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C Blogs Of 10/01/13 + mcgeeisms

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Long time, no CAP! I'm filling in for Wrenchfarm while he spreads the good word of the Mech around the countryside.

I've been up to the usual lately: trying all the different candy corn I can find. For review purposes, of course. I've made my through some caramel apple-flavored candy corn, and today I'll be busting open a Starburst branded cob. The texture seems fine, but I'm having a hard time imagining how it meshes with fruity flavor.
Towards the end of October, I'll probably have a big roundup of my criticisms so everybody can decide what kind of Corn to stock for their parties/trick-or-treaters. It's an important decision to have to make, and I want to help people be properly informed. So please, if there's a CC you want to see covered, or just have a favorite to suggest, feel free!

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to get back to being disconnected from Grand Theft Auto Online. Good to CAP again :)







C - pk fire wants to start a new community project: Musicians Wanted. For those familiar with Bloggers Wanted or Artists Wanted, this is exactly what you think it is. What says you, community? Is this a good idea? Would you participate?

N - zerocrossing sums up the Mighty No. 9 campaign in this one from his personal blog. They reached over $4 million by the time it finished!!

T - TheDustinThomas doesn't want games using the term "Game of the Year Edition" without some actual accolades to back it up. It is pretty obnoxious. ISN'T THAT RIGHT, DEAD ISLAND??

V - JordanLloyd traverses the Eurogamer Expo floor, and tries out all the new things. Check it out!

A - Words fail Panzadolphin56, so instead he put his empty feelings into one Art that expresses the inner confusion caused by Dead Space 3.

C - Alasdair Duncan continues his backlog quest, although you would never know it because he cannot format or use the preview function :P You can still tell what the choices are by the pictures, so there's that!

V - MiB1231 is participating in Extra Life! Good man. Check out his video and donation page, as he supports Children's Miracle Network by playing games for 25 hours straight.

F - JackSlack is a PC thug, and I won't tolerate it.




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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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