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Cblogs of 5/26/09 + LookAroundYouisms

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OH MY GOD SO MUCH TOPSAUCE...

Alright kids. I'm tuckered out. One fucking fantastic day in the cblogs. Thank you so much. Now enjoy this awesomeness...







*-If you read nothing else today, at least read this: how L4D is an argument for games as art. Beautiful work.

*-Some old dude wrote a beautiful blog about the plight of “brb” and the forums.

*-A beautiful blog on a topic near and dear to my heart, Mega Man X music.

*-Now THIS is awesome! An actual Atlus editor takes questions about Crimson Gem Saga from Dtoid members.

*-And equally awesome, a member of the Mass Effect team talks about how they made the demo they’ll run at E3. Interesting!

*-And here’s a PHENOMENAL blog about game music in general: great soundtracks and game music on the go.

*-Analoge wants to add a disclaimer to videogames. Very funny work.

*-Thoughts on what the new Zelda game needs, from Novakaine, and free troll bait!

*-perri tells us the great story that led him to create an awesome SNES gallery art installation.

*-entrager’s Remote Masseuse makes it onto the iPhone. Nice job, buddy! Now I can do inappropriate, long-distance things with my girlfriend ON THE GO!

*-Once again, Mxy and his friends made a little movie. Once again, it didn’t disappoint.



S-RoitMonster predicts the happenings of Sony at E3. Here’s hoping for KH3 news!

S-And here’s her Nintendo predictions. Seriously? Body Harvester?

P-That Aussie Podcast is recording ep. 5 tonight. Pip pip cherrio and all that…wait, wrong country.



W-Come for the MS Paint Masterpiece Theater winner, stay for the half-naked Rev. Anthony.



S-NOOOO!!! IT’S ALL SO GODDAMN SAD!!

I-Everyone, welcome wilchelus and his love of River Raid to Destructoid!

I-Also, officially welcome FinnE and his shitty blog (by his own admission) to Destructoid.

I-And, welcome carollelogram and her Michigan-ness to Dtoid!

I-Plus, welcome AgentBBJ and his…OMG ROBOCOP RIDING A UNICORN.

B-Happy Birthday to orcist and ANOTHER MYSTERY DTOIDER!!!

B-And happy b-day to Funktastic, who’s probably that mystery Dtoider I was just talking about.



N-Check out these awesome Famitsu scans featuring No More Heroes and RAIDEN?!?!

V-Conrad continues his run of great video blogs with this one regarding The Zapper.

R-nilcam reviews the Neo Geo Stick, plus an abridged version for the lazy!

T-What Nihon thinks of the new TF2 update. Great write-up.

T-Novakaine shows off his favorite videogame bitches.

T-lv99ron adds to the debate of Prototype vs. infamous.

T-Crunshii thinks about the pros and cons of Cross Edge.

?-Can you guess what games are being illustrated in these silverdragon1979 brain teasters?



L-Tips on how to have a great time this prom season…wait, what?

R-Umm…wanna see michiyoyoshiku’s anime collection? Yeah…

R-Probably not the last time you’ll see a blog about shitting at work on Dtoid, oddly enough.

V-Complaining about the forums and OMG GREEN LANTERN THAT SHIT IS AWESOME!!!

?-Goddammit Kojima…



F-Yet another intro blog, but MAN is it shitty.

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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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