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Cblogs of 12/25/08 + ScottyGasms

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Happy Holidays everyone! Hope you all spent it with some loved ones, ate too much good food, and possibly got a good haul of presents as well. I know I did. :)

I've also decided to start a new Christmas tradition: watching the "Christmas With the Joker" episode of the Batman animated series. For those who have never seen it this is what you're missing out on:


Seeing as there was no Cblog recaps yesterday, I'll just do the ones starting with the beginning of Christmas day.


*- Randombullseye gives us Bonerquest
*- Yeah, I'm topsaucing my own cblog. On top of it being awesome and getting front-paged, it's a nice perk for doing recaps :p


S- Latest episode of dTunes, featuring SilverDragon1979's 12 days of Christmas song


E- Possibly late Persona 4 entry


S- eBay and Sony do a tag team on poor Edco
H- Darkknight37's basement setup, updated with new tv
C- NihonTiger90 looks back at 500 cblog posts
S- Some favourite game moments, but how did he get time to place all those proximity mines?


R- Castle Crashers review. Hella late, but at least they actually waited for that goddamn patch...
T- L4D community is nice, yay!
T- A top ten, and several other lists waiting to pounce on the unwary web-surfer
N- List of game translations that were released recently
R- Rather brief "review" of Tomb Raider Underworld
N- European VC releases. Yay, Secret of Mana!!


F- Fox owns rights to a Watchmen movie. Boo...
M- Insane Ian got 3rd place in some contest with this WoW song. Not bad
F- <3 Wallace and Gromit, and must see this
A- Same sketch that Krow linked to (below), but the link actually works


R- Sounds like Freefall got 12 games for Christmas... Cunt...
R- Another Christmas haul. Yay Batman animated series! <3
L- Failure on the GameTrailers forums
R- Yet another Christmas haul. Join us on FNF for TF2! :D
L- I'm a Canadian Dtoider! Gimme my present now damnit!
R- Christmas wishes, as only BigPoppaGamer can
V- Followup to the fail announcement post. Stream of a few good movies
C- Conspiracy theories and lack of avatars abound!


F- Apparently bad grammar and insults don't make people want to watch movies with you
S- Meh, video wasn't good when it was first released. Also, lolz for thinking the iPhone is a gaming system
F- If there was a Fail of the Day, this'd be it. Just the Digg link is enough to clinch it. Fuck Digg
S- I've never seen that before, but Hamza says they've always been there so I won't argue
F- Krow shows us why you apparently need to put a title in your cblog. Can't even link to the entry so just linking to their profile. Shame, as it's a nice sketch
F- Giant thread in the forums for just this thing buddy, but amazingly the community wasn't very harsh on them

- ScottyG <3

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