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Cblogs of 4/5/09 + Jimboisms

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I'm back... reading the cblogs of Destructoid in all its totality and recapping them for your reading pleasure. Your usual Cblog Recapper unfortunately couldn't make the proceedings tonight due to his prior commitment to a swingers convention. Go get them tiger. So since I'm your recapper tonight I thought I would use this opportunity to address the new DSi and a cblogger who has moved on to greener pastures. A gentleman who was a constant fixture on our cblogs. I, of course, am talking about Matthew "Cowzilla" Razak.

Matthew graduates to Weekend Destructoid editor. I would like to extend congratulations to him by his Cblog name one last time and toast. I raise my glass to Cowzilla and wish him much success on a very well earned position. Best of luck brother.

You gotta love a place that hires from the community. Seriously how awesome is Destructoid? That awesome Ladies & Gents. Who's next to move up the ranks of the Destructoid Hierarchy? Next up Nihon Tiger for Editor! Or maybe it will be you.

Now that I have gotten that out of the way, let us take a closer look at what was before. Spoiler Alert: There were a lot of interesting, newsy, strange, fun and plain fail things you may have missed.



*-AARON LINDEH
*-If you remotely like 2-D fighting games check this post OUT.
*-Wild Arms FTW.
*-Gaming Goddess is awesome.
*-A Gamestop anecdote.





A-He likes Turok 2.
A-Mattgoo wants to talk Murder, suicides, and video games. He's a cheerful fellow.
A-WTF?
S-That one mook...blaino.
S-That one mook... Alma.
S-That one mook...cyber akuma!
S-That one mook...visions.
M-For those about to die...
M-For those about to die...
M-For those about to die...
M-For those about to die...




E-ParaParaKing is insane.
S-If my calculations are correct, when this recap hits eighty-eight comments... you're gonna see some serious shit.
S-A cute misguided rant on professional reviews.
S-Comment of the week. There's a funny one in there!




N-Nihon Tiger giving you the 411 in Wii Sports2.
N-The More You Know...
R-BurnZombieRun Review.
R-BEST REVIEW EVAR.
R-Riddick Review. I'm getting this game.
R-Velt reviews Broken Sword for the DS. I in turn question myself why I don't own it yet.
R-The Last Remnant: A review. Guess what? He didn't like it. So did more than half the gaming population.
R-White Knight Chronicles is shit?? HERESY!!
R-Velt reviews H.A.W.X for the PC. And a well written little review it is.
R-Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Review.
T-The Unwrapping of a DSi...OMG. Also no pictures.
T-DSi, a portable system that can use a camra THAT COMES WITH THE CAMERA...OMG.
T-Issun finally has a DSi...OMG.
T-DSi color choice...gay blue or black...OMG.
T-Yes yet another DSi post but wait! This one is pictures in a collage with prior Nintendo handhelds... OMG.
T-Gamestop made him play Guitar Hero.
T-I want this game.
N-Streaming Video, Wii?




P-Backwards Compatible Podcast: Colette Edition!




I'm Wolverine!







F-I love Fail that doesn't beat around the bush. This is Fail without pretentiousness. Refreshing.
F-I love you MEE but that's older than me... and I'm OLD.
F-I love Tim too but this isn't Twitter.
F-You tell me what this is about.
F-A review should never be in the fail category... except for this one.
F-Why?


As always. It's been fun. Til next time I'm needed I think I'll play some Resident Evil 5.

-Y0j1mb0 the Reservist
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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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