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Cblogs of 2009/06/15 and ScottyGasms

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Hello once again fellow dtoiders, and welcome to another Monday. Boo...

Not much to report really, Finally hooked up my modded Super Famicom last week and have been enjoying my likely too expensive copy of Terranigma. While there is a little bit of retro goggles, the game is still absolutely brilliant and was worth every penny that was needed to allow me to play it. I do plan to pick up Ghostbusters as well, but to be honest it'll likely wait as I already have way too many games on the go

A possibly surprise fail that I'd like to touch on is Tanukitsune's blog, where they continue their battle against their backlog of games. I used to be like that, keeping track of the games I haven't beaten yet. Kept saying that one day I'd beat them all. Even then however I would try to properly play a game though, as opposed to the quick run through with a guide that they are doing. To me if you're going to do that you might as well just watch the ending on Youtube and be done with it. Save a lot of time. Am I alone on this?


*- Guys like to be complimented too sometimes... :'(
*- Wry Guy continues to give us the insider viewpoint about Gamestop issues


P- RFGO! episode 92 in video form!
M- Wilbo's monthly musing contribution
S- KyleR007 continues to reflect on what shaped him as a person, gaming wise
M- Sorry about that above, this is Wilbo's true monthly musing entry
M- Marioland explores games that make a social statement
P- Failcast has a new feature that seems very familiar
P- Repost announcement of Refused Classification episode 6!


C- Not really a contest, but a fun little quiz


I- Meet Optimus Primeau, and their tale of video game initiation!
D- Garison and some others should read the forums more often so they don't miss out on important announcements :p
I- Meet Super Saiyan 18, future zombie gamer
E- DtoidEurope is looking for input on a Nintendo NARP
I- Meet Kris S, and what I assume isn't his Genesis bag
S- Niero lets us know about a few changes coming to dtoid
C-Last Likely Lad contemplates an exam question
S- Da5StarRMD has issues with RB: Unplugged
I- Meet walkyourpath, and his awesome Star Control 2 themed banner
S- Zippydude begins collecting


N- Electro Lemon passes along the possibly leaked Rock Band Beatles setlist
T- Nerdy Suit shares their baffling love towards Blueberry Garden
T- Monodi doesn't notice that people are just trying (and failing) to be funny with the whole Prototype/inFamous thing
T- Jesus, Hoborg is wordy...
T- Honestly, every version of the game looks good
N- FF XIV news from mxs102
N- Suff0cat gives us a recording of the Dan Aykroyd recording reminding you to pick up Ghostbusters
V- Video trailer for the new FF:CC WiiWare game
T- Oh god, those videos even irk me... :(
T- Tips for Black Sigil from Razor Kitten


A- Sweet Ghostbusters pic, which of course leads to tossing out quotes
A- Plenty of new bead sprites from Faith!


V- I didn't like the vids, but I'm also apparently the only person who doesn't cream their pants at the mention of Shin Megami Tensei so... yeah
L- I don't understant the whole inFamous vs. Prototype thing... especially since Prototype is multiplatform
C- Actually might've been reasonable until the last point, then the full on fail kicked in
L- Fanboyism or not, this is pretty funny
R- Two shocking links from Electro Lemon
C- I don't get it...


F- Easy way to fail: blow through games with a guide without actually enjoying them, just to say you beat them
F- Level 80 Blastoise? Nice...
C- If you don't get an answer in irc, make a cblog that'll make a few people pissy

- ScottyG <3
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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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