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Cblog recaps 11/01/08 + Randombullisms

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Today my own independent game Bonerquest went back into development! Hooray! New screenshots and some more information coming this monday. Been away for the last week and a half and haven't been able to actively work on it. So just in case anyone cares, Bonerquest is coming. Will you accept the Bonerequest?

Have a recap.


*- STFU and just grow beards.


A- Girl gamer response.
A- Should hype affect review scores? Dissenting opinion.
A- Should reason for creation factor into review scores?
A- Mirrors edge through the looking glass.
A- Blogging is to us today as IMing was to us in middle school.
A- Gamings guilty pleasures the Sims 2.
A- What not to do with your new DSi
A- Megatron's week in gaming 10/26/08 - 11/01/08


E- Ron NSFWorkman enters the Blitz 2 contest.


E- Come see Zen Albatross's nerdcore band play with famous people. [NVGR]


N- PS3 homebrew blocked by latest update.
V- Parrots play EndWar.
V- Call of Duty World at War Zombies video. Makes Juggernaut sad they're going to be evicted.
P- Lord of the rings conquest preview.
R-Brothers in Arms Hells Highway review.
T- Xbox live buyable unlocks the new cheats.
T- A post about xbox live's new update.
T- Quantum of Solace impressions. (360 version)
T- Blue balls and Fable II.
T- Nice things banjo kazooie demo impressions.
T- Kif wants level sharing in N+

T- 360 Bound
T- First blog: mirrors edge demo impression from Gabe Sylar.


A- A costume from Dead Space. Is the main character's name a spoiler?
F- GI Joe the movie. Whats new with this and why you should care.
F- Cosby movie month with Genki JAM.
F- Free movie edition midnight meat train the best movie you'll see free this year.


No other for some reason.


F- A link to a you tube video is not a community blog post.
F - Advertising e-mail from Eidos. Does anyone even like breasts anymore?

-(randombullseye)

More from me:

New game season seems to be upon us. I've not touched any of them. In fact, Mega Man 9 may well be the last new game I buy this year. Its not that I don't want to play Fallout 3 or Saints Row 2, its that sixty dollars is a lot to pay for a video game. Think about all the things that money can buy. According to the news, this year we should all be worried about saving money. Then think about the used games industry and how I can purchase at least two maybe three of last years best games for that same price. At the very least, I plan on picking up The Evil Overlord and Lost Odyssey. Those two look good for 20 bucks. I might even pick up one Rainbow Six Vegas. I saw it for fifteen at blockbuster and considered it.

I just feel like I'm out of the loop. Everyone is in betas or playing these new games, I feel left out. Mega Man 9 and Castle Crashers feel more like my kind of games anyway. If not for their cheap price or old school gameplay. The only thing that bothers me is the digital distribution. I can't loan out Castle Crashers or Mega Man 9 to anyone.


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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.

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