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C blogs of 7-5-10 and Qalamarisms

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Nothing to say tonight. Too many games to play. Went overboard at the Steam Sale. Not enough time. Games to play. Can't stop. Way behind. Big backlog. Gotta play. Stressing out. Drowning in games. Never, ever thought I'd have this problem, growing up. More games than time. Never happened before. Time is precious. Let's get this done.




*-Wry Guy's Nostaljourney Podcast is something I'm excited about. Maybe you will be too, after you read this.
*-Been wondering how exactly 3D will be implemented in the PS3 and 3DS? Golden Avenger puts his optics training to work explaining it for us.
*-It's Phys. Ed. time at Magnet School, where BulletMagnet looks at yet another batch of head-to-head block-droppers.


A-JoeyCastro's opinion piece on Playstation Plus raises some good points. Unless something drastic changes, I don't think it's something I'm interested in.
A-Hkun wonders what it takes to introduce a non-gamer to our favored pastime. The first comment is an excellent place to start.
A- MKSKILLZ16 shared a thought about the disconnect with immersion something as simple as a pause menu can create.
M-Rei Lanzo's Musing for the month gets an E for effort. And a coupl'a Gs for grinding.
M-Like all good stories, ThePhil's Musing leaves me wanting more. Not sure what game it's referring to, though.
M-3uho's Musing lets us know what it's like to be a gamer without a console, deep in the southern hemisphere.
M-Mollygos' Musing makes mention of monsters meandering merrily, murdering mooks and majorly messing up the metropolis.


C-SenorDoucheoisie has more Comic Con stuff to give away. This week it's the goddamn Batman.


E-DtoidAustralia is one of the most active community groups on the site, and this look at their July schedule may make you jade with envy.
E-Crunshii's hoping to get a Dtoid linkshell started in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV.
B-Happy birthday, Hkun!


P-Adamazing got to try out Dead Rising 2 and wrote up an extensive preview here.
R-Asdman wrote up a whole wad of reviews for recent games he's been playing.
T-Some thoughts on the west, the will and the WoW from Tubatic.
T-Sir Legendhead celebrates the fourth of July in a different manner from most.
D-Alex Vostrov announced a new game he's working on, called Infested Planet.
$- Target is clearing out their stock of Xbox 360 Arcade units, meaning now might be the perfect time to grab one. Usedtabe has all the relevant details.
$-Peachboy recommends ACTION TURNIP, a free action game described as "Canabalt plus guns."


M-Antwhan was showing ID4 in recognition of Independence Day. Welcome to Erf.
L-This fanfiction by Son of Makuta gives us a glimpse into Bowser's inner turmoil.


Nothing here today. That's a little odd.

The first google image search result for "odd."


F-Damn, almost a perfect day. Almost.

By the way, has anyone seen Pig Mask on or offline, recently? I'm beginning to worry.

-(Qalamari)

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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!

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