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C Blogs of 03/16/13 + 03/17/13 + 03/18/13 + mcgeeisms

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Hello again, ladies and gents of Dtoid. Due to some technical issues, the weekend CAPS were, uh, deleted and stuff, so I'm covering for Phil and stuffing the weekend and Monday blogs together. As such, I haven't really had time to write any isms, and...OH LOOK! The UPS man just showed up with my copies of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate! HNNNNNGGGGG

Yeah, isms are dead. Time to HUNT!!!
Great blogs over the last 3 days, guys. Let's take a look.
CAPS for Kayumba:


* - SeymourDuncan17 lays out what needs to happen for Saints Row IV to be better than The Third. Someone listen to this man. Please.

* - Nathsies (Nate!) uses his finger-smith skills to write about names in games and their role in immersion.

* - Wrenchfarm gives 3 franchises the Green Light for a reboot. (skate. plz plz plz)

A - kurosaki has been consumed by the ever-growing menace known simply as "The Backlog."

A - Hyper Lemon Buster Cannon FINALLY finished FFVII. Find out why it took him so long, and get nostalgic.

A - Corporations always ruining our good times.

A - CarbonRevenge pours one out for THQ. I really did enjoy some of the things they put out over the years. R.I.P.

M - Megakrang discovers Destructoid while abroad. In perhaps the strangest way possible. (Podtoid)

M - "I DON'T NEED A MIC. MAX SCOVILLE, I THINK YOU'RE A LIAR. I THINK I'M TALLER THAN YOU" Time Glitch is an hero. #DtoidMemories

A - TheKodu is still excited for OUYA. Read why. (Sex games maybe?) I still think the thing has potential, despite them trying to shoot themselves in the foot at every turn.

A - Saydmell Salazar of POstuidios wrote this blog about art & work, and asks for some help in supporting others in the indie community.

A - On the "evolution" of our beloved games; The Steamdriven.

P - Pocketoid episode 31 gets into Etrian Odyssey IV, some eShop games, impressions on some free Vita games, and apparently a ride on a preschool bus...

M - Podtoid once again brings some new folks to Dtoid. Scary stuff. :P

E - Edco enters himself in the Dtoid Etrian Odyssey contest.

F - More awesome video recaps of Friday Night Fights. Thanks again for doing these, Ckarasu.

F - Weekend Warriors Vs Scott Pilgrim Vs The World Vs...

C - Jared Ramone updates his progress on his enemy NPC character.

C - Jared Ramone has yet another update from his D & D class.

V - Edge of Space has been getting more streaming, and the team is prepping some events and whatnot.

T - Esteban Sky Cuevas has an idea for a new Mega Man X game. I...rather like it! What do you guys think?

T - Slykill rebuilds his lost blog on God Of War: Ascension. He's got some grievances to air. Do you agree?

T - I personally disagree on the sentiments toward moblie gaming here in Arkhon's rant. What say you?

T - Welcome JaMoMaN to Destructoid! His first blog is about moving on...to EASY difficulty. Responsible adulthood sucks.

T - Sammer El leathy has some thoughts on franchises overstaying their welcome.

T - GlowBear thinks some well-placed cameos could be the difference maker.

T - The Steamdriven details his latest foray into League of Legends.

T - Matt Evans is another new guy here! His first blog is about his love for Bioshock, and his annoyance that his girlfriend enjoyed it despite "playing it wrong." Videogames are fascinating things.

T - Fire Emblem as an anime/soap opera would totally work. Pixielated is shipping like crazy, and wonders if FE will ever include some LBGT choices.

R - cmstrott reviews Tomb Raider.

T - GlowBear doesn't think it's time for another generation of home consoles.

R - GigaBoots video reviews Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate.

T - loempiavreter posts part 2 of his boss character design case, focusing on the Virtua Cop series.

R - DanielCampbell video reviews Don't Starve, which is still in beta.

V - AQsnail wonders whether or not The Walking Dead was a good or bad thing for the "adventure game" genre.

F - Chechosauraus learns to love some anime. Who knew?!?

C - SlyKill wrote a blog on GoW: Ascension, and due to trackpad retardation, deleted it by accident. Something similar happened to the weekend CAPS, I believe... Sorry, dude :(

C - Somebody was booooored :P

? - "Im Egypt." Is Facebook always like this? burningsoup posts some drivel from a post on GoW: Ascension having Leonidas in it.

F - I honestly haven't watched the video. I'm just failing it because all Jordan has done is post his videos with no other substance. At least introduce yourself, sir.

F - This one is going in Failtoid, too. I don't have time to watch it and there is only a video with nothing else.

F - An interesting thought on just why The Phantom Pain is named as such, with the assumption that it is in fact MGS5. Also, I'm pretty sure I've seen this guy actually write some stuff. I know you can do better, Vito!





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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.

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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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