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C Blog Recaps of 11/12/12 + Anniversary mcgeeisms!

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These recaps are dedicated to knutaf, because I said they are.



Well, well. It looks like it's time for some mcgeeisms, for some reason. I mean, they should be all long and stuff, and express something or other for Dtoid. They probably won't though. I'm already pretty late with these. Which is somehow fitting.
These are are my anniversary Recaps, for two things at once! It has now been six years since I first joined Dtoid. That's quite some time. It's also my one-year anniversary of damning the Recaps team to their doom, by joining it.

I'd love to do something cool, but I'll probably save it for later in the week, so I don't trample all over the Wrenchisms and Tuesday bloggers. But, I will say that I still love the place and the people and the Recaps and the resurgence of podcasts and the Better People and the everything. It's why I joined the Recappers in the first place. I have a real appreciation for you people, and I wanted to do something to show it. In the past year, I've joined the Recaps team, started an FNF for the 3DS, sort-of started a weekend FNF thingy, been on a podcast, and generally interacted with even more cool folks 'round here. So I'd say that's not bad. I want to do more, but it's been alright. :)

So thanks, staff and community alike, for being cool motherfuckers. The internet would suck without you.
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* - Caliban has some wonderful words for us. He's got some great observations about Dishonored, as well as a suggestion on how it could be better. Specifically, in its prologue.

* - A competitive multiplayer version of the MAX SCOVILLE MOUNTAIN DEW CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY DORITOS AND H4LO. Goodbye, Dtoid Seattle. We hardly knew ye.

* - They should make a movie out of this blog, and call it...Drive. Yeah, that would be good.

A - TheKodu reminds you to WATCH YOUR ASS, early adopters. It will happen.

A - Hey! Come watch this guy die! Brandon Dickerson has a story to tell you before his inevitable death. Minecraft is definitely involved. Also, I like this.




THE LOW(ER) TIER PODCAST IS STILL GIVING AWAY ASSASSIN'S CREED 3!

I - tav7623 is new here (the RE2 remake fellow,) and his intro is introspective. Good luck on the backlog! :)

I - Thabass in the hotness. Deal with it. And welcome it. If it gets out of line, slap it. Slap Thabass. /wrists

T - From a blog on beginnings, we jump straight to a blog on endings. Screw the middle. DaviesAntony asks the question, answers it immediately, and explains his answer.

T - aileronroll has some thoughts about nostalgia, and isn't really feelin' it for the current gen.

D - Ev777 has a game to share with us, or, 1/3 of a game. Welcome to Boo Reed's Odyssey.

T - Thabass doubles up with an real blog about being first and/or best. For gaming consoles, that is.

A - anglorum does a super-cool ART for this month's Artists Wanted. It's in the style of Jet Set Radio Future, so you know you want to look at it.

R - Windows 8 may or may not hate people who play games their PC.







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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

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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