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C-Blog Recaps for 5/24/13 + 5/25/13 + Philgasms

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That damn slacker Bbain saddled me with his caps too. GOD what a jerk. I'd never do that to anyone. AT ALL. Moving on from bold faced lies, How are y'all doing? Everyone seems pretty stoked for the Xbone. Good stuff there. While I have a lot of problems with what we've heard, I'm keeping most of them under wraps until we know more and I haul out the I told you so's.

Moving on from that bullshit, I've been playing Tomb Raider again (THANKS MATT DAMON!), I quite enjoy the game. It's my second run, never did the optional tombs or anything, because I played it on a borrowed PS3. Now that I'm taking my time with it, I have a few more niggles (SHUT.THE.FUCK.UP LARA), but overall it's a really solid, fun game. One of this years best (AND ONLY $13.50 RIGHT NOW ON PC!) imo.


I can totally see why older fans would be pissed though. The exploration, while nice, is nothing like the old games. The puzzles aren't hard at all, focusing more on jumping and lighting things on fire, more than anything else. The combat is visceral and fun, but could have been toned down to fit with the theme of the game. It is pretty ridiculous to be blasting so many dudes (seriously, this many guys got wrecked here?), but damn if it ain't fun.

I've also been tearing through F.3.A.R (which I hate writing like that). It's $5 on Amazon right now, or $10 for the whole series. 3 is far more action oriented as well as the co-op play, but damn if it isn't a very fun game for the price and the combat is utterly fantastic. Really happy with the purchase. The multiplayer has some very interesting ideas and modes (F***ing Run and the survival are a blast!) and I'm happy to see folks still playing on PC. The game isn't totally devoid of scares though. The suburb level alone has some really freaky shit going on. As I said though, the combat is damn amazing. A first person cover system that works good? WOW! I hope to see awesome stuff from Day 1 Studios in the future. Just no more creepy Alma dolls guys. Please....


Then of course, I'm really into Black Ops 2 on PC now. I don't care what you think. It's the closest thing to Quake we have these days and it's damn fun to me. FUCK YO HATE! Let's get to capping fools.

*- Dagiarrat comes swinging with part 2 of the very well put together, Building a PC series. Damn fine work.
*- Awahuch recaps the Saturday Morning Hangover for us again. Thanks!
*- Alphadeus is pulling away from us. All I can say is thank you so much for everything you've done. You are an amazing cat and I wish you luck. You talented, beautiful bastard. *hugs*

A- A very cool write up on Xbone used games from Ronin4life.
S- LevelSeeker begins a quest, Carter style. GET IN THERE!
P- Communitoid hits us with episode 14. Put on some headphones, drop your pants and give her a listen, eh?
A- CaimDark has some very serious concerns about privacy and you should too.



E- PC FNF's which I totally did NOT pass out for.
E- 360 FNF's brought to by the Xbox One. Remember, it's watching you be naked and eat cheetos.
S- A really beautiful story about how games can help by SafetyDance.
T- CoffeeKnight has not played Wind Waker yet, despite having it for about a year. Even though I'm not a big fan of the 3D Zeldas, I love this one. You're fired.
E- PS3 FNF's. I miss them so....  
S- PopeTheRevXXVIII shares an awesome story involving a Saturn, some games and a Rabbi...
C- Scrustle thinks about having to give up Forza 5 due to MS's lovely tactics so far.
E- Ninty FNF's happened again. All 3 people had a blast. I keeeeeeed.
I- The awesomely name DrHuxtable has some sympathy for the devils, that are Kane and Lynch.
C- Grethiwha has a list. A list of games. For Nintendo to whip out at E3.
C- PopeTheRevXXVIII doesn't think we need to lose sleep over all this nonsense going on with consoles. I agree to a point. Being apathetic got us here though. You reap what you sow.
C- A very cool list of remakes that Mikolaj would like to see, this next gen.
C- AboveUp ponders if Sonic is really a dick, errrr.... bad guy.
C- Jobie24 wants to know why we don't like Ninja Theory. It's not that I don't like them, but they suck at making good combat. They make great worlds though.
E- Weekend Warriors rolls again. WHY YOU NO PEOPLE HIT UP ME?

