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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 4/26/09 + SilverDragonisms

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Today I woke up extra early so that I could make it to my local Best Buy at 11AM for the beginning of their $10 game sale. If the thought of waking up early to be some place at 11AM on a Sunday is hilarious to you, you should know I typically make it a habit to not even wake up before 11AM on Sundays. Suffice to say, my goal was to get to Best Buy in time to pick up a copy of Soul Caliber 4, Devil May Cry 4, and Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword before they were all sold out.

Well when I got to Best Buy there was already a line of about 20 people waiting at the door. I was tempted to just turn around and leave right then, but my awesome girlfriend convinced me to stay anyways. It's a good thing she did because I ended up picking up 2 copies of Soul Caliber 4 for the PS3, and a copy of Ninja Gaiden for the DS. I almost got a copy of Devil May Cry 4, but other people had already grabbed up all the copies before I got a chance to snag one. Suffice to say, I left Best Buy very happy indeed. Now I have an extra copy of Soul Caliber 4 that I need to give away. I just need to decide who to give it away to ....

Oh, I would also like to mention that my Carolina Hurricanes shut out the New Jersey Devils tonight 4-0 at home. I look forward to the 7th and final game of the series on Tuesday night! LET'S GO CANES!!!

All in all, it was a great Sunday. Now time for the recaps ...






*-Check out these incredible Dtoid mosiacs The ToiletDuck created!!!



A-Bwark-Kupo takes us back in time as he recollects the heroes and villains of the original Final Fantasy

A-MrPlow8 lists the top p10 characters who should be in the next Smash Brothers game

S-It's day #4 of Flamecondor's "20 Gameboy games in 20 days" series

M-For Those About to Die: Bob-ombs

M-Those About to Die: Lessons Learned

M-Those About to Die: The Rokkaku Police Force

P-The Bender Podcast - Ep 038

P-The Backwards-Compatible Podcast Records tonight



E-It's the last day to enter Pendelton21's Destructoid Tattoo Contest



S-Styles B LKV shows off the awesome games he got today at play & Trade

S-Chronoswing went to his local Goodwill and picked up a huge selection of awesome games!!!

S-The epic story of a man (PySK) and his SF4 Fighting Stick

S-TeknoDwarf has bad luck today and comes away from the Best Buy $10 game sale broken hearted

S-Tigerfangred91 had a positive trading-in experience at Gamestop

I-Skanneri introduces himself to the Dtoid community



N-Play classic Sierra Point-and-Click adventure games online now!

R-TheRedPepperOfDoom reviews Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

T-FormerAcorn discusses the improvements he would like to see be made to the next Elder Scrolls game



F-Check out this AWESOME Persona movie trailer!!!!



?-Pandas ..... lots and lots and lots of pandas ....



F-ww3pl unfortunately introduces himself to the community with a fail blog ...

F-... and then later in the day ww3pl returns with another fail blog


-(SilverDragon1979)

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