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Cblogs of 11/28/09 and 11/29/09 + SilverDragonisms

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I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and stuffed their stomachs full of delicious food. I ate enough for three people to be honest with you, so I'm pretty content. When I wasn't eating I was spending most of my holiday traveling, which didn't allow me much time to play games. My girlfriend and I have decided to not travel anywhere next year. If people want to celebrate Thanksgiving with us, they can come to our house and we'll cook them food. We aren't traveling all over the state again to visit multiple families. It's just not gonna happen.

When I did find the time to game this week, I played Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time, and Modern Warfare 2. I finally got a chance to try out Special Ops mode in MW2, and I am completely hooked. My friend Chris and I are working our way through every level, not moving onto the next until we get all 3 stars. So far we are about 40% of the way through. I absolutely love it! Ratchet and Clank is awesome as well, but I don't want to say to much on that subject because I'm writing the official review for Gamer Limit. It's going to get a high score, I can tell you that much. Before I forget, I also downloaded GTA: China Town Wars for my PSPgo. I look forward to diving head first into that soon.

So how was everyone else's holiday? Did you all eat yourself into a comma and game till your heart's content, or was it just another weekend for you?

By the way ... for your viewing pleasure this week ... I present the Turkey Dragon ....






*-tijames writes a great article about the evolution of consoles over the years.

*-NihonTiger90 explains why he thinks STEAM already has a monopoly on the digital distribution market, and why he doesn't think they'll be giving it up anytime soon.

*-For his first Dtoid cblog, G-off writes a great piece about Steambot Chronicles.



M-Do the Wrong This: TF2, the Spy

S-Tubatic is back with another round of his famous Tubaticisms.

P-Drunkcast Episode 17 will not be recording this weekend



No Contests this week


E-Dtoid's 2009 Completed Games List: August/September/October

E-ShiMuNi TONIGHT with Genki-Jam as your host.

E-WanderingPixel presents Dtoid's Official Unofficial VIdeo Game Quiz #2

S-Half Left got a Dtoid t-shirt in the mail.

S-Klipsched updates us on his gaming life.

T-de BLOO explains the connections between all the characters in Super SF4.

S-Check out these awesome DVDs Kohlstream sent Anthony Burch


N-The ESRB rating description for No More Heroes 2 is freakin' hilarious

$-L4D2 is only 15 on Tescoentertainment.com!

$-BahamutZero thinks you should buy the THQ Pack on sale for $49.99 on Steam before Monday.

T-WankerJist shares his thoughts on his new PS3 he got on Black Friday

T-Jonathan Holmes shares his initial Bit.Trip VOID impressions, as well as sharing some other thoughts with us.

T-After getting a Nintendo DS, Cadtalfryn is left wondering if portable gaming is for him or not.

T-Zero Iscariot thinks Forza 3 and PGR4 are one in the same.

T-IceColdRay thinks Diablo is the "bestest game ever".

T-Chris Permijo shares some thoughts about gaming's founding fathers, but I don't exactly understand what his point is.

T-Confusionbomb feels the same way about his PS3 as he did about his Sega Genesis.



A-Kevin Botorek is a pretty big Halo fan.

A-Check out this awesome Earthbound/Mother related artwork.

A-Check out this crazy Modern Warfare 2 XBOX ginger bread house thingy.

F-MaxDemage discusses video game movies in his first ever Dtoid cblog.



?-This Sonic comic is simply not funny.


F-I have to fail this, even if it did make me laugh.


-(SilverDragon1979)

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