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Cblogs o' 2/17/2014 + A Very Valentine's-ee MacMangasms

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Hope you all had a good Valentine's Day Weekend. I know I did. Wanna know why? Cause my date was Kevin fucking Spacey.



I can't get over how good House of Cards is. I love it, and normally I detest political dramas. Never liked The West Wing, loathed Commander in Chief, and utterly abhorred Franklin & Bash.



But House of Cards man. Maybe it's that Breaking Bad has given me a taste for a good anti-hero, and I mean a GOOD anti-hero. Piss off Low Winter Sun.



I'm only halfway through the new season and I can't believe all that has happened. My roommates are just now at the end of the first season and the difference between where I am and where they are would have been three seasons worth of plot developments on any other show. It's dense, it's fairly fucked up, and Spacey pretty much does the best southern accent ever. I love it.





* - Never seen a blog done in Spanish before so I'm just gonna assume it's fantastic.

* - I'm a sucker for a good rant about MS



A - Some MvC3 endings that would be delightful

A - All the Lone Survivor Feels.

S - The Devastation Continues...







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R - "This game should not be fun, but it sure is" I really wanna play Soul Blazer now.



A - Another awesome edition of Destructiod on Paint



R - struggles



S - Love ain't in the air when it comes to video spam.



~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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