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Cblogs of 12/11/08 + ScottyGasms

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Wow, even if I didn't have to make my own banner, that took awhile! Hopefully I'll get better at this. :)

I do have a sad story that came from a miscommunication: I inadvertently pissed off the owner/chef of a small Lebanese restaurant I like to go to. I asked for a chicken kebab pita wrap to go, and he took that as me wanting two wraps. When I got my food I said I only asked for one, and he wasn't too pleased. He actually did that thing where you turn your back on someone and take a few steps away because you're so pissed. Even refused the tip I always give. Although he seems like the irritable type, so I'm sure he'll get over it.

Currently playing through (amongst other things) Battle of Giants: Dinosaurs, which easily tops Dinosaur King in it's dinosaur-related awesomeness. Hopefully a review will be up next week.


*- Blizzard condones torture and MUDs don't. Wait a sec...
*- Puppy Licks' comment put this one over the top. He wins the internets
*- Kryptinite still misses PAX '08... don't we all


M- Would this qualify as a monthly musing? Also Willy Wonka
T- GOOD LORD YES! That ending scared the piss out of me when I first saw it!
P- Failcast episode 21 is out
P- CollegeGamer Podcast episode 2 is also out


No contest related blogs today, so enjoy this AFV clip of cats ^_^



T- Faux L4D poem, grammar optional
R- Someone died, dprime succeeds at not making a joke :(
C- Someone loves their hands a bit too much
S- pendelton21 searches for an internship
C- Thoughts on fanboys and console wars
F- PSN Poker Nights is back! Y0j1mb0 approves
C- Hardcore == hating the Wii... Oh wait...
C- ZargonX writes nice article on moral choice, but people don't like clicking links
I- ammoelf3 seems cool, despite being a FF7 fanboy


V- Rev is upstaged by two members of his family
R- Electro Lemon needs the Wii balance board apparently
N- Gemsi's got your EU releases fix
V- Jaffe is cool, but tends to go on a bit
T- PenKaizen warns about overhyping Home
V- A Capcom vs Zen Albatross can't pass up on
N- Wario Ware: Smooth Moves is valuable apparently
R- Sadly I never played Skulltag, despite LOVING DOOM...
T- MaxVest is very... meh about home
N- Competitive Guitar Hero players scare me
V- (Currently) Live video of Genki-JAM playing Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
T- Velt wants someone to play L4D with him on Steam
D- Pong-Karuga dev blog gets technical


S- L4D stickers? Nice...
F- Dragon Ball movie posters bring unintended lulz
F- 28 Months Later? BSD DOES NOT WANT!!
A- L4D infected wallpapers by Rockvillian, with X-Mas variation
M- Up to #44 and I've never heard of it... I'm out of touch


L- BSD has an awesome job, and giant ears make you horny
C- Communist Linux penguin aside, not much else to say
C- rysomdaman needs to get a job and/or stop playing WoW
C- GIANT HEADER! Also, Funde Razor


F- Ug... Using the term "sheep" is ba-a-a-a-a-a-ad, and so is this blog
F- Someone else thinks WoW is expensive


- ScottyG <3

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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.

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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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