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Cblogs of 07/28/2010 + Sykisms

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This week I've been doing two things as far as videogames are concerned. Firstly reminding myself that for all the glorious storytelling, excellent characters and open ended gameplay, Deus Ex is brutally hard. I can't remember the last time I died this much on a first mission. Still a brilliant game though.

Secondly it's the pure primal joy of 100% levels. Yes I've finally gotten around to making good on my promise to buy the game when I met Joe Danger devs Hello Games at Eurogamer Expo last year and damn if it's not addictive. The Trials HD effect is well in place, every level must be done perfectly until standards slip and you just can't do it anymore.



* - ADOPT AN AVATAR FOR PAX PRIME!!
* - Gotta love it when Occams does a thought dump
* - Outstanding post on the power of Half-Life 2's weaponless opening
* - A point overlooked here, are Achievements what sets Kinect apart?



A - Limbo is the videogame Lost
A - PC NEEERRRRDDSSSS will like this guide to FOV
M - Without Your Eyes Getting Wet
S - AlphaDeus's piano journals are back!
P - System Lynk 7
P - LAPD records tomorrow!




This is what I do at work.



E - Kraby makes his case for adoption
I - RexWolf's intro has plenty of potential
C - DRUNKBLOG! Analoge explains his love for the Mother series
S - Wow, Knux has had a wild month
S - Woo! Scouting story!
S - Here's the story of Triplzer0's month



N - Spoiler: Starcraft 2 is going to make an asston of money
N - It's Double Fine's birthday!
T - Sexual Chocolate goes over the MAG patch notes



Nothin' for you here.



L - Made me lol, Battle.net's username limit is 12 characters
C - May be an oldie, but not immune my iron hammer



F - What Guncannon said
F - Forums, also get a PS3
F - I had to tell this guy how much he failed personally
F - Just not good enough


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