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Cblogs of 12.04.08 + Nintendollisms

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Nintendoll here, temporarily invading your Thursday with the Cblog Recaps. Next Friday I should be back to my normal timeslot.


One thing I want to make note of is that a couple of my top picks for today are due largely to the talent of the community here at Dtoid. I think one of the things that makes Destructoid awesome is the variety of really creative and talented people that choose to share their stuff with us. There are so many talented artists, musicians, writers, and just generally awesome people that hang out here. Makes me miss the PAX days a lot...*sniffles*

Well before I get too sentimental, recaps for all.


*- A Dtoider's performance of Cave Story music. Awesome sunglasses included
*- Obscure game news of the day!
*- Skribbles scribbles are awesome. My favorite is the the dinosaur
*- Gamestop is retarded, and ChronoTrigger DS will be the best football game EVAR!

S- dTunes, Dtoid's community controlled music blog #39
P- The CollegeGamer podcast with Pendleton21

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E- MAGfest coming up fast--will you be there?
E- SSFIIHD PS3 Tourney (ACRONYMS RULE!)
E- Apparently, December 5th is Ninja Day
S- A Dtoider visits Miyazaki museum and Xbox Japan
I- t3h d0n joins Dtoid with a nice long intro post
I- Anothe intro blog. Don't forget to say hi :)

N- European releases this week
N- Collector's edition of Resistance 2 has already had a price drop on Amazon
N- Info for SFIV; also, Cammie's ass
R- A review of the Limited Edition version of the new Prince of Persia game
R- Review of Resistance 2
V- New Ghostbusters game trailer, dancing ensues
V- Boomers are effing metal
V- The worst of Street Fighter
T- Atomic Runner is a bad game that is so good
T- PSP design needs some fixin'
T- Ideas for a L4D special zombie
T- Which offers better zombie action: L4D or CoD Nazi Zombie mode?
T- Why is everything being turned into an MMO?
T- Upgrading the PS3 HD
T- DLC: WTF?
T- Five reasons to hate Nintendo and buy a PS3
T- Sharing is bad when it comes to musical DLC
T- Some thoughts on Fallout 3
T- Company of Heroes: Operation Monster 2

F- Dark Knight on Blu-Ray disappoints
S- Buying Retro- The Sega Saturn
S- Wii game deals on Amazon Gold Box
S- Tricking Wal-Mart into giving you stuff is awesome

C- Where have all the PS3 RPGs gone?
?- Cowzilla...is on....internet TV...maybe?
?- Metroid robots...wait, what?

F- Next time, please do an intro post before promoting your other online endeavors

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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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