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Cblogs of 1/25/09 + SilverDragonisms

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I can't believe it! There was not a single fail blog today. I must be dreaming because I honestly didn't know this was even possible. It's like pitching a perfect no hit game in baseball. I feel like I should go and celebrate and get drunk to commemorate such a rare event. You have to realize that this might not happen again for weeks, months, or even years. I'm just so shocked at this point I don't know what else to say!

Just a quick couple orders of business before I go. Just wanted to mention one more time that I am officially taking over for RandomBullseye on the weekends from now on. I also wanted to announce that Garison will be permanently taking over the Friday recaps for Nintendoll starting this week. He's completely new to the recap experience, so please everyone welcome him and wish him luck.

Well, let's get to the recap shall we ....






*-After 9 years, Altered Beets has finally released his new game Edge of Reality!
*-BenHaskett talks about his experience playing the first Dragon Quest
*-Funktastic's routine eye checkup turned into next day emergency surgery!
*-Aurion recreates Phoenix Wright on KORG DS-10



S-lastSKYsamurai presents A Time to Remember: Fire and Ice
S-Zagieman presents Master System Gems: Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
M-Playing with Others: Cheats
M-Playing with Others: Characters on XBOX Live
P-brainderailment posts a new podcast



E-Dyson shows off a future prize for a RetroforceGO! contest winner!



F-vexed alex is hosting Forza 2 for next week's FNF
S-Tremulant has some OCD issues he needs to deal with apparently
S-Chad Concelmo apologizes for his comment on Thursday's RetroforceGO! Podcast
S-coonskin05 thinks Chad shouldn't have to apologize!
S-UglyPhil attempts to cheer Chad up
S-perri wants to know what to do with his crappy 6 year old laptop
S-Pizzajam skipped school once to play Animal Crossing all day
S-Dyson is never getting married until he can learn to clean
I-Nixium introduces himself and tells us why he came to the dtoid community
I-bradeatspeeps introduces himself to the toid!
B-Daxelman has turned 16 ... wish him a Happy Birthday everyone!
R-RonBurgandy2010 broke his Rock Band 2 pedal :-(



N-Crazy Russians steal giant PSP
N-Fragile apparently has a scene in it where two boys kiss!
V-Video of Pole's Big Adventure
T-seigfreid shares his Ace Combat 6 impressions
T-Tremulant shares his thoughts on why the XBOX360 sales are higher then PS3's
T-FalconReaper thinks XBL Silver members should be able to play online!
T-bradeatspeeps shares some conversation overheard in L4D



A-Togail shows off his new Beauty Queen Etna tattoo
A-Gordon Freeman kills Master Chief
F-seigfreid unveils his dream cast for the new Gears of War movie



R-Novakaine misses the forums and has nothing else to do.



Not a single FAIL blog today!



-(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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