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15 Dec

Carnival of Video Game Bloggers, December 2010

Welcome to the December 2010 edition of Carnival of Video Game Bloggers. As you might have noticed, it’s a bit earlier in the month than usual, again. This time so I can enjoy Christmas without worrying about a carnival while still making sure we have one for this month. So onward to gaming posts.

Daena Hayhurst presents Call of Duty Black Ops – Sleep Deprivation – 20 hours later – review and overviewed posted at MachineDaena’s Blog. Here’s a quick review of Call of Duty Black Ops, along with some talk of an experience many gamers are familiar with: losing sleep to a new game you just must play just a little bit longer.

Meg presents Crayon Physics and Civ 2, Or Why I Should Listen To Eric Sometimes posted at Simpson’s Paradox. Crayon Physics is a review about none other than a game called Crayon Physics, which sounds like a pretty cool game. Rube Goldberg machines are fun, after all. Civ 2 has some of Meg’s thoughts on both Civilization 2, as well as the value of trying new things.

Jeremy Friedman presents How to Fill Out a Dungeons and Dragons Character Sheet | posted at, saying, “The character sheet is merely the first hurdle you must face as a wayward adventurer, and with a little patience and some help from you will be on your way to the taverns of Winterhaven to investigate some black dragon death cultist activity in no time. So grab your cape, your Player’s Handbook, and your +1 pen of form-conquering and follow the instructions contained in this post.” Here’s a quite detailed guide to character creation in D&D 3.5, which should be a great resource to those starting out. I might even give it a try for the simple novelty of building a character by turning through the book mostly in order instead of jumping around all the time.

Following that, he also has 10 Reasons Geeks Love Warhammer 40k | for us at the very same, saying, “One thing of note about Warhammer 40k is the dedication and loyalty possessed by its fans (generally geeks!) and as such I have put together this list of the top 10 reasons why geeks love Warhammer 40k. Emperor, grant me strength!” While Warhammer is primarily a tabletop war game, I let it slide in due to it’s close relationship to tabletop rpgs, and because it’s a good article worth reading. Also, as the author correctly notes, it has spawned video games and rpgs as well. So read up on why he thinks geeks like Warhammer 40k.

Good News Weekly presents US Military Creates Supercomputer from PS3 posted at Good News Weekly Vancouver, saying, “Is there anything the PS3 can’t do?” I could comment on that question, but I’d like to keep the flames in the fireplace, so instead I’ll just note that this is an interesting piece about how PS3s are being used as a supercomputer by the military, for those who haven’t heard about this yet.

That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Video Game Bloggers. Join us next month for more great gaming info. You can use the carnival submission form to submit posts for next month’s carnival, to be hosted on January 27, 2010. Be sure to check out some of the posts of other submitters and perhaps leave a friendly comment or two if you like their work.

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