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Cblogs of 6/22/10 + Pendeltonisms

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I've finally done it, folks. After months and months of letting my other…wait, I already did this two weeks in a row; let’s not make it three.

Anywho, the new Sam and Max episode came out today. All I have to say about it is that within a five minute period in-game, Black Flag, Monkey Island, and Starcraft are referenced. It’s also the most fun episode of this current series, in my opinion.

Yeah, short –isms are short; bite me, I’m tired. Now to the recaps…



*- A damn fine and high-class look at the idea of the phallus (and I don’t mean dongs…well, not entirely) in No More Heroes.

*- Wow, there was totally a Blade Runner game, and Stevil talks about it in this installment of Gamer Obscura.

*- Holy Awesome Fuck: The Scott Pilgrim War.

*- Om Nom On Souls wonders why we don’t have more video game characters that we outright hate, and not for their games, but their actions.

*- Cadtalfryn’s very epic, well-thought-out thoughts on Flower.

*- Everyone, get in here and congratulate JACK of No Trades for being with Dtoid for THREE years!

*- Wesley Susaya has a pretty great review of my favorite indie platformer, Eversion.



S- Now that E3’s all done, Brian (aka NihonTiger) asks What, if anything, ‘d You Get.

P- So here’s a Doctor Who podcast for the kind of people who’d be into that.



W- Yet another spectacular mrandydixon contest has come and gone, with Corduroy Turtle the victor.



N- England basically fucks over some game devs by getting rid of proposed tax breaks.

N- Not really noteworthy now, but yesterday there were a good amount of XBLA games at a huge discount.

V- Well now: check out the trailer for the winner of some Norwegian game contest, Norrland.

R- The Silent Protagonist reviews the unbridled awesome that is MGS: Peace Walker.

T- mjemirzian talks about the new Fire Emblem, Obnoxiously Long Title That Means Something Fancy In Japanese (I think that’s the proper translation).

T- Poe, in examining reactions to TLoZ: Skyward Sword, figures out why he loves Dtoid.

T- LuccaLover drops some change (roughly two cents worth) about Kinect.

T- garethxxgod has thoughts about Left 4 Dead zombies and XBLA vs. PSN, and wants to know what you think.

T- GiftofGab gets some bad games, which led him to write this article about them.

D- Lowell B talks about his love/hate relationship with Platinum Games.



L- Well that’s just not true.

L- Now this is just getting ridiculous.



F- No, I won’t enjoy.

F- Oh for fuck’s sake…

F- Listen to Gobun (p.s. that would make for a great t-shirt).

F- Hooray for advergames!

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What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

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