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I made the mistake of reading Holmes review of Guacamelee and watching the Giantbomb guys Quicklook of it. Now all I want to do is sit around, drink cervezas, and sulk that it isn't on the 360.

I ain't even joking, I'm going to make so much Mexican food today.

I've felt like poo for the past few days, so enjoy these pictures of Mexican related stuff in lieu of actual written content.


-I actually do make legit tacos.









* - Best review of Infinite I've read.

* - Shuuda makes some good points about RPGs and pacing. I can't be the only one who finds it jarring when a dragon is willing to wait while I rescue kittens out of a tree and scrape the hills for minerals to blacksmith up a sword.

* - Dark Souls concept runs are the best.

A - Square is out of it's mind. The paper thin obvious attempt to throw Enix under the bus for Square-Japan's failures is sickening.

A - TheKodu talks about indy development.

P - You better believe I'm gonna get down with some tacos, Tuesday or no.

A - Some games are easier than others to lose yourself in. When a game like Tomb Raider tries to make serious points about humanity and life, only to have you fall 30 into concrete in the next scene to no ill effect, it gets hard to take it seriously.

A - Hakael is very hopeful that Ouya and other open platforms will blow the lid off the established games market. But I just don't see it.



-Not mine, but I did make some crazy dios los muertos cookies this Halloween.
I - Shibboleth introduces himself with a blog about the Megaman game that never was.

R - Nilcam takes a last look at Skyward Sword.

T - Woah! There are still people out there playing SWTOR and its still being updated!? N7 will take those interested on a tour of the new content and changes.

R - Cmstrott weights in with a Bioshock Infinite review. I don't want to blow the surprise, but he might have liked it a little bit.



-Why did I never learn to play El Fuerte!?
? - This is video game related because of reasons I'm sure.

R - Notorum feels like some of the hysteria about EA has gone overboard.

R - PlayBoyMan has a very egalitarian mission statement for his future games.

S - Kickstarter ghetto.


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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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