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Cblogs of 2009/12/12-2009/12/14 and ScottyGasms

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Hello my lovely Dtoiders! It's been awhile, hasn't it? Almost wondering if I should go back to doing this every week... never quite know what to say. Like that friend you rarely talk to. You used to know each other well enough to skip the simple pleasantries, but most of what you want to say requires too much explanation.

I'll stick to gaming related updates. No idea where I left off, but I've been going through a good many games. One game is Trine, which I just beat today and is a delightful and nostalgic experience. TBH the only complaint I have of the game is the same one I have for all games with "physics": said physics innevitably get wonky, and in the rare case can actually negatively affect the gameplay. Thankfully the same physics can be used to make some unintended workarounds to obstacles.

I do hope that everyone was able to cope over the last few days, what with the site's issues and all. I will say it made this recap a lot easier, which is nice... Seeing as it's... well, way too late and I'm finally done I'm clearly out of practice with this. Speaking of which though, I think that's all for now... My bed is calling me. Goodnight Destructoid, and happy holidays! <3


*- ZServ provides us with an introductory guide on surviving dem fightan gaemz
*- A preview of an upcoming Jay-Z and Link's Awakening mashup. SO GOOD!!!
*- To commerate 3 years on Destructoid, Knives gives us an amazing story <3


M- Canti-sama's relationship with WWII in gaming
M- WankerJist talks about overused fathers and underused mothers
M- Doomsday Forte's musings about difficulty in games
M- The love/hate about the VGAs, and "Not enough Keighley" indeed
M- Squareman's love/hate relationship with Mega Man, which is something many of us can relate to
M- kjohnson1585's history with Red Faction and Half Life
P- Bit late, but oberoi wants us to know that their podcast is recording on the 12th
P- The aforementioned recording resulted in this podcast, Episode 3 of "Your Princess Is In Another Podcast"
P- The final episode of Season 1 (podcasts have seasons now?) of Refused Classification





C- CaptainBus wonders if his newly expanded family will mean for his gaming interests
C- manasteel88's Christmas wish list
C- RoninZero shares some experiences and personal history with dtoid
C- Tubatic's admiration for a Tekken character, teased with descriptions rather than pictures
C- A call to action by nightv
I- Another introduction this time by Ace829, who was a dirty SEGA player growing up
I- Gortexfogg's introduction, with a Doctor Who picture for good measure
I- Meet low tech, who likes Viewtiful Joe
S- The Silent Protagonist tells an unfortunate tale about their battles with MMO addiction
S- Pendelton21 tries to deal with the recent dtoid issues


N- Diverse lets us know about a new game from the creator of Cave Story
N- Novakaine brings us news of Etrian Odyssey 3
N- First L4D2 DLC is announced, and wetting of pants ensues
P- PreacherMan89's initial Bad Company 2 impressions
R- AndrewG009 reviews Puzzle Quest Galactrix
R- Jonathan Holmes couldn't even wait for a proper front page article to tell us how bad Diatomic is
T- randombullseye talks about "bad" endings in games
T- Nice lists, but I didn't realize Tetris was underrated :\
T- Doomsday Forte brags about the epic Steam chat we all missed out on
T- Paul Soth recruits for the silent (well... mumbling) third side in the TF2 war
T- A New Challenger talks about the anticipated Wii games of early 2010


A- alexandersshen expresses their DS Zelda frustrations in comic strip form
F- Brandom Holmes' thoughts on the VGAs. Megan Fox winning and Green Day Rock Band were definitely wtf moments
F- Um... holy shit, a nearly 2 hour long fan-made Zelda movie
F- Despite it being on Spike, Elsa (rightly so) wonders why the VGAs have to be so sleazy
F- Zcdrike notices the preference GOTYs typically give to end of year titles, as well as a 360/PS3 preference


V- At some point it was a movie, but atm it's cute videos of kitties <3
V- Cute GH-themed Christmas light show


F- Looking forward to the movie, but still fail

- ScottyG <3
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