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Cblogs of 07/11/14 + 07/12/14 and bbainisms

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Hello everyone! I'm gonna keep this thing short this week, since today marks the two-year anniversary for Scarritt and I. I've got some nice dinner plans, and then who knows. I'm sure we'll probably end up playing games all night, like always, haha. See you all next week!





* - Occams electric toothbrush invites us into his brain world by sharing some of his favorite Youtube videos. Shelley Duvall says hello!

* - Titannel pays homage to Japan System Supply, the developer that made Chameleon Twist and little else before mysteriously disappearing!



A - twingingit wants to see more apologetic heroes, characters who strive to do good rather than kill everything in their path.

A - sonic429 discusses some more games that he'd like to see a sequel for.

P - Episode 041 of Radio Destructoid is ready to enter your listening orifices!



F - Friday Night Fights on Playstation + Dead squirrels!

F - Friday Night Fights on Xbox + Bearded monks!

F - Friday Night Fights on PC + Two forts!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + Paranoid goslings!



T - Fenriff thinks you should give Titan Souls a try, and I'm inclined to agree with him!

R - Spazzh20 reviews The World Ends With You.

$ - July 11th UK releases and bargains!



F - What, does this guy work for Rockstar or something?



- bbain

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