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Cblogs of 11/20/09 + Strykisms (Rescue Heroes Edition)

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Friday's recaps didn't arrive because Mouse was feeling the sting of DRAMA. Someone needs to swoop in and save the day. We need... RESCUE HEROES!!!




*- Here's an eye-opener: There are no American civilians roaming in Modern Warfare 2. Hmmm...

*- I LOVE BRAWL IN THE FAMILY.

*- VVVGamer played Forza 3 then raced for real! Awesome!

*- Dead blogs. I feel ya, Wry Guy. I feel ya, brother.

*- Holmes's two-day Bit.Trip Void countdown kicks off with some Ikaruga comparisons.

*- JOURNALISM: The Road Warrior!

*- We are blessed by BulletMagnet. He works so hard for us.


A- I think it's about video game criticism, but the big words hurt my wittle bwain.
S- Prince Wendell returns to Tomb Raider.
S- dTunes, Shin Oni's Magnum Opus, Day 5: Tunes from Shinobi and fighting games.
M- You let Meryl die, you demon.
P- Drunkcast 16 is on the way.


E- Zoel brings the noise to Fatal Destructoid.


F- Friday night zombies for the Euro folk.
F- The PS3 warriors lead the charge.
F- Don't leave the PC crew 4 dead!
S- Klipsched plays games, pimps his site.
C- Help Sentry a bunch by watching his video.
I- VendettaXXI is here! Yay!
I- ThrashingLimbsEd greets us with LIST WARS!
B- Zen Albatross is Jack Bauer.


N- False alarm. The new Sony Online revenue system is not a big scam.
N- MW2 is responsible for most of the crazy 'round these parts, lately.
N- Firefox on PS3?
N- OMG JOURNALISM! Spike VGA is biased!
V- Atlus has a trailer for 3D Dot Zelda.
R- Oh hay, unangbangkay wrote about a Macross game.
T- The piracy must stop.
T- Could WH40k: Space Marine be the next L4D.
T- I fail to see how a two-year-old NMH port is a sign of Nintendo getting shafted, but whatever.
T- Does MW2 PC still have online issues? Yes. Yes, it does.
T- LIST WAR! Coonskin's top 10 NES games.
T- MORE LIST WARS! These are what Wintersocks will be playing this winter.
T- callmeAlex considers the pros and cons of the HD NMH port.
T- LIST WARS REDUX! DinosaurPizza's seven games that defined him.
$- Here come Gemsi's UK bargains.


A- Consider myself spoiled by this Layton comic. Dammit!





F- You, too!


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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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