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C Blogs of 05/08-09/2010 and ScottyGasms

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Hello once again my lovely dtoiders! <3 I hope you've recovered from that massive ScottyGasm last recap, because here comes another one!

I had a pretty busy weekend, which I mentioned last recap. Spent Sunday at a film shoot, but ultimately wasn't needed because the rain made shooting my scenes impossible. So the beard is sticking around for another week.

Did very little gaming, but did manage to squeeze in some rounds of Shoot 1UP. Really like that game, and I think I finally figured out the key to getting high scores. :)

Now then, on with the recaps!


*- djmctool explores their history with online communities, but also admits to being a weeaboo. SHUN!!!
*- mjemirzian thinks SRPGS are all RPG and no S


A- Xandaca looks at the viability of motion controls in different game genres
S- Metallion starts a new food series. Yummy!!!


C- Beat garethxxgod at Pitch Black, and win some pretty cool prizes!


C- ISpillInk fights the pointless internet battle, comes off sounding like that douchey video guy from a few months ago
I- Meet rustinpeace91, who needs their Rainbow Six fix
I- Also meet B1ll1amH, who will never take their decoder ring for granted
I- Meet... Deadly Crotch? Nice
I- Meet Desist, who is the second person this weekend to menion the odd tab order on the login screen and also needs a friend in DC
S- The Silent Protagonist is back, and gives us a general gaming update!
S- Randombullsyee's gaming update for the week
S- lazyhoboguy gives us a pointless IM conversation and a gaming update


N- Corduroy Turtle lets us know Photo Dojo will be free. Rejoice!
R- For his latest Pew Review, the professor looks at Alan Wake
R- kamaainot wants us to play FF spinoffs, specifically Crisis Core. I liked Crystal Chronics myself
T- Enkido tells us why a Citizen Kane game would suck
T- Chainsawface makes WILD SPECULATION about the upcoming Pokemon titles
T- SteezyXL got hit in the face hard by some retrogoggles with Sonic 2
T- ummMattliek wonders why they sell revised "slim" editions of hardware
T- Kezins interprets things Obama said about videogames
T- melonhead211 disagrees with a top games list and posts... iirc almost the same list
T- I wish people would stop prefacing their article with a disclaimer about how it might fail, like that excuses it


A- Awesome tentacle artwork from Thaticanyaks
F- Way too late to watch Mega Man with Gendi-JAM, but at this moment the embedded player is showing CUTE KITTEHS!!
M- Novakaine loves the Etrian Odyssey music
S- Funktastic once again makes us insanely jealous with his latest haul
S- I wish I kept those posters. So many good ones


C- melonhead211 asks what stories we'd like in games, but doesn't really say much about what they'd like
L- Funny, even I don't really get it


F- Either a spam bot, or I'm ignorant of other languages
F- Meh, not funny
S- Haven't used this tag in awhile, wouldn't have been fail if it was at least well written

- ScottyG <3
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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!

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