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Cblogs of 11/19/2008

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No sykisms today, the recap's late as it is. Good blogging today though guys, a lot of good stuff in there.



* - Pirating World of Goo has validated SecuROM
* - The Destructoid Army! In Avatar Form
* - Stop saying retro
* - Someone has too much time
* - Yojimbo's 300th Blog



A - 10 Years of Half-Life
A - Creation tips for LBP
A - Film vs Gaming
S - Random Select does Superheroes
S - Immortal Defence heads to Indie Island
S - Off-Topic Wednesday ponders missed opportunities
S - Game Run finds 2 NES games
S - Ani Wednesday has MONSTER RANCHER!!
S - Left 4 Dead with Rey
S - dTunes
M - The ultimate X-Com squad
M - Starcraft Mods
M - Gamemaker
P - Failcast records with Samit tonight



C - Final reminder for solidgoomba's Katamari shirt contest
W - Atlas winrar's the gauntlet, and lays the smackdown on Reaprar



E - Videos from the Baltimore NARP
E - NARP info for San Francisco Dtoiders
C - How should we judge an old game?
I - Welcome SakuChan



N - Sony's PSP advertising is getting awesome
N - A little app to replace your pretty XBL friend list
N - Eric Lindstrom talks about new Tomb Raider
N - Rock Band 2 is out in Europe in 2 days
N - SSF2THDR is hitting PSN this Tuesday?
N - Canadian game sellers to need a licence
R - Banjo Kazooie Live
R - You should totally buy LittleBigPlanet
R - CoD5: World At War
R - Blindside Dork is disappointed by Left 4 Dead
T - Left 4 Dead PC impressions
T - I was first to the NXE impressions today
T - Thoughts on the Versus mode in Left 4 Dead
T - Animal Crossing City impressions
T - Coonskin impressions of the NXE
T - More NXE stuff
V - Cammy in Street Fighter 4
V - Happy Dance Collection is awesome, here's why



F - Looking at awesome movie trailers
F - Josh Schwarz is writing the new X-Men film
F - Star Trek, new trailer
M - Zelda references, but mostly an awesome music video from an awesome singer



R - Fleet is now at college
? - What?
? - Sometimes TLDR isn't enough
? - What?



S - The Iron Chef trailer frontpaged yesterday
F - Trust me, no-one cares
F - Awesome chair, shite blog
F - We like punctuation here
F - Launchday patches, also forums
F - For the record, this always happens

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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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