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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 2/17/10 + Garisonisms

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As many of you probably (or probably don't) know, I used to be the full time Cblog Recapper for Fridays! I loved doing it, it made me feel a lot closer to you guys, the Dtoid Army, but I had to quit on account of having other shit come up all the time.

When I heard that the Recapper Team needed someone to fill in for tonight, I happily volunteered. You know, just for shits and giggles eh? I have to admit, it takes a lot of work doing this all the time. If you try to read most of the blogs in a day, it takes me about 3 and a half hours to get it all done. Try to remember how much work goes into getting this done every single day, kay?

Yeah, I guess I should finish this off with telling you guys about what I've been spending most of my time on lately. That would be my personal blog. I find it hard to write about only games, so it's a lot of NVGR shit over there. Check it out if you want. :)

PS: I love you all.


Congratulations guys! There was a fucking SHIT load of topsauce material for today. :D Some genuinely awesome writing, I enjoyed reading all of your stuff.

*- GamerCurmudgeon posts some very sensible thoughts on gaming addiction, great read
*- Steph is super rattled at the companies that make gaming related t-shirts, for good reason, too
*- Fame Designer has some AWESOME thoughts on game saves, difficulty, punishment, and reward
*- I LOVE randombullseye's writing, so you should read his Monthly Musing, 'randombullseye plays everything - A Novella'
*- Skoolz's '6 things that MMOs need to dethrone WoW'


A- RAB's interview with Seth Killian and MOAR SSFIV SCREENS!
A- Double Decade Gamer's SUPER LONG-ASS article: 'Gamer's Stagnation Syndrome'
A- XL1ska has like, lots, and lots of thoughts on Half Life 2: Episode 1 and 2
A- My buddy, bovine really loves Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswakers, read his thoughts about the game, yo!
A- Generic Purple Turtle writes two Cblogs today, :D this one is a reply to Fame Designer's post on game saving
A- somnambulist writes a (really, really long) reply to Jim's 'Indie games don't have to act like indie games' article
A- AndrewG009 wrote about how casual is the new hardcore, god I hate both of those words with a passion
M- NateJB's Monthly Musing: Knifey Knifey
P- Brokenface podcast, whatever that is; but the post got zero comments and zero faps, listen if you will


C- Leave a random comment on Solgrim's blog post to win a copy of Odin Sphere, pretty sweet deal if you ask me...
E- beverlynoelle is giving away a Futurama poster!!! =D


I- konkonkon's introduction post, HE'S A YOUNGUN LIKE ME!
I- Dragon1111's intro post
I- Malcor's intro post, READ THIS YO!
I- rickrickRICK's first blawg
H- ChillyBilly has some AWESOME ass videogame swag, thanks for sharing, man


N- RAB is REALLY excited for Super Street Figher 4, posts like 17 quadrillion screenshots
N- janoDX posts some info on the new Xenoblade game, I'm looking forward to it :)
N- Not quite sure if this is news, but Generic Purple Turtle found out some interesting info on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and the X-Ray engine
R- munkeex's short-ass Alien Vs. Predator review
T- Mitsugeta is really excited for the new Xenoblade game
T- mrplow8 is really upset about the sex scene in Heavy Rain
T- Cazza's thoughts on the new SSFIV trailer
V- ReclusiveSpirit shares a Mortal Kombat video that takes place on a bus
T- It's taking Angel Thanatos forever to install Aliens Vs. Predator... like an hour off a disk, I call shenanigans


S- Hey PreacherMan89, why do you always win stuff you can't use? Oh yeah, because Jesus hates you :p


R- NateT posts some recipes for delicious fooooood, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
?- Please tell me what the hell LawofThermalDynamics is talking about in this blog


S- Learn how to embed videos, braw
F- Yeah, no


-(garison)

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