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C-blogs of 9-21-09 and Qalamarisms

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Video unrelated.

How to Kiss a Woman, by James Tiberius Kirk

Always nice to start off Mondays with a little misogyny, he said sarcastically. Maybe that's why they moved House to Mondays last season. Anyway.

I'd intended to do the YTMND thing on the first Monday of every month, but as you no doubt recall, my body became the home to all disease over the last couple of weeks. I'm behind on posting my PAX pictures and stuff too... time just keeps slippin'. At least I can post the YTMNDs tonight and pick it up again in a couple of weeks. So with no further ado:

Super Tim Allen Land
DOS games were the best.
Vader plays Rock Band.
And he's a busy guy, also freelancing for Team Rocket.
The Blue Bomber has his work cut out for him.
Capcom's looking to branch out. Would this work?
The signs were all there.
Ultros' garden.
Super Pizza Kart
D'awwwww.
How is it that there's STILL no Wii version of Mario Paint?
Little Mac vs. Blanka.

And of course a few Random Man Now Dogs.

Moe in the lawn.
It's time for Han to pay.
An Aardvark's preferred prey is Brent Spiner.
Plutonium!


*-TSuereth brings to light something that you're probably not familiar with, but should be. Please take a few minutes to read this; it's important.
*-Tofa Waifu got everyone in the Monday spirit.
*-The DRMaster knows age ain't nuthin' but a number. And a stereotype.
*-MegaStryke's Musing looks at a couple of spinoffs starring the amped-up amphibians known collectively as the Battletoads.


A-The Night Knight compares a tale of two Zeldas in this article.
A-Crunshii took some issue with the Sony article Jim wrote over the weekend.
A-RandomBullseye took a look back at one of Atlus' early NES outings. Oddly, the words "Astonishingly difficult" don't appear until about 1/3 of the way down the page.
A-TewDee wrote about a game that has even less than 2 dimensions... an ancient grandparent of MMOs known as a Mult-User Dungeon, or MUD.
M-I might argue that Knights of the Old Republic isn't a Forgotten game per se, but I can't argue that this blog by Bluexy isn't great.
M-Pedrovay2003's Musing for this month looks at Sega's answer to Mario Kart 64-- Sonic R.
S-NihonTiger90's What'd You Get? feature apparently had some trouble with the Grammarator.
S- Tanukitsune played through Redneck Rampage and a few other, probably better games.
P-Backwards Compatible 26 is now available.
P-Drunkcast records tonight.
P-Refused Classification has good reason to be pissed off this week. Expect some rage on the topic of L4D2.


C-Nilcam's King of Dtoiders week 2 review features videos of several of the matches. Good stuff.


E-Vexed Alex would like some help with a community roundtable discussion on older games. Would you kindly help?
S-Ben Perlee IS Apollo Justice.
R-360s seem to know when big releases are coming and time their RRODs accordingly. Our condolences, ThreexPennyco.
R-Superhobo's 360 died a while back, but he's found a temporary solution that doesn't involve towels.


N-Zombie Panic in Wonderland. Got your attention? Thought so. Now have a look at this concept art brought to you by Infinity's End. Snow White alone is worth the price of admission.
R-Subenu reviewed the Wii game Disaster: Day of Crisis. Does this have anything to do with the old PS2 series that started with Zettai Zetsumei Toshi?
T-Armando would like to know what class in Borderlands people are looking at. I think I'll go with an Amazon first. Or maybe a Necromancer.
T-Suitcoat Avenger's been biz-zay but he took some time to update us on his various thoughts.
T-Sanious is having a gamer lull, where he just doesn't want to play. Ever had one of those?
T-Monodi's taken stock of his life and is thinking about the future, and how this all relates to gaming.
D-Doctor Insidious gives us an inside look at assembly programming.


A-Suitcoat got his groove back. I like purple.
M-It's Mashup Monday as Casual Weaponry takes over dTunes for the week.


L-Crunshii heard a rumor about the Wii 2. But you should check this one out for the Left 4 Dead/Teletubbies mashup video.
R-Not sure if this is a complaint or bragging.
V-Some video from the most recent Friday Night Fights.
R- This article has been peer reviewed. Well, that's comforting.
V-Danger, Chaos and Exploding Babies.
C-Besides linking to a Kotaku rumor story, (already a no-no) the blog part of this didn't really say much.


Another week with no outrageous fail! For you, I share my watermelon smoothie.



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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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