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Cblogs of 2009/10/01 and ScottyGasms

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BWOMP BWOMP!!!

Hello once again my pretties. ScottyG here giving you a healthy dose of a ScottyGasm.

To be honest I haven't been up to all that much. Got laid off right before PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAX, and spent the week after PAAAAAAAAAAAAAX sick in bed. Since then it's been a lot of sloth and video games with very little in the way of job hunting. I did manage to get a temporary job though which pays depressingly well (compared to the previous jobs I've had), but I do need to get my butt in gear and figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. ;)

Gamewise I replayed No One Lives Forever (<3) with the intention of making a "Forgotten" Monthly Musing. It's a bit late for that now but I still intend to do a writeup as it's a criminally underrated game and Kate Archer is another perfect example of a good female protagonist that people keep overlooking.

I also played through Tomb Raider Underworld, managing to get 1000GS on it. Planning on doing a review, possibly with more nekkidness. Is it sad that the only two games I have 1000GS on are both Tomb Raider games?

Now if you'll excuse me it is my birthday tomorrow (technically today I suppose), so I best be getting to bed. <3 <3 <3

Also... Tucker Max adverts? I know you gotta pay the bills and all, but WTF Dtoid? Everybody knows that Maddox > Tucker Max a million times over. :)


*- Bad Wry Guy! As a recapper I like slamming fail posts into the ground! :P
*- Colette Bennett on the importance of functional footwear
*- NihonTiger90 shares his thoughts on the new "Daytona" game and of the name change
*- Blehman helps extend the dtoid life span of a very... curious... individual


A- There's a good article here... if you look past the grammar errors, double negatives, and lack of spacing
A- hehehe, they do need to do a Watchmen crossover where Dr Manhattan attacks Smurf village ^_^
M- Coming in right under the wire, MarlinClock chimes in with their thoughts on that... other handheld
P- Not a podcast, but by Podcast people, with one cool dad


C- trunxkam45 gives thoughts on grinding in games
C- A Games For Windows Live rant
C- Spot the Spy wins with their comment on what is an RPG
I- Coding joke saves RockEm89's intro from the fail bin
S- denjunki sadly lost their second 360, and surprisingly neither were from the RROD
S- Evergreen's experiences (and frustrations) with what sounds like Sony's Media Go program


N- Hazama - NOT Hamza - confirmed for Blazblue
N- Gemsi brings us the European releases for the week <3
N- SSFIV arcade release is still a possib-... wait... YOU DO NOT FAP TO YOUR OWN POST BOOERNS!!!
N- Kinda cool, you can play the PSP Go with a PS3 controller
R- Subenu reviews The Conduit
R- Demon's Soul review on another site, but at least they admit to being an attention whore :P
R- Klipsched reviews Muramasa: The Demon Blade
R- A rare sight folks! A positive review of the PSP!
R- Nogarda reviews the L4D Crash Course expansion
T- Some random and scattered thoughts from Defaultsound
T- Arkhon takes a look at Half Life after playing the Orange Box
V- DC emulation on the Pandora (DO WANT btw), but I'm more interested in what's going on in the screen in the background


A- Ah... some culture courtesy of crayon art <3
F- Scooby Doo Movie Month begins this Saturday folks!
M- Fourth day of Takeshi's week at the helm of dTunes!


?- Buy Electro Lemon's stuff as he faps to his own post...
C- Too brief on a game I've only heard of and don't care that much about


F- If the video hadn't been removed it might've been okay, but alas...

- ScottyG <3
FPoTD
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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.

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!

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