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Cblogs of 02/03 & 02/04 + Striderisms

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Now that the topic has been given some time, I think the blogs for the Blogger's Wanted topic have gained significantly more quality. It was a much better time reading through some more established opinions rather than the first bunch who decided to spill their guts early.

Oh yeah, by the way, Phil is having surgery, so I'm filling in.



Speaking of Phil, we officially recorded our 9th episode of the Fapcast, so look forward to that. We talked about Fire Emblem Awakening a bit, which let's me segue into this nasty little dust up going on. If you were looking forward to getting the game today on Feb 4, you were most likely surprised to find out it's not available. There's a range of responses. Many places see their shipments delayed. Others see the street date was never actually made clear and it's actually Feb 8. Others still think their's is coming tomorrow, Feb 5. All I know is that a special Marth DLC is out Feb 4. Not the game see? Though after just now checking the eShop, it is available to digitally download. Early downloaders caution that the file size is huge though. Having Streetpass on for even just three games is a pain to rotate to keep the slots open so maybe having a digital title would make things easy. But I'm not going for it if the game will take up most of my memory space!

Also, I think it's worth breaking out these classic blogs I wrote. Sex was just a tangential relation but they're extremely appropriate considering everyone and their counselor wants to talk about it. Of course, my official blog on the Blogger's Wanted topic will be publishing some time this week.

Today, I thought about oversexualization...

A discussion about Catherine with my girlfriend

I'm happy Pixel talked about Catherine so highly. It's a game with good themes and design if you get around ZOMG BLOCK PUZZLES.

Also, I'm enjoying my new iPhone too much. More Wednesday!



* - A deep, deep dive on the concept of how the project of gamers onto our favorite, complex past time and the psychological science behind it

* - Give Proteus a try. It looks like a bold new take, if at least on interactive art

* - Barricus' blog response to Holme's comment contrasts the merit of several powerful artistic pieces against how he feels so little for video games

* - REAL TALK about GAMES AND SEX

* - Play Ni No Kuni, win at life. It's good people

* - Exploring the concepts of sex across different games and what it stands to represent

A - jetpacksheep is interested in the rise of the F2P model

A - Gaming for adults. Something with depth and spice. That's for Dagiarrat

A - For randombullseye, the jewel of his backlog so far was Ni No Kuni

M - What's up with sex and zombies?

A - SuperCrow actually isn't completely against multiplayer in singleplayer affairs so long as it has context

A - Bibbly's doom cast of PS3 is marked with rage and condemnation

A - Challenging the assumption that controllers are capable of evolving further in design





F - THE PUPPY BOWL HAS COME FOR THE WEEKEND WARRIORS

I - Congratulations Virturoid. You know how to make a review

V - I feel like I'm gonna throw up but sharkboi's attempt at the Temple of Light is pretty passable considering a novice background

T - Cap of Zanarkand liked Sonic 4. WHAT NOW HATERS.

D - Edge of Space continues to develop at a steady pace with new features

N - Skid Row finds that Omerta has their DLC 12 days early

T - CodeFire is flabberghasted at EA's draconian DRM for SimCity

T - Mario 64 > Banjo-Kazooie. Got a problem? Take it up with Carbon

V - Travis enjoyed what Crysis 3 has to offer

T - Infinitestrike didn't like Hitman Absolution





? - WARNING: Seriously. Don't click on this if you're easily frightened. This is like, creepypasta levels of scary

L - PUPPYYYYYYYYY BOOOOOOOWWWLLLLL TWENTY-THIRTEEN!






~ StriderHoang


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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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