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Cblogs of 2/21/09 + SilverDragonisms

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Welcome to another exciting Saturday recap here at Destructoid. I'm your host, SilverDragon, and today I will be taking you on your tour of the day's cblogs. Before we begin I would ask that you please buckle your safety belts, and please put all tray tables, seats, and video game controllers in their up and locked position. Please not that there is no smoking or flash photography allowed on this tour, but drinking of strong alcoholic beverages is strongly recommended. We hope you enjoy your tour. Thank you for choosing the Cblog Recaps.

Before we begin our tour, I thought you might like to know what you host, that being me, has been up to. Well I've spent the last week beating the first 15 bosses of Shadow of the Colossus. By this time tomorrow I hope to have beat the final boss and moved on to one of the other many games I have to play. All I have to say is this game was absolutely incredible, and I can't believe it took me this long to finally get around to playing it.

Now onto the recaps ...






*-Is the final boss in SF4 getting you down? ... well just remember he has no penis!

*-Jedah Doma writes a great article about why we shouldn't bother with review scores

*-One man's story of his love for a gnome and his quest for an impossible achievement

*-Stories like this one from Tubatic, are why I love video games!



S-Krow enlightens us with another installment of "Out of My Way; Bosses in Video Game: Tubba Blubba" ...
S-... and then the Crow dishes out another one, this time about Gruntilda
S-rushnik brings us another installment of his "Other Side of the Pixel" series
S-BulletMagnet writes another installment of his "The Obscure Tribune" series



E-Win a GT4: Lost the Damned DLC Code from Vexed Alex



E-Black Movie Month continues with Soul Plane
F-Dtoid EUFNF Video Recap
S-Haxan kicked ass at his regional Gamestop SF4 tournament
S-GamingGoddess updates us with some concept art for her upcoming game
S-stewie32887 has rediscovered the greatness that is Castlevania
S-Geoff played in a SF4 tournament and lost :-(
C-Slique wonders if he should buy GTA4: The Lost and Damned
H-Primo shows of his gaming setup and collection



N-Steam's Greatest Indie Pack on sale for $9.99 on Steam
V-Star Ocean:The Last Hope Preview video
T-unangbangkay gives his thoughts on an Escapist article written about Piracy
T-Fogo warns everyone of a major problem he experienced with his Mad Catz Standard Edition Fight Stick
T-Garison shares his impressions of ICO, about 8 years too late ...



Here's some culture for you ....




L-Wall Street Fighter 4 ... this shit is funny as hell!



F-I hate to do this to you CWal37. but this really belongs in the forums
F-Boys and girls, this is called a Fail Blog. Learn from it and don't make the same mistakes!



-(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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