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Cblogs of 11/06/09 + Angry Mousisms

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I hate myself.

Imagine my rage and frustration. I had almost finished these recaps, in fact I had just typed in FPoTD. Then my hand slipped and I hit the back button. All my work magically vanished in the blink of an eye. Learn from my experience, always type up your blogs in word.

This week, in my life, I walked into a wall, tripped over a sock, and cut myself with a butter knife. It was not a good week.

Saturday was SilverDragons birthday. If you want to wish him a good one go here.

Look we're wasting time, let's move onto the recaps.


*-The Okami nerd, I mean Mk, writes a blog about Okami.

*-What can I say, I enjoyed this blog.

*-This dude speaks the truth.

*-Expect all future kauza posts to be topsauced.

*-Quite the read! Everyone on Dtoid should write a blog as long and interesting as this.

*-Ending the topsauce with an AWESOME!


A-Ack has been having lotsa fun with FPS's.

A-I can't even remember the last time I played Sailor Moon.

A-Defending Ellis. Sounds like a TV show.

A-I agree with this dude.

S-Tubatic's weekly blog - Tubaticisms.

S-This could actually be a good idea.

P-Drunkcast is recording. Blehman, if you're reading this, I haven't seen you in ages and I miss you...


Nope, you get nothing.



E-I wish I could have gone to this.

F-Euro FNF. This is the third week in a row I've said the same thing for this.

F-PS3 FNF. Again, third week in a row, bitch!

S-A truly terrifying story.


N-If this is real, I have no faith in the education system anymore.

R-Boderlands review.

T-"I am your father"- literally the only quote I know from Star Wars.

$-UK gamers rejoice! The weekly deals have arrived!


S-DO WANT!!!

M-Dtunes - JT IceFire is your main man.

F-I think this goes under film... 4 recaps in and I'm still acting like a n00b...


L-A funny top ten.

V-A funtastic video.

?-A week wouldn't be complete without my complete misunderstanding of a blog that is probably simple to understand.

?-I sense anger in your words... Don't worry, I'm angry too.


F-According to this guy, 7.5 is "abysmally low".


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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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