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Cblog Recaps of 11/17/09 + Pendeltonisms

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Late recaps are late, due mainly to the fact that I had...a sleepover last night. Yeah, a bunch of my pals came over, and we all got into our footie pj's and watched The Last Dragon and Hard Candy. There is no real situation where those movies should be shown together, but then again, I have some really fucking weird friends. If you've never seen The Last Dragon, then you don't know about the glory that is Sho Nuff. Google that shit and enjoy. It's blaxploitation at it's finest. As for Hard Candy, well...it'll make you think twice about talking to young girls online. As if Chris Hanson hadn't ruined that for you as is.

Enough about films, let's get into games. In today's recap, we've got a bevy of incredible Monthly Musings, the passing of The Age of Mascots, and blatant racism, of course.



*-Umm...wow. Who knew that Pong and Tetris were so fucking evil?

*-In this interesting Monthly Musing, nekobun finally blows the lid off this whole Pokemon thing.

*-megaStryke wants you to assess the games that you purchase, and see if you can't break out and get some different games.

*-EdgyDude lives up to his name and gives us a great blog about political correctness in games.

*-goodgamer77 uses his Monthly Musing to look at why we do th evil that we do.

*-GAT DAMN Funktastic! The compulsive collector just bought his 1000th game! Shit.

*-A great Monthly Musing about the most terrible thief ever, Link.

*-SURPRISE! kauza wrote an incredible blog today! This time it's about apologizing for the gaming transgressions of his you.



A-Bugsport takes a look at the business of the industry we've grown to love/loathe.

A-Are we long past the days of happy-go-lucky video game mascots?

S-MellowBunny runs into possibly the dumbest gamer I've ever heard of.

P-Those lazy FAILCAST bastards couldn't even come up with a title for this week.



W-JavTheGreat gave out a Bayonetta demo code this afternoon. Congrats Xzyliac!
 


E-Pics and happenings from the recent Dtoid San Fran NARP.

D-In case you haven't seen it, here's the L4D de-make, and some questions answered by the creator.  

S-Shin Oni takes over his 2nd day of dTunes.



N-A public service for the Aussies out there: How to get an uncensored L4D2.

N-Fantastic news! Looks like we're getting No More Heroes on the 360 and PS3 and Phoenix Wright on WiiWare!

N-YOU GET ALBERT WESKER AS A PLAYABLE CHARACTER IF YOU PRE-ORDER LOST PLANET 2.

N-Oh, damn, one of the new covers for the 200th Game Informer is DROP DEAD SEXY.

N-RAB gives us a bit of news on SSF4, including a video showcasing some of the new fighters.

V-Top reason to buy MW2: Bottle glitches.

T-KingSigy talks about the hot topic of the moment, No Russian.

T-Animated Toupee is a bit perturbed by New Super Mario Bros. Wii

D-doctor insidious is working on a game engine, and my head is hurting from all the programming mumbo-jumbo.



L-Nigga you racist.



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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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