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Cblogs of 12/30/09 and 12/31/09 + Strykisms


I came home from a nice gathering with some friends and stayed up extra late to bring you the last recap of the 2009. Lots of posts appeared these past couple of days. The good news is that I've topsauced more blogs than I've ever topsauced before!

I won't hold you guys any longer. Here's to a great 2010!

*- I'm topsaucing Cadtalfryn's list of games of the decade because I totally forgot that Majora's Mask came out in 2000.

*- JOURNALISM! Psychomax discovered that Capcom had planned and scrapped a true multiplayer mode for Zack & Wiki.

*- Games of the decade? That's weak sauce! Here are the games of the last 10,000 years!

*- Really nice first post, RichardBlaine! Kingdom Hearts is a combination of childhood fantasies come true and head-slapping drivel.

*- Paralegals kick ass. stevenxonward prepares a motion for one Sephiroth

*- Hey, Samit. Why do you hate fun? Go play Portal, ass.

*- Have a free MAGFest 8 music sampler!

*- I'm topsaucing my own work for the glory of handheld gaming.

*- It's not too early to cast your vote for GotY 2015!

*- Whoa! Kraid's massive list of top 25 games of the decade has been polished to a glorious sheen!

A- The linearity in Final Fantasy XIII is not that big a deal.
A- nilcam discusses the facets of fighting games.
M- Durga AI is torn on casual gaming. Say, didn't someone already do this one?
M- randombullseye talks about... talks about... um... what the hell?
M- manasteel88 is on the fence over Operation Darkness.
M- TheTrendSetter89 was once a private gamer, but lately plays in the company of others not necessarily by choice.
M- that1dude24 feels dirty buying used.
M- Kevin Botorek doesn't really have much "hate" for the Dynasty Warriors series.
P- 321gocast hits number three.
P- Spoiler Box, episode 3: More podcasting than you know what to do with.

S- Klipsched scored himself a gig with Examiner.com.
S- Cheeburga's in love and shit. Everybody say, "D'awwwwwwww!!!"
S- ErbilT thanks Destructoid for the great 2009 memories.
S- Gortexfogg plays his Wii under some rather uncomfortable conditions.
S- MellowBunny introduced her cousins to Zelda with the stellar Ocarina of Time.
S- Betas are fun shit. Right, RenagadePanda?
S- RetroSoldier played some games this year.
S- Danzflor is drunk in South America.
C- Ali D hopes for another magical year in the Land of Dtoid.
C- KrazyKraut sends his heartfelt wishes.
I- Guten tag, Enkido!
I- shellshock929's pseudo-introduction lists his anticipated games of 2010.
I- Oh no! It's the Evil Mirror Twin! Quick! Equip the Megaton Hammer and take him out!
I- Hope you keep that resolution, BalloonFighter!
R- Avenged Sevenfold drummer The Rev just died. For a second, I thought this was about Anthony Burch! Phew!

N- Steam is fraudulent.
V- This Record of Agarest War trailer makes my lower horn all hot and tingly.
V- Some great fighting game matches of 2009.
R- RetroSoldier romped through New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
T- Novakaine is hoping for these fine RPGs to be localized in 2010.
T- warturkey brings us another "violent video games" piece. No one wants to argue against him.
T- Javidwashere picks his top five game intros.
T- confusionbomb has some wishes for the new year.
T- vApathyv got him some gaming resolutions of his own.
T- Saints Row 2 or Modern Warfare 2 -- which is more controversial?
T- Jonathan Holmes is warming up his PS3 for the year ahead.
T- JustKarol has a list of games of the decade ready to go.
T- AndrewG009 really digs Gratuitous Space Battles.
T- So, like, Gameboi is totally digging Dragon Age: Origins.
T- Freefall loved some games this decade.
T- PhoenixWright asks you to check your expectations at the door.

A- A nifty little drawling in addition to some of garganroo's best gaming moments in 2009.

F- Welcome aboard, Chad. I can tell we are going to get along just fine.
F- Yep. Juuuuuust fine.
F- Don't do that, sir.
F- Someone needs a release.
F- Bare bones.

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