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Cblogs of 4/04 and Striderisms!


As I sit here, typing away, reading all your fantastic blogs (or 10 random facts about you I didn't ask for), I run into a dilemma: continue my itch to write and fill out this commissioned essay for a client for over $140 or play Mass Effect 3 multiplayer before the premium Spectre packs are removed later this week.

The former is important because after spending the week with my girlfriend as she came down for Spring Break, I spent over $150 on food, attractions, and creature comforts as well as gas. In a way, I could use the money.

On the other hand, the premium Spectre packs offer 2 rares and a higher chance for ultra-rares. I'd love an M-99 Saber assault rifle. Or even just a Quarian Engineer (I did recently acquire an upgrade for my Scorpion though, which was my first ultra-rare).

But man, since the hectic time of my girlfriend's visit is over, I can finally catch up on all my sleep! I'm sorely behind on that stuff and am already falling asleep right now as I type.

Oh yeah, one more thing. My household officially no longer has DirecTV. It's one thing to not use satellite television anymore when there's so much good stuff online. But some of the best stuff on television is not online like Adventure Time, Regular Show, and other Cartoon Network shows. Legend of Korra has two episodes up online but who knows how many will go online before it starts airing for reals on Nick.

Yes, if you haven't seen Legend of Korra, do yourself a favor and watch it. Last Airbender was a triumph of Asian inspired animation and missing out on Korra would be inexcusable.

Ok, well, I really don't have anymore to say. My brain is nearly on auto-pilot and the only things I can do are either sleep or play ME3. But keep sharing those disturbingly intimate secrets of yours Dtoid! It's going pretty good!

* - Who the fuck is kidplus?

* - PK is depressed a lot. Cheer him up Dtoid!

* - Bluelander cheats and only lists 5

* - Jebus saves just pitched an open-world, Journey-like zombie survival game and I'm behind it

* - Homie bro Caiters is here to tell us what's up her sleeve

* - FACT: Silverdragon started the 10 Things list fad

* - Atlum's cblog analytics for March 2012

* - RenegadePanda likes Japanese stuff and so do I!

* - Pedrovay is also a journalist like me. Also still struggling like me.

* - Fame Designer once had a blog with 60 faps on it

* - Sir Tobbii is an engaged bisexual non-drinker polygamist atheist

* - Nick Hoppe, who worked on FFVII, is battling cancer. Support him if you can

* - Hushlorentz cheats by making his list generalized

* - Knutaf accidentally cursed in kindergarten.

M - Has Epic got an idea for you if you love Rayman!

M - A high concept idea about multiple playthroughs and explorative choices

A - Grandmaster makes some predictions and I'm inclined not to say anything since I can't think of anything positive to say about his predictions

M - Grimm wonders why there isn't a Gladius 2

A - You should know Maxim is doing something stupid again

P - Zero Cool Episode 50 is out!

A - Thunder takes a close look at the necessary evil of DRM

E - PAX East is coming and Grimm's body is ready!

R - Xander reviews the little game called Xenoblade Chronicles

R - Wolfric makes a response to Wrenchfarm's piece on L.A. Noire

D - Spiderman. It has no hyphen. That's the joke.

N - Bustaballs found out a Shadowrun Kickstarter has been started and the time to wig out has officially started

T - KingSigy has no problem with Journey. He just wants input on what makes it so special

L - 10 Things!

~ StriderHoang

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