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Those familiar with my caps might know that I need a fill sometimes because my work requires I travel. Sure enough! I had to leave the night the night after the PS4 launch... for two weeks....



After making the obligatory "first world problem" joke. It's killing me that I have an unopened PS4 back at home waiting for me. Won't be able to play for another week and a half. I must admit, I am anxious as all hell to dive into Killzone and NBA2K14. But what makes me all the more anxious... is that infamous Blue Pulsing Light O' Pain and D3ath.



It would be some real shit to come home to a broken console. I know Sony will fix it, if the unlikely happens. I've simply gone through too many fuckin 360s to be comfortable. 



What's everyone think of their PS4 so far???



* - The Distinguished Fanboy is right. I usually figure things get out of hand when it makes in on to CNBC.



A - Has the internet seriously conditioned me to think this was leading to a half life 3 confirmed joke? Regardless I love the game that's picked as the 7th gen's best. MATH!

S - All I can say about this blog is How the fuck did I miss this game?!

A - Silvy got the blue light of death. I am terrified of this happening after 5 Xboxes.

A - Some experienced words on the new consoles. Loved teh Arial font.

A - Pocketoid records... today!



C - What game will be Crackity's Monday night steam game? Vote now!



I - Looking forward to future blogs on the Dev Side! Everyone say hello if you haven't in the comments already.



T - Some Sen no Kiseki first impressions. Looks cool.

$ - Respect the Wii U black friday shopper.







V - Watch the video Jonathan Holes called "Adorbs" !



Really hope the damn thing isn't broken.



~MacManus

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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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