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Cblogs of 12/16/2009 + Sykisms

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So what have I done today. Somewhere between 'fuck' and 'all' might be the best answer. The reason for this is because I FUCKING FINALLY finished a Final Fantasy game on Tuesday and was struck by that weird thing where you finish a game and lose all willingness to play anything whatsoever. I got the same thing after finishing Assassin's Creed 2. However I did shrug it off to finish up the campaign in Modern Warfare 2, the only feeling that 'ending' gave to me is that the Modern Warfare series can go fuck itself. Nothing would make me happier than for Medal of Honour to come out next year and for it to be brilliant. It won't be brilliant because this is Medal of Honour, a series that rode on one brilliant sequence for several games, but I'd love it if it turned out that way.

Back to finishing a Final Fantasy game though. You may remember this blog I did earlier this year listing 23 JRPGs I had lying around unfinished. Well it took way too long but while I have revisited pretty much all of those games at some point the only one I've pushed to completion is Final Fantasy 12. Let me say that my pushing that to the finale only served to confirm my previous assertion that 12 is the best of the series. Hopefully I'll regain the ability to play videogames sometime soon. Maybe around the time I remember where I put my copy of Eternal Sonata.



* - Kody Koala has a new custom figure which you must see
* - Daymn, never stop being surprised by what people can and will do with LEGO



A - A decent examination of why the VGAs aren't that bad, why can't you guys just copy our BAFTA gaming awards?
A - A look back over the games inspired by the excellent Berserk anime and manga
M - The Weirdo, The Wall and The Beast
M - Gungrave PS2 should've been the best game ever
S - dTunes this week is controlled by StevenxOnward
S - Aniwedneday rolls on while Genki is at a live Rifftrax show
P - 321Gocast, a new podcast with Ryu89, Analoge, Crocbox and JohnnyViral



Nothing here, as usual.



C - My blog, these are my 5 nominations for Game of the Year
C - A look at what could be an elite branch of Spartan in the Halo Reach trailer, if anyone gives a toss about Reach
S - Have a tale of woe surrounding the E-74 error
S - Gortex's first time with Katamari
S - Have a fine rant on the subject of pricks in TF2



T - Thoughts on the Halo Reach trailer, spoiler: it'll be a Halo game
R - Some posthumous thoughts on Assassin's Creed 1
V - New Super Street Fighter 4 stuff anyone?



A - Gaping Maw's Podtoid 128.5 artwork
A - Drizzt finally got the Left 4 Dead hand on his back



L - Why do Final Fantasy characters have small chins? Because from my experience most Japanese people have small chins
C - Funny finds, but at least give this a shortblog tag
C - Posts like this need a little background, tell us where you got this AWESOME FUCKING HAUL from and where you live so we may rob you



F - Slow and you fail, well done

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