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Cblogs of 10/10/08 + Nintendollisms

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This is my first time using the new C-blog recap account, so exciting! Just so you know, if you get comments from C-blog Recaps on Fridays, that's me :)

Lots of new people today, also don't forget to wish Droobies a happy birthday!

I'm very excited about tomorrow's DtoidNY's trip to haunted places in NJ + Centralia PA. Hopefully we won't get arrested and/or swallowed by a fiery sinkhole. The night will hopefully end with us getting wasted and playing video games, eventually passing out on Tino's ice cold floor. I'll make sure to get plenty of photos :) Good times for all!

Since recaps didn't go up yesterday, anyone who wants to post their own blog posts or favorites from yesterday should do so in the comments. Don't want to miss out on some quality blogs :)

A recapper's note on TL;DR Parts 1-7: Part 1 is worth reading just for the epic comments.


*- First time impressions of Armored Core for PS1
*- Sweet Deal! Lego Star Wars: Complete Saga for 360 only $20 on Amazon.com
*- Mikey D's doing a Fallout-themed comic and it looks awesome
*- The best way for companies to stop piracy

A- An in-depth look at SNES's Actraiser
A- Will WAR dethrone WoW as best MMO?
A- A look back in time at the Channel F system
S- UK Bargains of October 10th
S- Aborto's Ten Things I Learned This Week: 2008 is the Year for Games Edition

E- Michael Scott (from The Office) enters Samit's Jacked Up! Competition

E- Live streaming Kiki's Delivery Service tonight at 11pm EST...and here it is
E- Ahnuld Movie Month continues!
F- ScottyG posts details for FNF TF2 on PC
F- EuroFNF says you should all play more vidya games!
F- Y0j1mb0's FNF featuring LPB beta fun!
F- FNF with Diablo II
F- FNF on 360 only works if you show up
C- Having troubles with your mic playing LBP online?
I- Dusty joins the community with a long, kind of random blog post.
I- JonSnow3000 from Germany joins Dtoid! Hooray Europe!
I- Possibly the shortest intro blog evar
I- Meet the new girl in town, CandiceHatesYou. She could probably beat you up
I- New girl has spoilers in her blog. Thanks a lot ;_;
B- Time to wish a Happy Birthday to Droobies and his balls
H- Otaku Tower set-up, complete with awesome anime DVD and figure collection

N- Lots of KoF 2002: Unlimited Match pics
N- Left 4 Dead is using $10M in advertising to promote the game
N- New Diablo III class "The Wizard" invokes memories of the power glove
N- CoD5 Beta is online (kind of)
N- Alone in the Dark Inferno Info ad Trailer
N- Blizzard's Starcraft 2 trilogy will run you up around $180.00
N- Metroid 2 Remake demo is now available
R- Castle Crashers Review
T- A short blog with funny pictures about the Fable series
T- Preview for Disaster: Day of Crisis
T- A look at the Prince of Persia series
T- Yakuza 3 is looking good, pray for the 1% chance of subtitles
T- In Depth with Street Fighter 3 Alpha
T Reminiscing about the fun days of Klik & Play
T- The Orange Box: The One Year Anniversary Tribute
T- Portal: Prelude has good levels, but terrible script
T- Rock Band 2 setlist could be better
T- Achievement Review of Bionic Commando
T Is Blizzard ripping off its own games? Lazy!
V- New BlazBlue trailer (Japan only)
V- DOA on PC is just asking for nude mods
V- Sackboy is an M$ Fanboy: Confirmed

A- The Street Fighter Tattoo sleeve: Part Two
A- Painted SPs are awesome. Also, breaks the internet with untitled cblog
A- Mr. Mushtoid art is awesome
F- Celebrities endorsing the "Don't Vote" campaign
F- Thoughts about DC comic characters hitting the big screen
S- Play the system to get $10 off when buying games at GameFly
S- Jackal got lots of games and stuff, some of it for free
S- DonHonk also gets a bunch of cool stuff from garage sales and Goodwill. I am super jealous

L- Mortal Kombat Box Art: Past and Present
L- Game consoles can talk? Oh shiiiiiit
R- Robot dolphins are full of win...and two passengers
V- Topher is READY TO FRIDAY! Monkey does sit-ups edition
C- Very long blog about Street Fighter II games that would benefit from a little more punctuation
C- TL;DR Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7
?- Altered Beets writes a script for Guitar Hero the cartoon series that confuses and bewilders

F- Learn BBCode better plz? KTHNX
S- New class in Diablo III is the wizard

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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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