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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 9/18/09 + Strykisms (Golden Nostalgia Edition)

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September 18, 2009. What a day, what a day. Remember that day? Man, the memories are so fresh... it feels like it was just last week when the Cblogs were alight with tales of gaming achievement and Friday Night Fighting. Let me ask you guys, when you recall the distant past, does everything look all grainy and soundless like an old Super 8 film? Is it just me?

You say you don't remember that glorious day? Well, allow me to be your guide down memory road!




*- "Yo, Tecmo NOT-Super Bowl! I'm really happy for you, and I'mma let you finish..."

*- P4KO shreds some Sonic Heroes licks. Yes, I said Sonic Heroes. Fuck Green Hill Zone.

*- Adorable Metroid hats! SQUEEEE!!!


A- RBinator discusses how we skew pre-release game impressions. The Sonic Cycle is appropriately highlighted.
S- Canti-sama stokes the console war fire in this week's Discussion Friday.
S- Tone Marley continues to rev up his Forza 3 hype engine.
S- UncleMilkshake is going to play through all the Jedi Knight games and blog about the series as a whole.
S- Resident Evil 2 is one of stewie32887's top ten games in his life.
S- GamingGoddess! Parasite Eve! Big scary dogs!
S- And UncleMilkshake kicks it off with some Dark Forces!
S- dTunes, the Analoge Crisis, Day 5: They Might Be Giants.
S- More hype for last week's ShiMuNi featuring Dragonball Evolution: GX Edition.
S- Another nucking futs Oscurer Tribune by resident playwright BulletMagnet.
M- Better late than never! Holyetheline tackles the "Improving Game Communities" musing.


E- The King of Dtoiders Day 4 OVAAA!


F- On Friday, people booted up the PS3 and got to murderin' one another.
F- The Euro FNF, on the other hand, was all about Thomas the Tank Engine.
S- More God damn PAX hippie shit.
I- A belated hi to king kong five!
I- 'Ello, vApathyv!
I- ThantosX is the newest cog in the machine.


N- BBC is totally a Microsoft fanboy.
N- Playable Shinobu and Henry in No More Heroes 2!
R- BluDesign delivers a positive Katamari Forever review (Japanese import).
R- TheDustinThomas diddles with Batman: Arkham Asylum.
P- ChristRogue demoed the upcoming XBLA game Scrap Metal while at PAX.
P- pedrovay2003 fondled some Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 boobies. He also gave us an update on the money he's been collecting for his injured buddy.
T- Resident Evil 5 should apologize for these grievous errors.
T- Digital vs. retail. Two men enter. Will only one man leave?
T- Excuse me, sir! This is how achievements should work!
T- Crabman had some brain farts while playing Persona 3.
T- Gamer rage foiled, surprisingly, by digital distribution.
$- Gemsi wants to cut you a sweet deal in the UK this week.
$- MDK 1 & 2 are on Steam and on the cheap!








F- I don't care what the circumstances were or what you plan on doing in the future. You could have imported it, cheap bastard.
F- If you have news to share, please link to the original source. Always a good idea.
F- You won some shit. Cool. Got anything else to add? No? Alright then.
F- No one cares.


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