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Cblogs of 10/04/13 and bbainisms

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Another week with not much to talk about in the 'caps. Sorry folks!

I've pretty much only been playing Animal Crossing and working all week. My house is coming along quite nicely in Animal Crossing. I finally got all the rooms built, and I just have to expand a few more of them before it's as big as possible. I think my favorite room is the upstairs bedroom, decorated with furniture from the Blue and Minimalist series along with some random Japanese things (dharmas, lucky cats), with a colorful Flower Pop wallpaper to make it stand out. I also have a room dedicated to the pirate theme furniture you get from Pascal (one of my favorite characters!) and a huge bathroom with multiple showers and toilets for some reason. I haven't quite figured out what to do with the other rooms yet, but they don't look too bad as they are now. 

I don't know why I find decorating virtual homes to be so much fun, but somehow I never get tired of it in games. It's why I played The Sims so much growing up. 

Anyway, that's really all I've got for this week. And it seems not too much was going on in the blogs today either. Buh...





No topsauce today :(

A - Lazerpig thinks a bad final boss fight can ruin an otherwise great game.





S - amxwolf designed a Destructoid t-shirt in Animal Crossing: New Leaf! Awesome!

S - Nathsies says goodbye!

D - naveenwf found Mr. Destructoid on a yogurt drink!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PC + Queen!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + The system, is down (doo doot doo doo doo!)

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + Direct announcements!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Killer allergies!

$ - October 4th UK releases and bargains!





R - Some dude stole a car and blamed Grand Theft Auto for his actions. Wonderful.

F - An interview for someone else's website... meh.

F - Here's a cool game! For more info, go visit this other site...



- bbain

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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.

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!

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