dark        
CblogRecaps blog header photo
CblogRecaps's c-blog
Fronts 13Posts 127Blogs 2715Following 41Followers 383


 
 

LONG BLOG

C Blogs of 04/27, 04/28 & 04/29 '13 + mcgeeisms

   0


Lots of great blogs the past few days. It was another hard-to-pick Topsauce cap. This triple cap was sort of unexpected so apologies for the lateness and lack of -isms. How about a video or two instead?


* - A critique of Bioshock Infinite from Frohike. Very good stuff.

* - jebussaves88 writes about how there's nothing to write about when it comes to modern racing games. Where is the soul?

* - The first 'official' entry in the new series: Save State. This one is all about The Darkness. Specifically, the relationship between Jackie & Jenny. (Save State is an homage to Chad Concelmo's Memory Card. It's a community-based series, so if you want to join in, contact the Save State account.)

* - Alder B Dash introduces himself properly. And I do mean properly. Also, cocks.


A - MacManus remembers. He's not the only one, either. "Controversy" after "controversy" is the trend sure, but it doesn't mean we should just let it all go. We should remember.

A - dagiarrat is in love with Bioshock Infinite's artists, but not so much with the gameplay designers.

P - Taco Tuesdays extrasode 4: an interview with Johnson.

A - Vault91 and the defeat of sexism in gaming by the internet.

A - Meaningful or insane, BlinkingPixels wants you to deliver his poison with conviction.

P - Pocketoid gets on about Harmoknight, Slayin', Etrian Odyssey IV, and more portable stuff!

P - Johnny Fournier brings us: The Nerd Unemployed. A new podcast aimed at offering advice (and cautionary tales) for getting into these here nerd industries.

A - Echidna asks a most important question: Why the hell does he still like Sonic the hedgehog?!?

A - michealarby wrote a paper on piracy. Is piracy as bad as some claim? Or is it a force for good?

A - vlesditor has a lengthy read on feminist theory and videogames, using Earthbound as a discussion point.

A - Mikki Saturn talks about the seeming death, or at least scale back, of E3. (BTW I believe Nintendo WILL still have a conference of some sort. It's not quite clear yet.)

A - TheDustinThomas has noticed a parallel in between his gaming and his life.

A - Neshoba78 gets in on the hot topic at hand. Words like: boobs, politically incorrect, sexualization, etc. are used. Are 'we' making an issue where there is none? For a blog with "breasts" and "incest" in the title, there's a woeful lack of pics.

A - Scrustle doesn't feel the worlds' soul. How does this happen? Did it happen at all? Is he just feeling nostalgia?

S - Alasdair is still working on that backlog. He completed some games, and has voting up for us to decide one game he'll be playing this month.

S - amxwolf has a new MWHA for Luigi's Mansion and it's fabulous music.

A - ThatDocktorGirl writes this one for LowerTierPodcast about The Evil Within, and horror games in general. Weigh in with some favorites of yours, and your hopes for The Evil Within.

A - vlesditor has one about CivCity: Rome, and how educational it may or may not be.




C - AndyLonn contemplates just how he should do reviews for older games, which is always a bit of a conundrum. Got some advice for him?

C - TheToiletDuck is calling for Dtoiders from anywhere & everywhere to fill out his survey. It's for a blog about our culture & shit.

I - Toadeh introduces himself and his super special 3DS.


T - PhantomTommy has been playing Monaco, and...he can't fucking see.

R - Cyrus reviews Tales of Xillia 2. Can you say "party member?"

T - A decade of EVE Online. Wow! Not an easy feat. PIR tells us what's to come for EVE's future.

T - CommandZ thinks God Of War: Ascension is in love with itself. Do you?

R - Fyoomp has a scathing review of Mighty Switch Force.

R - Asterion reviews The Cat and the Coup.

T - Vincentlovescatherine think Call Of Duty is the worst game/franchise ever. I get it, but don't agree and I think the reasons are a bit cloudy.

T - segastardust has some mixed feelings about Black Ops II.

