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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 1/10/09 + SilverDragonisms

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Today sucked for 2 major reasons ...

1) My NC State Wolfpack lost to the Clemson Tigers in basketball, which I was unfortunately expecting to happen.

2) My Carolina Panthers lost to the Arizona Cardinals in one of the most pathetic playoff game performances I have ever seen, which I was NOT expecting.

I really have nothing more to say ... so let's get to the recaps ...






*-Yojimbo tells it like it is!
*-Every blog Tehmtnlion writes is pure genius .... READ HIS BLOG!



A-Vitamin Awesome writes an open letter to Bob about his game that's never getting published
S-elem08 begins a series he's writing about developing his first game!







S-Clockwork won a SWEET GTA4 baseball bat in a contest of some kind
I-SephirothX finally introduces himself
H-zeph shows off his SWEET gaming setup!



N-13 months of XBOX Live for only $30 at Walmart!
N-Altered Beets is back with the news he's about to publish 3 new games!
N-The new Fable 2 patch has gone live
N-Apparently Sony is in some type of financial trouble ... I had no clue ...
T-unangbangkay LOVES Persona 3, and wrote this awesome post to prove it!
T-garison gives a short analysis of Kanji from Persona 4
T-taterchimp has a love hate relationship with L4D
T-ran24 can't devide whether Odin Sphere is frustrating or fun







?-Cop and a Half .... do I need to say anymore?
?-Butmac is apparently in Vegas f*cking pornstars and playing RE5



F-If gamers ran the world this would be considered a fail blog!
F-This Transforners 2 teaser poster has been posted 3 times now in the cblogs!
F-How dare you say Frogger sucks ... blasphemy I say!
F-Try putting 5 years of your life into making a game and then you can act like an asshole to Bob!


-(SilverDragon1979)

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