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Cblogs of 10/30/09 + Mouseisms

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Hello, and welcome to the Friday recaps.

Firstly, it's official. I am the new regular Friday recapper. It's very great to be on the team and I hope I'll be here for a long time to come.

Secondly, that idiot, Valentin Seleznyov, has finally been banned. He bragged about his money and car to no end, and acted like he was above us. I cannot stand people like him and I am glad he's gone. I will not speak of this again.

Thirdly, I went running today. It was muddy but I enjoyed it. Now that I think about it, it's a bit like writing these recaps. It's hard work, but the end result is well worth it. Speaking of which, here, have this funny photo of me taken a few years ago when I was out running.



Hooray for embarrasment!

Finally, if you've been wondering where my header image saying "Mouseisms" is, fear not. We're in the process of resizing the images to accommodate the changes in the cblog image widths from months ago, so this will be finished soon, hopefully. With all of that out of the way, let's move onto the recaps.


*-I love it when staff make blogs.

*-I read the title of this wrong and thought it said "Gay men and sweaty bits".

*-The wonderful Elsa writes a wonderful blog.

*-A fantastic blog. My pick of the day.



A- SuperShawn revisits Kirby's avalanche.

S- Obscurer tribute #18

M- The ESRB is indeed a stroke of genius.


No contests today...


F- PS3 FNF

S-Good god alive, D Sane has gotten robbed.

I- A solid intro.

I- This is a weird story, but weird stories make for great indroductions.


R-Uncharted 2 review.

T- Eurogamer expo thoughts

$- UK bargains.


A- Halloween wallpaper!

A- Left 4 Dead tribute

A- Great Bayonetta fanart!

M- An open letter to college bands.



V- This won't help the MW2 server issue.

V- Live streaming of Tekken 6.

?- Beh?


S- Week old news in a wrap-up.

F- This blog is sadly lacking in the content department.

F- Lurkers, take note. This is how NOT to do your intro.

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