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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 1/24/09 + SilverDragonisms

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So it's official ... I am going to be permanently taking over the weekend recap duties from RandomBullseye. This means you are all going to be seeing a lot more of me. All I have to say is I hope you are not afraid of dragons.

So today I spent 9 hours playing Call of Duty 4 on my computer at a 4v4 LAN party. It was freaking awesome, though my stomach doesn't feel so good from eating so much junk food. I just need to point out that online gaming really just doesn't hold a candle to actually being at a LAN party and having everyone you are playing with in the same room. There is just nothing like it at all. After that long day, I am very tired and I need to go to bed. I'll see you all tomorrow for Sunday's recap.

Oh and by the way .... if you haven't read my angry letter to Sony yet, you totally should!






*-Mikey presents Tell Me What to Draw #10: "Avoid the Noid"



S-Tubatic shows off some awesome NES games in this edition of "Tubatic's Vault"
S-Zagieman presents Master System Gems: Action Fighter
M-Playing with Others: Surpassing Your Friend



W-Nick Chester gave away 2 Silent Hill: Homecoming Soundtracks to Revec999 and Garison!
E-Garison has never played a Silent Hill game, but he really wants to!
E-Ravec999's first Silent hill experience
E-wilbo's first Silent hill experience



E-Paul Soth updates us with some Columbus Electronic Gaming Expo info
E-OSU apparently had a huge LAN party today we all were invited to!
E-It's the unofficial Dtoid PAX '09 Meetup Blog
E-Genki-Jam presents ShiMuNi TONIGHT, featuring Street Fighter: The Movie
F-Half Left has a EUFNF Video Recap!
S-TewDee apparently loves his GameStop, which makes no sense I know!
S-aaronf bought an XBOX360 on the cheap!
S-Funktastic apparently got A LOT of awesome gaming stuff over the last 2 months!
S-Black Nexus loves FNF, and apparently got his ass kicked in SF2HD by Yojimbo!
S-l0cke is selling his PS2, PSP, and DS
C-michiyoyoshiku shares his random thoughts on things ...
I-bogart27 introduces himself with a question to the Dtoid community
B-nebones turned 18 today ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEBONES!
H-t3chn1k4l shows off his gaming setup



N-An unannounced Burnout Paradise Time Savers pack has appeared on PSN and XBL
R-B-Radicate reviews Dark Sector and Saints Row 2
R-B-Radicate reviews The Force Unleashed and Quantum of Solace
R-B-Radicate reviews Far Cry 2
T-wilbo shows off his Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts Creative Side
T-Pizzajam shares his fond memories of Bomberman 64
T-Seventh Shin thinks L4D is the only game that has gotten co-op right!
D-Aurion would like to know how easy/hard XNA development is?



A-Metal Gear Solid Raiden Girl Cosplay
A-Jonathan Holmes tells us the real reason to buy SF Legends: Chun Li Issue #1
A-seigreid shows off his inspiring MS Paint Artwork
M-Check out Dead Movie Star's first attempt to make music with KORG DS-10



L-Geoff made a hilarious video of tips for how to grief people in L4D
?-I have no clue ...



F-And so the failing begins ...
F-Fail #2


-(SilverDragon1979)

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