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Cblogs of 2009/06/22 and ScottyGasms

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Ug... Nothing says Monday it seems like being unable to fall asleep on a Sunday night, then having to spend the next day in boring meetings. It's pretty much a miracle that I didn't slip into a coma. :S

Made some gaming purchases and trades this week. Picked up 9 SNES games, including Illusion of Gaia (with the manual), Super Punch Out and Super Mario All Stars off of eBay for a reasonable price. I can't remember the other games, although to be honest none were particularly memorable. I actually went to the local flea market a few days later and traded those six plus Illusion of Gaia (I already have it, but I did keep the manual) for Crackdown and Soulblazer. Tbh I really didn't get a great deal on the trade, however it was 6 games I didn't want and would have a lot of trouble getting rid of otherwise and I got two games I do want to it's worth it. :)

I still haven't picked up Ghostbusters yet, as I have more than enough games to play. I'm hearing great things so I'm looking forward to it! Thankfully atm the only other games I'm looking to pick up this year is Brutal Legend, Scribblenauts, and Beetles Rock Band so I shouldn't have any problems getting all four of those. :)

Now before I pass out for the night I'll leave you with a funny(-ish) story. My parents are away visiting my sisters, and for fathers day I thought it'd be nice to mow their lawn while they were away. Well, not a third of the way in a wheel on the mower actually breaks off (proper broken, as in you can't just stick it back on)! So in a few days my parents will come home to a partially mowed lawn and a broken mower.

Happy fathers day dad... :S


*- Monodi doesn't know how to find games online, but does have good taste
*- God dammit you people and your fucking long blogs... Also satire <3
*- Brilliant take on the Games Time Forgot articles
*- A very good critique of Killzone 2 that REALLY needs some spacers and pics


P- Mr Dillinger lures us in with the promise of tits to get listener questions... sadly fails
P- Refused Classification, the dtoid Aussie podcast records soon! Get your questions in for a chance at a prize!


W- WInners of the Papa Burch Photoshop contest, who win a bunch of games Rev is trying to get rid of. I suppose they can pretend Ash touched them while they masturbate furiously
C- Again, not really a contest but whatever... Awesome crossword from SilverDragon1979
C- Win CoD5 map pack codes by showing off your MS Paint skills!


I- Close enough to an intro, twotrees517 considers inclusiveness in gaming
S- I never owned an N64, believe it or not
S- Another from twotrees517, who likes to be nagged. Clearly she's never been married to a woman! Amirite fellas? :D ...... I'll be good :(
C- Balth is getting bored of games for the time being
H- MASSIVE post of Takeshi's stuff


R- Impressions on Rocket Riot, which I have the demo for and hope to try out tomorrow!
T- Elsa doesn't like the divide map packs create amongst gamers, and I don't blame them
T- Cadtalfryn provides us with a delightfully ironic webcomic about the Conduit
T- I missed your sarcasm too lastexile26
T- Cadtalfryn looks back on Resident Evil


R- TheGamerGeek gives us a recap of the latest TNA wrestling show!
L- garison's MS Paint skills show dtoid members in their natural habitat
?- I want a happy meal...


F- Tanukitsune continues to miss the point of adventure games (and gaming in general imo)... but I do agree that SQ6 was a pain to get working
F- I almost wonder if I even need to bother watching these before failing them...

- ScottyG <3
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