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Cblogs of 6/12/09 + SilverDragonisms

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Unfortunately Garison can not bring you your regularly scheduled recaps this evening, so I will be filling in for him instead. I kind of owe him one since he covered for me all of last weekend when I was stuck at work and couldn't do the recaps. Yes let's talk about last weekend shall we. Actually let's talk about the last two weeks. I put in around 140 hours at work the last two weeks, including all of last weekend, in order to meet a huge project deadline. After all that hard work I had actually managed to not only meet my schedule, but to exceed it, so I was in a great mood. Then I got to work today and my manager informed me that last night a meeting was held in which the entire project was CANCELED!!!

Suffice to say, I was not in the best of moods the rest of the day. If only you could have seen the look on my face when my manager told me. My jaw just dropped like a rock. I decided at that point that it was probably best I take the rest of the day off, so I went home at noon and spent the rest of the day playing Beyond Good & Evil. That managed to cheer me up, but I'm still pretty bummed. I essentially spent the last 14 days straight waking up, working 14 hours, and then going to bed. Luckily for me I love my job, but still. No one wants to put in that much hard work only to have it all completely thrown away. Ok that's enough for now. Let me step down from my soap box.

Let's get to the Friday recaps shall we ...






*-Mxyzptlk’s video entry into the “Throw a Bale Temper Tantrum” Contest is freaking AWESOME. You need to watch it!

*-Monodi writes a great piece about how the console war is no longer a fight over graphics, it's a fight over who has the best control scheme.



A-RonBurgandy2010 takes some time out of his day to write a critical analysis of inFamous.

A-Marioland wants you to know that you shouldn't believe everything the people from the game industry say, especially when it's about comparing the power of different consoles.

S-What do you think Aborto thefetus learned this week?

S-Dtoid Community Discusses E3 Edition: SONY

S-Fanboy Weekly: E3 Expectations

M-Untapped Potantial: Road Rash

P-Failcast Episode 39 is available now!



E-Mxyzptlk’s video entry into the “Throw a Bale Temper Tantrum” Contest is freaking AWESOME. You need to watch it!

W-DynamicSheep wins the Dtoid Flock contest



F-EUFNF

F-PS3 FNF

F-Super Smash Brothers Brawl Friday Night Fights

S-tei loves his/her JRPGs. That’s about all I could gather from this short and weird post.

S-SephirothX got a brand new computer and is back into PC Gaming again!

I-AlienLeaf introduces himself to the community.

I-SRCisFriday introduces himself to the community

H-Monodi shows off his awesome gaming collection!



N-Rumortoid: Sony to unveil PSPgo Apps

N-Super Smash Brothers is coming out on the EU Virtual Console this week.

N-Dragon Quest 9 is coming out in 29 days

N-Apparently in the future, Nintendo will play your games for you if you think they are to hard.

N-Forza 3 will include the Le Mans circuit!

N-Dead Movie Star made a new game he would like you to try out and give feedback on.

$-June 12th UK Game Bargains.

$-Video Cognito is giving out free Beta Codes to the Uncharted 2 MP Beta

T-Capt Obvious94 doesn’t understand why people are boycotting L4D2.

T-Musai asks the question, "Which gaming series has gotten the most shafted?"

T-Doctor Insidious updates us on the current status of the game he's designing, "Warning 10,000".

T-Covah takes a look at the differences between inFamous and Prototype, and compares them both to the GTA series.



A-Check out this cool image of Dalhism from SF2 created by SuitCoatAvenger

F-Trev did not like the new Wolverine movie, but he is hopeful for a future Deadpool game!



R-This blog just reminds us that Dtoid really is one big sausage party

?-I wanted to laugh at this, but I didn’t. Maybe you will …



F-Oh yeah boys and girls, the failure begins!

F-This is apparently a World of Warcraft poem ... I think ...



-(SilverDragon1979)

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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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