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Cblogs of 6/9/09 + Pendeltonisms

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So, yeah, I gots me a new computer. Picked up an HP netbook this afternoon. Sweet Lord this is a little treat of a machine. It's fucking nice doing the recaps on the go, on my little laptop! Also nice to have such easy access to my porno stash on the fly.

In today's recaps, we've got a great first batch of Monthly Musings articles, Pokedads, and 2 new, interesting members.

I'm to lazy to make something up here.

Recaps.



*-Untapped Potential: Amen, sister, I wanted Six Days in Fallujah to be good...

*-Untapped Potential: Why isn't my 360 a Calculus tutor?

*-Untapped Potential: HEY! You got your FPS in my RPG!

*-Hot damn: NukaCola beats on some skins and gives us some amazing videogame music drum videos.

*-A great piece about an overlooked aspect of E3, the various 2D games that were shown.

*-DocHaus on Damnation: "As the exasperated zookeeper said to the last male panda in the world while pointing at the species' only remaining female, 'Fuck that.'"

*-Great article about the current state of MMOs and how a focus on story could change the market.



A-Seriously, those BEST VIDJA GAEMS EVAR lists are rather stupid.

A-JOURNALISM: Fire Emblem endorses furpiles.

S-WHEEE! SilverDragon made a fantastic purchase today.

M-Untapped Potential: The more, the merrier.

M-Untapped Potential: What's a good racial slur towards a lizard-like creature from Oblivion?

P-Here's Ep. 13 of the Backwards Compatible podcast, starring yours truly!

P-Hooray! FAILCAST records tonight! /sarcasm



WHAT?!? NO CONTEST POSTS?!?!



 


S-Genki-JAM had a new live video stream this evening. So, yeah!

I-Everyone, welcome Deathofthedead and TEH CUTEST BABY PICTURE EVAR to Destructiod!

I-Also welcome the very, very professional Matt Madeiro to our clan!



N-Alright, time to decide, what's the best game ever: FF7 or Ocarina of Time?

N-Wow; SCEE Pres. doesn't know difference between N64 and Gamecube.

V-Neat-o video of the happenings of E3.

V-Wow, some crazy Earthbound live-action show is coming to DVD. Already made my purchase.

R-A double-dose of webcrawler: nilcam reviews Web of Shadows for DS and PS3.

R-Hey, wanna know if The Sims 3 is any good?

T-goodgamer 77 takes a look back at E3 and a look into the future.

T-covah steals a gift he gave his mother, but gives us a look at Wii Motion Plus.

T-Oh, look! Someone else hates LFD2! Great!

D-Now that The War of Motion has begun, here's what Nugan thinks are the strategies necessary for victory.



A-Simply awesome: Apathetic Ninja made a Mister Chief custom vinyl figure!

F-One man's thoughts on a Bioshock movie. Also, penis.



L-It was on the front page, but if you didn't see it, ever wonder what Mario sans moustache would look like?

V-Umm...wow, that is pretty fucking awesome home-made weaponry there.

?-Make sure Mega Man is voted as the greatest robot ever created!



Awesome! NO FAIL! WHEE!!!




...umm, sorry about that one.

(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!

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