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Cblogs of 2009/05/22 and ScottyGasms

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Hello all! If you didn't read the recap for Monday you might be wondering why I'm doing a Friday recap. No big deal really, just Garison and I switched days for this week. Sorry that it's on Saturday morning and not Friday night, but you know how Friday nights can be. ;)

Fairly interesting few weeks gaming wise. I traded in CoD4... again... and picked up Demigod. Completely agree with the review... great multiplayer game which is unfortunately hampered by the shitty Impulse service and inability to be successfully run through Steam. Honestly... if you're going to make a competitor to Steam at LEAST make it as good as Steam. Have more manageable friends list, ingame voice chat, instant messaging. I might not mind all this as much if I could run it through Steam, however while you technically can the Steam overlay doesn't work, which defeats the whole purpose.

Aside from that, I actually blogged again, talking about some trades I made recently through the Dtoid trading forum. I do have some more things I'd like to trade though, so I'll be making a new thread maybe today... assuming I can tear myself away from napping/video games.

Now if you'll excuse me, instead of catching up on sleep like I should be, I have some TF2 unlocks to get... Fucking Valve and their bullshit unlock systems...


*- themizarkshow reflects on the console wars, both past and present
*- randombullseye talks about moral choices... amongst many other things


S- flamecondor plays Revenge of the Gator, which I really wanted to play as a kid


I- Meet Misstawnii! Also meet the commenters trying really hard not to be creepy
I- Also meet t0pc0w, his bras and enviable living situation!
E- Euro FNF!
E- 360 FNF!
E- Brawl FNF!
E- PS3 FNF!
E- tsunamikitsune attempts to get Infiniminer FNF going. Sounds like it didn't go well :(
H- Pure Poison 1's gaming setup. Very nice


$- Gemsi brings us the UK game deals of the week
T- While not quite what he is talking about, michaelarby should check out Retro/Grade
T- megatron0016 wonders where the Wii releases for 2nd string Nintendo franchises are
T- Dai the Flu talks about LBP DLC
N- Power-glove gives us a preview of next week's upcoming Rock Band DLC!
T- Monodi finally gives Ico a chance, gives his impressions
N- Screenshots of Poison Ivy in Batman: Arkham Asylum. Hot in all the ways it shouldn't be
T- ran24 rants about the Persona 3 epilogue
N- DaedHead8 explains the new TF2 item unlock system, which is bullshit imo :(
T- Terminator: Salvation apparently breaks a cardinal gaming rule
T- Starfy's coming to the US, but Nintendo is still stupid
N- Gotta admit I didn't see that coming. Hope it works out for them *dusts off his G1 account in preparation for discounts*


F- Meh, I liked Spirits Within more. The Turks were funny though
S- Funktastic shows off his recent hauls, including recent forum trades
M- Retroman shares some music choices
F- Nice writeup on lots of tv shows, but mostly Battlestar Galactica
F- Green Lantern movie trailer!


C- Sure Animal Crossing is deathly cute, but this is still just a bunch of screengrabs
L- lol, Beyonce
L- Phantom Spaceman sees an interesting ad while browsing Destructoid
V- thisissami links us once again to those creepy, creepy bunnies
C- A Clinton joke AND a short blog? Meh...
C- Again... just another blog full of Animal Crossing screengrabs
C- Maybe I just don't understand what they mean by "crowning moment of awesome"


F- Really belongs in the forums, or as part of a FNF post
S- The Queen's golden Wii, again... Heh, golden Wii ^_^
F- Juno 2: Making teen pregnancy cool again!

- ScottyG <3
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