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Cblogs of 6/23/09 + Pendeltonisms

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I have a question; why do people keep giving Keanu Reeves shit about his poor facial movements, yet leave David Duchovny alone? I watched Evolution for the first time yesterday, and realized that his face doesn't move the entire movie. It's so strange. Yes, I know, he's fucking Mulder. Still doesn't make for the fact that:

this is happy David,

this is angry David, and

that is addicted to porn David. SAME. FACE. GOD. DAMMIT.

Anyway, RECAPS YAY. For your consideration today, we've got a slew of topsauce, Real World: Destructoid, and...actually, not much else. Thanks for a light day, guys!

Recaps. Penis. That is all.



*- ScottyG here, inserting this awesome recap of bloodylip fiddling with his stick for far too long (Pendelton missed it and bloodylip gave me a guilt trip)(Cool blog and all, but it was a MONDAY post. STOP PLACING BLAME ON ME SCOTTY.)

*-And the award for Best blog of the Night goes to this wonderful review of Magic the Gathering: DoTP by HarassmentPanda.

*-HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONIC!!!

*-Words cannot express this blog other than it’s title: Destructoid Anagrams. Wow.

*-Wow, here’s dyslixec’s FANTASTIC in-depth keyboard configuration guide for this week’s FNF, Quake Live.

*-Who here likes a thoroughly amusing drunk blog? I certainly do.

*-A great review of the old Monster Rancher Battle Card game. Keep this series going, Molotov!

*-An interesting look at why there’s a lack of female avatars in FPSs.

*-For all those confused about the workings of Goozex, or how to be a better game trader, follow this great guide by Wry Guy.

*-This is the true story of 5 IRC members picked by Brian Keljore to live in a Sims 3 house and have their lives photographed and put in a cblog.

*-Check out Barcode’s videogame music radio show this Wednesday!



A-Winning is good, as Clayton S Chan learns while playing 1 vs. 100.

S-So, as is asked of you each and every week, What’d You Get?

S-Here’s goodgamer’s two cents on EA and Activision.

S-Here’s part 3 of TeknoDwarf and SneakerElph’s run through of Persona 3.

P-Ep. 14 of the FAS podcast is up, and it looks like a good’un.

P-And here’s a podcast that’s always special, Backwards Compatible Ep. 15 (w/ Pedro Cortez)!



V-The only true way to play games: on the Jumbo-Tron at a football stadium.



M-Ooo, has anybody heard the Guilty Gear XX soundtrack? It’s fantastic!

M-Apparently Jack White and Jimmy Page frown upon the plastic-guitar-wielding population of the world.

M-Wow, and the BlazBlue soundtrack is nice too!



?-So, umm…SUPER WEEDGAN is back, which is awesome…I guess.



F-Alright, you can go away now.

(Pendelton21)

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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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