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Cblogs of 2009/05/11 and ScottyGasms

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Hello once again my darlings. It's a shame I have to constantly share my love with you all on Mondays of all days, but let's just see this as a nice way to start the week, and to get prepped for the weekend. <3

Gaming wise things have been interesting. I'm officially "done" with LEGO Batman. I was hoping to play it to 100% completion, but I just couldn't bring myself to. The biggest disappointment was oddly enough that they just put too much stuff in it. Too many different abilities, too many obscure puzzle solutions, too many power ups that may be cool but you won't unlock until the end of the game when it won't matter. Just... too much. I'm hoping to be able to trade it in for a copy of LEGO Start Wars: TCS. Sure it's simpler, but it was more fun. Since stopping that I've started Assassin's Creed, and after 3 of the 9 assassinations I can see where people were coming from when they said it gets repetitive. I'll post more thoughts after I've made more progress.

I also got a few packages in the mail over the last week, as part of the Dtoid amazing game trading forum of justice! The first was from Wedge which game on Friday, and the second from Funktastic came today. I'm still waiting on Dyson's package, and when I do I'll share just what I got. In the meantime you all should go to the forums and check out what people have to offer. :)


*- Manly Madden, and Samit has never looked sexier!


A- Bwark-Kupo recommends five games he enjoys
S- NihonTiger90 got a new phone instead of appreciating his mom... for shame
S- Dimly continues his series on video game powers, this time focusing on Braid and Tim's time bending abilities


S- hbl does what most of us fear to: figure out how much they spend on games over the years
C- Spectral shares his scattered thoughts of the state of the game industry
C- randombullseye prefers his gaming related crap to be something physical rather than in game
C- Colin Creasy announces his new 30 minute review series!
C- TewDee shares thoughts of Killzone 2 after a half hour marathon match
S- GamingGoddess gives a life update, and apologizes for being busy. I know I missed her drawings and gaming recaps


T- Trev scores a demo code for Infamous, shares their thoughts
T- iirc I can score Mass Effect for ten bucks, which I may just do...
N- Thief 4 is official! I like the idea of the Thief games, but sadly didn't think any of them pulled it off :(
T- Razor Kitten shares thoughts on Nocturne. No, not the good one :P
V- Video of Hideki Kamiya dissecting the Bayonetta trailer
V- First gameplay of SaGa 2


A- A very cute sketch by fetusmilk
M- dregs continues his top 25 albums list
A- Rev Ant shows Kohlstream some love for their Photoshopping prowess
M- Nyteshade recaps a Tampa NIN show


C- As much as I love Doom, I don't see it. Agent Moo has a point though
L- Darkair redeems themselves somewhat with this cute video
L- Cataract shares some IRC insanity with us, reminding us all why we need to be on there more
C- Funny, I thought that maybe not doing amazing the PS3 was doing pretty good. I do agree there was wasted potential though...
R- What's this? A cblog from Geoff that isn't utter shit? Damn.


F- The song title is the only good thing about this... the song itself gave my ears gonorrhea
F- Thinks PC is a failing platform? Things OnLive is actually going to work? I think it's safe to say Hoborg is a moron

- ScottyG <3
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