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Cblogs of 08/09/13 and 08/16/13 + bbainisms

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Hello friends! I'm giving you two Fridays' worth of blogs today, because it seems last Friday's recaps were forgotten about while I was on vacation. And speaking of my vacation, I had a lovely time in North Carolina last week with my family. Got to chill out on the beach, swim in the waves, and pick up a wild horseshoe crab. Those things are pretty bizarre! Anyway, it was a very relaxing week and a much needed break from work. 

While on vacation, I also played a bit of Wario Land 3, my first venture into the Wario Land series. I'm really enjoying it, and plan to pick up 4 at some point as well. I love Wario's wacky animations; flailing around in the water, wobbling up ladders, shouldering enemies into oblivion. He's definitely a unique player character. 



I also got to show my 4-year-old niece how to play the game, after her curiosity was piqued by watching me play. She was pretty good, too! She figured out how to defeat those polar bears that shoot ice at you all by herself, even though she couldn't figure out where she was supposed to go after that (she's 4 though, give her a break!). Moments like that make me excited to be an uncle. I probably won't have any children of my own to introduce to video games, but introducing my nieces to them is surely just as fulfilling! I've already played some other Nintendo games with her at my sister's house, like Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3D World Runner (she especially liked that one, for some reason). And during my last vacation, my other niece watched me play some Shadow of the Colossus, and she seemed to really enjoy it, as she gasped and rooted for me to win. Being an uncle can be fun :)

* - MeanderBot shares his pictures from MAGfest 2013, hanging out with some Dtoiders and listening to awesome live music!

* - TitusGroan has a plan to make the Wonderful 101 super successful! Just gotta rile some people up first...

S - OpiumHerz has some more facts for us about censorship in Germany, this time dealing with Saints Row!

A - Nihil asks an interesting question: What if another game ended up becoming as popular as Call of Duty, maybe something like Dark Souls? What would the industry and the attitudes of gamers be like then?

A - taterchimp was very entertained by a certain match during a DOTA tournament.

A - TheManchild is right, death threats are never okay.

M - Spieler Dad claims he is boring to game with, he just plays games to relax.

M - Gaming with lazyhoboguy sounds like it would be pretty entertaining!

P - Apparently, this is Go for Rainbow Podcast vs. the Indoor Kids Podcast. Not sure what that means exactly...





E - Grab your Skullgirls PC beta key while you still can!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PC + PhilKenSebben decides to help out!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PC + Final Fantasy MMOs!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + Ass & titties!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + Spaghetti westerns!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Avatar adoption!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Hype!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + Wonderful 101!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + Buses!

T - Hound of Hades seems pretty certain that Grand Theft Auto V is going to be the best game ever.

N - Video Game High School now has its own video game!

D - johnmasterlee is working on a game called Spark Rising, and you might have a chance to play it for free.

$ - August 9th UK releases and bargains!

$ - August 16th UK releases and bargains!





V - Greshhy made a video about Far Cry 3.

C - Hubert shares his love of fighting games! It's a little hard to follow, but he seems enthusiastic at least.

C - jonathannlewiss discusses some gaming laptops.

C - Dr Batch gives us an underwhelming introduction post.

C - Jawsh links us to a YouTube video about Conker's Bad Fur Day. Could use a little something to make the blog more interesting though... maybe personal thoughts on the game?

? - I thought this was a joke at first, but I guess I was wrong. I mean, I love marine life and think sharks are pretty cool, but I also don't see anything wrong with being able to kill them in a video game.

F - I read this and then read TitusGroan's blog, and laughed. Maybe it's all part of the master plan?

F - treeman26 makes a rather weak correlation between video games and the fall of religion.

F - There seems to have been an error here.

F - This is definitely forum material.

F - Be a little more confident, man! As it stands, I definitely do not want to watch your video.



- bbain

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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.

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