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Cblogs of 2/18/10 + Strykisms

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Old people are awesome. That is all for today.




*- The Nintendo DS rules over all.

*- randombullseye shares his deepest, darkest, most personal secrets.

*- Not Jimbo's most airtight commandment ever but still a good conversation piece.

*- odber loves RetroforceGO! Like, really loves it. Speaking of which, bring back RetroforceGO!

*- Gobun is such a heartbreaker.


A- RenagadePanda stokes the fires of the graphics war.
S- jamBOT's spoilerific musings on Mass Effect 2 continue in this third part.
M- TheDRMaster is also a light gun master!
M- TripleZer0 always wins. Even when he loses.
P- 321gocast 9 reminds me of Pauly Shore.
P- Animucast is recording in a sexually suggestive manner.





E- TvC and MvC2 throwdown this Saturday in Central Florida.
S- Winner Winner is ashamed of people finding out that he plays games.
S- So, HoodedMiracle, what does Kratos taste like in Slurpee form?
C- Double Decade Gamer fears for the fading online community in some of his games.
I- #include <Courtney_Roberts.h>
I- Reintroducing Drel!


N- The new Hitman VA is the old Hitman VA.
N- Go, go, Euro gaming! Aliens and Predators rip at each others' throats!
N- Cave giveth region-free gaming, Cave taketh away.
R- The Thir13n of Spades remembers The Red Star for PS2.
R- Jechxior takes White Knight Chronicles to school.
T- AvP is off to a good start.
T- munkeex chats about Heavy Rain and DRM.
T- ThaShyftyOne plays TF2 on *gasp* the 360!
T- Sony's new PSP piracy prevention is too little, too late.
T- Christopher J Oatis is not pleased by Dragon Age: Origins.
T- Zulkyr echoes some recent front-page editorials.





R- Codeorgan sounds like a blast, but I can't get it to work!
V- Old people rock!
?- Psychic guards. Yeah, I got nuthin'.
?- SSIV's Dan is overpowered and... other stuff.


F- Hit the road, Jack.
F- Don't you come back no more.
F- We have tech support in the forums for this stuff.


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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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