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Cblogs of 7/13/10 + Hangoverisms

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Ow, my fucking head.

Hello again. It’s been a bit too long, folks. Last night I went to what was easily in the top five of best concerts ever, Cake at The LC in Columbus. TA mix of good friends, great beer, and outdoor venue and torrential downpours made for a very interesting night. (The rain started as soon as they played “It’s Coming Down”. Simply fucking incredible.) That interesting night turned into a sore and achy day, and I’ve been paying for last night all afternoon. But I wouldn’t change a thing. Seriously, if you have the chance, check out Cake this summer. Hell, you might just get a free apple tree out of it (seriously).



*- An incredible ode (pun intended) for the “Big Boss of gaming” Koichi Sugiyama.

*- Stevil looks at the sucksalad that is Driv3r and attempts to defend it’s existence.

*- Some fucker in a robe takes over posting duties for this week’s Cblog Interviews (Corduroy Turtle edition).



P- A new podcast approaches: here’s ep. 1 of System Lynk.



E- DtoidNY is getting another one of their famous NARPs together.

B- Happy Birthday to SAMA1984. Also, that’s possibly one of the greatest gaming cakes I’ve seen.

H- Check out Nic128 great home set…wait, is there an outlet in that fireplace?



T- I also intensely want the Kinect experience to basically be the Holodeck.

T- Some thoughts on OnLive from Ultimus Maximus.

T- Updates on Kytherno’s and Kinjiro’s lives and gaming habits of late…if you care.

D- Alex Vostrov talks about a recent problem he came across while making a game.



F- Hey, gaming community, help me start a new gaming community!

F- Shit’s broked.

F- Everyone, point and laugh!

F- I have no problem with you, but apparently everyone else does, so suck it.

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