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Cblogs of 07/26/13 and bbainisms

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Hello friends! How's everyone doing this week? My week has been pretty lame... haven't had much time for video games lately because I've been worrying about real life stuff, like working, looking for a new apartment, waiting to hear back about a possible new job, etc. Finding a new place to live is hard! And so is finding a new job! I just wish everything could be settled already so I could stop worrying about it. Luckily, I'm going on vacation in two weeks, so that will be nice. It's really hard to worry about things when you're relaxing on the beach!

Another reason I haven't been playing many games is because there haven't been very many exciting releases lately... I've been waiting for Spelunky to finally release on PSN, because then I'll always have something to play when I have nothing else to play. They announced a PC release date for next month, but no date for PS3/Vita. Oh well, I guess it's just been a slow summer. I'll just keep biding my time with Persona 4 Arena (I recently reached rank B in online matches! Woo!)

* - taterchimp has fond memories of playing Bubble Bobble with his family and friends!

M - ooktar's gaming story, in which his mom introduces him to Super Mario World!

A - Excel discusses region locking on Nintendo consoles.

A - SinclairVox thinks Kingdom Hearts might be so appealing because the storyline is so convoluted.

A - Spieler Dad thinks it might be a good idea for Microsoft to just re-announce the Xbox One to confirm all of the changes that it has undergone.





E - Eurogamer Expo 2013 is happening soon! Be sure to get your tickets!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PC + A world of cubes!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Weeping wallets!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + MEAT!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + European Pikmin!

T - Apparently, some people dislike Shadowrun Returns because you can't loot bodies. TheManchild thinks that mindset is silly, and I'm inclined to agree.

N - Zone of the Enders 2 HD recently got patched, and now it's way better!

$ - July 26th UK releases and bargains!

L - Zombie Orwell wrote some words and things, and you can view them with your eyeparts here!

F - Johnel Lance reviews the first episode of RWBY.

F - And then reviews the second episode in the same day... not sure why you wouldn't just wait and review the entirety of season 1 in a single blog, but whatevs.

C - PopetheRev likes well-drawn nipples and hates Nintendo.





No fails today! Huzzah!



- bbain

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