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Cblogs of 03/26/14 + NIHILISMS

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Hello, Destructoid community bloggers. It's been a while yet.

Some of you may know me. Some of you may not. I am Nihil, a murder police in The Basement. I used to be a frequent blogger myself, on these here pages. There's a few excuses as to why I don't blog as much anymore. Foremost is because video games are horrible and should be banned and you all should be ashamed of yourselves. Secondly, it's none of your business. And last, your Mother.

BUT! I still care about reading your musings, so much so that I made a thread dedicated to showing Those Who Dwell Below what they're missing up here. A sorta cool-blogs-I-read-lately deal - not unlike these here recaps. And I have concluded, with my natural detective skills, that this made me a shoe-in as a reservist for the cblogs.

If you told me months and years and days ago that I would be a reserve recapper in 2014, I would've told you to shut up and go kill yourself. But now, in these dire times, it seems my services to the cblog community are required yet again.




* - Third Round of your MSpaints is go. You will literally get a cookie for each one you guess right.

* - Arsenic13 thinks about the children and the future of their online gaming environments.

* - Everyday Legend is a big fan of irony and corrupt politicians getting fucked in the ass. It just so happens I am as well.









I - HLBC is back, and explains why he hasn't made a blog in a while. His reasons are better than mine.


N - ktfX gives us the low-down on why Facebook buying out Oculus is pissing people off.

R - Old McDonald had a farm. And on that farm, he reviewed Silent Hill Shattered Memories, The Stanley Parable, and SteamWorld Dig. They're pretty okay.

R - Star Ocean is underrated, ROM'd, and reviewed. It's not piracy if they don't make 'em like they used to...

T - PopetheRev likes the Sonic and Outrun series, because they make him feel funny "down there".



A - A comic book review and recommendations by the elusive Hammershark.







Thus concludes our broadcast Recaps. Hope you enjoyed 'em. Thanks to Strider and Smurfee for the opportunity, and I'll see y'all 'round the bend!


--Nihil

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About Cblog Recaps

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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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