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Cblogs of 7/27/10 + Pendeltonisms

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I’d love to stay and chat, but I just got Singularity in the mail this morning. Sweet Lord that game starts out strong. Hope it keeps its momentum. Anyway, those things prevented me from playing for a bit. You folks enjoy that while I enjoy aging people to dust.



*- WOW: An impressive piece on the idea of a gaming reality by randombullseye.

*- Stereotoid gets fucking classy with some orchestral compositions you should enjoy paired with gaming.

*- In defense of one of my childhood heroes, Miles Prower.

*- Hahaha, oh Gears of War and homo references...

*- Who wants to go on an awesome scavenger hunt?

*- Another reason why I fucking love great writing in the cblogs: My F*ucking Awesome Xbox Day

*- An amazing Stevil post about the idea of loosing trust in games.

*- I may not be smart enough to know how or why this happened, but I do know it’s awesome that knutaf made reading the cblogs easier.



A- doifX gives us an update on his swanky gaming collection.

A- Another interesting take on Hamza’s Medal of Honor post.



W- Looks like a new BlazBlue fight club has started up.

E- Though technically not a contest, here’s Clarke’s video audition for Destructoid.



I- Everyone, welcome Patriot snake and his former (?) dickish tendencies to Destructoid!



V- HybridRain unboxes Starcraft 2.

V- Things that make you go “HOLY SHIT”: A collection of fighting game combo videos.

T- Seriously, why does sand keep dicking us around in games?

T- TheKafkaLover post a thought on the…oh, great, “games as art” debate.

T- Wait…the next Twisted Metal game might only have three characters? What the h?

T- A discussion over the merits of Limbo.

T- Thoughts on the Street Figher/Tekken “cross” nonsense.

T- JohnnyViral gives us an update on things in JohnnyViral’s world.

T- o-b-c talks about some stuff. And there’s a lady, too.



M- Looking at the beauty and majesty of Nier’s soundtrack.



L- Oh for Christ’s sake…

L- Awesome: check out bluerob’s amazing cosplay.

L- And the grand tradition of Drunk Blogs continues.

?- Oh, Jesus, would you look at that flamewar…



F- Seriously, it’d be nice to see SOME sort of content here…

F- This blog, and the news contained within, make me want to vomit angry babies.

F- Indeed.

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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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