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Cblogs of 3/15/09 + SilverDragonisms

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So 2009 has been a year filled with drama in the Dtoid community, drama perpetuated by the idea of the "old" dtoid community vs. the "new" dtoid community. Today was apparently another chapter in the ongoing story of this struggle that just doesn't want to go away. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm pretty sick of all the drama at this point. I'm sick of this whole idea of the "new" community vs. the "old" community, and how the new community is ruining what used to be a great site. I'm sick of everyone acting like children.

Everyone needs to get it through their heads that things do change. Nothing in life is constant, especially not something as chaotic as the internet. It is very true that change has come to Destructoid, but for the most part the only change I have seen is good change. Instead of embracing this change, we seem to be trying to rip Dtoid apart from the inside out because we can't deal with this change. Well it's time that we all get over ourselves and learn that Dtoid isn't about anyone of us as individuals, but about all of us as a community made up of extraordinary people. We need to get past this "new" vs. "old" bullshit and come together to make Dtoid the best it's ever been. If you can't do that, if you can't get past that, then you don't really belong here.

Ok ... I've said my peace ... now on with the Cblog Recaps ...






*-Jidai Geki writes a great article on sexism in gaming

*-Mr Dillinger presents the story of SEGA, a true underdog in the industry



A-mechayakuza writes about the hyper sensitivity of racism in America (RE5 related)







S-IronPikeman thinks today's Meme is stupid and pathetic
S-coonskin05 attempts to defend today's meme
S-Spike401k speaks out about today's meme
S-megatron0016 recaps his week in gaming
S-Spike401k shares even more thoughts about today's meme
S-Intruder has one hell of an imagination
S-CountingConflict gets a little angry about today's meme
S-Stuart Scofield shares some old school Dtoid pictures
S-HydroTonix discovers that even cops play World of Warcraft
C-Tubatic shares his opinions on a couple things



N-Get out your old copies of Deus Ex, because The Nameless Mod was finally released for it
N-Super Mario Galaxy is super sneaky
R-TMillsap reviews Halo Wars and gives some thoughts on RE5
R-SurplusGamer reviews Mirror's Edge and Super Paper Mario
T-atheistium thinks RE5 is totally awesome!



A-Street Fighter Art Contest Entries



?-Who do you think would win in a fight: The Hulk or The Tank from L4D?



F-The forums are THAT WAY ----->
F-I already pointed the way to the forums once, I'm not doing it again!
F-Why does someone with such an awesome community name have to write such a horrible blog?



M-CountingConflict
M-Chooly
M-Bwark-Kupo
M-coonskin05
M-seigfreid
M-HydroTonix
M-AgentMOO
M-Tubatic
M-RAB
M-Barcode
M-Naim Master
M-CrocBox
M-Half left
M-pascuz46
M-Ha-Puken



-(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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