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Cblogs of 08/06/2009 + Sykisms

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Urgh, I've been playing a rather dull game for review purposes today. I have a new found appreciation for people who have to force their way through true turds for a living.

In other news, I ordered the First 4 Figures Sonic statue a few months ago and it should finally arrive here tomorrow. This is awesome, except I have absolutely nowhere to put it. Every flat surface in my room houses as many figures as the laws of physics allow. Oh well, I'll deal with that when I have to.

Also I know the recap yesterday was dated wrong. Like I said, I was tired.



* - Excellent rant about people who talk about girls in gaming like it's special
* - Fuck yeah Neo Geo Pocket Colour. I actually have one of these.
* - Activision don't deserve good licences
* - Tool project Asteroids onto the backdrop at their gigs? Now that I like
* - Screw girls, how are guys portrayed in videogames?
* - Are you nervous about looking like a gamer?



A - Here are this year's Dream Build Play finalists, I want to have sex with Dust: An Elysian Tail
A Why MAG could be the new Tribes
A - AndrewG009 goes over Gamepro's best PSP games list
A - What is Art?
A - I too fear and hate racing games at times, but they're too much fun to ignore
M - WarZombie is the Middleman
M - Swe3tMadness can't do strategy, that appears to be a theme with this month's musings
M - Randombullseye would rather have fun than suck
M - Heyricochet sucks at puzzle games (he should play Nintendoll)
M - Uruhara sucks at RPGs
S - This week's UK releases, CRICKET!!
S - CTZ has some Mindless Self Indulgence in today's dTunes
S - Loving the Narrative moves onto the RTS genre
S - Full Throttle looks at NASCAR in Gran Turismo
P - Refused Classification Episode 10, because Drunkcast can't have all the alcohol



E - 2 pussies and Rorschach, here's Bez's tag team



E - DTOID NEW ENGLAND CALLING! Gameunion 2009 on August 21-23
C - What's so good about Blazblue?
C - HEIL GRAMMAR!!
S - A bit of pre-PAX thoughts to get you pumped, like you weren't already
S - MLG Pro Halo Skillz
S - Here's what Pic0o is doing this weekend
S - Some assorted thoughts from Palidi
S - Here's what got TeknoDwarf to 10,000 Gamerpoints
I - Projest SPF, they make videos
B - Redface is 18!!



N - Famitsu getting more lenient? No, just taking money.
N - YAY! A demo for Scarlet Symphony, an unofficial Touhou Project/Castlevania game is out
N - ARGH! MICROSOFT USING THE SAME MUSIC AS SONY!
N - Suck it America, Europe has the Arkham Asylum demo already
N - Miyamoto wants to make more mature games, interesting stuff
$ - The awesome Pokemon Abuse shirt is now available in red or blue, and cheaper
T - Milkdad's thoughts on Turtles in Time Reshelled
T - Rev. Macro is a bit late to Fable 2
R - The History of Canada in a videogame, best played with a bag of milk to drink
D - A little bit of concept art from Prolifik
V - How to hook up a NES
V - Ehh, fairly unfunny video about MAG



A - Suitcoat Avenger's looking for bears to wrestle
A - More Podtoid fan art, Topher as Link is my new happy time image
A - Some cool WoW art from Togail
F - Machete actually has a damn fine cast



L - Saved by the Bell is just like Phoenix Wright...wait what?



S - Crunshii posted these yesterday I'm afraid
F - Sorry Entrager, I can't condone XNA cancer
F - John Hughes deserved a better tribute

>NJ

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