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Hello, hello everyone. Mouse here, filling in for... Mouse. Xzyliac won the Twitter thing this week so yeah.

I honestly can't think of anything else to put here, so let's begin.



*-Om Nom On Souls doesn't like Apple.

*-Stop worrying! Enjoy SPORTS!

*-THe best piece of Castlevania art you will ever see.

*-A long, but amazing, blog by ThaJinx.

*-Yojimbo is the Pokemon master!

*-There will be some maintenance on Dtoid today.

*-I WONDER WHOSE BLOG THIS COULD BE?

*-Change is coming to Dtoid.



A-Ben Strauss writes a blog about this recent Activision debacle. (But I'm sure that's plural by now. Tee hee hee.)
A-gunsage speaks out about the FPS, and why he thinks they have suffered lately.
A-Another erason not to make videogame movies.
A-mjemirzian educates us about SRPG/TBS games...
A-...he then gives us a list of these games from 2009/2010.
S-Tubatic writes of Runners, SSFIV, Coffee and Twitter.
S-ThomastheCat continues his Choosing your own adventure series.
P-Goodbye, Podtoid. For now...



E-Draw Gobun! Win big!
E-Modnation PSP code, which is already gone.



F-Euro FNF.
F-PS3 FIGHT CLUB!
F-PS3 FNF.



R-JohnnyMike reviews a "turd of a game".
P-Portal 2 Preview.
T-Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley impressions.
T-Shiro Sirius discusses Camaraderie in MMORPGs.
D-Egoraptor is doing the cutscenes for JForceGames' game.
$-"Sexy Bargains, ohhhh la la, make my penis hard, ohhh la la"



Uncultured fuckers.



L-wilbo gets his Pokewalker.
L-Namelessted will shave his head if you give him Halo: Reach
V-PDP Candace follows a marketing team trying to promote some controllers.
C-An interview with Alan Wake.
C-Cool. Free game.
?-And the "Games Are Art" issue crops up yet again.



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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

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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