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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 12/07/12 and bbainisms

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What the what? Dark Souls II?!



Hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngsomuchexcitement!!!

That is all.

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A - The Blur preferred the good old days of game-making, and that nowadays companies are just trying to make a quick buck and care less about the content of the games they put out.

S - RandomBullseye played a ton of awesome games during the month of November!

A - Noisetank41 seems to be experiencing gaming deja vu, replaying games he's already beaten without realizing he already beat them. It's also his first blog here, so say hello!

A - ThisIsTheUltimate doesn't understand how Call of Duty games continue to sell so amazingly well. It's because of the cocaine that comes packaged with each game.

M - It seems Konnery had sex with a lot of video games this year. Literally? Maybe. Who am I to judge?

A - Xeo plays a lot of video games, but is too busy to ever finish any of them. I'm sure this is a common problem with a lot of adult gamers.

A - From the looks of things, it seems the Wii U may not be selling very well.





F - Friday Night Fights on the PC + Christmas carols!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + Remembering Pearl Harbor.

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Aftermath!

R - A sort of mini-review of the Protoype series. Esteban was underwhelmed.

$ - December 7th UK releases and bargains!







- bbain

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