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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 07/05/13 and bbainisms

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I don't have much in terms of -isms tonight, and there also weren't very many blogs written this Friday. BUT, even though there were few, there was not a single bad, or even mediocre, blog today. Everything written today was enjoyable in one way or another. So go give 'em a read! 

As for my -isms, I haven't played anything new this week. Just beat XCOM a couple days ago, but I'm still messing around with it. I really want to play Rogue Legacy, but I couldn't get the demo to run smoothly on my laptop, so that's lame.

Anyway... I got nothin'. Sorry y'all! 



* - Nekrosys is willing to accept DRM... but only under certain conditions!

* - Lost Odyssey seems to be making quite the impression on KingSigy. Rather than focus on the pain and negativity in life, spend more time focusing on the good moments and making others happy.

* - crackedbat equates an unbeatable Zelda boss to his own life struggle. Hopefully one day he can finally overcome Rebonack, both in Zelda II and in life.

A - You may not be able to rely on Roberto Plankton to finish a game, but you can sure rely on him to create amazing artwork!

S - TheDustinThomas wraps up his series of blogs on The Simpsons: Hit & Run, the best licensed game ever!





F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + Django!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Zombies!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PC + Final Fantasy!

R - AndyLonn reviews Deadpool, and is able to overlook its flaws and love the game for what it is!

$ - July 5th UK releases and bargains!







No fails today! Huzzah!



- bbain

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