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Cblogs of 2/3/09 + Pendeltonisms

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So, last night, during a game of L4D, I was discussing with my fellow players the game of Humans vs. Zombies, which, surprising to me, none of them knew about. So, I thought I’d give a basic overview here, for anyoe who hasn’t heard of this magnificent game:
Normally played on college campuses, HVZ (called many different things by many people) is a zombie apocalypse LARP. You start off with a group of humans and a group of zombies, both of which wear pre-set bandanas (humans wear them on their arms/legs, zombies on their heads). In the real world, it’s up to the zombies to yank the bandanas off of the humans to “turn” them. But, to defend themselves, the humans use balled-up socks and Nerf guns to shoot zombies in the head. Any zombie shot must stand in place for 15 minutes, until he “respawns”. After a set time (usually a few weeks), the zombies make a final stand against the remaining humans. Here at BG, that means the humans have to make it from the Student Union to the “heli-pad” (the library), where they will be rescued. Whoever is still human at the end wins. Check out all the rules here, and try and get a game going at your college. This shit is fun as hell.

Alright, for today’s cblog goodness, we’ve got the ladies of The View hating on the Wii Fit, the creation of Dtod Denver, and the biggest Mr. Saturn doll I’ve ever seen.

Cblog Recaps: The Reason I Drink



*-Umm…wow. Amazing. Nukka jdav talks about how living in a small town caused him to game.

*-Something I’m way too excited about, the OCRemix Mega Man 9 Remix Project!

*-Haha. Wii Fit now getting backlash for making fatties feel bad.

*-And the world rejoices: how to make that amazing Portal gun seen in the intertubes.

*Pics from the amazing Phoenix Wright musical. DO WANT!

*-OH, SNAP! Wardrox found the new Bioshock 2 trailer!

*-A great review of a point-and-click I’ve never seen before, The Blackwell Legacy.

*Mr. Destructoid and his bitches.



A-iconsam can’t decide which Persona 4 babe to bang.

A-entrager has run into some Problems. Problems? Problems!

A-Rucksack has been dressing in a red trenchcoat and is trying to steal the Helsinki Opera House…or something.

A-Tehmtnlion begins his epic plans to get to PAX 09.

A-Freefall tells you why you should plan your next vacation to Rubacava.

S-Raccoonus checks out his mom’s DS collections, finds Zenses Ocean.

M-SurplusGamer’s video games are literally pulling him in.

M-pedrovay2003 finds out how scary some games can be when played alone.

M-whiteskwirl shows his love for video game intros.



E-Want a beta invite to Quake Live? Well, hurry! There’s only 2 left!



E-ShiMuNi returns with Black Movie Month.

F-TFTuesdays. Yeah, nothing special.

I-Everyone, welcome Communis, who starts off with a “Ten Things” blog.

I-Mile-high Dtoiders, rejoice and welcome Dtoid Denver!



N-In an attempt to get religious people to play Halo Wars, Microsoft makes the demo available to Jesus.

N-Mass Effect 2 will be released in early 2010. Then something about erections.

N-EA didn’t do so hot in sales last year.

N-Ray Kurzweil opens new university, hires Will Wright as professor.

V-Hey, that girl with porn as her avatar posted a new Red Faction 3 trailer!

R-Brilliam comes up with a neat style of game reviewing.

T-Jonathan Holmes is bored with RE5. Why? He’s not sure, but he does have a few ideas…



A-One classy-as-shit Mr. Dtoid drawing.

S-HOLY SHIT THAT MR. SATURN IS HUGE.



?-Wow, sexist AND racist. You have a gift, my friend.

?-DIVERSE’S NEW COMPUTER! HAVE YOU NO SHAME?!? PUT SOME CLOTHES ON, MAN!

?-Take the GSAT to see how sad and pathetic your life is!

?-BALE ANGRY! BALE SMASH!



F-Germany was never cool.

F-Just go to the forums

(Pendelton21)

FPoTD

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