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C blogs of 6-7-10 and Qalamarisms

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It's amazing how quickly my brain shuts down after I finish up the hot mess of BBcode you see below you. In lieu of anything clever or relevant therefore, I present to you an offering of marginally entertaining Youtube videos.


Oh, and that I Hate Mountains Left 4 Dead campaign? It's pretty great. If you'd like to play it with me, my Steam name is also Qalamari.


*-Handy thought about how certain gaming personalities might advertise in the lonely hearts section of the newspaper. The results will be printed on a thin slice of dead tree and you can read them tomorrow morning... or just click this link here and find out about it right now.
*-Does every game need to have a story? One of LawofThermalDynamics' friends thought so, which resulted in this exciting! Dangerous! blog.
*-Since the C blogs have been used to form a choose your own adventure story, anything seems possible. Corduroy Turtle updates yet another road-trip favorite with modern Destructoid technology.


A-While the games/art hoopla is a bit played out in my opinion, Dennis C Scimeca had a fresh take on the concept: games modified specifically to act as art.
A-I've never seen minute one of Lost, so this blog by kjohnson1585 was wasted on me. Elsa says it's worth reading though, and that's enough of an endorsement for me.
A- Fission Mailed wrote down some thoughts about the impending motion-control peripherals for the HD systems, and why he thinks there's a better alternative.
S-If you're going to launch a new series, this is how you do it. BulletMagnet introduces his new series, Magnet School.
P-The cast...
P-of BritToid...
P-went and...
P-introduced themselves.


No contests today.



S-Kytherno had one of those store clerks every gamer dreads. Might be time to find a new game store when your clerk is a bully like this.
I-AusI0 used the format of his initial blog to let us know about Eversion, an indie game now available on Steam.
I-Meanwhile, Slade23 used his to make some E3 predictions. Welcome to Destructoid, both of you.


T-CrimeMinister just finished Mario Galaxy 2, and explains why it's such a rarity.
R-Taptostart took a look at The Simpsons Arcade on iPhone.



M-It's a musical maelstrom as vApathyv runs down a list of songs the new keytar Rock Band peripheral would be great for. If The Final Countdown isn't converted, there's no justice in this world.
M-Alakaiser has some good advice for those who have any sort of an interest in music.
M-Novakaine provided the background music for this session of recapping, paying tribute to Namco's composer version of Rodney Dangerfield.


R-Kaggen spoke in favor of the bizarre, going so far as to play an independent Japanese RPG.
V-DinosaurPizza made a video review of Red Dead Redemption.


F-You're admitting to pitching an idea that isn't your own, the blog has little if anything to do with gaming, and you're asking the community to do your work for you by voting for your concept? Three strikes. YerrrrOUT!


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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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