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Cblogs of 3/8/09 + SilverDragonisms

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So Yojimbo wrote a very interesting blog tonight about finally being "satisfied" with all the games that he owns. It made me think about the gaming industry and about how I hate how you buy one game, and the next big game is always right around the corner, beckoning you to buy it. This really bothers me. I feel like you never truly have time to enjoy the games that you buy, because if you do take your time with just one game, you get "behind". When you get to far behind in the world of games, you run the risk of having your games spoiled for you by your friends and by the wonderful natural rapist of the world, the internet.

Well I would like to announce that I to am "satisfied" with my gaming collection right now, and I don't plan on buying a new game for quite a while. Right now I have Gears of War 2, Metroid Prime 3, Dead Space, LittleBigPlanet, Ninja Gaiden 2, and Resistance 2 all sitting in my gaming cabinet ready to be played for the first time. It's time to be satisfied and finally play them, before I buy anything new. It's time to stop trying to keep up with the gaming world, and just relax for a little while. Who's with me on this?






*-This blog, about some of the best games ever forgotten by people, is easily one of the longest blogs ever posted on Dtoid

*-Once you read this blog, you will never be able to look at pixels the same way again. You have been warned!

*-Tehmynlion is considering doing his graduate Thesis on zombies and he needs your help!!!

*-CactarCrush has created the greatest Street Fighter drink of all time, the HODOKEN BOMB



A-For the first time in his gaming life, Yojimbo is Satisfied!
A-Ballistic argues against Reverend Anthony's claims that JRPGs are bad!
A-NEF 984 looks at all the strengths and weaknesses of the current gen consoles to help decide which one to buy
A-Spike401k thinks Japanese game companies hate Americans
M-Expanded Universe: Resident Evil Novels
M-Expanded Universe: Rare Resident Evil Novel
S-Welshbastard is apparently going to review every single character from Super Smash Bros. Brawl .... WOW!
S-Altair discusses what he learned from playing WAY TO MUCH Street Fighter 4
P-A new Backwards Compatible Podcast records tonight



E-Win stuff via Twitter



E-There now exists a Dtoid group on Playfire
S-Squirrel Pope is hopelessly addicted to Street Fighter 2
S-megatron0016 reviews his week in gaming
S-theredpepperofdoom needs pics or this story didn't actually happen
S-Bfield13 has confirmed it .... Brad Nicholson is Jake Gyllenhaal!
S-Oberoi is coming to America, and he needs to know a great video game store to visit!



N-World of Goo is only $5 on Steam this weekend
R-Ckarasu reviews Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
T-Intruder has lots of question about what's going on with Bioshock 2
T-Wow, this is truly a vent like no other ....
T-Welshbastard apparently just figured out that Activision likes to whore out the Guitar Hero franchise and he's pissed!
T-Kyousuke Nanbu thinks Naoto is the worst character in Persona 4
T-Webimpulses's thought process bounces all over the place in this blog about Tom Clancy games



F-SWE3tMadness reviews Watchmen
F-Infinitys End reviews Watchmen



?-It's time for a little dolphin-tiger love!!!
L-This blog is so NASH!



F-I have faith that FalconReaper will eventually write a great blog, but this is definitely not it
F-I have no clue what this guy is smoking!



-(SilverDragon1979)

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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.

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