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Cblogs of 1-26-09 and Qalamarisms


Not much to say. Yesterday I spent about 10 hours trying to get schoolwork in order. After I got home I crashed... I woke up in a panic at 2AM and realized I hadn't even started tonight's recaps. Have you ever sat bolt upright in bed from a sound sleep? It's not as easy as it looks on T.V. and in movies.

*- Mr Destructoid is SO CASH.
*-JT706 posted a list of some of some arbitrary game commercials. I remember seeing all of these and scooting up closer to the TV to make sure I didn't miss a thing.
*-Tremulant wrote about his first experience being raped by George Lucas. Surprised no one posted a pic from that South Park episode.
*-BulletMagnet wrote a nice impressions piece on Ar Tonelico 2.

A-Apparently F.E.A.R. 2 and hangovers don't mix.
S-Tactix posted this week's Destructoid Community Discusses. This week: What will the 8th generation of consoles look like?
S-As always, NihonTiger90 wants to know, What'd You Get?"
M-BradEatsPeeps wrote about how random games on XBL kinda suck in his Monthly Musing.
P-GECKO had Niero and Colette as guests for BBQ and a podcast. A good time was had by all, it seems.
A-CelicaCrazed defiles the corpse of the L4D PS3 rumor while sprinkling salt everywhere.
S-Jackal27's Sound Test returns. This week he spotlights Lonely Rolling Star from Katamari Damacy. That whole game's soundtrack is amazing.

No contests today. Please enjoy this video of the orchestra who performed the music for Super Mario Galaxy.

E-Crainium's pipe is getting slammed. Help him out, won't you?
E-There will be a couple of NARPs coming up in Texas. Sounds like fun!
I-Lots of introductions today. Greetings to Cyanic.
I-CWal37 makes an indroductory post many months after the fact. That's O.K. though. Welcome to Destructoid.
I-Welcome also to Mau GX3, a native of Brazil.
I-And this guy's from the same country. There's like a brazillion introductions today! Welcome, Mirax.
I-Yet another introduction! Say hello to Doomsday Forte.
R-xXTubbyXx's friend had some consoles stolen. Sorry man, that sucks.
H-Rider Chop shows off some retro goodness.
H-Kraid had quite a haul this week, too.
H-Finally, Zagieman introduces himself by showing off his sweet gaming setup.

N-Rifter01 found the achievements for Outrun Online.
N-StevePhoenix says THQ is struggling. So are we all, brother.
R-Ocified Xboxer didn't care for the RE5 demo. The flamestorm that followed is actually fairly measured and reasoned. It's unsettling.
R-Another review of RE5's demo from CupOfCocoa. In all fairness, I don't think I could curbstomp a kitten either. That's very distasteful.
R-After those two, this may have been inevitable.
R-And we may be seeing the birth of a new meme here.
R-Ok, yeah. No.
R-Several RE5 demo reviews today. This one's more positive than the others from above.
R-Braunof theDead also had some nicer things to say about it. With a name like that though, he might be workin' for the zombies.
R-Cyanic reviewed the F.E.A.R. 2 demo.
V- Half Left shows off all the fun stuff in Sonic Unleashed. Unfortunately, this takes less than half an hour.
V-MichiYoyoshiku shows a full playthrough of the Resident Evil 5 demo. Also cocks.
T-Darkair still thinks Duke Nukem Forever will actually be released. Poor, deluded Darkair.
T-LastSkySamurai wrote down 150 (One hundred and Fifty!) gaming annoyances in celebration of Australia day.
T-Unangbangkay has about three-quarters of a boner for Yakuza 3.

M-Mushman temporarily takes over for RonBurgandy in this very special episode of dTunes.
F-DJDuffy got to meet Dennis Muren and got a neat lightshaver.
S-l0cke doesn't really want this Jak 3 swag. Would you?

L-I could see AIM being used as some sort of retarded text-based MMO. I just involuntarily shuddered.
L-Dale North found some drama on the internet. Scandalous!
R-Megatron0016 tells us he's not doing anything this week. Oh...kay.
R-R3y thinks Chobot might have leaked something about the PSP2.
V-R3y also posted a deleted scene from the Otronicon video.
R-JediYoshi really likes the sprite work in this Legend of Princess game.

For the second day in a row, no one failed so badly as to end up here. Are the planets aligning or something?


By the way, Universal Music... you suck for not allowing the official video of Kool and the Gang performing this song to be embedded.


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