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D Bags Weekly 9/15/12 – On Contests, Bagging, and Botany

  What did we learn this week? We learned that you should never send a stripper to do a prostitute’s job. Corporate espionage is so complicated! We learned that G4 probably could’ve been a lot better if the people in charge had any clue about gaming and nerd culture. It’s not like any of the people arrested on the channel’s endless Cops marathons understood the intricacies of a proper Zerg rush. We learned that video games aren’t like people: you can’t just put a paper bag over their heads and enjoy the rest of them. Even going Chinese-food-style by putting a plastic bag over the top of the paper one and stapling it shut won’t help. Ugly games are bad. We learned that depressed sports fans can take refuge in franchise mode. Someone please alert Red Sox ownership that my years of sports gaming triumphs...

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Tweets of the Week: E3

It’s been a huge week for fans of sequels, peripherals of questionable use, unnecessary rap performances, and awkward corporate circle jerks. And Twitter! Twitter captured all the magic of E3! Ahh, to hell with trying to write a coherent, compelling introduction; the following best E3 tweets of the week speak for themselves. @Proton_Jon says: Breaking News: Internet Explorer coming to Xbox 360, I have never laughed so hard in my life #E3 I say: I hope it includes the full suite of ActiveX controls. And a porn mode. Hands free viewing via Kinect voice commands? Yeehaw!   @agentbizzle says: I can’t wait to block all of these new video games on Facebook! #E3 I say: I feel your pain, sir. I just read four days worth of E3 tweets.   @MitchyD says: Ellen Page is really incredible in the way she sits in a chair and stares stoically at nothing. #E3 #Beyond...

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D Bag Gourmet: The Sessler Sizzlin’ Grill and Cabaret

It’s been an emotional week for your humble narrator.  My beloved Boston Bruins were bounced from the Stanley Cup playoffs by a hot goalie and a punchless power play.  The Funkasaurus has been saddled with a new tag team partner: a midget who looks like a giant baby in a red unitard.  I had to ride the bus Saturday morning.  And Adam Sessler, the guiding light of gaming journalism, departed G4. Let me apologize in advance: I doubt I have the words to express my sorrow at Mr. Sessler’s departure.  The best I can manage is the following paragraph in which I flail wildly as I attempt to encapsulate my raging emotions.  Perhaps such a hurricane of humanity is the only proper metaphor for the week’s greatest tragedy. Let’s be frank: Mr. Sessler is the reason I got into video game journalism.  His unique combination...

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How Are You Spending Your Mass Effect 3 Refund?

I swear on Garrus’s spiky head this is my last Mass Effect 3 article.  As such, it’s going to be constructive.  If my previous articles didn’t bring you over to Team Don’t Change It, another attempt has no chance.  And although I could probably spend at least 2000 words explaining why I think those behind the dastardly cupcake attack headed Bioware’s way should shove a Twinkie up their collective ass, I won’t.  It’s time to move on. Let’s talk about you.  There you are, your wallet heavy with your full refund of ME3′s original price from Amazon or Origin, or maybe with the 30 bucks or so you got from Gamestop in exchange for never having to see that miserable piece of crap game ever again (your attitude, not mine).  You’ve got money to burn, friend, but what should you spend it on?  Given your hatred...

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Top 10 Posts of 2011

It’s that time of year again. Another year of video game douchebaggery, and we have another collection of 10 posts that performed well over the course of the year. This list is purely based on traffic, no other things were taken into consideration, like social media, comments, or any sort of subjective opinion. 2011 was a very successful year for us here at D Pad D Bags, we got our podcast up to 72 episodes, we added a new writer to the blog(YachtCaptianColby), started broadcasting our podcast and gaming content via TwitchTV, and we were nominated for a Most Valuable Blogger award. In 2012, we are looking to grow more, add more writers, produce more content, continue our podcast and entertain you as we find possible. Now on to the list! 10. It’s Not the Size of the Weapon That Counts but the Fury of...

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Episode 68 – Creepin’ out Koreans

Egan is out of town, living it up at Major League Gaming Providence. He talks about some some awkward interactions down there. Kyle and John talk about the usual games they’ve been playing, NHL and Battlefield 3.  John wonders about the sales of Skyrim vs Modern Warfare 3. Kyle explains the differences between Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 to John. John forgets why he wanted to talk about exercising while playing video games. Kyle has some ideas how the Play Station Network could better alert users about downtime.  Burger Time World Tour finally comes out. If you would like to contact the D Pad D Bags, you can email us, or send us a text message, or leave us a voicemail at 704-GAMES-04. We will read or play any messages on the air. You can follow us at our various twitters:@phegan @mcanus50 @dpaddbags. And remember to...

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The Super Mario Universe should be sponsered by the Hair Club for men…

The number of bald or bald looking characters in the Super Mario Universe is astounding. Could it be the 8-bit era of games did not allow for artists to give characters hair , or was there some sort of message trying to be sent to the world through this new medium of art? Check out this list and decide for your self. Goombas The first character Mario meets in the Super Mario Bros. series is as bald as a cue ball. Goombas are capable of growing eye brows but why no hair? They wear little shoes , why not get a wig? I think they have time, all I have seen Goombas do is walk back and forth really. Maybe if they had some sense of self worth they could apply for that job they really want and get out of chasing down Mario for...

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Why I love ESports and hope to help it grow.

I am a pretty nerdy guy, I am not going to lie. While I am not Star Trek fan fiction nerdy, I am still pretty nerdy nonetheless. I am even nerdy about my sports, I love baseball, but even more, I love the analytical side of the game. I often read fangraphs.com, and other advanced metric baseball blogs. Yeah, I am pretty fucking nerdy. As we have established, I like sports, and as you can tell from the fact that I am a writer on this blog, I like video games. It is only natural for me to love the convergence between the two, ESports. Due to the fact I play it, Starcraft II is my game of choice when watching ESports and there is plenty of content out there to watch. I have also taken a liking to League of Legends, another growing ESport....

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It’s Not the Size of the Weapon That Counts but the Fury of the Attack!

So sings a very wise man with an acoustic guitar during a rousing ditty about how much he wishes he was a lesbian and not a hetero.  I’ve been going to see this dude play for years and it was only this week that I finally realized exactly what he’s talking about.  Some video games are long and draining and no one ever bothers to finish them.  Others are short and sweet but more fulfilling than their longer brethren could ever dream of being.  Yeah, that’s exactly what he’s talking about. There’s been a lot of talk in the game-o-sphere lately about play time and the percentages of players who finish various games.  I’m not going to quote or link to any of it because my journalistic integrity died the day my alma mater canned my beloved student newspaper.  They will continue to receive zero...

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