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Cblogs of 1/18/09 + SilverDragonisms

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It is just me, or have a lot of the older members of Destructoid completely stopped posting as of late. Well that's not true, because a lot of the older members have come out to post about the recent drama. Not counting that though, it really doesn't fell like the older members are posting anymore. I don't know why that is, but I do know it has left the Cblogs feeling very empty and "blah" lately.

This emptiness, left by some of the older members, has started to be filled by newer members who are bringing their own flavor of writing, creativity, and art to the Cblogs. Some of these people, who I recommend you check out, include Tehmtnlion, Mikey, Rampancy, and seigfreid. They all have their own unique styles and personalities which I think adds a lot to the Destructoid community, and make the Cblogs not feel so empty anymore. There are many other newer members, of course, who also contribute a lot to the community, but unfortunately I can't name everyone. What I can say is that the Destructoid community is growing by leaps and bounds, and I hope we are all giving the new members the chance they deserve to shine.

Ok now onto the recaps .... but I of course can't start the recaps without your daily dragon picture. :-)






*-Tehmtnlion presents part 5 of his multipart "Genuinely Scary Story" ...
*-... and then, thanks to popular demand, Tehmtnlion posts part 6 of his "Genuinely Scary Story"



A-EX35 explains how to put a double bass in drums for Rock Band/Guitar Hero:WT
A-SystemFZero presents the Top 10 Video Game Footwear
A-mistic implores us all to save the Wii now before it's to late!
S-Rampancy Plays a Crappy Game - My Boyfriend (DS)
P-TheCollegeGamer Podcast Ep. 8 records tonight and needs your questions!
M-Playing with Others: In Utero



E-Win a copy of Braid from Jonathan Blow



I-Drel introduces himself to the Destructoid community
S-Phalanxxx apparently has a problem with actually finishing long games ...
S-PacoDG recaps Otronicon 2009 from Orlando, FL
S-michiyoyoshiku talks about what he's reading and playing in January
R-Otomiruninja's XBOX360 died today ... the RRoD strikes again!



N-More news on Bob's game and how Bob's house was broken into by the Yakuza
N-Rumertoid: Mass Effect could be heading to PS3
N-Killzone 2 on sale on eBay
N-Gamesradar.com has a feature up about the many faces of Mario ... check it out!
V-Vexed Alex found a video of a cute puppy in Halo3
V-Unsolved Mysteries: The Mario Brothers
T-seigfreid shares his thoughts on Shadow of the Colossus
T-GECKO can't get a jump shot in L4D
T-Danshir doesn't like the Class System in most MMORPGs
T-Special K is mad that Army of Two was so hyped up before release, then SUCKED!
T-superezekiel shares his thoughts on Resistance 2



A-Completely random art dump by Matthew Blake
F-seigfreid loves the movie Big Trouble in Little China ... but I mean who doesn't?



L-Otomiruninja thinks you'll laugh at these L4D videos, but I didn't.
L-I wanted to fail this blog about Naruto praying to Jesus, but it's to damn funny!
L-There are simply no words to describe how hilarious and messed up this music video is!



F-I think the internet just exploded!
F-Fail #2 of the day
F-Fail #3 of the day
F-Fail #4 of the day
F-Fail #5 of the day



-(SilverDragon1979)

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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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