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Cblogs of 08/07/09 + garisonisms

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I'm sorry if there is a few mistakes in the recap today guys, I had to sort of hurry while doing this, 'cause my whole family is getting ready for my grandmas funeral tomorrow :(

Can you believe it that it's only 27 days until PAX!? I bought my plane ticket the other day, I have a hotel room looked after, and I should have a decent amount of money saved up before the end of the month, so I'm pretty much set for the greatest weekend of my life. This will be the first time I've ever traveled by myself, so that's another reason I'm really excited about it. Can't freaking wait to party with all you guys.


*- The beginning of Krow's amazing Destructoid Community Pokemon Adventure! Humble Beginnings
*- Jimbo wants you to get Devil Summoner 2, like, really lots
*- Christopher J Oatis: Natal, Not End All
*- Nerd Squadron's cool take on how he views Nintendo has been treating it's fans lately
*- Some more thoughts on rev vs. jaffe


A- Stevil's "Rosemary Snow and the Lost Idea of a Pete & Pete Game"
A- Why Monodi does not like MadWorld
A- GDHamell and his thoughts on the overabundance of negativity in the gaming blogocube
A- kauza's Stories From The Past: XEXYZ
A- Dennen can't decide if RAGE is unique
A- Michiyoyoshiku posts some info on some old computer, the x68000
A- Playing Pathologic day 5: The Haruspicus
A- mxs102 in defense of Final Fantasy XIV
S- flamecondor's Handheld Hotel: Aerostar
S- 10 things aborto thefetus learned this week
S- dTunes: CTZ week: day 5: Powerglove
S- THEFNFreak's top 10 gaming moments that shaped him
M- DocHaus sucks at games: also, driving games
M- SuitcoatAvenger sucks at games: Sneak Sneak Shit
[b]Canti sama sucks at games: Nostalgia's Curse


E- I'm not sure if this goes in contests, whatever. Spyn Doctor posts the entries for the Dream Build Play game dev. competition
Aborto's Ultimate Tag Team contest finalists, part 2


E- Some new info on PAX released or something
E- EuroNARP 2 is coming bitches
E- New York NARP coming up
F- friday.night.fights. Xbox 360 edition
F- friday.night.fights. European edition
F- friday.night.fights. Super Smash Bros. Brawl edition
F- friday.night.fights. PlayStation 3 edition
S- kjohnson's Ratchet and Clank fan script
S- mcbenenet got his PSP bricked :( shit sucks dude
I- Welcome to Destructoid, parsleyboots!


N- New info on RAGE
N- New info on Final Fantasy XIV
R- Dreamweaver's review of Devil Survivor
R- Random thoughts by J-Holmes <3
R- Geneticfoil's Blazeblu review
T- This possibly ends the whole dust is a furry game argument
T- AndrewG009's thoughts on New Super Mario Bros. Wii
$- Gemsi's UK bargains
$- Indie sale on Steam


M- Reveille's music picks
F- Videogame shows


R- PC upgrade specs for Windows 7
R- Wan Sum Dung's gaming wardrobe
C- Something about Persona 4




-(garison)


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