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Hi all. Exam next week. European law. Bucket-loads of material. Difficult. No time. CAPS.

“Cassis de Dijon.”

Yes, brain, I know about the Cassis case.

Keck and Mithouard.”

Yes, I know about that one too.

“Commission v. Italy.”

Stop it.

“Groenveld.”

SHUT UP.

“Conegate.”

You’re hurting me!

“Alpine Investments.”

OH GOD THE VOICES ARE EVERYWHERE.

“GroganOmegaGambelliVlassopoulousKrausBosmanChenPistreRottmannLavalGroenerAdouiGr-“

GET OUT OF MY HEAAAAA-



* - Do used game sales harm the industry, or is that more of a campfire story trying to scare is into buying new? DoTheTwist thinks the latter, and offers up some very interesting alternative money making schemes.

A - Right after DoTheTwist's blog, SirAlex highlights Total Biscuits video AGAINST used sales.

A - GoForRainbow loves being a pirate and tries to make piracy sound good. Will he succeed?

S - In what seems like it's going to be a massive series, TheKodu looks at Tropes vs. Women.









N - I had completely missed the announcement of this game, but TronKim tells us something about Panapticon: Freedom Wars. Sounds really cool!

A - Help me out here and convince Pope to tell us more about his Mega Man 25th Anniversary artbook. It looks like a great book and he sounds like a big fan, so there must be things to say! Also Roll upskirt.

F - Apparently Fast & Furious 6 doesn't make a lick of sense. Who'da thunk?

V - I like the idea of this Super Metroid video, but the delivery is kinda shit.

L - Goddammit Dixon, I told you to stay indoors while zombies are on the loose! Well, I guess we're leaderless now, we're fucked.

F - A game that was being made...is still kind of being made. How was this news again?

F - There is promoting your Kickstarter idea, and then there is begging for money. The former is fine, up to an extent. This is not.

F - Complaining about a forum we don't even know about people we don't know from someone we don't really know.

F - Okay, I gave the Super Metroid video the benefit of the doubt, but you really need to stop posting these.

F - He's not lying when he says "a quick word".





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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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