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C Blogs of 4/10/10 and 4/11/10 + SilverDragonisms

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So after 55 very long hours, I finally beat Final Fantasy 13 this past week. If anyone can actually explain to me what the hell happened at the very end, please let me know. The whole ending just confused the hell out of me.

I have a funny feeling that this will be the last Final Fantasy I ever play. I'm just not cut out for JRPGs anymore. I enjoyed Mass Effect 2 so much more than I enjoyed FF13. I really only kept playing it because I refused to let the game beat me, which is a pretty horrible reason to play a game if you ask me. I think it's a sign.

Not much else to talk about this week, so let's just get on with then recaps shall we.






*-The Accidental Death of a Plumber.

*-Elsa likes talking dirty to you.



A-Alakaiser posts a bunch of examples of bad box art.

A-MonkeyKing1969 examines the future of virtual actors in video games.

A-NoMore tells us why the Anti-Hero is a Dying Breed.

S-Swe3tMadness is starting a new series about analyzing music in video games called "A Critical Ear"

S-How to design a Street FIghter character, Part 1.

M-E for Effort: Hacking and Caughing.

M-E for Effort: Resident Evil 4.

E-E for Effort: Borderlands



No contests this week


E-DtoidNewYork updates us on all the upcoming events in April, May, and June. If you are a NY resident, check this blog out.

E-DtoidUK sends out an update. They are celebrating Mikey's birthday this coming weekend.

E-2010 Dtoid Midwest/Cedar Point NARP.

E-Leguizamo Movie Month: Leguizamo is an Annoying Pest EDITION!

E-JohnPierre is throwing an Event: Mortal Kombat dance dance to the death II.

E-Are you ready for on final Dtoid BRORUSH?

I-TheAntiBitch introduces herself to the community.

S-Studakris needs help buying a new HDTV, and he wants your advice.

S-The Passenger is in love with a Lexus supercar.

S-Puppy Licks is coming to America and he wants to hang out. If you are interested let him know.

S-Halider needs opinions on which design he should use for his new fight stick.

S-GeekyJuuu is going to attempt to not buy anymore new video games this year

S-CAKEPWNER rants about everything he hates.

S-Check out this messed up email that Hamza got the other day.



N-Matthew Valente has restored the Mega Man 10 soundtrack to native NES format.

V-Youkilledmyguy posts a video of himself playing BF: BC2.

V-de BLOO posts a bunch of SSF4 videos.

R-Chaotical reviews the new Mass Effect 2: Stolen Memory DLC.

R-Dek reviews God of War 3.

T-TwoKittensOnePup shares her thoughts on Modern Warfare 2.

T-Z80 thinks that Mario 64 is actually a first person game told from the perspective of Lakitu

T-Explosion2 tells us why Halo 3 multiplayer is so great.

T-VaggosYo lists all his favorite Parkour games on every system.

T-Rogue Cheddar attempts to defend FarmVille



A-o-b-c shares some of his artwork with us all.

M-Faxanadu Music on Guitar is the Best Thing You'll see today.

F-Selecta thinks the "Clash of the Titans" movie should be renamed.



?-LawofThermalDynamics shares all his random thoughts.



I honestly can't believe it. There wasn't a single FAIL blog this entire weekend. It's a MIRACLE!!!


-(SilverDragon1979)

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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.

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