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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 3/1/09 + SilverDragonisms

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I would like to begin tonight's recap by first thanking Garison for covering for me on yesterday's recap. That was the first time I have ever asked for someone to take over my spot, and I honestly felt bad. I probably shouldn't, since I have definitely covered for other people close to 15 times, but I still do anyways. Thanks Garison! You are full of awesome!

Just so you all know, I am very addicted to Killzone 2's multiplayer. As much as I like it though, I do have quite a lot of issues with it. The fact you don't get access to all the classes in the beginning of the game, really causes some major balance issues in my opinion. A team full of higher ranked members, who have all the class abilities to choose from, can basically decimate a team with lower ranked individuals who have no class abilities. This obviously won't be a problem eventually, once everyone ranks up, but right now it causes me some headaches. Maybe I'm just too used to playing Team Fortress 2, where you can pick from every class from the get go. Anyways, that's my only major problem with the multiplayer so far. I have several smaller complaints, but nothing worth boring you with here.

Let's get to the recaps shall we ....






*-BahamutZero asks the question, "What do you expect from an FPS?"

*-Christopher J Oatis write a great article about why Capcom should take a lesson on Fear from EA

*-fetusmilk switched up the graphics in Puzzle Quest: Galactrix to look like Dtoid



A-Wardrox shares his hands on impressions of Resident Evil 5
A-StrawHatLuffy talks about how he thinks online play is killing the competitiveness of fighting games
A-Monthly Lulz #1 - Yuna (FFX-2)
A-Anus Mcphanus attended the RE5 Community Party at Son'y HQ and discusses the event
A-Yojimbo rants about how companies put graphics over substance and innovation in games
S-Randombullseye presents another installment of "Old School Games - Legend of Kage"
P-Backwards-Compatible podcast Ep2 records tonight!







E-power-glove wants to start a meme where we tear our favorite video game character's fashion to pieces
C-Nintendoll needs help picking out her cosplay for PAX '09
S-NihonTiger90 aspires to be a video game writer
S-Namakubi has decided that all of the blogs he writes in March will be about Ninjas
S-The shittyness of MadCatz controllers is causing C2C Shiro to have to relearn Street Fighter
I-Altair78 reintroduces himself to the community
I-Kylesoccer05 ontriduces himself to the community
H-thinkfreemind shows off his awesome video game collection and setup!



R-BrainLazy reviews Killzone 2 with a 7 minute video
T-The Reborn apparently doesn't like Killzone 2
T-Spork talks about why Prototype is the game he has always wanted to play
T-Gen Eric Gui shares his thoughts on Exit 2







?-CAVE's solute to Tomonobu Itagaki
?-Weird way to introduce yourself to the community



F-Luckily, SantanaClaus89 knew this blog was fail before he even wrote it!



-(SilverDragon1979)

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