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Done. January 24, 2011

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This blog = dead. New one is here: http://therepublicisburning.tumblr.com/

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2010 in review January 2, 2011

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.

 

In 2010, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 191 posts. There were 18 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 6th with 382 views. The most popular post that day was Let It Snow.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were grcade.com, ukresistance.co.uk, twitter.com, peoww.co.uk, and search.aol.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for iron man games, iron man game, new iron man suit, iron man suits, and tom clancy’s hawx.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Let It Snow February 2009
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2

Console-specific suits in Iron Man April 2008
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3

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. Review At Peoww March 2009

4

Gaming Related Motivational Posters June 2009
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5

Memorable Moment in Uncharted: Submarine in Forest August 2008

Super Meat Boy October 20, 2010

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Thought I might as well post something since I haven’t done so in months. I tried the Super Meat Boy demo today, it plays like N+ but marginally less annoying. Rich from Peoww summed my thoughts up perfectly:

My experience of SMB.

fun.

fun.

fun.

level 4.  never playing it again.

that sort of shit will get old.  multiple stages = fail.  I can see this game getting horrific.

That’s all for this month.

Metroid: Other M Live-Action TV Ad August 20, 2010

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A fantastic ad, spoiled by the ridiculous expression on child Samus’ face.

:O

TEST July 16, 2010

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Just testing out the new(ish) WordPress app on my new iPhone 4.

That is all.

LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls June 4, 2010

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Arguably the best music video of the year so far, in my opinion. 1:14 = ouch! Not quite sure if it tops Lady Gaga’s Telephone, though.

Absolutely Ridiculous Message Board Posts #392 May 9, 2010

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On EDGE magazine’s scoring system:

“They need to review the single player and online separately, especially for 360 games, which follow the trend of 1 hour single player, 10 hour online”

‘consolegaming’, GRcade

Left 4 Dead 2 May 9, 2010

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The Pax.

Some Interesting Pictures Of That Krakatoa Volcano (Or Whatever It’s Called) May 3, 2010

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Lightning caused by static electricity from the volcanic ash particles (probably)

Aurora Borealis

Absolutely Ridiculous Message Board Posts #475 May 2, 2010

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On The Saboteur:

“Erk. This game only got 5 in Edge. Avoid.”

‘Sabreman64’, GRcade