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Cblogs of 4/3/10 and 4/4/10 + SilverDragonisms

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So I went and saw "How to Train your Dragon" today in 3D, and I have to admit that is was an incredibly good movie. In my opinion it is probably one of the best, if not "the best", animated movie Dreamworks has ever made. While it might not be as ambitious as most Pixar movies, it has a smart and touching story filled with some of the deepest characters you'll ever see in an animated film. The visuals are also incredible, especially when brought to life on the big screen in 3D. Both my girlfriend and myself left the theatre with huge smiles on our faces. I really think everyone should go see this movie.

Well that's enough from me for now. Now time for your regularly scheduled weekend recaps.








*-SWE3tMadness lists off some of the most relevant Messianic characters in gaming.

*-Xandaca shares his view on the politic divides that exist in gaming.

*-BenelliM4 tells us why he loves fangames like Metal Man so much.

*-Mdonatuti shares a touching story about how Kingdom Hearts helps him deal with the pain of losing one of his best friends.

*-This might be one of the greatest things ever posted in the Cblogs .... EVER!!!



A-Garethxxgod discusses the "fun and fail" of online gaming.

A-Super Saiyan 18 hopes that realism in games will help to provoke thought and emotion from players.

A-cm Katarn thinks PC DRM is just a way of pushing everyone to console gaming.

A-BobaJettSKi discusses how Blockbuster Video was unable to adapt, and hence fail, as the gaming landscape changed.

A-Caspulex doesn't understand the Fanboy Mentality.

A-After reading this rant you will truly believe that GoldenGamerXero hates fanboys and the console war.

A-On Nom On Souls complains about how developers seem ot be taking an axe to games this year to help streamline their gameplay.



E-Nyktharas is giving away a demo code for Lost Planet 2 on PS3.


E-Leguizamo Movie Month: Super Mario Edition.

S-AliasWyvernspur explains why he's giving up on PC Gaming.

S-DanlHass won 3rd place at the Pax East Pitch Your Game Idea contest.

S-Check out vApathyv's new gamer tatoo.

S-Jonathan Holmes tells us how he won 2nd, no 3rd place in the PAX East Bit.Trip RUNNER Contest.

C-Munkee complains about the Dtoid community and Jim Sterling.



V-PeanutButterGamer dreams of Dreamcast video (part 2)

R-PlayHangman reviews Shadow of the Colossus.

R-Batthink reviews the knock-off PCP Station.

T-CAKEPOWER explains why he thinks Runescape is better then World of Warcraft.

T-This rant about the images of consoles in the console war had me a little confused as to it's overall message.

T-SAMA1984 has lost his taste fo0r violent games, but he's absolutely loving Supreme Commander 2.

T-Youkilledmyguy returns after a long absence to tell us why he loves playing the RECON class in BFBC2.

T-Tubatic shares his thoughts on the difference between Proto Man and Mega Man gameplay

T-HungriestGenie7 tells us why Ekans is obviously better than DryBones.



M-The Stereotoid crew hits us up with a bunch of music reviews.

M-Garethxxgod reviews White ZOmbie: Let Sleeping Corpses Lie.

F-Evergreen apparently just saw the Star Wars prequels for the first time. I am speechless ...



V-Persona 3 related videos.

V-Video footage of the Nobuo Uematsu QA Panel from Anime Boston.

?-What just happened here?

?-JanoDX tells us about the wonders of Chatroulette

?-I think the internet just exploded.


S-Not fail, just slow.

F-There are so many good blogs to read today, and then this crap comes along.

F-Why do people post shit like this?

F-I don't know what this is, but it's not a blog.

F-Please don't advertise your crappy shit on the cblogs.

F-And we end the day with a fail blog ... awesome!


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