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Cblogs of 4/25/09 + SilverDragonisms

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So if you haven't seen, Mikey went and created a brand new header for my blog. It's an extremely incredible image of a silver dragon in an epic battle with the Destructoid Robot. For those of you who have not been lucky enough to view this incredible masterpiece, I have posted the image of it below. Check it out and let me know what you think.

That's all I got for you guys tonight. Now time to get on with the recaps ....






*-Endstein tells us satirically why Halo is the most important series of the last decade

*-Yojimbo sets us all straight and shows us what a "REAL GAMER'S" setup looks like!



A-Neeklus interviews the creator of the internet's most comprehensive and accurate Resident Evil canon timeline, John Nicholson.

S-FalconReaper continues his series "Boss Files" with an entry about bosses from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia







E-ShiMuNi night continues with an encore showing of Dragonball Evolution

F-EUFNF Recap

S-CtMythic gets money back from Microsoft for buying Braid the week of Feb 23rd

S-Superflossy got an article posted on the Escapist magazine, so check it out!



N-There's apparently a rumor going around that Activision is making a Guitar Hero: Super Hero edition ....

N-Okami apparently sold better on the Wii then it did on the PS2

N-Microsoft is refunding people who bought BRAID the week of Feb. 23rd

N-Apparently you will be able to slaughter babies in Dante's Inferno

$-Namco Museum Virtual Arcade is on sale at Gamestop for only $15 right now

V-IGN creates a FF13 demo video with English dubbing

T-Ali D shares his thoughts on L4D's new Survival Mode







V-Check out this video of a huge GameBoy game collection



F-I would say this blog belongs in the forums, but honestly I think it belongs in the trash!

F-Another community blog post that belongs in the forums


-(SilverDragon1979)

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