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Someone is turning 25 tomorrow. I'm not saying who.

More importantly, there's a wedding going down this weekend! It's the fated Burch-Davis wedding in boiling Phoenix, Arizona! Since I AM NOT GOING TO E3, this counts as my summer vacation. I'll be up in the air tomorrow afternoon. If anyone else is going to the wedding, email me or something. Maybe we can do stuff before or after the big event. Or whatever.




*- Game manuals, why did they have to die?

*- Okay, Fame Designer, now imagine your pain as a white ball of healing light.

*- Torzelan takes up the whip with a rockin' "Vampire Killer" cover.

*- Ballsac.

*- Stereotoid is friggin' baller.


S- Lazaro Cruz is launching a new series about the rougelike NetHack.
M- Alakaiser knows what immersion really means.
M- Kraid uses "Pokémon Blue" on "parents' divorce." It's super effective.
P- Animucast 12 is brought to you by Kimura Shoten brand octupus-flavored ice cream.
P- Podsumaki 6 welcomes you to die.





F- Prepare yourself for a Fight Night of smelly Euro-trash proportions.
S- Tough break, Paul. One day you'll... wait... you're going to E3? Well, up yours!
S- Doomsday Forte is back from Cali.
S- DiehardSpook won't be getting much sun this summer.
S- ZServ flaunts his Alpha Protocol iPod prize.
C- So that's why you write so many blogs, Mike!


R- pedrovay finally got around to Fatal Frame IV.
R- CorporalRutland hit up the Doctor Who PC adventure game.
R- Stickguy spreads the gospel that is Snoopy Flying Ace.
T- Sebastian Paul Lopez wants E3 to be magical.
T- Carowack is gaga for Final Fantasy X.
T- Tell it like it is, Dennis!





R- Your tax dollars at work. Jesus...
C- Loubar, it sounds like a great read, but please split that sh*t up into paragraphs.


COPY PASTA- Just because you don't link to your other website in your blog or "about me" column...
COPY PASTA- ... doesn't mean I can't track down your sorry ass.


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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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