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Cblogs of 2009/07/06 and ScottyGasms

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Hey all. Happy... well, Tuesday I guess. Some other commitments kept me busy last night and unfortunately nobody was able to sub in, but since the bosses are on site today I figured I'd take the time to do the recap this morning. In the interest of tidiness I decided to tidy up how I organized the recaps, grouping similar categories together. Hopefully that'll make them easier to read. :)

Not a lot to say Gamewise. I picked up LEGO Star Wars: TCS for the 360 to replace the Gamecube copies I sold awhile ago. Just a fun game that didn't overcomplicate the series like LEGO Batman did. The only game I've really been playing though is Mega Man 9 on XBLA, which I originally picked up on WiiWare but didn't beat before selling off my Wii. That game plays like a dream with the Mad Catz SFIV fightpad, and is a very solid Mega Man game to boot!

Looking at yesterday's cblogs, here's one thing that Mr DIllinger's Video Game: The Movie piece made me wonder about: why do we bitch and moan about developers making worlds that are brown, edgy, and full of attitude, and then proceed to do the same thing when we make fanfics/movies/art from existing games? While that was an entertaining read, the idea has been done so many times...


*- SansJason shares his love for Jimmles and his monocle
*- Great counterpoint to Sterling's Pokemon Red article
*- Kauza shares their personal experiences with Suikoden 2


A- walkyourpath's a fanboy. Pass it on
A- SilverDragon's 100th post, and a mishmash of games
P- Refused Classification podcast records... well, tonight now I suppose
S- What'd you get this week?
S- The latest installment of STFUAJPGM from Zen Albatross. Always good to discover new music <3
S- Flamecondor helps the Simpsons escape from Camp Deadly


C- Raffle rage, and a Dropitz contest from Atlus
E- Aborto is attempting to organize Dtoid happenings at SD Comic Con
S- I'm pretty sure there's an easy way to get the bracelet from that crow. Look it up and save a headache
S- Not a fail this time, but come on now... At least try to enjoy your games
S- Funny, but why does every fan adaptation of a gaming world have to be all dark and seedy? Don't we lambaste developers for doing the same thing?
T- Oxzio's character choices in BlazBlue


D- I'm going to assume this is the dev promoting their game. Looks cute and has kitties so I'm cool with it
N- Batthink informs us of a few lesser known recent/upcoming games
T- Our wallets are thankful that the next generation of consoles hasn't even been announced yet
T- What nebones has been playing, with a side of cosplay
T- I am curious if the cross compatibility thing will easy the L4D2 bitching and moaning
T- Fatal Frame is based on a true story?
T- It definitely is heartbreaking to come back to a loved game years later only to suck at it
V- Someone put some Earthbound in my LittleBigPlanet


A- I stopped caring about Gundam awhile ago, but damn that's cool
A- SWPM celebrates some art Ashley Davis, and some art she did for them
S- JLanphear gets a lot of stuff for someone who "games quickly became scarce prey for" :S
S- Sweet Zombie Jesus that's a lot of stuff... but that Mega Man V cart will soon be mine <3


R- A view of Michael Jackson's arcade. Damn... *insert joke about it worth being molested over*
R- Don't mess with Tavendale's Blood Bowl team!
R- A Hoborg post that isn't a failing flame war??? Forget 2012, armageddon is upon is now! *runs to the hills*
V- A lot of Persona flavoured videos for those of you into that sort of thing


F- Might've been relevant when it was posted, but the video's been removed now so this fails
F- Creepy, short and not entertaining, Oxzio Omega hits the fail trifecta!
S- Sorry, but it was on the front page already
S- The MJ thing was mentioned before, and the community really shouldn't try to be cblog police

- ScottyG <3
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