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Cblogs of 12/1/09 + Earlyisms


Hey kids. Early recaps are early due to feminine troubles. No, I donít mean that Iím on my period or I cut myself while doing the dishes. Itís a long story, and Iíd rather take my mind off it with a bit of news.

I hate to be a whore for my work, but I recently got a gig writing for Negative Gamer. Yesterday I posted a story about my time trying to get LEGO: Rock Band for free from Old Navy. Itís probably my favorite piece that Iíve ever written. And if it wouldnít be too much to ask, would you kindly take a look at it, and tell me what you think? Iím real proud about it, and more kind words/criticisms about it would really help me out.

Alright, now that Iím done doing the internet equivalent of hooking, letís get to the recaps! On todayís show weíve got brilliant storage solutions, a rare batch of news posts, and God in the Mushroom Kingdom.

*-Ever wanted to create the perfect gaming set-up, keeping the kids in mind? Everyoneís favorite craineum came up with the bitchiníest solution ever.

*-Want to ask any of the Divinity II staff a question? Ask WastelandTraveler, and heíll send it along when he interviews them.

*-Hot damn, sister: Faith made some fucking saweet baby Mario and baby Luigi picture frames.

*-Aside from the link to a great article about video game documentaries, and thoughts about Assassinís Creed 2, Rev. Anthony gets my seal of approval for the last line in this blog.

*-A bit of a eulogy for a fallen website, a Niero appearance, and frank discussions about gaming blogs make this and the comments within a good read.

*-As a kid, Excremento and his friend had a genius idea for Battletoads that he talks about in this interesting Musing.

*-randombullseye gives us a great look at the not-downloading side of gaming.

A-thefil finds a new and interesting way to give us his choices for his favorite games this year.

P-Those crazy kiwis and their podcast are celebrating 2009 with their last podcast of the year.

P-Iím not sure what kind of bullshit this is, but FAILCAST records ep. 55 tonight, even though ep. 54 isnít out.

N-HORSESHIT: Some British company reneged on their L4D2 sales by taking copies away and replacing them with $4 vouchers.

N- The new SF4 wonít be using the networking technology GGPO, and neither will a lot of upcoming Capcom games.

N-A seemingly replacement character for Liara has been revealed for Mass Effect 2.

T-ayumixís thoughts about Torchlight can be found by clicking this link.

T-Steel Brotha gives us an interesting list of games that should become XBLA/PSN downloads.

T-Capm Trevo gets all metaphysical on our asses by discussing God and Mario.

?-Not sure how I feel about this random grouping of Promoted CblogsÖ

?-All Iíll say about this is that itís an ďinterestingĒ blog, and the comments are terrifying.

?-Crunshii wonders if he should buy this particular laptop.

F-Fuck no.

F-Leave this kind of shit to the fine folks at xkcd, nerd.


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Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

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