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Cblogs of 11/24/12 + 11/25/12 and ScottyGasms

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Hello my lovely Dtoiders! I hope you have been taking care of yourself. <3

How have I been? Pretty darn good. I traveled across the border to Seattle for the weekend for a belated Thanksgiving feast with Dtoid Northwest. Had a wonderful dinner including a deep fried turkey and one deep fried twinkie (probably the last I'll ever have), then fell into a food coma while people played Pimp My Ride. A good weekend for sure. :)

I'm currently listening to a few songs from Nintendo Land on loop. Whatever happened to the tunes? I'm not against grand orchestral and licensed soundtracks, but you don't get many simple catchy tunes anymore.

Anyways, enjoy the caps!

*- Nekobun shares some personal memories, and convinces me to give Red vs Blue a watch finally

A- Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified: Scotty's Duty would be a system seller for me
A- More thoughts on how Sony could help the Vita
P- Episode 64 of Zero Cool, where they (thankfully) don't talk about the N64! Download it right now!
A- (SPOILERS) I know the story of Spec Ops: The Line, and I STILL want to play it

C- Whoa! A contest! Bearded Gent is giving away the Humble Bundle for Android 4!

S- Tales of Dark Souls adventures
C- Capcom is bumming Dapper Blanka out
C- Is it time for the old "consoles vs pcs" debate again?

R- Black Ops 2 review, as well as some bbcode issues (oh bbcode, you so crazy...)
T- They really should have called it Persona 4 "The" Golden XD
T- Weighing in on stealth vs lethal preferences
T- Remembering back to our time in Vice City
R- Hitman Absolution review
R- Halo 4... happy that this time I'm recapping people are actually reviewing recent games! :D
T- Nice, practical ideas for if Sony does a remodel of the Vita

F- To be fair, the tv/film industry is woefully ignorant of... just about everything
F- Honestly I didn't think Jar Jar was any worse than Ewoks, or anything else put in specifically for kids
S- I wouldn't say 15% is a "crazy" sale, but a deal is a deal. Check it out!

L- I think this is a joke? I mean... it has to be right? It's either okay satire or... I'm going to have to cry
C- Nostalgia is a hell of a thing...

ScottyG <3


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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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