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Cblogs of 03/26/10 + Mousisms

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So, this week was my friends birthday and, like most people do, he decided to have a birthday party. I went round to his house with everything you take to a birthday party, only to find that I was the first one there. Now, for some bizarre reason, he had set up his old PSone and challlenged me to a duel. If I could get through the entirety of Crash Bandicoot, he would give me half of his birthday money.

I almost had it. I had gotten to the third island when that stupid machine gun boss killed me. Sweet! After that, more and more people started to arrive, including some drag queens (Why they were there is beyond me.) I barely remember the rest of the evening, but I DO remeber waking up next to a naked man. At this point I left the house, because enough was enough.

Also, Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver came out yesterday! I'm planning on getting it today or tommorow. I'll post back here with my friendcode if anyone wants it.

Now on with the caps...



*-Topsauced for AdoptAnAvtar.

*-nekobun writes a fantastic blog about Game Room for Xbox Live.

*-lwelyk does a hilarious monthly musing about Pokemon.

*-Elsa writes another topsauce-worthy blog, this time about swearing.

*-Griff looks at some parts of games he could do all day.

*-Sterotoid is still awesome.

*-Obscurer Tribune epsiode 39.



A-TheDRMaster writes an ode to the automatic shotgun.
A-Jomonoe writes about gaming's future effect on parenting. Interesting read here.
A-Gabriel Silverwolf writes about hype.
M-Immature MM, but who cares about immaturity, it's still funny.



W-Phantomile won the Killer7 contset.
C-Comment and win a free copy of Torchlight on Steam!
C-Ramalho is holding a contest for a 2000 Wii point card. Euro gamers only.



F-IronPikeman does the PS3 FNF blog.
I-Welcome, Mark Oleski!
I-Welcome, Gabriel Silverwolf!
I-Welcome, Karutomaru.



R-God of War 3 review.
R-MowDownJoe does a "Shaky-Cam" review.
R-Cave Story WiiWare review.
T-mjemirzian's thoughts on Resonance of fate.
T-TonicBH's impressions of the game room.
V-Bronte is excited by the new Secret World trailer.
$-Gemsi is at your service once again.



M-Guncannon's reversed music mindteasers.



L-Funny PAX related Tycho and Gabe strip.
L-Funny Ice Climber blog from Mr Poe
L-Iamagirlelfsexshop shows us the idiocy of some people.
V-Jazzpanda shows us the amazing GDCvault, where you can watch videos from, well, GDC.
C-Please add to this a bit next time.
C-EMBED! LINKS!
C-I feel bad putting this here, but it smells of spam to me. Sorry.
?-Something happened in the forums, but Clown Baby isn't revealing what it was.



S-Let the meme die, please.
F-Well done. Not only did you forget to put a title on your blog, 22 words and a link do not make a blog.
F-Occam's picture is a million times better than your blog. Also, it's "here", not "hear".
F-A first for Destructoid - German spam.

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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!

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