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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 1/7/09 + SilverDragonisms

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So let me just say that today was not only a depressing day in the world of gaming, it was also a very depressing day to read the Cblogs. This is, of course, all related to the recent news of the demise of both 1UP, EGM, and a large amount of it's employees who are now jobless. I was personally very much affected when I heard the news. I have been reading EGM for over a decade now, ever since i was a teenager. I still have an annual subscription, which I have been more then happy to pay for year after year. I can't tell you the joy I get when I open my mailbox and discover a new issue has arrived. That is a feeling I will no longer get to experience, since after this month an EGM will never come to my house ever again. If that is not a horrifyingly empty feeling, I don't know what is.

I would just like to say goodbye to EGM and 1UP. You will be missed by many .... :-(

Typically I start off my recaps with an image of a dragon, but I thought it would be more suitable today to start off with an image of the very first EGM ever printed ....


EGM Issue #001




*-Why 1UP and EGM Matter (written eloquently by thefil)
*-GamingGoddess recaps day 1 of the original Parasite Eve
*-brainderailment finds a MAJOR FLAW with the XBOX360 HDMI port :-(
*-Typically I don't give dTunes topsauce honors, but SUBLIME ROCKS!!!



A-TeknoDwarf predicts the future of journalism.
M-Playing with Others: My Little Brother Reviews River City Ransom



E-Haxanís SF4 Contest Update



E-The new HAWP made me LOL!
S-n3rv3 writes a poem to say goodbye to his RROD XBOX360.
S-Clances discusses the music and games heís looking forward to in 2009
S-Nilcam is changing his gaming habits in 2009!
S-Zen Albatross recaps MAGFest
S-ParaParaKing talks about the first week with his new XBOX360
S-goodgamer77 discusses why console LAN parties are a thing of the past!
S-Char Aznable shows off his ghetto Rock Band drum pedal fix.
S-s4ndm4n needs to stop playing games and get some damn sleep!
S-Aurion shoes off his Korg DS-10 music making SKILLZ!
S-Rider Chop looks back at some great gaming memories from the past
S-TewDee lists the PS3 games of 2008 he didn't play, but wishes he had
S-johannhat plans his entire 2009 year of gaming
I-Tehmtnlion finally introduces himself!
R-Ffordesoon says goodbye to 1UP and EGM.
R-Ninja Cameraman says goodbye to 1UP and EGM.
R-Redzie thanks Destructoid for showing love to 1UP and EGM
R-Vexed Alex says goodbyte to 1UP and EGM.
R-Dragonzigg sayís goodbye to 1UP and EGM
R-GuitarAtomik says goodbye to 1UP and EGM
R-VTchina has hope that 1UP is not gone forever.
R-austin11118 says goodbye to his RROD XBOX360



N-Leaked SF4 achievements and trophies
V-King of Fighters 12 Trailer
V-Zero Punctuation does awards
V-So true ... so true ...
R-The-Wolf reviews Halo 3 ... about a year to late!
T-sumdawg discusses his inability to finish RPGs
T-BlindsideDork hates when Wolfmother songs are in games!
T-wilbo finds a Left 4 Dead glitch, which non of you will care about!
T-Helenaquestion reminisces on why Radiant Stories is so amazing
T-perri explains why you should by Deadly Creatures.
T-Aifel wonders why City of Heroes is just now getting a Mac port



A-Togail shows off his latest piece of Final Fantasy artwork
M-Punk Guitarist Ron Ashton found dead at age 60!
F-Jan. 20th is the day we find out when Watchmen comes out for real!
F-Cowzilla3 gives his take on this years RAzzies



L-HydroTonix is mad that Destructoid love him, but not in that way ...
?-Darkknight37 is ready to do his part to fight for XBOX in the console war



F-I think unstoppablejuggernaut was drunk when he wrote this Ö
F-Fail Fail Fail Fail Fail!
F-Seriously Ö. donít share this kind of crap with the rest of us Ö itís just WEIRD!
F-I didnít want to fail this, but itís just so painful to read!
F-This is just disturbing!
F-I didn't want to fail this, but it was to hard not to
F-Jade Raymond is not a whore!


-(SilverDragon1979)

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