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Cblogs of 11/30/09 + Funkisms!

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Howdy y’all! So, Mr. Squid is feeling a bit under the weather tonight, so your resident DOMO-KUN loving, compulsive collecting, just generally funktastic recapper is stepping in tonight.

So, with everyone super busy, has anyone actually got to play games a lot lately? I know I haven’t been able to put in nearly as much time as I’ve liked, but here are some of my thoughts on what I’ve managed to squeeze in.

Modern Warfare 2 is hella sweet! I’ve managed to play through the single player and found the story to be really compelling, believable, and well written. It was pretty intense at the end too, as I literally thought the game “ended” like 5 times before I actually got to the end. Spec Ops was a nice addition as well, and I’ve managed to get 3 stars on all of them except for Snatch & Grab, which is one of the most bullshit things I’ve played. If anyone has actually beat that mission on Veteran, PLEASE tell me how to do it! As for multiplayer, the 34873487 things you can unlock are both really cool and lame, as it’s cool that there’s so much stuff, but for people like myself who try to unlock/max everything, it’s a pain in the ass.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is quite the interesting game. If you’re a fan of Kingdom Hearts and actually followed the story in the other games, you’ll definitely like this one a lot more than the average person. While the gameplay is like the others in the series, the one thing I actually really like is the “panel” system of “leveling/upgrading” your character.

Also, with Christmas coming up, anyone who lives in the States and has access to great stores like Target or such, send me a private message or something, since you guys get these badass DOMO-KUNs! ^_^ Onto the recaps!





*- This blog DESERVES to be read! sheppy talks about the “Citizen Kane” of gaming!

*- Excremento brings the nostalgia of good old arcade beat-‘em-ups! The fact I’ve played the crap out of all of them minus one makes it even better!

*- I may not comment on your blogs often, but Elsa, you’re a great blogger! ^_^ This time we have a blog about chainmail bikinis versus practical armor!



S- Wintersocks is starting a new series where he talks about whatever pops up in his head! His first topic? Christmas season gaming!

S- It’s that time of the week again! NihonTiger90 asks “what’d you get?”



W- KoKoO Psy shows off his A Boy and His Blob prizes!



S- Sonic9jct had a nightmare about Mother 3!

I- Zeta Crossfire’s introduction and first blog reflects upon the simpler days of choosing and playing a game without outside influences.

C- nilcam contemplates about how his gaming world is upside down!

S- Rider Chop got a hold of this badass Sega Master System converter for his Genesis! Behold the Sega Tower!

S- Genki-JAM got some pretty sweet stuff in the mail!

E- DtoidSeattle-HONGcouver is setting up a holiday NARP! We need a DtoidAlberta or something . . .

E- Everyday Legend is reminding everyone that B-KIN happens this Thursday!



R- njsykora gives his take on the Xbox Live Indie Games for the past week.

T- alexandersshen tells us why he loves Assassin’s Creed II! Kickass pictures included!

T- Crunshii is not happy there are no subtitles for Final Fantasy XIII.

T- Chainsawface explains why Gotcha Force is the best third person shooter ever!

N- de BLOO has some Super Street Fighter IV tidbits for us! Go América! =P



M- Xzyliac has part 2 of his 10 part series of what artists need to be in Rock Band! Culturoid needed some lovin’!



?- So, apparently Tone Marley is back . . .

C- Kaaru1990 seems to be a Final Fantasy fanboy who explains how to cope until it’s released. Diverse has the only comment, which sums up my thoughts about this blog as well.

C- Mr. Destructoid (albeit not the REAL one) on another site is cool, but the blog could use some work.



F- Don’t waste our time goddammit!

-(Funktastic)

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