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Cblogs of 1/2/10 and 1/3/10 + SilverDragonisms

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I had this entire last week of work in which to stay home and play games, and it was absolutely wonderful. After beating Batman: Arkham Asylum earlier in the week, I moved onto Assassin's Creed 2. I'm about 20 hours in so far, and I still feel like I have another 20 hours to play. That game is simply incredible. I honestly have no idea why Jim Sterling gave it such a low review score. The more and more I play the game, the more I realize Jim was full of complete shit when he wrote that review. He must have had a huge fucking stick up his ass when he played the game or something.

I also picked up and started playing Torchlight this week. Now while that is also a great game, there is no mistaking that it is a complete Diablo rip off. Now I know it was made by the same guys from Blizzard who made the original smash hit, but still, you think they should have tried to make it less obvious. But no, its just DIABLO DIABLO DIALBO all up in your face. Oh well. I guess that's a good thing, because I loved Diablo, and I love Torchlight.

Well that's it from me for now. Let's get on with your weekend cblogs recaps.





*-NukaCola returns with his VGdrum series, this time taking on battle medleys from Final Fantasy I, II, and III.

*-Khazar222 writes a super superb article about Gender and Sexuality in Mass Effect.

*-VGFreak1225 explains how Mario can teach us all a lesson in Characterization.

*-Agent Oli gives away free copies of his indie game, Perlmania, and he also reviews it himself.



A-TheLegendaryMan writes a great article about women in gaming.

A-EraVulgaris gives you the signs that you might be a casual hardcore gamer.



No contests this weekend


E-ShiMuNi Saturday: A Late Munkmas Matinee Edition.

S-Everyone congratulate FalconReaper for being a Dtoid community member for an entire year!

S-Klipsched needs a new DS, because he continues to fight with his wife over who's going to play the only one they currently own.

S-Manasteel88 shares his X-mas gift list with us.

S-Misstawnii updates us on her life.

S-JohnnyViral needs help picking out his new avatar.




$-STAEM has some awesome sales going on today.

R-Leo Loikkanen reviews Spandex Force.

T-Novakaine lists his top game soundtracks of 2009.

T-TewDee was up to late and started having all sorts of crazy thoughts about video games, and he decided to share them with us.

T-HoodedMiracle thinks Noby Noby Boy is the best game EVER!

T-I wish i could read this post aobut Dragon Age: Origins, but I can't because it contains spoilers. Sorry guys.

T-Max Like Turtles has some strange ideas about sex in games.

T-Magusat999 thinks games are more graphics than gameplay these days. I don't agree, but you might.

T-Stalydan thinks 2010 will be a great year for games.

T-Randombullseye shares his thoughts on Eat Lead: Return of Matt Hazard and SPider-Man: Web of Shadows.

T-Dyeah has an interesting idea for how to get rid of tedious dialogue trees in games.

T-DaedHead9 compares the No Russian level in Modern Warfare 2 to Saints Row 2.



A-Phoenix Gamma needs ideas for a series of sprite-based illustrations he wants to do.

F-Does anyone actually want a revival of the Might Morphion' Power Rangers?



R-tijames' thoughts are just all over the place with this completely random post.

?-THis is one of those "the internet just exploded" blogs about Modern Warfare 2

?-Ace of Knaves tried to start another hugging memetoid, but failed miserably.



NO FAIL TODAY!!!!


-(SilverDragon1979)

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