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Cblogs of 12/25/09 + Yuletide Mousisms

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Hello everyone.

I hope you all had a great Christmas. What did you all get? I got L4D2, MW2, Uncharted 2 and Spirit Tracks. That's a pretty good hoard, wouldn't you say? Oh, and a bottle of Pepsi exploded over me, but that's beside the point.

It's the season to be jolly so no fail today, no matter how small your post!

Now lets get onto the recaps...


*-The shiny new Monthly Musecast, hosted by that cool dude Scion of Mogo, wants YOU to be on his Podcast.

*-Fiat Mediocrity writes an awesome blog about his friendship with broonor.

*-kjohnoson tells us to keep everything in perspective.

*-Awesome stuff from odber.

*-Obscurer Tribune - Christmas Edition.

*-Why SPNKr loves Dtoid.


S-Part 5 of stewie's top 10 games list.
M-Love/Hate Resident Evil
P-Drunkcast wishes you all a Merry Christmas.


Did you really expect there to be a Contest on Christmas?


S-otakunoise tells us that gaming makes awkward situations not so awkward.
S-segWAY remembers his WoW experiences.
S-chrissmith tells us what he got for Christmas.
S-confusionbomb salvages his wrecked Christmas by playing MOther 3.
S-VVVGamer has been playing the Gran Turismo Academy Demo.
C-StRAWRberree shows us her setup.


N-Cadtalfryn tells us of a possible FPS Zelda.
N-Some new Etrian Odyssey 3 classes.
N-Klipsched tells us that a review is coming out tommorow.
N-The new Spelunky game is out!
P- A preview of Dragon Nest.


M-Ali D gives us a musical interlude.
M-Zen Albatross gives us some holiday themed chiptune albums.
S-Paul Soth wishes us a Merry Christmas, and presents us with some figurene shenanigains.
L-RetroSoldier makes us a fanfic.


V-Tha Truth gives us a Nathan Drake rap.
C-That picture is NOT sexy.


No fail today, YAY!

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