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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 12/23/2009 + Sykisms

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I recently got back into playing the first Theme Park game. It was this morning when I realised I'd been playing the game for over 5 hours and still hadn't gotten out of bed that I realised I may have something of an addiction going on. Especially when it took me another 2 hours to actually stop playing.

PSA, if you are somewhat lacking in money right now here's a little piece of prime advice.

DO NOT OPEN STEAM!

Seriously, the Steam winter sale (on until Jan 7th) is the sort of good that makes anal sex seem poor by comparison. If you're in the UK then here's a few prime picks, Braid, Audiosurf, Evil Genius and STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl are all under 2 each. There's a shitton of other stuff under 2 and an entire section for sub-4 stuff (including Defense Grid, Mirror's Edge and the hilarious Time Gentlemen Please) so if you're a little strapped for cash you should maybe check that bit out at least. Some deals are changing every day, I believe you can get GTA4 for 5 for a few more hours.

So basically, if you've missed any PC exclusive game over the last 10 years, here's a nice cheap way of catching up. There's also the Good Old Games winter sale as well, their entire catalogue is still discounted and I highly recommend RPG fans check out Septerra Core while it's on the cheap.

Anyway, that's my bit for this week. Have an excellent Christmas everyone and I'll see you next week.

Oh yeah, also The Journalism Show with Geraldo Beedog is quite possibly the funniest thing I've seen on the internet all year. Except maybe people getting butthurt over Jim Sterling being Jim Sterling. People who know what his humour is like and pretty much rode his coattails to where they are today. Mentioning no names of course.

*ahem*



* - Very good blog, what about a game that stayed with you your entire life?
* - A brilliant blog about Anthony's Avatar article from a few days ago
* - The 12 Days of Destructoid 2009!



A - The United States vs Dr Albert Wily
A - Does No More Heroes nick a few character designed from FF7?
A - Here are your Cammy Award finallists for GotY
M - How DCS rediscovered a crush on Suda51...wait what?
M - The Assassin's Creed series
M - Your Mom (<3 you Crunshii)
S - Off Brand Games checks out Strider rip-off Run Saber
P - Failcast is taking the week off
P - But Animucast is still on duty



C - Be pretentious, win Braid!



I - Intro, this is one. Pretty decent one as well from Ornatos
C - Xenogears' Kahran and FF6's Kuja, eerily similar?
S - Watching Burnout is awesome
S - eYak made his girlfriend hardcore
S - Singstar song updates can be dangerous



R - Phantasy Star Zero
R - Silent Hill
R - Rouge Warrior, I think it's related to Rogue Warrior



S - Tubatic got his Bobbletoid!



L - Old, maybe. But it's still fucking funny.



F - Just from the video involving someone calling himself "The Teabag King"
F - Nope
F - This trancends old and lands in fail
F - You've gone 2 for 2 in fail during your Dtoid career, well done
F Jesus, now I know how Pendelton felt last night

>NJ

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