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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 22/04/2009 + Sykisms

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Recaps, yes there wasn't one yesterday. Yes I know it's late. Fail will be reduced tomorrow.



* - A phenomenal look back over 20 years of the Game Boy
* - Someone isn't ready for the zombie apocalypse
* - Frontpage.
* - Mikey drew SilverDragon a new blog header
* - Every game sucks compared to Peggle
* - I find this awesome



A - What songs are in Surplus Gamer's dream Rock Band Beatles?
A - Kefka is a moron
S - No AniWednesday today
P - ComicTube's podcast schedule



C - Get Pendleton a tat!
C - Magnalon vs Garison, HEAVEN AND HELL, LET'S ROCK!!



E - NARP time Baltimorians!
S - Yay! Customer service!
S - Aborto's been gone apparently, I hadn't noticed
S - TZ wants to open a videogame burger bar, don't read if you're already hungry
S - Eternal almost died, he loves us
S - Coon feels compassion for videogame nazi's



N - Grandia is now on the PSStore Japan, Dear Sony Europe and America, please stop sucking
N - Yes it's the Devil Summoner 2 packaging, yes I came as well
N - Marvel vs Capcom 2 XBLA is coming
N - Get your Killzone 2 stats here
N - Sega may be reshuffling, also Sonic Unleashed was decent
R - The Game Boy is 20! Here's some old reviews
R - Now this is how you review Runner
R - More Runner Reviewing
R - And more
R - Can someone review a game that ISN'T Runner?
R - Left 4 Dead's Survival Pack



A - Wow, Bowser's Castle
S - You're kidding me right?



R - You sir, have some damn fine eyes
R - I fail to see what you're trying to say, also don't copypasta



F - 4KS fails, Hamza gets epic wins
F - This is way too old to be considered slow
F - You promised robots

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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

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Sometimes a first kiss can be so impactful that the game gets placed on a pedestal and enshrined as a gold standard, which has its own pros and cons. I mean, it is nice to have a basis for comparison, but some folks take it too far. There are people who loved Half-Life, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, or Final Fantasy VII so much that nothing after them really got a fair shake.

So first impressions matter -- they can shape and inform our gaming habits. I grew up on arcades, Nintendo, handhelds, and eventually into RPGs, so much of what I play will be influenced by how I acquired my tastes. I probably like Overwatch a ton because it has a passion for RPG roles, but contextualizes them closer to older shooters focused on objectives more than gear builds and grinding out perks for better killstreaks.

So for this month's Bloggers Wanted, we'd like you head over to the community blogs write about your first kiss, the games that positively influenced you or maybe biased you a little too much for a time. What turned you on to a series or genre? Was it love at first sight? Did it set any expectations in stone or possibly lead you to something better?

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