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Cblogs of 7/20/10 + Pendeltonisms

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Iíve had a rather interesting day. This morning I finished playing what has to be the worst game Iíve ever laid my hands on. That one situation lead me to have an interesting day, filled with worry about my job, watching Inception (btw, that is a good movie), and eating way too many tacos from different restaurants. So Iím in a bit of a funk. Iíve decided that to get a bit happier and liven things up, Iím going to give the FAILblogs a break. Sure, they still reside on the ass-end of the recaps, but Iím going to praise them for the good theyíve done, rather than lambaste then for the negativity they bring. Maybe thatíll encourage the little rat-fuckers to write something worthwhile =]


*- HEY, LOOK WHAT HAPPENED

*- Wow: garethxxgod talks about being a father. A video game father.

*- This weekís Cblog Interview with the scarred sexual history of Fame Gamer!

*- Another fantastic episode of the series in which BenHaskett tries to play every Dragon Quest game.

*- A wonderful piece by Agent Oli about what he believes is necessary for great gaming.

*- Things you didnít know about that storm cloud motherfucker.

*- Happy one-year cblog anniversary, Stevil!



A- A Valve conspiracy theory that, after careful examination by the cbloggers, turns out to be just a coincidence.



R- A micro-review of Fat Princess.

R- A review of the new time-manipulation shooter Singularity.

R- A not-so-micro review of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

T- What might the future (say, 2040) hold for gaming?

T- Sorry, never played MAG, but I assume this is about it: The Blue Dot.

T- Some words on the ideals of video game ďjournalismĒ.

T- Oh God Want: Han Solo: The RPG.

T- Peeking into the future of Rockstar Games.



M- Nihil fills the void left by the forums with blasphemy of cinema.



L- Hot.



F- Thanks for the repost!

F- Iím very happy youíve informed us of things we already know!

F- Thanks for coming to the cblogs!

F- Wonderful! Iíve always wanted to sign a petition!

F- Hey, great flamewar you started there, pal!

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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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