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Cblogs of 03/11/2009 + Sykisms

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If you haven't picked up this month's copy of Edge magazine then I highly suggest you do, it contains a few choice quotes from developers, PR people and the magazine's writers taken from the last 199 issues (its the magazine's 200th issue). Choice nuggets that say we were once excited for Daikentana. Also there's their latest top 100 list of the greatest videogames of all time, based on how they are to play today. Spoiler, Ocarina of Time is STILL the champion. Space Giraffe is also in the list.

Also I bought Peggle off XBLA today. Not much to say on that subject, its Peggle and its awesome. Xbox Live play is also brilliant. I annihilated the second player I took on.

Finally, its the Resident Evil 5 limb hunt in London this morning, if you're in London get down to Westminster Bridge at 11am to see the carnage.



* - OK, GrumpyTurtle finally gets a topsauce
* - A Monthly Musing post by Shipero. On Fanfiction.
* - AARON LINDE'S BONERQUEST!
* - First post from ReddenBlack and is a damn fine one
* - Topsauced BECAUSE I LAUGHED (and its my recap)



A - Are JRPGs too easy?
A - CHARGE SHOT! ABAGNALE IS OBESSED!!
S - AniWednesday is on, and still autoplays so still scaring the crap out of me
S - A new series by Mighty Pinto discusses games he's beaten



Street Fighter 4: VS Edition



hotlinked from Halolz.com



E - Dtoid San Francisco is having a TARP
E - Dtoid Austin are doing the same thing
E - UKNARP this weekend, also Simmy's mum is AWESOME (trust me)
E - Don't enter this L4D tourney, team 2 will kick your ass
S - Ballistic sold his Wii
S - Shin Oni has been away, I honestly hadn't noticed
S - Resident Evil 5 is NOT EASY
I - TatiCakes loves Prinny and making cakes
I - StriderX515 has the best analogy ever



N - RE Chronicles 2! WOO!
N - Atlus is having a few money problems
N - A new Street Fighter community has launched, picture above is likely related
N - A guy is sueing US Airways for losing his modded 360
T - Crystal Defenders thoughts plus bad BBCode
T - Empire: Total War is buggy as hell (apparantly)
T - Ninja Blade demopressions
R - Guitar Hero Arcade is still an Activision game
V - A new Deadly Creatures trailer, yeah



M - The opening fanfare to Square Enix's FF concert
F - The Valkyria Chronicles anime is looking good
F - Sylphx's Persona film is also looking good



L - Yahoo News has apparantly not seen a lolcat yet
L - Kezins is fat
R - A PS3 in a microwave
? - What the hell?



S - Slow, Covah got there first

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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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