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Cblogs of 4/28/09 + Pendeltonisms

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So, a lot of people are pretty against me getting the Destructoid tattoo. Well, I just wanted to take time out to defend myself. Here's what I wrote in the forums:

Since a lot have asked me about this, yes, I'm 150% sure. Before Dtoid, I never really had a place to talk about games; I never had any real gamer friends, and every other community I was a part of felt rather lifeless and troll-filled. Through Dtoid, I've met some amazing fucking people, gotten the opportunity to do things I'd never think to do before, and write about something I'm passionate about. Though most of you might think this is a fucking terrible idea, I have so much love for this site and the things it's given me that I can't think of anything better to do than get this tattoo. The fact that you, the community, are helping me make/choose it makes the tattoo that much more special.

So, call me stupid if you want. I'll just be here in the corner with an amazing fucking tattoo.

Also, if you love horror movies, PLEASE click the first link in the Topsauce blogs. You won’t be disappointed.



*-If you click any of the links in this recap, make sure you at least click this one. A brilliant little film made by Mxyzptlk’s friends.

*-Togail, my favorite cblog artist, amazes again with this Yoshi drawing.

*-Interesting: Braid and MGS are polar opposites.

*-Yeah, I know, but I don’t care: my glass final project, Mega Man vs. Glass Man.

*I couldn’t have said it any better: What needs to be in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.

*-The most adorable fucking thing you’ll see all day, maybe even all week.



A-A pretty neat list of games that let us explore the far reaches of the galaxy.

A-Jon Holmes compares and contrasts MadWorl and The Spirit.

S-vexed alex talks about the time he almost virtually died in a virtual Forza 2 crash.

S-After months of horrible, ungodly longing, flaming burrito finally has his 360 arcade stick!

P-Episode 2 of TeknoDwarf’s D&D podcast is up for listenin’ to…

P-…and the 35th FAILCAST records tonight, like anyone cares.



E-Vote on which tattoo I’m gonna get at PAX!



S-20 Game Boy Games in 20 Days: the always fantastic Kirby’s Dream Land.

S-NihonTiger got raped by Jonathan Holmes, buys Namco Museum, asks what you got last week.

I-Everyone, welcome MrJohans0n and his incredible taste in music to Destructoid!

B-HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBOT FART/PUPPY LICKS!



N-Wow, sucks to be in the land down under: Velvet Assassin delayed, Henry Hatsworth cancelled for Austrailia.

V-This was on the front page already, but who the fuck cares? MOOSE HEADS!!!

R-unangbankay pokes around Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2.

T-Apparently, the new Noby Noby Boy multiplayer update is the cat’s pajamas.

T-Umm…wow: The Office has a game. Lame.

T-Velt gets his hands dirty with Zeno Clash

T-CWal37 lists the games that keep him busy when he’s supposed to be working.

T-The Phantom Gamer opines over his time in Aperture Science.



A-Undeniably amazing pixilated zombie shoes, but a fucking god-awful blog.

A-A damn fine portrait of a Vault Dweler done by Todd Umbarger.

F-Wow…a look at a fan-made Batman movie called Arkham.



V-…wow: The Apple, some movie from the 80s.

?-AAAAAHHHHHH!!!! SWINE FLU!!!

?-Konami code + ESPN.com = Lisa Frank wet dream.



No fail?!?! JOY!

(Pendelton21)

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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.

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!

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