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Cblogs of 2009/07/13 and ScottyGasms

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Woo! Another Tuesday, another week of me doing a late recap. Keep in mind this is only recapping the cblogs that were done on Monday according to the time they were posted. :)

Really not much gaming happened for me last week due to apartment hunting, taekwon do training, as well as a super secret project that'll hopefully be pretty awesome. I did start playing Audiosurf again, and had forgotten about how addictive that game is. If you like music at all, even if you're one of those people who poo-poo on rhythm games, you really should pick this up. The fact that it'll work with any MP3 you throw at it just puts it over the top.

I did settle on an apartment yesterday though (will finally do a "setup" post when I'm moved in), so hopefully this week I'll have more time for gaming. Poor Ark in Terranigma has been sitting at the port of Spain for nearly two weeks now. :(

BigPoppaGamer and Atheistium also convinced me to get Battlefield 1943, which should make for some epic FNFs. <3


*- Ug, way more info about Persona then I care to know, but still an excellent piece defending P4's ending
*- GamingGoddess shows off her first finished sculpting project


A- Randombullseye tells us about Buck Rodgers: Countdown to Doomsday
A- Randombullseye really likes giant robots
A- Chooly talks about Sweet Home and the connection with Resident Evil
S- What'd you get this week?


C- SilverDragon is back with another edition of Guess The Game Brain Teasers


B- DaedHead8 got an early birthday surprise, which sadly wasn't sexual in nature
C- Elsa wants to know why you blog about gaming
C- TonicBH has a rather naive view of Journalists
I- Meet smang, who is weird and is giving away free cheese
S- Drel talks about rough patches and the games that get him through them


N- RE4 for the iPhone was briefly spotted
R- Pedrovay2003 reposts their Fatal Frame reviews after accidentally hiding it all day. Doh!
T- The Kojukinator LOVES Prototype, and Hoborg once again shows he's a moron
T- Pffft, get with the times. Activision is the cool company to hate now!
T- SneakerElph's runthrough of Persona 3
T- Brlito is pissed about PS3 Fallout 3 DLC
T- Molitov Cupcake loves American McGee's Alice, which I thought was cool and unique but sadly not that fun to play
T- Thoughts of the evolution of gaming culture
V- Dawglet's top 5 Game Boy games, bad voice over and all
V- Infinity Ward's community manager does a pretty bad job of talking about the sweet MW2 Prestige Edition set


M- Da Chip! Download NAO!
M- MellowBunny writes about the game music she loved when she was young... and her MySpace page is atrocious looking :P


C- Michi gives us some indie Japanese game videos, and promises to be coherent next time
L- Michi has some fun with Omegle
V- Another painfully too-long video from Monty Oum. Woo...


F- Ug... more of this "backlog" crap. Plus nuts to anybody who thinks N+ is a waste of money
F- The value of Hoborg's life is dictated by his gamerscore... such a painful read
F- If it takes more than half of your cblog to tell the reader what you're writing about then you fail

- ScottyG <3
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