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Cblogs of 6/27/09 + SilverDragonisms

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So I spent 8 hours today at a PC LAN party playing Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare with 7 other guys. It was freaking awesome. Me and this same group of close friends get together about once every 2 months to do this, and it's always lots of fun. There's nothing better then eating junk food, drinking beer, and blowing your friends away with shot guns and MK-47s while yelling obscenities at them. A great time was had by all.

I also want to say I had a great time last night with my fellow dtoiders playing Gears of War 2 for FNF. To be honest I suck at the multiplayer in that game, and typically get raped online when I try to play it. Because of this I usually don't enjoy myself when I play multiplayer, and hence don't go online much. I had an awesome time last night though playing with members of the Dtoid community though. It didn't matter that I sucked at the game, because everyone was having such a great time just screwing around and having fun.

Ok, now let's get to the recaps shall we ...






*-Vexed Alex writes a great blog about how it can be very frustrating to enjoy a multiplayer game that has a very established community if you suck at the game.

*-Check out NukaCola as he drums along to some classic Nintendo Game Themes.



A-Neonie explains why the Red team is the evil team in the epic ongoing battle of Red vs. Blue.



Can you watch this entire commercial for Wii Cheer 2 without puking?




I-MowDownJoe introduces himself and shows off his gaming setup.

H-ZServ shows off his gaming setup and collection



N-Check out this visual guide to BlazBlue, posted by s0lesurviv0r

R-smasher imp reviews Cave Story

T-Rygiz found a new PC game called Altitude, which he really likes and thinks we should all try out.

T-Wii Hater shares his thoughts on the early years of the Zelda series

T-HydeGFF updates us on some of the latest Indie games he thinks we should check out.

T-Midgetsnowman thinks that Strategy JRPGS don't get the attention and love they should by gamers.



M-CWal37 shares his favorite Mega Man X Title theme songs.

S-Paul Soth purchased a new Mr. Destructoid look alike figurine.

S-DaedHead8 posts pictures of his new Evo Stick Sack and some new games he got this week.

S-Check out this awesome Wario Action Figure ekoala2002 created.



Ok this whole freaking out over WoW account being canceled is getting weird!




F-I don't understand why it's so hard for people to check their formatting before they post a blog. They created the "preview" button for a reason you know!

F-This wasn't a bad blog until the end where it showed its author has no tact and no respect for the dead.



-(SilverDragon1979)

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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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