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Cblogs o' 2/8/14 + MacMangasms: Netlfix is ruining my life edition.

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The weather is miserable here in Pittsburgh. Absolutely fucking terrible. 



So, with going outside being a non-option. The past two weeks have been allllll about the netflix.



First off, Portlandia. That is the single, realest show I have ever seen in my life. Now, I've never been to Portland but so many of the personalities depicted in the show are so dead on, it hurts. Pretty sad my roommates and I already blew through that whole series.



But now we've gone and done it. Now, we've assured that I may never get any of my coursework done. We've decided to see what all the fuss is about with Dr. Who.





* - WTF is an MSX? Read this great trip down memory lane to find out.



A - EA is killing the games of M0rky's youth like Activision has gutted mine.

A - The times, they are a changing. Just gotta make a trip out to Japan to find an arcade, bro.

A - A fine rant on why guilds are the bane of WoW. I'd always thought it was the barrens chat.







S - Good guy, Destructiod staff.



T - Yet another reminder that Deadly Premonition is a must play.



A - I refuse to believe this was done on paint. Bravo.







Yeah, I'm fucked.

~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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