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Hello! You might be wondering where Qalamari is. Well, we decided it might be beneficial to us both to try switching up days. We might wind up going back to our original days, for this week you'll have to bear with us and our CRAZY scheduling!

I saw Watchmen tonight, and I gotta say I don't remember the last movie I watched that had more penis than breast. Glowing blue penis at that! I was discussing with my roommates about how Dr. Manhattan should've been naked when he fought in 'Nam, and I commented on how he could've used his penis to crush the soldiers instead of just blowing them up.

Gaming wise, I starting playing my recently acquired copy of Link's Awakening DX. Just as good as I remember, and since the colour is provided via the Super Game Boy instead of the Game Boy Color I can play it on my nice 42" LCD screen in full colour!


*- I'll never play Killzone 2, but I dug this guide to the multiplayer
*- Dtoid Community Discusses 10: Iconic Games
*- sickNasty gives us a slick preview of some games from Muse
*- SurplusGamer gets bit by the nostalgia bug, and reminices


M- Chooly compares the new Street Fighter flick to Bioshock and Dante's Interno ;)
M- SephirothX explores the Halo universe
A- Geese is a badass, but doesn't improve Boot To The Head


S- NihonTiger90 brags about getting World of Goo for $5, when some of us paid $10 over the holidays... :(
C- Kind of a copout top ten list, but decent enough
T- Uber Mashu comtemplates buyer's remorse
I- Meet Captain Foolage!
C- Bugsport warns us of future bloggings
C- Does being in control make horror games better than horror movies?
D- Dead Movie Star gives us... Podcast games? I'll have to check this when it isn't 1:30am :D
C- Ug, the dreaded "gaming to do list"
S- Nilcam looks back on his SFIV experiences and progress



V- RE5 alternate costumes... GO ZEBRA PIMP, GO!!
R- Ckarasu tells us about an old GBC game we may have missed
D- Something about Bioshock 2, but I can't stop staring at the console things on the sidebar long enough to read it
R- Nice overview of Team Fortress 2, even if the writer likes... Arena *shudder*
R- Joining the cavalcade of retro reviews, Bwark-Kupo talks about Banjo Kazooie
R- Ckarasu talks about Okin Sphere
T- A borderline (sadly, as it's good) tl;dr writeup on Flatout: UC
R- Mighty Pinto talks about Syndicate, and I wonder if these should be reviews
N- Jonathan Holmes previews Gradius Rebirth for the Wii
T- oberoi wonders if Clock Tower 3 really did suck
R- BrainLazy reviews Halo Wars


A- More awesome art from GrumpyTurtle!
A- Retro car gets retro paintjob
S- Mxyzptlk unboxes his Blitz II contest winnings!
A- ekoala2002 turns an Animal Crossing addiction into something useful


L- GamingGoddess tries to convince us gamer girls aren't worth it... I'm still not convinced
C- A rather brief review of Halo Wars
C- Sorry, I just don't like the generic video set to loud music thing


F- Might actually be good, but it's so blatently a copy/pasta blog that wasn't proofread via preview
F- Fuck you I like Blondie :p



- ScottyG <3
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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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