T - TroyFullbuster is a whiny bitch thinks DKCR3D getting an easy mode is the filthy casuals taking away our fun.

P - Bloodr0se has a nice write-up about Beyond: Two Souls, from the Tribeca Film Festival.

T - SinclairVox thinks you probably haven't played Lost Eden. It's got a talking, psychic parasaurolophus, so...maybe you should?

T - JackSlack thinks the ladies of gaming should have their Poker Night game. But who would star in such a game?? Weigh in for Poker Night 3: Ladies Night.

T - PlayBoyMan has a short response to "In Defense of Boobies."

T - Vault91 has a top 10 list for boxart from this generation.

T - domanz has a lot of love to give to Dark Souls.

T - Ars has some thoughts on sexy characters VS overly sexualized objects masquerading as characters.

T - Mr fairenhieght shares some positive memories based around Call Of Duty, and also don't be a hater.

T - dannybazooka thinks we might be expecting a bit too much from our games.

R - Adam P reviews Slender: The Arrival and seems pretty keen on it.


L - Johnel Lance breaks down some comics with a rant. I'm slightly lost.


V - Johnel Lance expresses his singular emotional reaction to the Sarah Palmer art for the comic series. Can you guess what it is? CAN YOU??

V - Considering even I missed the Fapcast, I don't think GlowBear needed to punish herself. BUT, she did it anyway. After writing a message on XBL (with the 360 controller! Punishment enough, I think) about it.

? - Do you know what my family would think of me if they knew I didn't really speak much Spanish at all?

L - Zombie Orwell gets his parody on.


F - RPGgrinders episode 239. Can you feel the role-playing excitement? I don't think I can.

F - NO. I cannot accept the truth within.

F - Alexander Diarmuid Southby Stone is a cool name. But just signing up, dropping a vid without introducing yourself or writing anything at all? Not the coolest.

F - Spammer extraordinaire and video maker JordanLloyd looks at another obscure arcade game.



-smurfee mcgee


FPotD
Login to vote this up!

LOOK WHO CAME:


CblogRecaps   
Mxyzptlk   1
dagiarrat   1
Glowbear   1
ninjapresident   1
Panzadolphin56   1
Ben Davis   1
ShadeOfLight   1
Nic Rowen   1
Phoust   1
Handy   1
scarritt   1
Mike Turkey Fker Martin   1
Elsa   1
taterchimp   1


 
 

  0 COMMENTS

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

 

About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

About Cblog Recaps

Schedule:
Mondays - Lord Spencer
Tuesdays - Larxinostic
Wednesdays - Dere
Thursdays - SrChurros
Fridays - Gamemaniac3434
Saturdays - AmnaUmen
Sundays - Riobux

Reserve Recappers:
Gajknight
LinkSlayer64
ShadeOfLight
Torchman
TheBlondeBass
Mike Martin
Kevin Mersereau
Chris Moyse

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*

Happy blogging, everyone!

Current Community Contests

LOL nope desu~

Community Announcements
We have a Twitter account!
@CblogRecaps
Help us spread the word out on these recaps and in turn, everyone's blogs too! (These tweets appear on Dtoid's official accounts as well)
________________________________________

Archives

Legend:

WORDtoid

A- Articles
S- Series
B- Bloggers Wanted
P- Podcasts

CONTEStoid

C- Community Contests
W- Winners/Updates
E- Entries

COMMUNItoid

E- Events
F- Fight Nights
D- Destructoid in the Wild
S- Stories
C- Contemplations
I- Introductions
B- Birthdays
R- RIP
H- Houses, cribs, setups

GAMEtoid

N- News
V- Videos
R- Reviews
P- Previews
T- Thoughts
D- Development
$- Deals

CULTUroid

A- Art
M- Music
F- Film/TV
L- Literature
S- Swag

OTHEroid

L- LOLs
R- Random
V- Videos
C- Could Be Better
?- Defies Description

FAILtoid

S- You Are Slow
F- Maybe Fail?