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Cblog recaps - 11/16/08 + Randombullisms

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Hey guys. I played Fallout 3 for two weeks. In the pursuit of a job as a games journalism work, I wrote a Fallout 3 review. I pointed out some problems I had with it and my experiences with the game. I've got a lot of stuff written out and nearly finished for the cblogs. Old school games returns! With a new name! Hooray! Everyday this week I'll have a new post! Also this week I'll post a review of Conan on xbox 360! If I can finish the game and my review that is.

Also Tuesday is the day I want to finish Bonerquest! I'm going to try to spend all day working on it and hopefully get it done. I've selected a handful of people to test the game. I tried to pick people that I knew better than others that were a little more responsible and honest. I don't want Bonerquest to be insanely difficult or a complete cake walk. Also have to find out if the game is too crazy. Sorry to those of you that wanted to try it out first. It isn't quite ready yet for everyone to try out, but maybe soon.

Have to hook up the playstation one this week some replays. Megaman 8, we meet again! I'm going to put off buying any new games until next week. I also have to avoid putting Final Fantasy Tactics anywhere near my playstation. I don't have 200 hours to spend getting calculators again.



*- Preview of the New Xbox experience with PICTURES! [Image heavy post]
*- Watchmen Game Screenshots


A- Midtar Hero
A- Steam, DRM, And You How Much Are You Willing To To Give Up?
A- Give Up The Goods: What Kind Of Gamer Are You?
A- Should Innovative Games Get A Free Pass? Dissenting Opinion
A- You paid for MMORPG, you only got MMO
A- Is the Games Industry Spending Itself to Death?
Japan's New Recession: How it just might bite us in the ass


No contest blogs today.


SOCOM. SATURDAY NIGHTS. JOIN THEM.
sorry Atlas 30K is member 30,000.
B- It Was MEE's Birthday.


N - Worldwide Gaming Documentary.
Fable 2 L.E. DLC for Free.
N- Amazon Shipping Inconsistencies Continue.
T- NXE Impressions
T- Wrath of the Lich King.
T- Mirrors Edge musings.
T- On Portal and Mirror's Edge.
T- Scrapping rations from gears2 Matchmaking
V- Fallout: Video and guide super laziness late edition.
R - Quantom of Solace review and thoughts on Bond Games
R- Mirrors Edge Review
R- Mirror's Edge Review
R- Call of Duty World At War Review
R- Fallout 3 Review
R- mother 3 review
?- Let Us Play: Oregon Trail Deluxe: Part 1.1.
?- Superhobo wants you to reccomend some DS games. They just picked up a DS lite and would appreciate suggestions.
?- megatron0016 tells us their week in gaming.


A- How guysgirl Made their Mario Brothers Costume.
A quick sketch idea for Mr. Destructoid.
Tell Mikey what to draw!
KodyKoala's Custom Mario Action Figures.[/b]
?- Half Left bought your game all they got was this shitty T-shirt.
F- Why Are They Doing This To Us? Post links to an article about sequels to movies. XxX 2 being the one that got me most excited. (NVGR)


Tomorrow. A Marathon. Hype?
V- (not) READY TO MONDAY!
?- A Compulsive Collector's Haul - Very Late Halloween and COUNTINGCONFLICT ROCKS Edition!


That mother 3 review was too fun to fail. As was that post that linked to the article about movie sequels being rather informative. No fail Sundays are back!

-(randombullseye)

I want to switch to Mondays from the weekends. Also recappers please, please use the final post of the day option. I hate having to decipher what was recapped and what wasn't. I just had to guess today and I got confused and thought there were only five posts yesterday. So yeah. Pretty please with sugar on top post the final post of the day. If not here than in the recap thing. Even if I can never figure out my login information I still get e-mails telling me what gets posted. If that's okay with the recap team. My schedule has changed and this week I'm in a position so that I could do the Monday night recap. So just hit me with a private message or an e-mail.

Other then that, if you guys catch me on live I'm up for playing stuff anytime. Just ask. Still haven't found someone to play Marvel Ultimate Alliance with. Okay, that's it for me.

Any errors in tonight's recap, grammatical, typographical, or bbcodde, I will fix later this morning. Hopefully.

FPoTD
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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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