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C Blogs of 8/13/10 and Art-isms

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Ok, I stayed up late to watch Indiana Jones. It was meh. I read Scott Pilgrim and it was pretty good so far. That is all for tonight.


*-LAPD comes on the scene, fingerprints shit.
*-Communicast deals with the problem of private wealth. Fuck the bourgeoisie.

A-Elsa wants to love Socom.
A-LawofThermalDynamics interviews Om nom nom souls.
A-Stereotoid reviews some albums. Lots of them.
A-BulletMagnet has another issue of Obscurer Tribune.
A-ThatStupidGeek has a lot to say about morality.
A-Nathsies muses on the end of the world.
P-Robochode episode Episode .002.

C-Guncannon has some more mind teasers.

F-Garethxxgod has another FNF.
F-EuFNF from Tarvu.
F-Ps3 FNF from Yojimbo.
S-Klipsched gonna see Scott Pilgrim.
C-Crunshii wonders about SC2FNF.
I-PegPelvisPete is new, say welcome.

R-Sheppy reviews a not so video game.
R-Galenmereth reviews Starcraft 2.
R-Mr. Korosu loves neverwood.
R-LOLface has some quickies.
R-Louis Garcia12 has a review of Thunder Hurricane.
T-Ryshta brings up the history of doom.
T-Goodbye room 215, says Chaos Oracle.
T-MKZKILLZ16 thinks of games beyond the single player expirence.
T-Taigoman has a open ended question for you about Bishock. You know, for those not already writing their own Cblogs about it.
T-ThatStupidGeek says stuff about games and toys.
T-InfinityBit thinks that Bioshock:Infinite has a fine name.
T-Jomanoe really likes Jamonoe.
T-Brotroller isn't good at games.
D-AlexVostrov has some more on his game.
$-More UK deals from Gemsi. Still slim Pickings?

S-ChillyBilly and his Atari Lynx.

L-SNAP INTO A SLIM JIM.
C-Iokua hates Heavy Rain.

None Today.

~GamesAreArt

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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!

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