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Cblogs of 12/15/09 + Strykisms (Short and Metal Edition)

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No recaps for the 15th. Recaps come now. You read. You enjoy. Then you die.




*- Wry Guy and Y0j1mb0, sitting in a tree, F-U-C-*cough**cough*

*- Did you know that, other than dying for our sins, Jesus also wrote poetry?

*- lazyhoboguy's journey into GameStop is Destructoid's Divine Comedy.


S- dTunes, The stevenxonward Hour, Days 1 & 2: stevenxonward is a Marxist.
S- Game music that makes Occams electric toothbrush hard.
S- What did NihonTiger90 get? Forza 3 DLC.
M- I forgot to take my pills before writing this. Can you tell?
P- Failcast 55 reeks of cheap booze.





S- Pixelated Lilac is an F seeking F roommate BFF who enjoys nights of VG fragging.
S- The Infinity Ward forums are batshit crazy.


N- The Aussies Attorney-General's Office asks its citizens to comment on a possible R18+ game rating.
N- Bayonetta broke street date in Germany. Jim Sterling sprouted a second erection.
N- A new Crash Bandicoot for Wii might happen.
N- I'm not familiar with the details, but something happened on Steam and someone apologized.
R- AndrewG009 waltzes with Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming.
T- Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer got you down?
T- Games as art, part five billion.
T- Anthony Burch needs your page clicks. Also, The Saboteur.
T- wanderingpixel handed out some awards.
T- nekobun is clairvoyant.











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Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

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To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

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