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Cblogs of 04-27-09 and ScottyGasms

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Hello my pretties. I'm actually at work right now, taking a break from yet another late night to provide you with a cblog recap. Shame Youtube is so addictive, or I might have gone home by now. :P

At least I have the Baltimore NARP this weekend to look forward to. :D

It was brought up in a previous recap I did that I should change my avatar back from this:


To what it originally was, which is still what I link to at the bottom of my recaps (opps):


What do you think? The original was a picture taken on the balcony of an old apartment, and of course is a Mr. Destructoid papercraft that sadly didn't survive my last move. The new one is an crop/edit of the title screen of The Man Who Killed Batman, one of the more entertaining episodes from Batman: The Animated Series.



*- Awesome, and disturbing, doodles from GrumpyTurtle
*- Hey, I remember playing that in the arcade! It was brilliant! Shame it wasn't on the UGC


A- Between eating peeps, Brad imagines Duke Nukem in the Fallout 3 universe... minus the babes
P- The first episode of Unlimited Continues records tonight
P- Refused Classification Podcast episode 3 records tonight
S- It's Game Boy people! Not Gameboy. Yesh...


I- Welcome Circuitbomb, who apparently ignores the "flames will be ignored" part of his bio
H- Wow... Zoel has a sweet collection
I- 10 things about Otomiruninja, who makes me feel a lot better about my life <3
S- Wow... an dead mall is pretty depressing
S- Doomsday Forte has a chance encounter with a Tatsunoko vs Capcom arcade cabinet


N- Nintendo makes a new patent. Possibly entering the computer market?
N- Konami dropped Six Days In Fallujah? Aw... :'(
R- Cadtalfryn gives initial impressions of Resident Evil 5
T- Cavalier shares his love for Secret of Mana
R- Nice Peggle review, but definitely needs pictures :P
R- Styles B LKV isn't a fan of the Saints Row 2 DLC
T- coonskin looks how review scores match up with game sales
T- PaperBowser0 gives thoughts on Half Life's story


A- Awesome Bomberman hat sees its completion!
A- Mikey shows off his entry for Pendleton's tattoo design contest. I liked it
S- Garrison, who apparently has a bottomless carpetbag, shows off his haul from Japan


C- Short blog with really no point, but a picture of the Game Boy Camera saves the day!
R- "what if" gaming magazine covers created by Gamespy... I liked PlanetFargo/Daily Victim better
C- Boatz discovers griefers, whining ensues
?- Krahsh wants to believe in magic, I want to believe I understood this


F- Meh review, and I just don't find Freezecracker/Geoff stuff very funny
F- Spam post, which didn't even have a link to the game's website
F- I hope I'm that flexible when I'm an old woman

- 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!

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