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Cblogs of 10/20/09 + Pendeltonisms

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Having a Wii in my home has drastically changed the dynamic of gaming in my living room.
Last week, I won a copy of Muramasa: The Demon Blade during a Dtoid Twitter Party (yay!). My room mate, after hearing the good news, decided to bring his Wii from home just so we could play this amazing game. He brings it back and pops everything into the TV. Now, this is the first time I’ve ever had a Wii as a main gaming machine, so we’ve been playing stuff I’ve never touched before. Oddly enough, it’s become my new favorite system almost overnight. Plus, we’ve got a bunch of people coming around to beat each other with virtual foam swords. So that’s nice.

Wow, folks, thanks for giving me a light night for the recaps! In said recaps we have a double dose of the Double Down, all kinds of gaming music, and Bill Murray.

Cblog Recaps: Now Asbestos Free!



*-The Destructoid PAX 09 panel. Awesome.

*-DOUBLE DOWN MOTHERFUCKERS.

*-GAAAAAAAAH DOUBLE DOWN.

*-Tubatic reviews Way of The Samurai 3, comparing it to Groundhog’s Day. Yes, it IS a brilliant review.



A-Mr. Rev. Anthony Burch, Esq. talks about the difference between Japanese and Western vidjagaem movies.

Oh no, ChillyBilly traded in games! BURN HIM!!!!

A-Vanor shows why Nintendo is so good at making systems that print money.

A-The RPGist, as his name implies, discusses the idea of RPG elements seeping into nearly every game in the market.

A-copilotlindy gives us a great Top 10 list of his favorite game songs.

S-How often do you change the set-up of your game room? Also, forums.

S-Yet another sad tale of Microsoft being shitty.

P-Oh, god, FAILCAST is



S-Though a little late, Nihon still wants to know what you got this week.

S-SpokenWithInk begins a series talking about the best 100…things in Final Fantasy XI.

S-GamingGoddess reviews the 4th day of Parasite Eve.



N-Congrats to all the fine folks who made the Modern Warfare 2 PC petition reach over 100,000 signatures!

T-Holy shit, have you heard about this crazy-awesome game Pathologic?

T-pedrovay excuses himself for not being on Dtoid for a bit, and tells us what games he’s been playing.



F-Interesting, yes, but is that all you’ve got to say?

F-nah

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