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1. I got Lego:Batman about 2 days ago. I have been playing it with my brother. While I don't think the games are well liked in the gaming "world", I really enjoy the games. Its been a long time since I have played Lego Star Wars. Lego Batman is pretty much almost exactly like Lego:Star Wars, but with Batman Characters. And you hit shit and coins pop out. Almost done. All I need is to get some more minikits, and save all the hostages.

2. Mikey is pretty cool

3. You should watch the movie "A few good men" if you haven't already. I watched it, it's good.

*-TehTonyM has some recommendations and words regarding the underapreciated flash game.
*-Hamza offering jobs for starving artists.

A-RandomBullseye talks Final Fantasy 6(which in the US on the SNES is 3).
S-BulletMagnet comes out with Obscurer Tribune #54.
M-Knutaf ponders a world were cars dont kill.
M-Nathsies goes Back...to the future for this forward-looking MM.
P-Welcome Welcome faithful listeners to LAPD episode 3.
P-New Stereotioid is up.
P-AmazingRando has a podcast(SystemLink).

E-NoMore wants to win Hl2 in a contest...
C-The Senor is giving away some stuff for your captions.

F-Tarvu FNF, also Brody.
F-Ps3 Fight club with nilcam.
F-Yojimbo wants to have a TvC Tourney.
F-Yojimbo is ready to rumble with today's Ps3 FNF.
F-Tarvu and FNF.
F-Corduroy Turtle has FNF's on the 360.
S-LawOfThermalDynamics interviews Kinjiro.

R-WanderingPixel reviews Blacklight:Tango Down.
T-RetroSoldier has some thoughts on violence and video-games.
T-LTNK has some thoughts on the study of video game reviews.
D-AlexVostrov on Game Development.
$-Gemsi has some deals.

M-Guncannon's music mind teasers.




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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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