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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 2/8/09 + SilverDragonisms

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Guys I have to be honest here. The Cblogs really just bored the hell out of me this weekend. There was little, if not anything, really worth while to read and I found myself struggling to even finish reading most of the blogs posted. There were some fail blogs that were just flat out horrendous, that made me want to permanently ban those people from ever even writing a blog again. Suffice to say, the cblogs disappointed me this weekend. Here's to hoping things are better next weekend.

Just for the record, I plan on finally beating Fallout 3 this week. After 60 hours, I've finished pretty much every quest in the game, and I'm ready to move on. I'm at the point now where I'm just completely exhausted with the game, and I'm honestly pretty damn tired of it. There is only so much scorched wasteland you can look before you realize how extremely depressing, lonely, and empty this game is. I just want it ot be over with so I can move on to something more colorful and upbeat.

That's enough of me complaining for one night. Time for the recaps ...






*-EX35 writes a great article about how stupidity in the world of gaming is everywhere, just like in real life!



A-MacroHardian describes hot to make a Console Tech Support call a less painful experience
A-Subenu writes about Game Studies, and why we should care about them ...
A-Toadofsky is all over the place with this article about reviews, fanboys, and growing up.
A-zgerhard thinks digital distribution means the end of specialty retailers.
P-Another BACALAO podcast
P-TheCollegeGamer podcast Episode 10 records tonight



This video is just so damn trippy




E-dyslexic wants to hold a Tribes 2 Sunday Night Fights edition ... I think this is a HORRIBLE idea!
E-Pictures from the recent NYC NARP at the NYCC
I-XanderSan introduces himself to the community
S-Triple C should have never bought a PS3 ...
S-sickNasty is happy he met a bunch of dtoiders at a Karaoke event!
S-michiyoyoshiku lists the games he's looking forward to after SF4
S-A life update from Phalanxxx
S-Steel Squirrel found a bunch of great bargain games at Gamestop



N-Developer 38 Studios is making an MMO, but it's a secret apparently!
N-The Warner Bros. website is selling FEAR 2 for only $48!
V-Gametrailers present the REsident Evil retrospective
R-B-Radicate reviews L$D and Gear of War 2
R-What's up with the whole "quick game review" fad going around lately?
T-I don't think cup of cocoa liked Metroid Prime 3 very much.
T-Tubatic gushes about a fancy camera trick in a scene from Saints Row 2
T-bart999 wants 2009 to be the year of Nintendo.



M-Barcode wants you to know who GirlJoy is ... do you know who she is ... well do you?
M-Blink182 is making a new album, and apparently jackal27 cares.



L-This image from the Pheonix Wright series is just freaking hilarious!
V-Billy and Jimmy Lee from Double Dragon fight over who's gonna sleep with Marion
?-DO you want to play against Souljaboy in Gear 2? ... I don't!



S-Old video is old
F-This is a great example of how to fail at introducing yourself to the community
F-If you are going to write about being impressed by something, write about WHY YOU ARE IMPRESSED!!!
F-Posts like this make me want to quit looking at the Cblogs ever again ...


-(SilverDragon1979)

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