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Cblogs of 02/25/2009 + Sykisms

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I'm tired and need to fap, so I'll make this short. I love Street Fighter 4. Also a recent Rock Band purchase has made me decide that My Sharona has the greatest guitar solo of all time.



* - Dtoid's 3rd Birthday, the art project needs you!

* - Maxpower can have my babies, check out his Bowser helmet
* - THIS IS AWESOME!!
* - GamingGoddess has some research for you
* - .......Wow
* - This is class right here



A - JerinsFury doesn't finish games, he's not the only one
A - Games Machine wants on his handheld
M - Living The Dream by NihonTiger90
S - What 4 characters should be on the Gaming Mt. Rushmore?
S - G Gundam leaves Aniwednesday after tonight, make the most of it



C - POKEMON TOURNAMENT!!



H - GrumpyTurtle says his setup isn't epic, I beg to differ
S - Nex's goodbye blog was on the frontpage when I first visited
I - TMRevolver has come to tell us he doesn't mingle well
E - Help revive Shadowrun



N - Braid coming to Steam, Rev Anthony found drowned in semen
N - KILLZONE STREET DATE BROKEN! GO!
N - New Touhou Project game, ERECTION GET!
N - Square have sued the tits off Gunblade ripoffs
N - Free Castle Crashers DLC codes, probably all gone now
T - Megatron looks back over Bioshock
T - Thoughts on Yakuza 3, and a possible way to get a western release
T - Corican's first impressions of Killzone 2
T - Could multiplayer Dead Rising work?
T - Sony starting to breathe life back into the PSP
T - Alex's impressions of Mirror's Edge PC
R - Derrick reviews Street Fighter 4, sort of
R - Prinny is a game for MEN!!
V - Check out Korea's Tekken 6 tournament



A - Darkair found some neat Mario paintings
A - Some image tips from Trev
A - All Earthbound fans need to check this out
F - Scarecrow kicks one movie in the Dragonballs
M - Music here



V - I don't know what's going on here
V - Allowed because I freaking love The Onion



F - NO! Which is ON backwards
F - Still no, you linked us to all the info you have here last time
F - A question like this should go in the forums, they don't bite anymore

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FPoTD

Really don't know why I'm putting that there, as I have this to do again tomorrow night.
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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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