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C Blogs of 4/16/10 and Artisms

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Three short things this time.

1. Its Mikey's Birthday(The guy who makes the badass comic).

2. Gobun sucks


*-Forums Forums Forums. Reminisce to get your 4th year badge today (But by now it is probably too late).
*-Awesome Arcade propaganda posters by Steve Thomas.
*-Elsa and her pink flamingos.
*-WanderingPixel has some hilarious adventures with gamercrush.
*-Hamza answers some un-answered questions.


A-GoGab has some interesting words about a word, racism too.
A-So you think you can troll, by Enkido.
A-Time and a Half has a retrospective of earthbound.
A-BulletMagnet arrives with Obscurer Tribune 42.
M-Steph Louise, it worked, on online services and DLC.
P-Stereotoid kicks off another episode.



C-Guncannon reversed some songs, you have to figure out what they are.


F-FNF Y0jimbo edition.


N-The next Silent Hill might be a FPS, Steph Louise reports.
V-Marsbitrona has a marathon of deadly premonition.
T-UntidyDubs knows what the next Vs. game should be.
T-FWyllis rebuts some common criticisms of final Fantasy.
T-Trunxkam wants Konami vs Capcom.
D-Moshboy has a list of developers that are known as independent.
$-European Deals, Gemsi reports.


S-Phantomile with some community badass-ness.


R-Achievments for netflix, by Alakaiser.
C-There are better reviews out there. Plus, just a tip, ditch refering to yourself in the third person.


S-I looked up the article, found no trace on the NYT site. Also, old.
F-Why not just start off with a article, instead of telling us it is coming in the future.
F-What Pencoin likes about pokemon.
F-BrunoDeckard found Dtoid in Spanish.
F-A sentence and a link does not a blog make.
F-I'm 17 years old, and what is this.
F-I have said my piece in the comments.


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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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