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C Blogs of 12/10/12 + mcgeeisms

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Running short on time seems to be a recurring theme lately. Let's keep these CAPS above 55 MPH lest we all explode for vaguely-explained reasons.

So this past week, the Recappers all saw that the universe is against them, hence there not being a new Fapcast. Luckily, and completely unrelated in any way, I bought Miami Hotline on sale, so I had something to do. That game is quite something. I am really digging the vibe of the entire thing. The atmosphere created by the simple visuals, colors, and music, mixed with quick, gruesome murder is nothing short of beautiful. But the game does not get along with my PC. So it's been short bursts for me. It's a horrible tease, because I have a feeling I could and would finish that game in one glorious, bloody session. At least I can mainline the soundtrack like a true fiend.

The Hotline Miami OST goes with...anything I guess. Including wrapping presents and baking and drinking. Topical!

Speaking of topical, cream. Speaking of cream, whipped. Speaking of whipped, cream. Shit...loop. Oh well. It almost went somewhere.

CAPPY HOLIDAYS
Also, be on the lookout for end of the year CAPS by the...end of the year.


* - kona has a really good piece regarding the "Gamers" and "Players." It's a divide many of us probably feel, but it's hard to put into words without sounding like a dick. Good job, kona.

* - Where are you? Why are you reading this? Do enjoy hurting people? Joe Fancypants certainly does. Answer the call.

* - Cheesy erections, space people, and the term Dtoidians. It's GlowBear's gaming moment(ish) of 2012!

* - Secret Women’s Business: Labiplasty Surgery

S - Snealiv has a very unfortunate look...back...at Super Monday Night Combat. Maybe these guys shouldn't have abondoned XBLA.

A - I should have figured the Jimquisition was partially responsible for this topic. burningsoup also has some thoughts on dumbing down, easy mode, and options.









T - Little Inferno will probably make you think, but perhaps you should just burn all the things.

T - Esteban Sky Cuevas has played some stuff over the last few weeks, and has some quick thoughts on them stuffs.

T - Noisetank41 got into Hotline Miami as well, as felt compelled to share some thoughts about it.

T - Lenigod's first recommended game of 2012: Kerbal Space Program."Incredibly low barrier of entry, with a seemingly endless skill roof." Well, there ya go! Fits pretty well with the discussed topic of today.





C - hardcoregamer123 is new, so try and be -somewhat- gentle. He could use some pointers.

L - TripleZer0 has a pretty funny way to help you through the 5 stages of backlog grief.

F - Looks like the evening will end with some hot spam.



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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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