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Cblogs of 07/31/14 + Dawn of the Final Week

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Yep, one week from now I'll leave good ol' Europe behind to find out what life is like across the pond. Everything is ready to go; I've got my passport, visa, plane ticket, hotel reservation for the first few days, a bunch of cash dollars (I've actually never held a dollar before) and everything else you could think of.

I can't actually bring my WiiU with me, so during my 5-month stay in your glorious capital I'll be missing out on Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and Smash Bros. WiiU, at least until I come home in January. That's obviously quite a blow, but at least I'm bringing my 3DS along so I can still get some sweet gaming done. I just bought Bravely Default to keep myself occupied on the plane, and since I'm pretty sure the 3DS eShop will still be accessible as long as I can get wifi there's lots of games to choose from should I ever run out of things to do. Although to be honest I don't think that'll happen even in 5 months.  

Are you ready?
Because I'm ready.

* - While nobody actually hates Catherine, naveenwf was looking for an excuse to write about his favorite game of all time. Any excuse is a good excuse to talk about Catherine!

* - RedHeadPeak wishes he could take his class on a school trip to Neo-Paris, the city from that oft-forgotten game Remember Me.

* - Sounds like Hamza has plans for Dtoid going forward. If that open call goes out I might give it a shot...after I've plugged LOADS of other 'toiders first.

A - I have no better caption for this blog than a quote from the blog itself: "For all my weird behaviour, obscure quotes, library of games, numerous gaming consoles, excessively big computers and meaningless information, she still loves me."

A - I DO like top 10s, and I like chiptunes. Thanks for this blog, I got some great listening material.  

P - DustinThomas is jumping back into his Podcast, which features Mario, Battleblocks, Batman and more!

S - Nintendette shares a weird little easter egg in the Sims series.

A - Oscarno continues his journey of making me want to play games based on their music alone. Like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance!





F - Xbox FNF + It's getting hot in here! (so take off all your clothes)









L - Jesse Baule describes his experience of going to the loo only to find out you can't actually read Game Manuals anymore.

F - I don't know what's going on with Deus Ex, why don't you actually tell us?






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