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Cblogs of 1/9/10 and 1/10/10 + SilverDragonisms

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So who besides me went out and bought Darksiders this week? It's a game that definitely hasn't had much hype associated with it, and really hasn't had many marketing dollars put behind it, so I'm curious to see who read the reviews and decided to give it a try. I got the game, and I must admit it's a blast. The first two hours are pretty slow, and hence it takes a while to really get into, but once it starts rolling it's hard to put down. I'm really interested to hear what everyone else thinks.

On a related note, I would absolutely love to win the huge Darksiders sword that Jim Sterling is giving away, but I don't think I would be able to think up anything better than what some others have so far. Oh well. For now I'll just have to dream about hanging that bad boy on my wall at work.

Without further ado, let's get to the weekend recaps shall we.





*-Lord The Night Knight discusses the differences between the "Core" and "Expanded" Wii market..

*-If you are going to PAX East, or you wnt to go but can't, please check out this "Adopt-An-Avatar for PAX" East program going on now.

*-This picture drawn by 10d3r4n is simply full of PURE WIN!

*-Never in the history of EVER will you read as in-depth of an article about the game Sin as this one.



A-Campbell00 discusses 3 games which he thinks transcend genres.

A-Freefall lists 11 awesome game sequels which will never become reality.

A-hbl discusses whether games should have demos or not.

S-Journeys into the Past: Shadow of the Colossus

M-The Future: Better than Yesterday

P-SteamToid Podcast Episode 0



E-CoffinKNail presents his entry for the "Win a Badass Darksiders Sword" contest.


E-ShiMuNi Saturday: "Uh Oh, An Uwe Boll Film" Edition.

S-PreacherMan89 sold his DSi because he never plays it anymore.

S-Alphador attended Technophile's birthday party last week.



N-WIll Dead or Alive 5 be on the PS3?

R-DaedHead8 reviews Call of Duty: Classic

R-Jechxior reviews Bayonetta

T-AJN256 writes his first blog about how he tried to revive the canceled game "Eight Days".

T-Randombullseye doesn't think he sucks at games, he thinks everyone else is simply better.

T-Crystalkm is trying to decide whether she should go Prestige in MW2. Help her out guys.

T-Dragracedude is not a big fan of the Uncharted 2 multiplayer.

T-The RPGist presents a list of games that do not mesh well with his Christian faith.

T-AJN256 presents the Eight Days design document he promised us all in his last post.

T-Freefall explains why it took him 6 years to finally complete Jet Set Radio Future. It's sad I know.

T-Macarratti professes his love for the bottom tier of fighting characters.

T-For his first blog, Moloks talk about how Contra 4 is his BITCH!



Apparently Dtoid has no culture this week. :-(



?-This cblog by Naet Hermanzon is all over the place. At one point he asks what type of video game would "Gone with the Wind" be.


F-It wouldn't be a proper weekend without some FAIL, am I right?

F-Seriously. Learn to use TWITTER for shit like this!

F-Ladies and Gentlemen, this is NOT how to introduce yourself to the community.

F-Another example of how NOT to write your first blog post.


-(SilverDragon1979)

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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.

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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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