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Cblogs of 1/14/10 + Strykisms

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So... check out those NPD numbers today?

Wii at 3.81 million units for December? DS at 3.31 million? Jesus Christ, Nintendo. Jesus Christ. Swimming in pools filled with Cristal and Courvoisier, smoking blunts rolled in the fuckin' Dead Sea scrolls... that's like a slow Thursday afternoon for these Captains of Industry. Jesus Christ.

And what have you done with your life lately? Got engaged? Had a baby? Beat cancer? You're a loser.




*- January 26 should be a national holiday.

*- SimonSaysDie's wrote a very personal piece on why gaming is the most engrossing entertainment medium.

*- Man-lympics. Totally stupid, but... c'mon! MAN-LYMPICS!


A- The Great Arnoldo muses why games make us angry.
A- Lord The Night Knight says games can be "art" but shouldn't have to be.
A- the7k demands that these ten Dreamcast games come to XBLA/PSN.
S- sheppy calls Miyamoto out of his throne room up on Mt. Olympus.
M- Blindfire paints a bleak but very possible future for gaming.
M- Frohike imagines a future were games do more to make you feel uneasy in unfamiliar situations.
P- Animucast 4 is coming, is very naughty.





S- the Tyke had an issue in his local game store the other day.
S- The-Excel has a working Dreamcast again!
S- drizzt has not been spending every waking moment perfecting his skills in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer.
S- ChillyBilly got a boatload of crap over the holidays!
I- Hi, LazyEyelids! Welcome to the Sterling Zone!
R- Zcdrike's third PS3 just borked. Jesus.
R- And now... LegendPenguin's 360.


P- MAG is coming, people. Brace yourselves.
T- ygro wok pumps himself up for Heavy Rain with another run through Indigo Prophecy.
T- Demon's Souls is a way of life for Radical Derringer.
D- AJN256 is drawing the plans for an environmental-awareness game called Detrium.





R- Net Neutrality: It's a topic all of us here should care about.


F- Ooooh! Almost a full day without a single fail. Almost.
F- Why at the end of the day? Why!?


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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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