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Cblogs of 11/4/08 + Pendeltonisms

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So, that was fun. I just watched our next commander in chief give his winrar's speech in a room filled with 300 people, who proceeded to break chairs and tables all around me after hearing the final results of the night. Congrats Obama, thanks for being a gracious loser McCain, and suck it to everyone that booed Obama at the McCain rally.

Now, please, no more election news.

Also, you heard it here first: Mirror's Edge is Game Of The Year. That is all.

Anyway, in the blogs today, we've got a host of presedential candidates you didn't know were running, a paper representation of SMB for the NES, and the introduction of Dtoid Toronto, for all you crazy Canucks.

From the makers of last Tuesday's Cblog recap comes...

TODAY'S CBLOG RECAP!!!!



*-B-Radicate finds a Hamza shout-out in one of the best webcomics, Questionable Content.

*-SurplusGamer built himself an NES as a kid. So cool.

*-Wynonaís Big Brown BeaverÖthat is all.

*-Mxyís entry in the Blitz II contest. FOOOOOOOOOTBAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!

*-Are you a lonely, creepy otaku with a webcam and no friends? HAVE WE GOT THE PRODUCT FOR YOU!!!



In case you hadnít heardÖ
BARACK
OBAMA
IS THE NEXT PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA.

S-walnutthewise calls for a review revolution.

S-Namakubiís Island of Forgotten Games looks at Kabuki Quantum Fighter.

M-A Time To Build: junglistgamer plays Star Wars in Homeworld.

M-A Time To Build: Half left talks about Source SDK.



E-nintendoll wants some cute for Mirrorís Edge Time Trial codes.
W-And hereís the winner.



Hopefully, none of you picked these candidates when voting today:
Michael Wilson
George Washington Lincoln
Bowser, Kuribo, and Ron Luigi
Ralph Nader

E-Team Fortress Tuesday: Election Edition

E-Hey, Aussies, thereís a Brisbane NARP coming up!

S-TimO42 nearly died in Philadelphia looking for a COG.

S-unanbangkay talks about the problems with achievements.

I-lv99ron introduces himself by talking about MK vs. DC.

I-You crazy Northern neighbors get your own Dtoid group, Dtoid Toronto!



N-Steam releases a new game-save-server system called Steam Cloud (TewDee).

N-If you havenít picked up the AMAAAAAAZING Audiosurf, itís now available on Steam for less than 3 bucks!

N-bovine wonders where the hell those free Rock Band 2 songs are.

N-BravoNavo shows some SF4 pictures he found on 4chan that surprisingly donít contain feces or nudity.

V-Heidi Klum shills GH:WT, and itís fucking awesome.

V-darkair shows off Mega Man, Pacman, and Sonic levels made in LBP.

T-eftp looks at the old-ass video game Battle Beasts (not the action figures).

T-Alexrad talks about Resistance 2 and profiles its Destructoid clan.

T-Mozgus doesnít understand all the hate towards the RE4 ports.

T-Snake726 looks into moral responsibility in Far Cry 2.

T-perri wonders if you can be addicted to something you donít like.

T-zgerhard wants Master of Magic to make a return.



A-Dear God, thatís a lot of Mario & Luigi costumes.

F-Workmengís gonna be on TV. So, whatever you do, DONíT put on Sci-Fi Thursday Night at 11. Itíll just give him more power.



?-In the forefront of political technology, CNN gives election results with a hologram.



S-Learn to read the blogs that have been posted before you.

S-Ditto to you.

S-Yeah, saw this about a week ago.

F-Congrats. Now go die.

F-Címon, dudeÖ

F-I know the forums seems scary, but, please, keep shit like this in there.

F-Oh, shit, was I supposed to do something today?

(Pendelton21)

FPoTD
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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.

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