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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 3/15/09 + SilverDragonisms

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So 2009 has been a year filled with drama in the Dtoid community, drama perpetuated by the idea of the "old" dtoid community vs. the "new" dtoid community. Today was apparently another chapter in the ongoing story of this struggle that just doesn't want to go away. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm pretty sick of all the drama at this point. I'm sick of this whole idea of the "new" community vs. the "old" community, and how the new community is ruining what used to be a great site. I'm sick of everyone acting like children.

Everyone needs to get it through their heads that things do change. Nothing in life is constant, especially not something as chaotic as the internet. It is very true that change has come to Destructoid, but for the most part the only change I have seen is good change. Instead of embracing this change, we seem to be trying to rip Dtoid apart from the inside out because we can't deal with this change. Well it's time that we all get over ourselves and learn that Dtoid isn't about anyone of us as individuals, but about all of us as a community made up of extraordinary people. We need to get past this "new" vs. "old" bullshit and come together to make Dtoid the best it's ever been. If you can't do that, if you can't get past that, then you don't really belong here.

Ok ... I've said my peace ... now on with the Cblog Recaps ...






*-Jidai Geki writes a great article on sexism in gaming

*-Mr Dillinger presents the story of SEGA, a true underdog in the industry



A-mechayakuza writes about the hyper sensitivity of racism in America (RE5 related)







S-IronPikeman thinks today's Meme is stupid and pathetic
S-coonskin05 attempts to defend today's meme
S-Spike401k speaks out about today's meme
S-megatron0016 recaps his week in gaming
S-Spike401k shares even more thoughts about today's meme
S-Intruder has one hell of an imagination
S-CountingConflict gets a little angry about today's meme
S-Stuart Scofield shares some old school Dtoid pictures
S-HydroTonix discovers that even cops play World of Warcraft
C-Tubatic shares his opinions on a couple things



N-Get out your old copies of Deus Ex, because The Nameless Mod was finally released for it
N-Super Mario Galaxy is super sneaky
R-TMillsap reviews Halo Wars and gives some thoughts on RE5
R-SurplusGamer reviews Mirror's Edge and Super Paper Mario
T-atheistium thinks RE5 is totally awesome!



A-Street Fighter Art Contest Entries



?-Who do you think would win in a fight: The Hulk or The Tank from L4D?



F-The forums are THAT WAY ----->
F-I already pointed the way to the forums once, I'm not doing it again!
F-Why does someone with such an awesome community name have to write such a horrible blog?



M-CountingConflict
M-Chooly
M-Bwark-Kupo
M-coonskin05
M-seigfreid
M-HydroTonix
M-AgentMOO
M-Tubatic
M-RAB
M-Barcode
M-Naim Master
M-CrocBox
M-Half left
M-pascuz46
M-Ha-Puken



-(SilverDragon1979)

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