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Cblogs of 24/08/13 and Basicgasms

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I don't like to write these things unless I actually have something to say about games, and I literally played nothing over the course of the week.

However, I did get Duck Tales on the Game Boy. It amazes me how overlooked the Game Boy is today by so many retro collector types; in my opinion, it easily rivals the library of the Nintendo, is a fantastic piece of hardware, and is ultra-easy to maintain. The carts themselves have save batteries that are easy to replace with a solderless method using nothing but electrical tape. Games like Duck Tales are great ports that are not so stripped down from the original source material, and there are just a ton of fun games on the system.

But whatever. I don't care about any of that fucking shit because I found this video for you all to watch. You can thank me by SUCKING MY MANANA.



Onto der caps!



NO. Sorry.

A - The Xbox One has had a troubled time. It will be interesting to see how all of the controversy affects it during the launch of the console.

M - I'm right there with you. I hate playing games with other people. You scumbags can fuck off. Well, that, and, no friends...so...hm.

I - Welcome, AkagiRed! You have an awesome header banner.

E - Weekend Warriors, come out to...oh my GOD. I just can't stop turning these into the same Warriors reference. Honestly, it's the same goddamn joke every week. I wish I were funnier.

E - More PAX avatar adoption. And actually a pretty damn entertaining blog to boot.

T - Project X Zone is a thing you can play, and a neat sampler of different franchises. Personally I think the game is a lot of fun. Plus I love the battle system from OG Saga which it takes to the extreeeeme.

T - Rolling Thunder is the shit.



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