T- Some well put together toughts on the Xbox One. No screaming or foot stomping. Thanks BlinkingPixels.
$- More UK deals from the awesome Simon. Thanks for always doing this man.
T- Some more well put together thoughts on the ole Xboner, this time from Jon Hartley. SAY WE'RE BLINDLY HATING NOW! SAY IT! I DARE YOU!
T- SkidRowTrash shares some thoughts on the Xbone and enlightens me about TV acheivos...... FFS.
T- Nanokovfan87 drops some steamrolled knowledge on us, concerning the future of AMD and processors.
T- ClashOfPenguin shares some cool info on Shadow of the Eternals. I'm really tempted to give this a chance.... but these damn summer sales are stealing all my money. Hell, even money I don't have.
T- CoffeeKnight shares some thoughts on the awesome looking Game Dev Tycoon.
T- Stealth wants to know which of these awesome games you want. Pretty damn cool list. Check it out.
T- CaimDark has another blog of thoughts about Microsoft and this one is also a cool read.
T- TheKodu has some thoughts about tacked on multiplayer.



V- A heads up to watch Steven's Universe. Looks awesome. Thanks CoffeeKnight!
C- Kefkaroth has a good base idea, but needs to do some proofing and expansion on the idea.



F- TravisCrawford has a Warframe update for us, but it's broken as all hell.
F- More a forum post than a blog Jako21530.
F- Something about Gran Turismo 6? I think....
F- Cimerians tries to pull some copypasta, but forgot to resize the words. FAAAAAIIIIIL.
F- Enjoy slurping it up ICUP, enjoy.


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Overstuffed

Is there a holiday or time of the year more indulgent than Thanksgiving? I mean, we cook a turkey that weighs as much as three newborn babies, whip up about a billion sides consisting mostly of carbs and butter, and top the whole thing off with nine different pies, all featuring the main ingredient of "excess." It's equal parts disgusting and awesome, and is definitely my second favorite holiday behind our dearly departed Halloween.

But we were so occupied with whether we could eat six pounds of food in one sitting, that we didn't stop to think if we should. That brings us to November's Bloggers Wanted prompt: Overstuffed.

Playing through Horizon Zero Dawn really got me thinking on this topic. Don't get me wrong, the game has a really cool and fairly unique sci-fi story, the combat is fun and engaging, and the art direction uses vibrant color - a concept that largely died out near the end of the PS2 era, but man, is it long. The map is huge and stuffed with nooks, crannies and collectibles, and boy, by the time I wrapped the story and collected my Platinum trophy the game had really worn out its welcome. It's a shame really, as I truly enjoyed the game for its main components; but by the time I had picked off my ten-thousandth evil villager and performed my ten-billionth stealth kill on a Ravager, I found myself wishing the game would end soon.

I got this feeling about 3/4 of the way into the game. That is not good.

Modern gaming is great in that developers tend to pack in a metric shit-ton of things to do in their games. Modern gaming is also horrible because developers tend to pack in a metric shit-ton of things to do in their games. This tendency to overstuff their games with content is often overwhelming and can cause an otherwise excellent experience to drag. It was less of a problem when I was 18 and had all the time in the world; at 30 with a day job and a family, it's a complete game-changer.

So, beloved Destructoid Community, tell of us a time you felt overstuffed from gaming! It can be from a game you enjoyed that just felt too long like above, a time you binged on all thirty-two Kingdom Hearts titles, a particularly meaty haul of games you got at a yard sale - anything at all that celebrates or at least discusses your Thanksgiving-like excesses in gaming!

Write a blog with "Overstuffed:" and then your subject in the title, and let the world know of your girthy gaming experiences! We love promoting blogs to the front page here at Dtoid, and Bloggers Wanted is a great way to get noticed *wink wink nudge nudge hip thrust*

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