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Cblogs of 2/23/10 + Pendeltonisms

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Magic: The Gathering has taken over every goddamn corner of my life. I'm not really sure how this happened. Ever since my first game in 6th grade, MTG and I have had a severe on-again-off-again relationship, burgeoning every few years, only to dwindle into nothing within a few months. Now I've begun a recent resurgence, playing with my room mate, or finding time to play Duels of The Planeswalkers. Hell, I've begun to dream in MTG. Seriously, I had a dream where my movements were dictated by fucking Magic cards. This game is fucking lucid-dream-inducing crack, folks. And I love every second of it.

Ok, enough of the IRL games, lets get to some video games! In today's cblogs, we've got a shit...LOAD of introduction blogs, a new podcast to look forward to, and some really lame fail. Enjoy!



*- HOLY FUCKING SHIT LOOK WHAT GUNCANNON GOT.

*- Qalamari has some purdy pics to show us of the San Francisco Dtoid NARP.

*- Here's a wonderful, SPOILER-filled blog about the ending of Mass Effect 2.

*- Meliagaunt writes up a great piece on limiting resources to create more dynamic storytelling.

*- Wow, after checking out this blog by kauza about the audio of Battlefield Bad Company 2, I am immediately downloading the demo.

*- Now this is a podcast I can get behind: Check out the new community podcast SegaAddicts!



A- zgerhard writes up a piece on how shitty Ubisoft's DRM is and how the games industry should never follow their lead.

S- DaedHead8 shows that even the most horrible of circumstances can have great outcomes. Yep, even RRoDs.

M- My Expertise: How games taste to someone with good taste.

P- An here's FAILCAST with...OH HOLY FUCK THAT IS A BIG SPIDER.
 


E- Check out the awesome gaming fun and ridiculous snowboard peripheral action that took place during the recent DtoidEurope NARP.

E- Though the DtoidPenn NARP didn't go as planned, JT IceFire still had a great fucking time.

E- Come in and see a bunch of drunks welcoming Dtoid to the West Coast at this weekend's SanFran NARP

S- metroid fetus, responding to a Podtoid tweet, explains what he'd do if given time with the Podtoid crew.

I- Everyone, welcome Banhammer and his preaching to the choir to Destructoid!

I- Also welcome Studakris to our lovely home.

I- And welcome Tuxedose and his next Final Fantasy VI/III playthrough to Dtoid.

I- Also welcome Baron Lez and his Mega Man love!



N- In case you hadn't heard, Heavy Rain preorderers, you might get dicked outta some content.

R- Donnie Conner does one sexy-ass reviewof Bayonetta.

R- Khazar22 gives a damn fine review of Star Wars: Republic Commando.

T- TheJesusNinja26 asks the community for their thoughts about FFXII.

T- faultymoose starts out a rant about how not good Mass Effect 2 is.

T- VGFreak1225, in prep for a survival-horror game rant, talks about fright, and how games can achieve it in different ways.

T- Fame Designer looks into the future and talks about how our entire lives will become a video game.

T- lazyhoboguy comes back from a bit of a break to review some games he just got.

T- Oh hell to the fucking YEAH: Capcom, make more Mega Man: Powered Up games.



L- PappaDukes steps into Mr. Sterling's shoes to talk about the blatantly better version of FFXIII.

S- ChillyBilly got some cool shit in the mail today.



?- Dear Pop Cap, I Love You. Sincerely, MPFTerd.



F- You know what, HoddedMiracle's Livejournal post? Fuck you.

F- Great story, bro.

F- Might want to try harder next time.

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