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Cblogs of 04/14/2010 + Sykisms

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Penis penis penis penis penis penis. I've taken to saying penis as a greeting when I enter a room lately. Also I've sucked at recapping lately, 1 late recap, 1 missed recap last week (a change in recap computer which screwed me over) and now an ON TIME RECAP! Check the skies.

Videogames videogames videogames. I haven't exactly been playing much lately. It's been bitesized nuggets of gameplay when I feel like it. Instead I've been doing not much again. It's really quite hard to think of what I've really been doing lately.

Oh right, I've gone into election mode. I'm a hopeless election addict and it's my home country heading towards one this time. I have manifestos to read, news to watch and read and come May 6th an entire glorious night of coverage to obsess over courtesy of the hilarious Jeremy Paxman and hopefully the insanity of the BBC's graphics department.

I need help. Oh well, here are some blogs and the answer to that most critical question. Where did I put Beyamor's quest for Failtoid blog?



* - I won't keep you waiting, Beyamor gets Topsauce because his #2 is still making me giggle
* - Good rant, Apple aren't nearly as safe among nerds now everyone else is catching up
* - What the original Xbox Live (being deactivated today as you read this) means to Alakaiser
* - Related to the above blog, Tarvu's hosting one final blowout to say goodbye to Halo 2
* - Dear Niero, can we have a Dreamtoid category in the Cblogs?



A - Thoughts on games that repeat the same formula
A - My dear DtoidUK bretheren Anus questions how badly Harmonix have dropped the ball with Green Day Rock Band
M - Why there's crying in baseball, also sports
S - Comments of the Week time (also featuring the greatest Sonic 4 theory EVER)
P - What's arousing, fapworthy and contains Jim Sterling? Nicole Wiebe. Also SEGA Addicts 6
P - RDS 8, featuring the Ikaruga



C - DJVLive is giving out copies of AvP2000 and has some of his own AvP memories in here



S - Dtoid Midwest has a Facebook group now
I - Dynomice has the latest in a long line of excellent intros



N - Batthink found this list in the Telegraph newspaper, interesting (if badly titled) stuff
N - Demon's Souls is coming to Europe ABOUT FUCKING TIME
N - A petition's started up to cut Brazil's ridiculous videogame taxes



A - Enkido made art, also SHARK
A - GAME CAKE!! Grimspoon's Day of the Tentacle cake
F - Xandaca saw Clash of the Titans, poor guy
M - Guncannon showcases some of his favourite MMX intro stage remixes



? - This is certainly quite random, especially as a first blog



F - OK, some context would be nice, else this is just pointless rage
F - I don't feel good failing this, especially with the comments being brutal (and hilarious)
F - There are adverts in my Cblogs
F - uck off


(NJ, also ZOMG I ACTUALLY PUT MY AVATAR IN HERE)

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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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