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If you are going to PAX East next week, come and pay me a visit. I want to give you all muchas smoochas.




*- Grab some tissues.

*- The future sucks! Monodi wants flying cars and gleaming skyscrapers back in our future vision!

*- walkyourpath rejects double standards concerning the allowance of cheesecake in Apple's app store.

*- Good piece, randombullseye, but the God Warrior remix stole the show.

*- P4KO makes metal magic once again with this rendition of Super Mario Land World 2, the Muda Kingdom.

*- Today's top story: Congress to pass bill providing life bars to our troops.

*- Elsa the ambassador.

*- Forty years... wow. Has it really been that long?

*- Alright, Beyamor, that's just too adorable. Somebody adopt this poor fella!

*- The Yoshi scarf. Damn, shadowsinthenyte.


A- AHoodedFigure suggests a clever direction for open-ended yet narrative-driven games.
A- Lazerpig has a beef with Metroid Fusion and Prime.
S- Between blogs, Daxelman has been known to cut a rug.
S- Stereotoid grooves to the music before throwing a wild orgy.
R- mimic12455's Retro Review: "Metal Gear!?!? A Hind D!?!?"
M- That's so gay, Josh Bourgeois.
P- Animucast is recording in the girls' locker room.


E- Tray Ben jams out... in the coffee.


E- The latest list of all the cool cats attending PAX East.
D- flooky constructed this doppelgänger during business hours. Productive.
S- Oh, Jim Sterling, you whore.
C- Uber Mashu approves of Jim Sterling.
C- Ditto for Zulkyr.
I- The Grand Mooch is ready to take on firepower of our magnitude.
I- Welcome to the pack, Carson Lau!


N- In this week of Euro releases, Gemsi likes boys who sparkle.
N- Yes, Virginia, there will be DLC for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
N- Brand new Sonic 4 screenies and music.
T- I'm confused. I thought Activision was our enemy at the moment.
T- HEL105 wants real horror games back.
T- Lefties may be mutants but they need love as well.
T- Gimmick, gimmick, gimmick.
T- Cadtalfryn should petition to have Far Cry 2 taught in African history classes nationwide.
T- zombiexnixon jabbers on about God of War III's difficulty.


M- It would appear that the two new God of War albums are available for free on the main site! Lucky day!
M- garethxxgod's top five sad songs.
S- Kryptinite cracks open the God of War III Ultimate Edition set.


C- The6thSamurai's thoughts on the end of God of War III could have been expanded upon a bit.
?- Mr Dillinger, you kuh-razy, boy.


F- What the hell indeed.
F- Einhorn is Finkle! Finkle is Einhorn!
F- Did you reeeeally buy Jim Sterling a ring?
F- Fantastical, buddy.
F- I wouldn't have failed this had I seen the resemblance, but I don't, so tough nuggets.
F- I'm sorry. Without proper linking, reading this is a chore. BBCode isn't that hard.
F- You must winded from typing so much.


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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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