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Cblogs of 05-04-09 and ScottyGasms

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Hello once again, and welcome to the boo-urns known as Mondays. This Monday deserves an extra boo-urns, as it marked the end of the Baltimore Narp. :(



Epic times were had at the narp, and while I'm sadly still way too tired to properly give out my love I do want to thank Hito for being nice and/or crazy enough to let us all come over to his house and play with his amazing toys. It was great seeing some of you all once again, and a pleasure meeting more of you. <3

Sadly, nobody caught swing flu. :'(


*- Collection of Baltimore Narp recaps
*- Eric M would absolutely hate Nethack (yeah... I know it's not an MMO)
*- unangbangkay defends the Playstation trophies
*- The Dtoid community discusses competitive gaming


M- MarginalMeaning talks about Zombies... but wasn't this topic for April?
S- The Phantom Gamer looks back at the ever gross Boogerman
S- Flamecondor continues his 20 Game Boy games in 20 days run
S- Harassment Panda reminds us to be MANLY
M- Monodi contributes to this month's Monthly Musing... smells of pork
M- For their Monthly Musing, Xenoaroe explores Star Wars Galaxies
M- Another Monthly Musing, featuring the world of Final Fantasy X: Spira
P- BC podcast, episode 9 is out!
M- Masharu's Monthly Musing entry, looking at the world of Fallout 3
M- The Phantom Gamer gets scary with his Monthly Musing, talking about Raccoon City


C- DarwinMayflower's top 10 greatest video game movies... and I liked FF:TSW. :'(
D- Electro Lemon gives those poor Mac users a new and improved RSS widget to play with!
S- nilcam and Street Fighter IV take a break from each other. No word on how the kids are taking it
S- NihonTiger90 asks what we got this last week, among other things
I- FalconReaper's PS3 died... passes the time by making an introduction
C- I'm surprised he still has them considering he hates them so...
S- Samit gets a wake up call on his birthday
H- Styles B LK's older system setup, and... wait... McDonald's sells sweet tea?


R- SuitcoatAvenger reviews X-Men Origins: Wolverine game
V- Gameplay video of TMNT: Turtles in Time for XBLA
T- n3rv3 lists the top ten things they want in Bioshock 2
R- BrainLazy tells us why X-Men Origins: Wolverine sucks and is awesome
R- Kraid tries to convince us to buy Velvet Assassin with blatant T&A use
T- Bwark Kupo shows Fallout 3 some love. I've never played a Fallout game either :'(
C- Kain's nice ass must be from all that walking in place he does
D- Vedicardi2 promotes their Frets on Fire pack
T- Benson's introduction, which is just a big piece on why FF6 is better than 7 :P
T- Nicely written, but preview is your friend... and fuck you, SMB2 is awesome :P
R- Mozgus (who I didn't think was being a troll) really didn't like X-Men Origins: Wolverine


A- Close enough to be art. Plus it made Zombie Alex come
F- Bwark Kupo attempts to convince us to watch Sockbaby
S- Danzflor shows off his contest winning swag
A- CTZ-verine being the best as what he does


R- Bwark-Kupo blogs yet again today, showing off a pretty sweet Zelda poem
L- A laugh to end off another recap. Thanks SuitcoatAvenger!


F- Xtreme fail
F- Cool link, but fail blog and fail angtsy comments from some. Nice to see a new facepalm picture though
S- Weren't these sold out over a week ago?

- 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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