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C Blogs of 6/25/10 + Mousisms

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One day, I'll get round to actually having something interesting to say in this part of the recaps. Until then, have this song that Xzyliac recommended to me.





*-Freefall writes an excellent Resonance of Fate blog.

*-Following on from his Cosplay Fail series, chaotical starts Cosplay Win.

*-LawofThermalDynamics interviews everyones favourite bearded samurai, Yojimbo.

*-Stereotoid has some funky beats this week.

*-Obscurer Tribune #52 is here.

*-Naia-the-gamer wrote a MM which I can relate to.



A-DangerouZ wonders about cheat codes.
A-Kinjiro feels old.
A-RoverTHX has an interesting idea.
M-The Great Escape: Reclaiming Innocence.
M-Something about E3: The Real Winners.
P-The brand-new LAPD features some of my favourite Dtoiders.
P-Animucast episode 13 is up.



SURPRISE! No contests today!



F-EU FNF with no vuvuzela.
F-Old Man Yojimbo returns with spectacular fashion to the PS3 FNF.
S-necrozen is having surgery. Wish him luck.
B-Happy Birthday chrissmith!



E3-Azereki has some thoughts on E3.
E3-RetroSoldier has a pointless rant, which isn't really that pointless.
R-LegendPenguin reviews The Red Star for the iPod Touch and iPhone.
R-wasphone reviews Bully: Scholarship Edition.
P-Red Beret is looking forward to Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
T-RoverTHX hits back against the anti-Ninty brigade.
T-ihaterobots has some controversial thoughts on Transformers: WFC.
$-Gemsi has a new avatar, but that's not important. What IS important is his weekly bargain post.



A-idrawrobots shows us the art style of Rotozoa.
M-Guncannon has some more Mindteasers for you to get your head round.



R-Kytherno has some random thoughts.
?-*raises lulzy eyebrow*



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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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