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Dtoider KnuxSonic may be losing his job at Best Buy because he made a couple of hilarious Xtranormal videos that pitted the iPhone 4 against the HTC EVO. I guess the top brass are afraid people will stop buying iPhones from their store, even though Best Buy is never mentioned in any of the videos. I guarantee they don't give two shits about the EVO, which he also rips into. Here is a man who tells it like it is from both angles and gets slapped down by the man.

KnuxSonic, I salute thee.




*- Drama, Diverse. God damn.

*- SO LET IT BE WRITTEN, SO LET IT BE DONE!

*- Dtoid Community Discusses... E3 sexy time.

*- From here on out, all of Funktastic's collector's haul posts will be topsauced. They're magical.

*- SWE3tMadness highlights the best game tracks that no one bothers to listen to.

*- Omni-gel is like Salve from Ren & Stimpy! Remember that shit?

*- KnuxSonic. A man. A hero. A legend.


A- Opinions are like assholes.
A- Single-player versus multiplayer! Two men enter! One man leaves!
S- Quickie reviews of the games jel x bought in June.
M- Xandaca watches in awe as gaming bleeds into every aspect of our lives.
P- LAPD 2: Electric Boogaloo is recording tonight.





S- Steel Squirrel got a PS3 and is now harassing you for PSN IDs.
S- yadidameng is having a brain fart.
S- Kinjiro is absolutely right... bacon pizza rules!
C- How 'bout that there BioShock 2 DLC?
I- Hiya, floos!


N- Patch'd! Tales of Innocence for the DS is now in English.
R- The slim 360 is nifty.
T- Can the localization of Deathsmiles redeem the shmup genre? I wouldn't hold your breath.
T- Shodan liked Silent Hill Homecoming for the trimmings.
T- OMIGOD! OMIGOD! 3DS! OMIGOD!
T- Demon's Souls don't play like a bitch.
T- Love stinks. Yeah, yeeeeaaaaaaah.





C- Stepith, your Saturn-games-on-XBLA wish list should probably feature more than one game at a time.


F- You've ruined an otherwise flawless day of blogging. Thanks a bunch.


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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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