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Cblogs of 07/15/2009 + Sykisms

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I can't think of anything to put here. So here's a photo of Wardrox.





* - MUSTACHE!!
* - Excellent article about ending a videogame
* - An excellent set of thoughts without being tl:dr
* - Mave on being a christian gamer, there's a lot to take in here but you should certainly read it
* - 10 Essential Community Games (my blog, my recap, my rules)



A - Spoilers in an analysis of Max Payne 2's story
A - Here's why you need to play Way of the Samurai 3
A - Dear GuuZilla (this is actually funny)
A - L4D2 LOL RACISM!
A - A rundown of what's going down at EVO '09
A - Games being delayed is great!
S - Old School Games returns with Super Godzilla
S - Have you played Gregory's Horror Show?



Nothing to put here, so have a photo of Jim Sterling.





S - Dtoid NY has the Facebooks and Twitters
S - Drel's mother has cancer, go give her and him some love



N - Sony are rumoured to be working on their own virtual gameshow, it's not a 1 vs 100 copy, it's a very good idea wherever it happens
N - The Evo fighting game tournament starts in a day
N - New fightsticks from MadCatz
N - Jenova Chen thinks games should be more artistic, nice work to beat the front page
N - Atlus' new PSP game is named!
T - Trev doesn't like Battlefield 1943
T - Fallout 3 ruined Fallout 1+2
T - TripleZero on the latest Killzone 2 update
V - This is what happens when you release a game on PC
V - New trailer for Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, looking very interesting
V - New game, new dickhead technique. Kamikaze in Battlefield 1943



A - I would be genuinely scared of this thing
A - 8-bit Keyboard Cat for Faith
F - Cowzilla reviews Harry Potter 6
S - JohnnyViral got a swagpack from Kazua



L - The L Block wants justice



F - Hoborg, you all know what to expect

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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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