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Cblogs of 2009/10/07 and ScottyGasms

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Hello hello once again my pretties! Time once again for me to fill in a gaping hole in the recap week with a massive, overflowing ScottyGasm.

I think I mentioned that I got laid off at the end of August. Well, I started a temp job this week for the provincial election... group I guess it'd be called. Going to be in the election office where people can go to fix/add/remove their voter information, or fill out a special ballot. I was told up front that it will be fairly boring and uneventful, but fufills the government's mandate of providing service. Plus it sadly pays exceedingly well.

Gamewise I'm almost done Professor Layton 2. I LOVE it, but like all puzzle games there's no real replay value and I'll be getting rid of it as soon as I'm done it. I might pass it on to a friend rather than trade it in though. I got ODST from my sisters on Saturday, but I've put about a half hour into it. I keep saying hopefully tomorrow I'll get more gaming time, but with this internet addiction who knows?

Right... I need to get some sleep for work tomorrow. Time to finish up this mess of a ScottyGasm, and wipe it clean on your cheek. *puts on cape and flies off*

WHOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!


*- I wish I could avoid spoilers, but I'm a recapper and had to read it :(
*- A day in the life of a mini-boss


A- Drunken Haze never saw the cosplayer
M- gains hates hearing people talk online
P- Drunkcast 11 is out, featuring Kaciesaurus!
P- GGCast episode 2 is out


W- The HAWP DVD contest winners. No prizes though


B- Oh, now that's a tag I haven't used in awhile. Happy birthday Ashley Davis from sleepingagain!
B- Happy birthday to Ashley Davis from Mikey!
B- Happy birthday rosy-cheeked thebigghurt
I- Meet Falciase and his game, which is sorely lacking in dinosaurs
I- Meet SaiyanMan, who just wanted to say hi
S- CaptainBus points out the time they called someone fat
S- RFGO love... also, *too
S- Nic128 actually has a good point
S- Technophile gives a forum update, informing us on new boards
S- Drunk Panda vents about computer woes


N- I like the rainbow logo shirt :D
R- Jonathan Holmes talks about Wii Fit Plus, dreams, and 2010 in gaming
T- hoyt414 has never heard of Modern Warfare 2
T- randombullseye shares their love of Clock Tower
T- DaedHead8 shares thoughts on Demon's Souls
T- YouHaveRROD talks about osu, and REALLY needs some pics/screenshots
T- I don't know, something about BlazBlue
T- Once again the dreaded backlog rears its head
V- DrCGP brings us a report from the Uncharted 2 cinema event
V- I call them "Land Sharks"
V- New trailer of Episodes From Liberty City


A- Cutie Honey's Rev/Papa Burch art
A- Scion of Mogo faps over Mikey's art
F- DimXD2077 promotes their film which was recently finished
F- Likely too late if you're reading this, but join Genki-JAM for aniwednesday!
M- Deathofthedead shares some favourite halloween songs that should be in Rock Band
M- Day 3 of Diverse's dTunes week


C- Nicely written, but is really just a bitch about sequels
C- Eh... written okay, but doesn't really have a point and is their third of the day
C- A copy/pasta that really does belong in the forum
C- This also belongs in the forums


F- The tone of this one just bothered me :\
F- Either I missed the joke, or it just isn't a funny one
F- My brain hurts from trying to read that
F- First Monthly Musing that I've failed, which is quite impressive
F- I don't care how good that video might be, this is fail

- ScottyG <3
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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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