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Cblogs of 10/29/09 + Strykisms

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Another week, another double dose of me all over your face! Big happenings this past week! Infinite Bits landed in Miami this past weekend and I hit it up on Saturday. I'm a bit disappointed that I couldn't make it on Friday to check out the Destructoid weird games panel. I had hoped that some of the crew would show on the following day so I could say hello, but the only person who appeared was Rey and I didn't want to interrupt him as he was busy filming and getting biznis done.

The rest of the show was pretty bitchin'. Ben Heck was there talking about his mad genius modding skills. Billy Mitchell was all smooth and shit. Egoraptor was Egoraptor, which is to say he was AWESOME! LIKE, OHMYGOD! HOTNESS! I WANNA BANG YOU! Finally, there was Doug Walker, a.k.a. The Nostalgia Critic. Cool guy. He's got a new video coming up and when it drops I'm gonna talk about it.

Of course, the big draw was the games. There was a slew of games spanning every console EVAR, but I found myself being drawn back to the big widescreen where a massive game of Saturn Bomberman was going down. Seriously, you guys, ten-player Bomberman is, like, the best game ever. No denyin'. I need to get myself a Saturn, a copy of that game, and nine other people. That stuff is dope.




*- A French Canadian rants about his province's dumb gaming laws.

*- 360 D-pad, your reign of terror is at an end.

*- Home Alone for the NES will devour you.

*- SuitcoatAvenger delivers a hundred hand slap with this pic.

*- Yesterday's South Park made Chad Concelmo break down in tears.

*- So not sexy. Soooo not sexy.

*- Newcomer Gatsby brings the drama in his first post.

*- spudmastaflash's IGF/IGC game Igneous is ready for your enjoyment!


M- Nothing is sacred, not even FPS weapons.
P- Failcast: Area 51.





E- Chill with DtoidUK at Eurogamer (or not).
D- Mr. Destructoid was at a party! Hey... wait a minute...
S- waxximis tracks down the elusive Microsoft store.
S- atheistium is in Canada checking out Ubisoft games.
I- Hi, hi, hi, RedRedRed!


N- Special Disney edition of Euro release day.
N- Battlefield developer: PC gamers put up with lots of crap.
N- The Half-Life mod remake site has been revamped.
N- Nogarda plugs his site's Golden Joystick Awards 2009.
N- Rockstar turned off autosave for kicks and giggles.
V- Genki-JAM livestreams his Tekken 6 session for your voyeuristic pleasure.
R- Go, go, Tekken 6 review!
R- Dinin Vorta gets down and dirty with S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky.
R- A review of Uncharted. The first one.
P- Canti-sama rocked the L4D2 demo.
P- L4D2 has a frying pan.
P- Yet another look at the L4D2 demo.
T- Initial impressions: DJ Hero is totally worth the price tag.
T- Having no time for good games sucks.
T- PS3 devs, all those excellent games are making me poor.


M- Occams electric toothbrush does his own dTunes.


?- It's all technobabble to me.





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