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C Blogs of 6/19/10 + 6/20/10 + Cadtalfrisms

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So I am sure everyone is sick of talking about it but E3 was pretty cool. I pretty much want everything Nintendo showed off....Kirby...Yarn...EPIC. While I didnít get to go to the event itself, living in LA I got to be Mr. Destructoid for a bit, meet a bunch of people ranging from Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games, to several community members, Storm Dain, a bunch of Dtoid editors, and even SilverDragon whom Iím covering for right now.



NOW ON TO THE RECAPS!


*-A really sweet group of good-looking games from E3


A-The ĎMotherí of all Fatherís Day Posts

M-Shrine Impulse Epsidode 3

M-The Great Escape: Physical Pain

P-Interested in joining a Dr. Who community podcast?






F-PS3 Fight Club Week 5 Update

I-Say Hello to TMillsapÖagain

T-Silent Hill 8 Trailer Analysis


T-VitaminDexter shares some thoughts about the Kinect

T-Corduroy Turtle updates us on what heís been playing since April

T-chaotical updates us on his week in gaming

T-knutaf talks about Bayonettaís Secret Boss and how rad it is

T-Pokemon Soul Silver: I heard you like games? So play a game within a game while you game.


T-randombullseye updates us on his week in videogaming

T-ZServ tells us how to get the most out of that iPhone

$-Get Blur for 10 Bucks @ Best Buy

T-Nogarda tells us the top 20 games of all time, but Iím confused as to why.


M-Maniac Maverickís Mad Musicís Magnificent

V-Guncannon brings us Shimuni

F-More copypasta videos from Girl Gamer

V-Somethinggerman brings us a video about his thoughts on Red Dead Redemption

A-This Mr. Destructoid cake is a work of art

?-LawofThermalDynamics gets Random



F-Stop blogging about when youíre going to blog and just do itÖor donít. Quality not quantity.

F-Who would have thought Zelda could be so fail?

L-I didnít do my research but hereís some of my ignorant thoughts, bro.

-(Cadtalfryn)

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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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