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Cblogs of 10/10/2008 + Sykisms

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njsykora here. Yeah, I've failed here recently but I'm all yours tonight.



* You know, I was all set to fail this. Then I saw the comments
* - Actually a pretty fine beard sir
* - The Sad Story of Gears 2
* - Oh god the lulz
* - Aaaaaaaaaand Welcome!
* - CFW has a sale on



A - Rating videogame kicks
A - How about that racism?
M - Road Rash and PAIN
M - Need for Speed Undercover
S - A School Trip to Japan ends, major thanks to The Blur for this series
S - AniWednesdays is back!
S - Taterchimp's best endings, No More Heroes
S - dTunes
S - How about some R3ysistance? Yeah I feel bad



No contest stuff, so watch this.



Through the Fire and Flames has nothing on Max 300.



E - The Destructoid Community Awards!
E - Blipfest Day 1
E - More Blipfest stuff
C - GAME are shit
C - RaisedMaze couldn't sell his Wii, good thing?
C - Don't buy a Vizio HDTV, buy a Samsung
C - Vlad will not finish Phantasy Star 2
C - Did we ruin the Star Wars MMO?
C - More tales from GAME
I - Grace Rayne joins Cannedpasta's party!
I - Alec Ross joins Destructoid, should try harder



N - Dragon Quest 10 on Wii, kinda a big deal
N - Pixeljunk Eden expansion?
N - Home now a gadget, about as useful as a potato gun
N - Japan gets cool shit
N - Echochrome getting a massive level pack tomorrow
T - Far Cry 2 Impressions
T - Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine impressions
V - Have a ton of Prototype videos
V - Zero Punctuation, reviewing a Valve game
V - Michi playing KOF games
V - And again



F - More Dragonball movie info, still gonna suck
F - Mmmmm.....Resi Movie



L A freaking hilarious video is so funny



S - Frontpaged a few days ago I'm afraid
S - Beaten to the punch I'm afraid
S - Just a little too slow
S - 3 cblogs and a frontpage, we know about DQ10
S - And that's 3 Dragonball movie posts
F - FINALLY SOME FAIL!!
F - Thanks, this tells us nothing



One of the things that hurts me is how little time I have to play Atlantica Online, that turn based MMORPG that its makers are very proud of. I love the game and I really enjoy my time spent playing it but whenever I'm on the computer in this house that has Atlantica on it I either a) start up a torrent, b) fap or c) end up playing Guild Wars or Perfect World. Why can't I fire up a genuinely fun and enjoyable MMO instead of my old habit (GW) or the inexplicably hooking Perfect World?

While on the subject of free MMOs, I got into the beta for the Football MMO Football Superstars recently and I plan on getting some game time in on that tomorrow. I reckon it'll be interesting to see how something as active as a sport can translate to MMOs.

Space Giraffe is coming out on PC next week. GIVE JEFF MINTER YOUR MONEY!

Also to finish on, a gentleman I know has been banned from the audience of Deal or No Deal because of his hobby tracking game stats. Its not really videogame related, but I think its very interesting that someone who gets a kick out of statistics could be banned from a TV show rich with stats because of it.

>NJ

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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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