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Cblogs of 08/26/2009 + Sykisms

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Assassin's Creed is a wonderful, beautiful game. I've been playing it a bit to prepare for the second one (I'm getting the Black Edition bitches) and it's just so much fun. Primarily dicking about really. Shoving my finger spike up the nutsacks of archers will never get old.



* - Gaming means getting away from everything in real life, including who we actually are.
* - REAL BOSS BATTLES DAMMIT
* - It's Warhawk's birthday! What have we learned?
* - PHOENIX WRIGHT MUSICAL HAS BEEN SUBBED!!
* - We could learn from videogame healthcare



A - Thoughts on Pilotwings and why a sequel is needed
A - 9 Original Xbox games to play on the 360 (Jet Set isn't compatible)
M - MUMMORPERGERS
M - Suck at games? Create your own!
S - More car analysis and track testing thanks to Forza 2 and the Nurburgring
S - Starting a look back over videogame TV in the UK
S - Dtunes day 3 for a guy whose username I'm too tired to even copy-pasta
S - No Aniwednesday this week, sorry
S - 20 days of Scribblenauts, how do Jimmles and Jack Thompson reach common ground?



C - Make a PS3 FNF header, win BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM(onpc)!!



E - Hosting a NARP? Here's some NARP tracking software! Also EuroNARP 2!
E - Yay. PAX.
E - Woo. PAX.
E - Yeah I'm not going alright, I knew I would feel like this
S - Molotov Cocktail goes through some games from her childhood
S - Videogames changed this guys life, but I'm not convinced for the better
S - A single one, I'll put here. SilverDragon's Dtoid love
C - DJDuffy weighs in on the Shadow Complex bullshit
C - Random thoughts, from Brutal Legend to the rape that is Spring 2010
I - Weaponeer is heer and angry about Games for Windows Live not being given the respect the steaming pile of turd clearly deserves
H - That's a custom stick? Anyway Michi has a new setup while his 360 is revived
B - RAB IS 21! BEERS ARE ON HIM!!
RIP - It didn't red ring, but Superhobo's 360 has still passed on



N - Venezuela is trying to ban videogames
N - EGM is back December 1st seemingly
R - Reviewing Mass Effect's new DLC
R - ZServ on Shadow Complex
R - Pedrovay on Metroid Prime Trilogy
R - Arkham Asylum
T - Thoughts on Need for Speed: Nitro
T - Juggs' thoughts on the WET demo
T - Wolfenstein thoughts



F - A load of info on MGS: Philanthropy, a fan movie
F - Review of Hot Shots! The greatest Top Gun piss take of all time.



L - My money's on Sonic



F - If the blog is going to be redundant, why not hide it?
F - Saved by the comments, but too little too late
F - We didn't want or need a video

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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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