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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 09/30/2009 + Sykisms

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Just below this bit you'll find Youtube videos enabling you Americans to watch Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe. A programme made for the BBC with Charlie Brooker delivering the swipes that are usually reserved for TV in Screenwipe and the real world in his Guardian column to Videogames. Brooker's a lifelong gamer and it really shows in the production from Mock the Week host Dara O' Briain moaning about Gears of War's difficulty to Father Ted and The IT Crowd creator bitching about videogame stories. It's a brilliant thing to watch and you all should. Also British folks, pay your fecking TV licence because it gets us stuff like this.

One thing to look out for is a classic TV news section on a game that teaches kids to maim and demean women. Which game? The hilarious Night Trap. Yep, the Sega CD 'classic'. RapeLay also gets a mention.

Finally I have something Niero has no doubt gotten many emails about. Make the front page show ONLY the recent Cblogs again, otherwise people just don't see the new stuff.



* - This is one hell of an Earthbound party
* - Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe is a TV show that happened, here it is (warning: may contain Glenn Beck)
* - Valentin's back. I love this guy
* - Why do you come here? April needs to know



A - What FF4DS adds with New Game+
A - Xbox Live Indie Games make money apparantly, well some do. Actually very few do. And I'm willing to bet that the game JForce is developing isn't going to be one of the chosen ones
M - Damnation needs to be forgotten
M - Rockin Kats here
M - The Gamer Advisory Panel. This actually existed?
M - The horrors of saving, FAP THIS GUY
M - Is Gitaroo Man really a forgotten game?
S - Aniwednesday is right here
S - Takeshi is dealing with old punk in dTunes today
S - This guy is going to try and explain why he loves his favourite games
P - DRUNKCAST!!



C - King of Dtoiders rolls on into week 3
C - A quick reminder of the Dtoid Artisans' SCUMM contest



C - JusticeDude needs a new stick
I - DeerDog's intro says he got the super rare NSES console
I - Tricky intro to judge from Silver Phoenix, it's short certainly but there's little wasted space
I - Errr...your first post is up right now Kamikaze Slowey



N - Machinarium has a demo out
N - Uncharted 2 is scoring insanely high
T - Thoughts on the Uncharted 2 demo
T - Also thoughts on the PSP Go
T - And now some thoughts on the regular PSP, from a guy who cancelled his Go preorder
T - A few ODST thoughts



A - How about a steampunk DS?



C - Don't just link to your own blog



S - You got beaten out boy
S - Oh hai, welcome to last week
F - Forums are thataway
F - Here are IGN videos of some ugly PCs
F - More forum nonsense, could also just email Niero

>NJ

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