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Cblogs of 4-10-09 + Pig Maskisms

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Reserve Recapper (and NotGeoff) to the rescue! Enjoy tonight's recap and Ism!



http://playhimoffkeyboardcat.com/

If you can't see why that's awesome my heart goes out to you, you poor poor soul.


*-More awesome doodles from GrumpyTurtle
*-Ready to Friday!
*-Valkyria Chronicles Anime :D
*-Nifty indepth look at new Bayonetta teaser
*-I will travel across the land, searching far and wide...
*-Very well done look at Fire Pro for the GBA by KilledBySmarks
*-ĦQue pelligro!
*-DtoidArtisans made an epic Tomopop doilly
*-Keyboard Cat?! What are you doing here?


S-Michaelarby: PS2 Games to Consider: L-Z
S-Aborto thefetus: 10 things I learned this week
M-Blehman: For Those About To Die: Zombies


C-Draw Bwak-Kupo, win big!
E-Ckarasu's contest: Manasteel88


E-Destructoid New England now live!
E-Short Notice LA NARP
F-Euro FNF
F-360 FNF
F-Wii FNF
F-PS3 FNF
I-Autumn introduces himself and questions Killzone 2. Welcome to Dtoid!
I-Welcome to Dtoid Etirfilta!


N-Braid is out for the PC
N-BulletMagnet's massive obscure game news update
N-Juggs shares some WET concept art
T-Tanukitsune talks about the loss of "game overload" syndrome
T-McKilligan's well done analysis of the historical context of Assassin's Creed 2
T-JackMaverick examines the nature of June releases
T-MadNinja gives his 2 cents on Bioshock 2
$-Euro releases and bargins



M-Editorzilla3 reviews Observe and Report


?-Bwak-Kupo shares... Something


F-Provide adequate rational for your grief!
F-Better suited to the forums
F-Kind of just restating the front page post you link to
F-Hrm
F-Take a lesson in cblogging from Keyboard Cat





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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

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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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