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Cblog recaps of 12/1/17, 12/8/17, and 12/15/17+Where the sidewalk ends

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First of all I apologize for this being as late as it is, I'll be setting it to come out yesterday but I wrote it on Sunday. Honestly, normally I would write up something of prodigious girth but as many of you have no doubt noticed the blogs are in a pretty bad way right now. Whether or not some of you will even be able to read this is not known to me, hence me not musing on something else.

Since the day before American Thanksgiving-which is like other thanksgivings but with more freedom and gun violence-the blogs have been loading horrendously slowly or not at all and its made reading them a bit of a mess here or there. That in turn has somewhat lowered the volume of blogs we've been getting and that's why this is a three week recap-that only has about 6 blogs. Its really impacted peoples willingness to write and it saddens me to see. Even my own latest blogs shillposts had people saying they couldn''t access my blog to read it despite wanting to. 

This isn't an accusatory post or anything-merely a statement of affairs and where things stand for the blogs as of now. I'm sure the wheels are turning in the background to figure out whats going on and how to fix it, and I hope they come to their conclusion soon so we the blogs can get back to being in a state of better health.

Onto recaps!

S - Virtua Kazama provides a look into the current state of Virtua Fighter 3tb-a game that came out in 1997 and apparently still has tournaments going on here or there.

S - Virtual Kazama has another one for you, detailing a pro-wrestler who took on the identity of a video game character in order to sell a game and try to make it bigger in the pro-wrestling thing. Because life is a strange thing.

A - Once again Virtua Kazama writes up a little something for Virtua Fighting month, and discusses experiences playing Virtua Fighter 4 and 5.

C - Cedi muses on patreons now backpedaled plans to force supporters to pay the cost that creators used to deal with from their pledges and their own personal musings on starting a patreon or a drip to earn a bit of income from writing blogs while potentially trying to get writing for a site. I find myself in a similar boat-I've considered Patreon to potentially make a dollar or two for a blog and I've also aimed at getting onto Dtoids FP in some capacity, and I have to say that yeah I'm on board with this blogs concerns. It really is distressing to see such a well loved platform make such a huge blunder without even realizing that creators might not want that, and seeing the loss of support a lot of creators have suffered because of this blunder is also distressing. We'll see if Patreon keeps its nose clean going forward, but I'm guessing Drips going to have more steam in the engine at this juncture.

F - With his thoughts on The Last Jedi comes rico, here to share his visions of porgs and also possibly other stuff with you.

May your fission be binary and your growth forever exponential.

 

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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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