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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 2009/10/28 and ScottyGasms

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Just when you've thought it's safe to relax, along comes a surprise ScottyGasm to the face!

As always, hello my lovely Dtoiders! At the moment I'm exhausted and eating hot dogs (which are a nice comfort food for me). Back on the unemployment line after my temporary job ended today, which is a shame but at least I'll be able to focus on a less temporary thing to do with my life. Or... just play video games until I realize I'm almost broke and take the first job that'll hire me. Either way really.

Speaking of gaming though, things have been good. Beat ODST, which I mostly liked. Frankly didn't dig the story or any of the main characters, none of whom were memorable or even really all that likable. It's a real shame the good story was all within the audio logs, which did something interesting and unique without really interfering with a fairly well defined period in the Halo universe... On top of that I took advantage of a used game sale and picked up Arkham Asylum, Raiden Fighters Aces, Prince of Persia, and Tomb Raider Anniversary for $60, less than the price of Arkham Asylum brand new. Go me! Plan on digging into those soon. ^_^

Um, I was going to also talk about the latest Dtoid/Reddit spat, but I honestly can't be bothered. There are people who would be more than willing to argue with me and they care a lot more than I do. I will however ask that if someone could give me a legitimate reason why Reddit and Digg exist I would appreciate it. <3


*- fulldamage comtemplates RPG attribute stats
*- Women in shmups. WELL WORTH the read, but set aside a large block of time for it
*- A very entertaining look through Home


A- Freefall looks back on games they missed, and makes me feel old while talking about it :\
A- Interesting thoughs of pushing the envelope
M- Batthink contemplates RPG elements in action games
P- New episode of Drunkcast, and someone was apparently digging through Facebook :P
P- Episode 5 of the Goddesscast, with some PSX love
S- Latest installing of RBinator's RPG Musings


C- Win a Fairytale Fights tshirt, with oh-so-fresh nut smell


D- Brad Rice reminds us that Japanator has cblogs
E- Join johnpierre in a MK DDR dance to the death tomorrow
I- An intro and a cry for some lovin' from WankerJist
I- Meet odber, who has an epic package he really wants to share with us
S- For his stalkers that have been slacking off, Jack Maverick gives a general life update


N- New Bayonetta costumes, including a cheerleader one with a suspicious bump in the skirt :S
N- Tanukitsune informs us of Romance of the Three Kingdoms on the iPhone
N- unangbangkay discovers the magic of twitter :D
N- Au Sable is out! Download and be scared!
R- GAPING MAW gives thoughts on the L4D2 demo
R- Another L4D2 demo look by Ratsor
T- waitwhat gives thoughts on the L4D2 *sigh* restricted demo
T- Europe does get the occasional perk, but yeah definitely gotta agree
T- How trophies have ruined PC gaming for dapoisoned1
T- I assume people like Bayonetta because she's an impossible woman?
T- Xiofire doesn't like what fighting games are/have become
T- Zulu discusses their love for SMB2, and immediately win a place in my heart <3
T- Robert is excited about Dragon Age: Origins apparently


F- hehehe, LBP movie ^_^
A- Faith reminds us that breast cancer isn't the only cancer worth caring about
F- Time once again for aniwednesday with Genki-JAM
M- An always entertaining keyboard melody of Mario and Castlevania


C- Eh, not terribly funny, but at least better than the stuff Geoff typically posts
C- Ug... a bit too fanboy-ish for me
C- I don't understand the point of this... Also, I first read it as The RAPist
V- A video and quick recap of Infinite Bits from the past weekend


F- Indeed this site does rock, but there's always the occasional fail
F- I know for a fact drugged hookers can stink up a car something fierce
F- Not even really a forums thing. More of an irc/GTalk kind of thing :P


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