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Cblogs of 3/14/09 + SilverDragonisms

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Important things the gaming world taught me this week:

1) Gaming websites will report on any rumor, even if the source has no credibility what-so-ever.

2) The last level in Killzone 2's single player campaign is hard as hell and will make you want to throw your controller across the room.

3) Killzone 2 players love to spawn camp!

4) Takeshi loves Killzone 2 more then life itself.

5) Prince of Persia is the next game I will be playing!

Ok, now that we have that out of the way, let's get to the recaps shall we.






*-lastSKYsamurai demonstrates how cardboard can be used to spice up your video game posters

*-Icarus writes a great article where he dissects all of the little nuances of the new Bayonetta SCreenshots

*-Mr Gilder brings it up a notch and presents the 5 great game sountracks to fuel your workout!



A-Jidai Geki writes about how all video game conventions need to change
A-Subrosian thinks math has no place in gaming
A-stungunmaster lists his top 10 Final Fantasy Summon Spells
A-NihonTIger90 writes about what can be done to stop false rumors from being spread by game journalists
M-Expanded Universe: Why do we watch video game moves?
M-Expanded Universes: The Complete Back Story for everything Sonic
M-Expanded Universe: A Theory







E-Genki-JAM presents another ShiMuNi night, featuring Resident Evil: Degeneration
E-IRC: Your One Stop CHat Source for Anniversary NARPs
S-n nerd13 shows off her new "Gamer" hat
S-Qraze shares a very emotional story about real life death and it's effect on a person's digital community of friends
S-SamBasinger finally gave in and bought and XBOX360 and he loves it!
I-TMillsap introduces himself
I-I think this is FalconReaper's attempt to introduce himself to the community, but I'm not sure



N-pedrovay2003 discovers a great way to cheat in Resident Evil 5
N-Is the Bioshock 2 trailer coming tomorrow?
R-Magnalon reviews Resident Evil 5
R-B-Radicate quickly reviews Mirror's Edge and Too Human
R-B-Radicate quickly reviews Mercenaries 2 and Ratchet and Clank Future: TOD
T-UglyPhil looks back at what the PS2 could have been
T-SickNasty is pissed at Capcom for their RE5 DLC bullshit



A-Albert Wesker has a very special message for you Resident Evil 5 haters!



?-If you've ever wondered how to build a time machine out of popsicle sticks, Ballistic will tell you how



F-I have absolutely no idea why this blog was posted on Dtoid
F-"Short blogs" are not blogs, they are forum posts!


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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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