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Cblogs of 10/11/13 and bbainisms

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So Pokemon X and Y came out last night. I'm not sure if I'll be playing this one. I haven't played a new Pokemon game since Ruby, but these days whenever I get in the mood to play some Pokemon, I usually just return to Red and Blue (or LeafGreen). Things were so much simpler back then, and I kind of liked it that way. I skipped out on Diamond & Pearl and Black & White and I don't really regret those decisions. I think I may be done with the Pokemon series, at least as far as the new entries to the series are concerned. The classic games and anime will always hold a special place in my heart though, since I grew up with them in my life.


However, I have to admit that the new panda-inspired Pokemon is really freaking cute :3

* - StiderHoang begins a new series: Talking to Trainers About Pokemon! If you plan on playing Pokemon X and/or Y, feel free to join in on the conversation!

A - Titannel takes a look back at Spectrum HoloByte, a retro gaming company that made games such as Wordtris and Falcon.

A - Chimpomagee takes a look at how player guidance helps the overall design of the Wonderful 101.

P - Pocketoid episode 41!





F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + Poltergeists!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + More ghosts!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + The Legend of Hilda!

E - Donate to cancer research while watching people play video games!

D - Progress report for DecadeDesign's upcoming game.

$ - October 11th UK releases and bargains!







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