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Cblogs of 11/23/12 and bbainisms

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Thanksgiving is my favorite time of the year! Not only because I get to see family and eat all of the delicious foods, but also because it happens near my birthday. This year, my birthday fell on Thanksgiving day! I celebrated by playing board games with the family and eating too much turkey, cranberries, pumpkin pie, and sweet potatoes! My god, I could eat nothing but sweet potatoes for the rest of my life and be content. Seriously, boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew... I'll eat them however they're cooked. They are unquestionably my favorite food.


Oh god, I just googled sweet potatoes and now I want them inside of me so bad.

Black Friday also happened, but I didn't buy anything this year. I only went out on Black Friday once in my life, to buy a laptop because my old one had just died (after I spilled Coke on it... oops). It was a crazy experience, and I haven't really felt the desire to go anywhere on Black Friday since. There were some great deals though, I'm sure. Anybody get anything good?

I'm gonna keep things short this week because I'm still relaxing on my holiday break. I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving!

* - Roberto Plankton's art and words are always entertaining. This time, he explores himself by creating self portraits inspired by several games. I'd say the Nemesis one is my favorite of the bunch.

A - StriderHoang expected more adventure out of Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage? Sad day...

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Food comas!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + More food comas!

C - Kwamouflage plans to blog more often from now on and keep his various series going.

T - The Walking Dead is HightowersWorld's game of the year, no question!

T - TheKodu actually kind of liked the new Devil May Cry demo! Here's what he thought about it.

$ - November 23rd UK releases and bargains!

A - The webcomic Ctrl-Alt-Del appears to be officially over, and nekobun is thankful. Also, I've watched the video he posted at the end of the blog at least 5 times already.

F - Bankrupt Gamer finally watched the Star Wars movies for the first time and reviews them.

R - TroyFullbuster tells us what's been going on in his life this month. Then he hates on Thanksgiving? What the heck, dude?



I am thankful for no fails this week!



- bbain

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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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