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The Cblog Fapcast Episode 5 - The sorry game

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As the podcast as a whole is on its way up, each individual episode is on its way down! I finished the RSS feed and sent it away to iTunes for approval. In a few more days perhaps, you can find our podcast on the iTunes store for podcasts! Of course, if you want to simply subscribe to our RSS without using iTunes, you can always use this. Oh, and I might as well use these posts to actually, you know, act like show notes.

We has a site!

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In this episode...

Phil has been replaced by a robot, Strider is having girlfriend trouble, and Wrench is playing Mech Warrior! Also, Halo 4, Black Ops 2, and gem warfare! The community segment also has intro blogs, Kojima talk, and even a brand new community question!

This week's community question, or c-question if you will, is what games have you loved despite glaring flaws? Go ahead and answer the question via our twitter or even on our goddamn Facebook page! And also send other questions, suggestions, and other social interactions!

Blogs highlighted this week

Andy Lonn - My Second Blog

Earthfield - Introduction Blog

mystakin - They Bleed Pixels teaches without a classroom

Perfidious Sinn - I Suck At Fighting Games: Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

MisterDonut - 007 reasons Hideo Kojima needs to make a 007 Game

siegarettes - DRIVE. OUTRUN.

Panzadolphin56 - Realism Vs. Fantasy - Who Wins?

Keep writing everyone. And thanks for listening!


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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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