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Cblogs of 09/02/2009 + Sykisms

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A game came out on Xbox Live Indie Games today called Avatar Golf. Download it now because it's brilliant.

So there's lots of stuff going on this weekend. A massive event is happening in a country I'm currently not in and that makes me annoyed. Yes the epic gaminggasm that is EURONARP kicks off on Friday in Belgium. Oh yeah, and there's something going on in Seattle as well I think.

I hate everyone who's currently in or on their way to Seattle.



* - Upgreyedd AKA Hans Wuerflein is in the OMEGATHON!!
* - Ho-ly Shit. Building the freaking bus from Brutal Legend. FAP
* - Damn you Pendelton, have a look at his exclusive PAX buttons
* - How Julie Andrews makes Silent Hill 2 terrifying
* - While PAX rolls on, the FOPs will dance for your amusement
* - Damn Nilcam, stop making awesome fighting sticks



A - Why Morality is Shit
A - Why Shovelware exists
M - Not every problem is a nail, not every troll needs banning
M - Facts and opinions, know the difference
M - This is about Jesus, I kinda switched off
M - STOP COMPLAINING
M - How about maybe playing videogames together?
S - Old School Games looks at the turd heap that is Karnov
S - AniWednesday is kinda random this week
S - Dtunes looks at Aziz, a crossdresser who keeps the beard. Classy.
S - Continuing to play Pathlogic, now into Day 12
P - Drunkcast 7 is now available with added Keener
P - The Aussies are also doing a podcast
P - Failcast still exists?



Keep moving....



E - Zen Albatross is going to be rocking some live chiptunes at PAX
E - The PAX Drinking Game: Sponsored by Drunkcast
S - When you get a new PS3, the hard-drive problems start
S - Here's what PAX means to Nukka Jdav
S - Oh man, Elem got Swine Flu 2 days before PAX. I genuinely feel for you my friend
S - Trust me, you're not the only one who doesn't finish games
C - Golden Robot? Paid subscriptions don't work on sites like Dtoid
C - What does one pack for PAX? Lube immediately springs to mind. Plenty of it too.
C - More PAX shenanigans, what about the bits of America that don't have a coastline?
C - Doing anything for 9/9/09?
S - Subenu's Dreamcast is now called Topher the Second



N - Good Old Games are having a sale to celebrate their first birthday, 2 for 1 on all Interplay games!
N - Bit.Trip Void announced, I think I'm the only one who doesn't think much of the Bit.Trip games.
R - Dexter reviews Prototype
R - Defense Grid, it's pretty good
T - A look at Fossil Fighters, a game involving dinosaurs. Keep this away from Wardrox for all our sakes.
T - Demopressions of WET
T - Thoughts on a pair of free games, Maple Story and Combat Arms
D - New trailer for Igneous, an indie game that will be playable at PAX
D - Have a little look at The Bridge, another indie game



Nope, nothing.



C - Expand on this a bit and you might have a discussion on your hands



O - Guitar Hero Arcade, also Elvis died
F - Yeeeah no.

>NJ

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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.

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