streamtoid started!

*- P2 Press Start: Make Believe (rexwolf2)

*- Relative newcomer eisley is keeping up with the great blogs! Nintendo: A Confusing Relationship

*- P2 Press Start: Romance in the Arcade

*- It’s a triple birthday! Started by our Dtoid New York homeboy, power-glove, who also gives shout outs to JackShadow and Joseph “Orcist” Leray!

A- Gilded Corona has a positive view on something that most people complain about nowadays. Single-Player Gaming: Decline or Evolution?

P- Zero Cool Episode 29: Unusual Nakamura

P- Bulltoid 30 – Dungeons & Bulltoid 1

W- Congratulations to manasteel88 and Handy for winning Corduroy Turtle’s Caption Contest! d(‘-‘d)

I- A reintroduction for our friend Hkun!

S- PDP Candace shares her tale about playing a video game made by a 5 year old.

T- ManWithNoName has some thoughts about . . . No-News

R- Andre Navarro has an Unexpectedly Negative Opinion of L.A. Noire

T- Miles Schasteen shares his thoughts on the old school Ghoul School

No culture today mates!

No other today either!

Well this is one hell of a day! NO FAIL . . . except on the San Jose Sharks for losing to the Hongcouver Canucks, hahaha! =P


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