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Cblogs of 10/30/09 + Mouseisms

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Hello, and welcome to the Friday recaps.

Firstly, it's official. I am the new regular Friday recapper. It's very great to be on the team and I hope I'll be here for a long time to come.

Secondly, that idiot, Valentin Seleznyov, has finally been banned. He bragged about his money and car to no end, and acted like he was above us. I cannot stand people like him and I am glad he's gone. I will not speak of this again.

Thirdly, I went running today. It was muddy but I enjoyed it. Now that I think about it, it's a bit like writing these recaps. It's hard work, but the end result is well worth it. Speaking of which, here, have this funny photo of me taken a few years ago when I was out running.



Hooray for embarrasment!

Finally, if you've been wondering where my header image saying "Mouseisms" is, fear not. We're in the process of resizing the images to accommodate the changes in the cblog image widths from months ago, so this will be finished soon, hopefully. With all of that out of the way, let's move onto the recaps.


*-I love it when staff make blogs.

*-I read the title of this wrong and thought it said "Gay men and sweaty bits".

*-The wonderful Elsa writes a wonderful blog.

*-A fantastic blog. My pick of the day.



A- SuperShawn revisits Kirby's avalanche.

S- Obscurer tribute #18

M- The ESRB is indeed a stroke of genius.


No contests today...


F- PS3 FNF

S-Good god alive, D Sane has gotten robbed.

I- A solid intro.

I- This is a weird story, but weird stories make for great indroductions.


R-Uncharted 2 review.

T- Eurogamer expo thoughts

$- UK bargains.


A- Halloween wallpaper!

A- Left 4 Dead tribute

A- Great Bayonetta fanart!

M- An open letter to college bands.



V- This won't help the MW2 server issue.

V- Live streaming of Tekken 6.

?- Beh?


S- Week old news in a wrap-up.

F- This blog is sadly lacking in the content department.

F- Lurkers, take note. This is how NOT to do your intro.

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About Cblog Recaps

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

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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