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Cblogs of 4/29/09 + Funkisms

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Dag yo! Itís about to get FUNKY in here again! Itís your resident compulsive collector covering for NJSYKORA tonight! So, just my thoughts on something tonight. Iím not a fan of Forums under most circumstances and such, but I HIGHLY suggest if youíre looking into getting rid of some of your older stuff and are looking for particular games, visit the RetroforceGO!'s Great Game Trading Thread of Justice!! Iíve already got trades going down with Dyson and ScottyG, and it seems to be taking off pretty well. Still, regardless of your choice (you better go to that thread), on to the recaps!





*- GrumpyTurtle AND Togail teaming up for some art? How canít it be Topsauce?



M- For Those About To Die: And you will know us by the trail of dead.

S- 20 Game Boy games in 20 Days - Day 7 Ė Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

S- Looks like dTunes is back! #78 featuring: Clutch.



W- Congratulations GOS-CPT-Stewart for winning Outrun Online from Vexed Alexís contest!

E- JavTheGreatís contest for an inFamous demo has a broken link.



S- drhqnrilís story of how Chrono Trigger DS helped him survive his illness.

I- Dregsí first post on Destructoid gives some incite into some cool looking community games.

I- Nakedstudís introduction could really be a bit more positive if you ask me.

C- Some random contemplations by Nilcam.

S- Nakedstudís second post on the site, about discovering the NES, Game Boy and a . . . Super Famicon?

I- GBreaux has a good intro blog!

F- AgentMOO invites us to beta test AMMO tomorrow night.



T- Try not to just have links, but an IBM guy with thoughts about MMO Architecture.

N- Star Ocean: The Last Hope gets a release date for Europe.

T- Dragonziggís thoughts on what the PSP needs to change/keep the same.

T- Gregatronís thoughts about graphics with 2D or not 2D?

R- Castleís review on the SNES classic The Firemen.

T- CriticalHitís thoughts on Marvel/Capcom/Street Fighter/X-Men ďvs.Ē games and their oversized bosses.

N- Donít know too much about BlazBlue, but it has a Collectorís Edition, so Iím probably going to buy it . . . -_-Ď

T- NihonTiger90 asks ďCan Punch Out!! deliver an uppercut to slumping Wii sales?Ē



S-Rawnewdlzís makes an edible Pink Castle Crasher and wins a figure of it.

A- neldakidís first Deviant Art posting. A bonus thanks to Y0j1mb0 for making it easier to view.

A- Geoff makes some . . . interesting pinatas.



R- Zen Albatross shows us an arcade stick you can play with AND store food in!

L- So IRC and Wolverine discussions turn interesting . . .

L- CWal37 found some hilarious fanboyism! Also . . . GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED!

R- Jedah Doma promotes his new podcast: Pixel Pill.



F- Either Iím missing something about button mashing or something, otherwise this is FAIL!

F- Goddamn I hate stoners!

-(Funktastic)

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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!

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