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Cblogs of 4/7/09 + Pendeltonisms

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Without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite games is Lumines. I havenít been gaming much on my laptop recently (because itís shit), but I did some digging last week and found I had Lumines on it. And Iíve played it for about 5 hours each day the past week. Iím not sure if itís because of the music, the visuals, or the new puzzle type they developed, but I can safely say that Lumines is the greatest puzzle game ever created.

Tetris can suck it.

Alright, now with that flamebait out of the way, letís move on to the recaps! Today, weíve got unstopablejuggernaut making me feel like Iím playing Left 4 Dead with him, 2 different views on the new Bionic Commando game, and a few new members joining our ranks.

For you, the day Pendelton recapped the Cblogs was the most important day of your life. For me, it was a Tuesday.



*-FRONT. PAGE. THIS. IMMEDIATELY. A letter to The Combine Overwatch (possibly one of the best things Iíve ever read on the cblogs).

*-ygro looks back on his history of gaming with his first love: PC games.

*-Since there isnít a section to put blogs I want to have sex with, I guess this will be good enough: juggernaut makes the craziest video ever. And, Jesus Christ, hereís another one.

*-Still my favorite cblog articles, this weekís Dtoid Community Discussion is about GDC.

*-Professor Pew reviews the new Hannah Montana game AND gets put on a sex offender registry at the same time!

*-Who here wants a beautiful, amazingly well-crafted, handmade Destructoid helmet from craineum?

*-THIS IS WHY I LOVE THIS COMMUNITY: megaStryke writes a great response to Tascarís Nintendo article.

*-Like you didnít already know this was gonna be up here: todayís GrumpyTurtle pics.

*-Darth Vader mixed with Bricktop from Snatch. Holy shitÖ

*-Hahaha, a list I never knew could be made: the top 10 JUMPS in gaming. Awesome.



P-FAILCAST records tonight, but wonít be nearly as funny as the image in this post.

P-entrager got interviewed on Dead Pixel Live yesterday!



W-Silverbacks guessed the March Madness bracket better than anyone else, and wins Donkey Kong Jenga!



I-Dtoiders, get drunk and welcome your newest member JackMaverick!

I-And welcome kickacid and his funky-phresh beats.

I-AND welcome Tabris to our community!



N-All of that new RE5 Versus content? It was on the disc already.

R-McSnow gets his hands on Bionic Commando for the 360 (yes, the new one!).

T-And Anus McPhanus shares his thoughts as well.

T-zgerhard has an interesting idea: a new Need For Speed game with old, classic cars.

T-Gawii UK does a short review of Sonicís UGC, and laments about his loss of gameplay time.

D-elem08 talks more about creating a game for his programming class. Good luck, man!



M-Video games need Offspring songs. WaitÖwhat?

F-My thoughts exactly: the Shadow of The Colossus movie is gonna be fucking terrible.

F-covah does a review of the gorgeous new Valkyria Chronicles anime.



?-Rev Anthony has a new AMC article. Hooray?

?-garison is leaving Dtoid (for a bit). Be sure to check out his pics from Japan at backwards-compatible.com!

?-Someone posted Togailís design for a crazy-looking motorcycle on another blog, and heís not sure how.



Wow, you guys rock my face off once again, so here's some live KISS for ya:


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