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I had a Maxistentialism night yesterday. To celebrate my brother's birthday we got together with the girlfriends, tacos, Samurai Gunn, Nidhogg, and Cards Against Humanity. And maybe some booze.

It was pretty sweet.

I started writing some thoughts about the games for my -isms, but they quickly expanded into something I'd rather write a proper blog about. But here are a few key things you should know -

- Samurai Gunn is the most fun four people, 12 bullets, and a bunch of sharp objects can have together.

- Nidhogg is gorgeous, deep, and lets you throw a sword at your brother's face (GOTY potential).

- Cards Against Humanity is still providing proof positive that we are all terrible, terrible, people deep down.



I'm going to try real hard now to organize my thoughts into a proper blog before work tonight so you don't all feel short shrifted for nothing. But for now, do yourself a favour and download both Samurai Gunn and Nidhogg, dust off your rolodex, and call some people up for a games night. You won't regret it.

* - I don't know, the dudes on the cover or Rival Turf look pretty badical.

A - So Strider is collecting these so called "pocket monsters" now? What an obscure hobby!

A - Wow, there is certainly quite a bit of scholarly debate about the proper rearing of these "pocket monsters". There is a lengthy rebuttal in the comments that is probably more illuminating than the blog itself.

P - Another gaming podcast! Sadly, the blogs formatting is a little messy and hard to read.



C - Alphadeus could use a hand organizing the story for his concept album. Check it out and see if you're interested.



R - Some personal blogging by Titannel. His grandma sounds rad, and he made a WISE decision picking up Flashback on Genesis, and the underrated SNES port of Wing Commander. That's some good classic gaming.

R - Whatsacow is another victim of the Dtoid blog editor. Don't worry about it man, that thing is a massive pain in the butt to everybody.

V - A new Let's Play team is taking a crack at this YouTube thing. The post starts with a neg criticizing the typically low attention span of the average internet dweller, kind of guilting you into reading the rest of it. Fun times for sure!

L - Is this the part where I'm supposed to be snarky and ask why you'd want to play DmC at all, let alone be first at it?




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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.

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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.

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