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Hello... Are you feeling it yet? That E3 antsy feeling? We're only *checks calender* two weeks away from the biggest* gaming event of the year. The basics are known ahead of time this round, as the Big 3 have revealed their general plans, and even 2/3 showings, of the consoles themselves. Plus the Wii U has already been out for half a year. So the actual reveals aren't what we're looking at.

I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. It's all about games, features, and, now, restrictions. No distracting us with shiny new consoles! There's a lot of cynicism floating around, and I can't really blame anyone for it. Is there anything you think will get you excited? Something to wash the bitter taste of bad news out of your mouth? Looks like Nintendo just announced another (for Japan) Direct about Monster Hunter 4 and Ace Attorney 5. Hopefully we'll see the release of the former not terribly long after Japan.

With Chad gone, how will we make our predictions this year? Anyone got any ideas?

Cap nap...goodbye.



A - Which game is a prime example of the middle ground between triple-A and indie? Asterion gives us his thoughts.

A - Jinx 01 has a fantastic piece about the unique storytelling that only videogames can accomplish. Would you kindly read it?


A - AboveUp has another look at Sonic the Hedgehog from an interesting angle. Old Sonic was a little slow...

A - voex has some familiar feelings about what happened to the Resident Evil series.

S - The newest entry in the community-driven series Save State. This one was written by TronKim, who chose to focus on Einhander. Not often you think SHMUP when discussing narrative.

P - Podtoid fans are (correctly) referred to as "The Shattered." They've somehow drummed up enough brainpower to start their own fucking podcast. Hide your holes.

P - Apparently some of the Shattered are from Brit-land, so you'll be getting new (unofficial) episodes of Brittoid as well.





T - PopetheRevXXVIII likes the fact that the Dreamcast is still getting games, but he wants something other than SHMUPS. I can agree with that.

T - The XboxUno seems to have irritated yet another potential customer. Wagner Paiva Fernandes ain't havin' it.

T - Lance Icarus is ready for the battle that is E3, becasue he's not declaring a winner until he sees some damn GAMES.

T - Wee Tiny Tim gets can't afford used games of the future.

M - Zombie Orwell (who is him) brings Stereotoid back to life (kinda like a zombie) and reviews an exciting album from Eiffel 65 called Europop. I like this "Blue" song.

F - TronKim shares his thoughts on his favorite Bleach character, Rukia Kuchiki.

L - PopetheRevXXVIII has "The Xbox One Song" for us. Stick this computer somewhere.

F - Eh...kinda funny. Needs more dog.

F - Not real news. But you never know, man!

F - Quotes





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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!

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*

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