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Cblogs of 12/3/09 + Strykisms

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I think my biological clock needs a new battery.

My sleep schedule is all fucked up. I've been going to bed progressively later each night: 2 AM, 3 AM, 4 AM, 5 AM. I get up close to noon still feeling unbelievably tired. This screws up the nights I have to turn in early for work the following morning. You may remember how I squeezed just two hours of sleep a few weeks ago. Well, it happened again this Monday only I decided it wasn't worth the struggle to go to work and thus called in sick.

When I'm not tossing in my bed, I'm feeling sporadic bouts of drowsiness throughout the day. I'm just walking down a store aisle and BAM! I would love nothing more than to be able to drop to the floor right then and there and snooze until my body recovers. Instead, I keep plugging away until the evening and suddenly I'm not tired anymore. I can't stand it.

You can imagine how this affects my mood swings.

So to lighten my spirits... does anyone remember Phoenix Wrong, those Phoenix Wright Flash parodies from a few years back? No? Look what you missed out on:




*- Holmes has questions for Suda 51. We want answers.

*- Togail shows off more of his WIP project.

*- Discarded Couch Sandwich likes Hotel Dusk. The intro paragraphs alone warrant topsauce status.


A- confusionbomb explains the concept of the monomyth and how it ties in with video games.
A- A recent monthly musing is revived with this look at Wisdom Tree's Spiritual Warfare.
M- Excremento is conflicted on the "games as art" argument.
P- Beware! Animucast shall return!





E- Hang out with the cool kids at Blip Festival 2009 in two weeks.
E- Today is the day of the B-KIN tournie in Daytona Beach! Fight on!
S- TeknoDwarf had a not-so-Black Friday adventure last week.
S- Hurray! PreacherMan89 finally got a P.S. Triple.
I- Welcome, Kavahn NightViper Mansouri! Paragraphs are your friends!


N- In case you were unaware, James Cameron's Avatar: The Game hits Europe this week.
N- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker steps onto European shores on May 28.
N- There seems to be trouble in running the R.U.S.E. beta.
V- "Girls smashing boyfriends' game consoles" is the latest craze.
T- nilcam is ready for Tastsunoko vs. Capcom. Are you?
T- AndrewG009 will definitely be downloading And Yet It Moves.
T- gartoo responds to Burch's "legitimizing games" rant with some... er... shortsightedness.
T- Hurray, console wars! Words of warning, Chris: Do not pay attention to bauhouse at all.
T- stewie32887 believes 2 > 3... when it comes to Resident Evil.


A- GAPING MAW whipped up a Podtoid 127-themed MSPaint piece. Maybe I should start listening to Podtoid.
M- Ever heard of the band Splashdown? You may not recognize the band, but you may be familiar with its members' legacy.
M- Have some free chiptunes to celebrate the final days of fall.


R- Hulkmania runs wild once again.


F- It's not an expansion. CASE CLOSED.
F- Don't publish your articles until you have actually finished them.
F- This is a review?
F- I have a sneaking suspicion that JohnRossi1975 is not all that he seems.


GOOD GRAVY, BAUHOUSE- Not only do you continue to draw baseless conclusions, you keep writing about the same tired topic when no one has ever taken you seriously. You are acting like a smart-ass. Stop it.


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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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