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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 10/14/2009 + Sykisms

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Yeah we're rubbish. Recaps for Monday and Tuesday are coming.



There are days when the world just decides it doesn't want to screw with you. I like those days.

So I went to the cinema on Monday night to see Zombieland. It's only the 3rd film I've seen in a cinema this year (other 2 being Up and Watchmen) and it was well worth it. The film is basically Shawn of the Dead, only funnier. Somehow it manages this level of humour not through jokes or punchlines, but through some of the best slapstick and physical comedy I've seen in years. Every zombie kill seems perfectly planned to somehow look funny despite these zombies being the terrifying hellspawn we've come to plan for the arrival of. That's before the zombie clown shows up. Speaking of zombies, you should check out today's TeeFury shirt. It has zombies.

Also something to mention to people, if you enjoy reading a blog then don't forget to Fap it. Only blogs with 3 or more faps get to the front page box now. Also if you really like a blog and see that it has 2 faps, allow yourself a warm feeling when you deliver that big #3.

Oh, and I now have a Tumblr where I talk about Xbox Indie Games. It's not just a depository for Negative Gamer stuff I promise.



* - Your favourite unreleased game didn't get 11/10? Read this.
* - An awesome Dtoid Twitter background, now adorning the official site account.
* - The Beard of Poverty. Awesome.
* - Today we mourn Captain Lou Albano



A - A look over another top 20 SNES games
A - Was Deadly Creatures underrated? No, it was rubbish.
M - NPCs
M - Kill the Controller
M - Flow breaking, immersion snapping and often dull side quests
M - Death of the Story
S - Senisan's in charge of dTunes this week, today he covered Tortured Soul
S - A miniseries on Status Effects runs down some of the stranger offenders
S - Beneath the Pixels (or Game Club) in which 3 people discuss a videogame. This month: Wind Waker
P - Gaming Goddess started a podcast? When did that happen? Well here's episode 3



I was going to put something funny here, but I forgot.



C - Jonathan Holmes didn't buy a PS3 game, he bought 2 Wii games instead
C - RPGist can't play MMOs
H - Damn LazyHoboGuy lives up to his name, here's his crib
H - More crib action, this time from a fully tornado-recovered Shadokat



N - World of Goo is on the cheap, probably over by now I think
N - ZERO IN TvsC! I came.
N - Cross game chat on the PS3? A Naughty Dog dev let something slip
R - Akitoscorpio reviews Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time properly. On the bus.
V - Substance TV 10



A - Faith's back on the pixels
A - The Artisans are in business as well with some rocking jewellry
A - Jack Maverick missed Ashley Davis' birthday.



? - The fightstick is sold, so this blog goes here
C - Forums, this belongs in them
C - So does this while I'm at it



F - Someone fell off the bus that took all the L4D2 boycotters home from crazytown
F - You sir, are lazy.
F - Not for being NVGR, but failing to write anything of substance.
F - I will quote. "[email protected]"

>NJ

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