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Cblogs of 3/30/10 + Pendeltonisms

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Oh my God you guys. I've been waiting for tomorrow, March 31st, for fucking months. Mega Man 10 FINALLY comes out for XBLA, and I couldn't be more excited. My Mega Man tattoo is at the ready, my controllers are charged up, and I have 4 cans of Mega Man E-Tank energy drink at the fucking ready. I am very excited to play through this motherfucker multiple times over the next few days until I master it as I did with MM9. I am way, way to...tired to explain my enthusiasm; just know that my level of happiness will be about as much as an orgasm mixed with my enemies' heads on a pike on my lawn. WOOOOOOOO!

And in tonight's recaps, we've got pie, crackers, and jokes about Oscar Wilde to entertain you tonight. Have fun.



*- Seriously, enough with the fucking Citizen Kane shit.

*- Oh Lord that's an impressive pie-eating contest.

*- Enkido talks about the state of consoles in the industry.



M- Something about sex: OH GOD BIRDO.

M- Something about sex: Are Link and Zelda doing it?

P- The SEGA Addicts podcast records tonight. They're talking about beat-em-ups!



E- MASSIVE WALL OF PICS AHEAD: Check out Pandaloons' excursion pictures of PAX East.

S- McFearsome had a somewhat interesting run-in at a grocery store.

S- Duncor is becoming what we all fear we might become; a fanboy.

I- Everyone, welcome Stephen Gonzalez and his awesome Metroid-destroying header to Destructoid!

I- Also welcome Jon Bloodspray and his PAX East happiness to Dtoid.



R- DanielCampbell gives us his review of Yakuza 3...in video form!

T- Jackie Murray has fallen out of love with Modern Warfare 2.

T- Gamers are really just hedonists at heart.

T- God of War 3 may be pretty, but mjemirzian still thinks the combat blows.

D- Jesus: The RPG? Yes please!



L- Because of sarcasm.

L- What is this I don't even



F- "Ok, it seems I failed" is right.

(Pendelton21)

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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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