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Cblogs of 2/1/09 + SilverDragonisms

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Let me just say, that today was an absolutely crazy day to do the recaps, thanks to all the "10 things you don't know about me" blogs that everyone wrote. I guess I can't really complain though, seeing as how I brought this upon myself. What can I say, I'm a gluten for punishment. I was originally going to list all of them in this recap, but there were just so many that I decided to create a separate recap. You can check the entire list out here.

One thing that a day like today helps me realize, is how awesome the Destructoid community really is. It also makes me realize how badly I want to go to PAX '09 to finally meet you all for the first time. I was thinking I could tag along with Yojimbo, since we would both be flying out of the same airport in Raleigh, NC. I haven't discussed this with him yet though. What do you say Yojimbo? Would you be up for some company on the trip? I promise to take all the tequila shots you want me to take, which I can only imagine will be a ton.

Well ... let's get on with today's recaps shall we ...






*-Cblog Recaps: "10 Things You Don't Know About Me" Edition
*-UNDERCOVERTOID .... I don't need to say anymore, just check it out!




A-Mr Gilder talks about his top 10 most anticipated games of 2009
A-Phalanxxx has written a great article on video game music
P-BACALAOpodcast episode 2









S-Faith shows off her totally awesome action figure collection
S-Part 2 of Faith's action figure collection
S- unstoppablejuggernaut loves Dtoid and is looking forward to PAX '09
S-Gangles has created a RE4 version of Tetris. Check his game out!
S-GrumpyTurtle is off to a great start with his new NES game collection
S-seigreid predicts what will stop the "10 things about me" fad ...
S-rushnik lists the top 10 games he's looking forward to in 2009
S-Mr Dillinger goes off on The Escapist for permanently banning him from the site
I-rushnik introduces himself to the Dtoid community
I-LindaLou introduces herself to the Dtoid community




T-Chefprotoss created a video to compare the Predator move to the game Black




A-This is a very .... interesting .... video ....
A-Whoah, this bunny mask is straight out of Bioshock's Fort Frolic!
A-Faith shows off some more of her Pixelized Creations inspired by SMB and FF3
F-The new Transformers 2 movie trailer is SWEET!!!




V-unstoppablejuggernaut's life, as told by the Venture Brothers
L-Dead Movie Star has an extra special 10 things you don't know about me list
L-F*ck Killzone 2 ... just watch the video it's GREAT!
L-Oh no you didn't ...
?-Covah thinks Transformers 2 is going to be twice as bad and twice as awesome as the first one!




This movie could be FULL of fail .... possibly ...





-(SilverDragon1979)

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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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