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Cblogs of 06/05/09 + Garisonisms

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Sorry for posting the recap so ealy tonight guys.

Hhmmmm, I can't really think of what to write my Garisonisms about this week ... well, E3 happened, that was big news in the gaming industry. Some really cool things were announced, and I would probably have to say that Super Mario Galaxy 2 is at the top of my list. I really really loved the first game, I thought it was a TON of fun, and really brought a lot of new things to the Mario universe, really can't wait to see some of the creative things Nintendo's team can do with the Galaxy engine.

What was your guys' favourite announcement to come out of E3?


*- megaStryke's thoughts on each of The Big Three's motion controllers
*- GamingGoddess and the vague concept of "FUN" in videogames


A- Monodi's rant on the Brutal Legend/Activision conrtroversy
A- Archwright's thoughts on the Metroid: Other M story
A- JACK of No Trades really likes Red Faction: Guerilla, wants you to buy it
A- WHA!? A new Diablo 2 Patch?
*- mxs102's Final Fantasy XIV logo analysis\
A- Clayton from Atlus' final E3 thoughts
S- 10 things aborto thefetus learned this week
M- trgmr's E3 Musing: Things He Learned While At E3


Oldie, but a goodie.



F- UK FNF
F- 360 FNF
F- PS3 FNF
F- Super Smash Bros. Brawl FNF
F- PC FNF
F- Half left's UK FNF recap


N- Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers price announced
R- I love trueb7ue for writing a review for Muscle Kōshinkyoku, he gave it an 8
R- GoS CPT's Up and Atom review
T- Ckarasu's Knights of the Nightmare first impressions
T- Spectal's Metroid: Other M thoughts
T- Kif's first thoughts on the Overlord II demo
T- megatomm misses the Kojima countdown a lot
$- Gemsi's UK bargains
$- Yojimbo has found some cool deals, check it out dawgs


A- goodgamer77's baby is wearing a Retroforce GO! shirt, AW!


L- Half left, you gonna get raeped
V- Crunshii shows us a couple videos on Sony's Adhoc Part thingy
C- Antwhan's last gen gaming month: Day 2: Kingdom Hearts II edition
C- firestalker's E3 favourites
?- I'm not sure what Dragonzigg's blog is about, something to do with music or something


F- learn to embed videos
F- I find it annoying when Anthony posts Cblogs just linking to other articles that he wrote
F- RicardoTrejo, don't post 6 articles in a row, so just ...
F- Go and Die
F- Go and Die
F- Go and Die
F- Go and Die
F- if thebojangles fleshed out his ideas a bit, it wouldn't be a failblog


-(garison)
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