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Cblogs of 12/19/09 and 12/20/09 + SilverDragonisms

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After a nice long two week break, I'm back to my usual weekend cblog recap duties. I'm honestly wondering if anyone even noticed I was gone? Anyone at all? The reason I couldn't cover the recaps the last two weekends is because I was down in Orlando, Florida for 9 days straight, visiting Sea World, Disney World, and Universal Studios. It was incredibly nice to get away from my busy life for a while and relax. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end.

Because I've been gone on vacation for so long, I haven't really had the opportunity to play a lot of games. Just a couple days ago I did finally open up the copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum I've had sitting in my cabinet for 3 months. I'm only about 2-3 hours in, but I can already see why Destructoid is considering it for their GOTY award. It's incredible!

I've also been playing GTA: Chinatown Wars on my PSPgo. That game has gotten some incredible reviews, and I was really excited to play it, but I personally don't see what's so great about it. The gameplay is just ok, and all the characters in it are extremely unlikable. What is there to like about this game? Can anyone tell me.

This will be my last recap before Christmas, so I hope everyone who celebrates it has a very merry Christmas. Hopefully you all get everything you asked Santa for. That is assuming you have all been good. I hear that if you've been bad Santa will only fill you stocking with crappy games like Darkest of Days and Tony Hawk's RIDE. Trust me when I say you don't want either of those games, so you better have been good this year.

Before I go I just wanted to remind everyone that I will be posting my "12 Days of Destructoid Christmas" song in the cblogs in the next day or so, so look for that. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!





*-StRAWRberree explains in great detail why she LOVES L4D2.

*-MegaStryke probably spent more time writing this article about why Mega Man 6 is the best of the Mega Man then it would have taken to simply sit down and beat Mega Man 6.



A-TheDRMaster discusses the importance of "bad girls" in gaming and anime.

A-Sheppy tells us about the board game "Tsuro: The Game of the Path"

A-Warturkey shares his opinions about masculinity, femininity, and politics in video games.

A-Chris Permijo discusses the ever evolving impact of video games.

S-Wanderingpixel presents his list of the top 10 guns of all time.

M-Love/Hate: Mega Man 10

M-Love/Hate: Final Fantasy XII's Battle System

M-Love/Hate: ARHG! A ZOMBIE...meh

M-Love/Hate: Kingdom Hearts

M-Love/Hate: Silent Hill - Shattered Memories

M-Love/Hate: Steam



No contests this weekend


E-ShiMuNi Tonight: Ninja, Ninja RAP! EDITION!!

S-Video games are making sauceatron broke.

S-VendettaXXl bought some games and stuff.

S-JehutyFromHell tells us about his most recent camping trip, and how he's happy to be back.

I-Javidwashere introduces himself to the community by telling us about his upcoming gaming agenda

H-Clarke shares pictures of his room and gaming setup.



N-FOX News actually posted a top games of 2009 list. Amazing!

V-Street Fighter 4 footage from Famitsu

T-Oncomouse thinks you should use your very first Mass Effect save when you being Mass Effect 2.

T-SimonSaysDie hopes that Shepard gets laid in Mass Effect 2

T-Jonathan Holmes shares some thoughts on FFCC: The Crystal Bearers.

T-Tone Marley has recently started playing LOTR Online, and he shares his thoughts on it here.

T-Taterchimp does not think Dragon Age: Origins deserves to be GOTY.

T-Veck explains why everyone should buy FFVIII for their PSP.

T-Saki wonders what he should do about his Xbox 360 scratching his game discs.

T-NohimTIger90 shares his thoughts on the new TF2 War!



S-Zen Albatross presents a beginner's guide to the Blip Festival and Chipmusic Culture



R-PsychoSoldier got some stuff in the mail.

R-StRAWRberree says goodbye to Brittany Murphy. who died today at the young age of 32.

?-I think the internet just exploded!


F-Fail!


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