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CBlogs of 06/30/2011 and ScottyGasms


Happy Canada Day/Independance Day long weekend my lovely Dtoiders! I'm working all weekend, and will just get off in time tonight to catch the fireworks, so I hope you all have better plans than me.

Sorry (once again) for this being a bit late. Spent last night with some friends playing Rock Band and Mortal Kombat. A really nice evening, can't remember the last time I had a gaming night with friends. Local friends of course, as I have much love for my MNC/BC2 partners in crime. <3

Anyways, I need to get going so enjoy Thursday's offerings of cblogs. Lots of talk of Nintendo and video game violence in case you're not already sick of hearing about those. Don't forget about Friday Night Fights and enjoy your weekend!

*- Gunsage's top RPGs of 2008, topped by two of my favourites
*- Nintendo's business decisions do baffle me

A- APeacefulPanda talks about gaming violence, and makes me feel old...
A- I don't even have a cat, let alone a girl

C- More thoughts on violence in videogames and minors
E- Join DTNY this Sunday for SHUFFLEBOARD
F- 360 FNF, bleached style

$- A tease of the deals in Steam's latest sale
N- An online petition against bill S.978
R- Pocket Academy review
R- ManWithNoName gives thoughts on some popular online shooters they play
T- Not impressed with Nintendo's online strategy, but apparently should have done more research
T- Not impressed with Nintendo's localization strategy
T- If only I waited four years to buy TF2... think of the money I would have saved
T- Oh god, thanks for reminding me about attack dogs
T- Nintendo doesn't love you... but I could if you'd let me

C- Sorry for gamers wanting more than first party Nintendo titles

F- This just reads like a terrible infomercial for the 3DS
F- If you want to know Michael Pachter's tweets without signing up for Twitter

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Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

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