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Gift Guide: Miscellany photo
How about a book by Miss Ellaine Yi?
You've read the Games Guide, you've read the Hardware and Accessories Guide. I know what you're thinking. "Steven, you goofy-haired jerk, tell me something I don't know." Fine, smart guy. Here are a bunch of arbitrary suggestions. read feature

Gift Guide: Hardware photo
This Christmas, why be an accessory to family drama fueled murder when you could give an accessory instead?
Like it or not, Christmas is rearing its frost bitten head yet again. I know you're still a day from sitting through fraught Thanksgiving dinners, but I'm here to remind you in advance and offer you a primer for planning you... read feature

Gift Guide: Games photo
The best gifts come from the heart. Barring that, buy some games and hit the bars.
Like it or not, Christmas is happening yet again. I know you've yet to sit through fraught Thanksgiving dinners, but I'm here to remind you in advance and offer you a primer for planning your consumerist immolation.  This list is just games. Hardware, accessories, and miscellany are coming up throughout the day. Merry Christmas, you filthy animal. read feature

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Nintendo: Wii U sales are 'not bad'


Iwata claims console sales are steady
Jan 07
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has claimed that sales of the Wii U aren't doing badly, despite its failure to replicate the "sold out" status enjoyed by the original Wii during the holidays.  "At the end of the Christma... read
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Christmas with Sonic

Spend Christmas with Sonic in this sweet short film


A belated Christmas treat
Jan 02
It's a little late, but here's a sweet Christmas movie about Sonic and his insufferable friends. Sonic visits home for the holidays, and everyone sits around swapping popular Yuletide tales with Sega characters inserted. Eve... read
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Mega Man Christmas

Ring in the New Year with Mega Man Christmas Carol Remix


The next best thing to Christmas Carol III
Dec 28
Mega Man fans are in for one last treat in 2012 -- another Mega Man Christmas Carol fangame! After the first and second iterations, Sprites Inc. is back with a third title, which is a remixed version of the first one with th... read
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Tank! Tank! Tank! makes kid weep manly Christmas tears


Child becomes inexplicably overjoyed at rubbish videogame
Dec 27
If you were to unwrap a Christmas present and discover Tank! Tank! Tank! inside, anybody's natural instinct would be to burst into tears. However, for one child, his weeping was spurred by joy -- such an obscene gift actuall... read
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Kid loses it after unwrapping Wii U Christmas morning


What a good kid!
Dec 27
The kid in this above Christmas morning video from YouTuber Deongello Vanorsby ramps up slowly, from delayed reaction to shock to... tears! Dad gets a flying bear hug that slowly devolves into grateful so... read
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Brawl in the Family

Brawl in the Family is home for the holidays


Another wonderful BitF musical number
Dec 25
As Christmas wraps up and MAGFest fast approaches, we celebrate the Yuletide season with the gift of song. The previous four strips of Matthew Taranto's Brawl in the Family (454, 455, 456, and 457) have seen Dedede, Pok&eacu... read
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Xmas Cards

Check out several sites and companies' Christmas cards


From Ronimo, LEVEL-5, Shinesparkers, and Team Bobo
Dec 25
Every year, game companies and other game sites like to send out holiday cards to their various contacts -- not that out of the ordinary. Sometimes these cards are your basic season's greetings, but other times they go above ... read
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Dtoid: now what'd you get?


Seasonal materialism!
Dec 25
Today is Christmas Day, the day we celebrate America's favorite lover, Cool Christmas, bedding beautiful women around the nation and refusing to pay child support. Cool Christmas says condoms are a scam. Just listen to him. H... read
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The Jimquisition

Jimquisition: The Sh*tiest games of 2012


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Dec 24
There's something to be said for tradition, and the Jimquisition's most sacred tradition is the year-end evisceration of the very worst games released. Quake in fear, O ye creatively impoverished fools! Presented to you... read
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Christmas Music

Listen to Yasunori Mitsuda's annual Christmas arrangement


A track from Mitsuda's non-game work
Dec 24
Every Christmas season composer Yasunori Mitsuda streams a holiday arrangement on his Procyon Studio home page. In past years we've heard arrangements of everything from Chrono Cross's "Dimension Break" (recently mentioned in... read
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Ganondorf

Ganon Claus brings tidings of great immolation


Random Encounters wishes all a Merry Christmas
Dec 21
Oh, that Ganondorf! Musical troupe Random Encounters has gifted the Internet a nice holiday-themed production starring that bottomless well of happiness and cheer, Ganondorf! Listen as he and Princess Peach regale us with a song about Ganon Claus, noble benefactor and malicious fiend alike. Speaking of Christmas, only four days left. I'm ready to get fat. Ganon Claus [YouTube] read
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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams gets a free Christmas level


Available by way of update
Dec 11
Holiday season or not, we appreciate getting freebies. Black Forest Games has put out a free Christmas-themed level for Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams that owners of the game can grab from the Extras menu as of today. In addit... read
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chipWINter

Merry chipWINter! Have 14 holiday-themed chiptunes!


Chiptunes = WIN gets festive
Dec 10
[Update: The chipWINter Bandcamp page is up! There was an opportunity to purchase a limited edition audio cassette of the album, but it sold out in five minutes. Damn!] It's the holiday seasoooooooooon! Brandon Hood of "Chip... read
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'Tis the season!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! And I truly believe that. While Thanksgiving is easily my favorite holiday, Christmas is a close second, and I've always made an iPod playlist with tons of holiday music that I roll o... read feature

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Sony: judging PS Vita before Christmas is 'preposterous'


Ho Ho Holy crap that's some bullsh*t!
Oct 11
Most sane people will tell you that the PS Vita is in a bad way right now. It just broke a million sales in Japan after 42 weeks, and its not grabbed much attention elsewhere in the world. However, according to Sony's Fe... read
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Sony focusing on family-friendly games this Christmas


Jul 24
If you're looking forward to a slew of cool PS3 games to play this holiday season, you might want to dial your excitement back just a touch. Sony has declared it'll focus on "family-friendly" games this Christmas, hoping to r... read
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Meta Knight saves Christmas a month and a half later


Feb 11
A Christmas video in February? Don't think of it as late; instead, think of it as though Meta Knight just doesn't give a f*ck. "O Meta Knight" is the latest game-turned-musical from Random Encounters. Santa decided to shirk ... read
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Mega Man Christmas Carol II brings back holiday vengeance


Jan 04
It's a little bit late, but here's a fun thing! Last year, the Mega Man sprite warehouse Sprites Inc. celebrated the holidays with a short but sweet fangame that was very, very, very loosely based on the Charles Dickens clas... read
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Angry Birds: 6.5 million downloads on Christmas Day


Jan 04
What. In. The. Hell? Angry Birds was downloaded 6.5 million times on Christmas Day? It's like every device given at Christmas was gifted solely for use with Rovio's silly game. This massive one-day figure includes both free a... read
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The DTOID Show: Saints Row & Skyrim As Santa-Sims


Dec 30
Hey guys! Hope your holidays went well. This was The Destructoid Show's Monday episode, but I was too preoccupied with wholesome family-time/being hungover/shooting stuff with a pellet gun to post it when it first went up. I... read
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The best Christmas-themed videogame level EVER!


Dec 25
Merry Christmas, everyone! In celebration of this special holiday, I present to you a video of the best Christmas-themed level in videogame history: "A Christmas Gift" from Elite Beat Agents for the Nintendo DS. Just watch t... read
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Merry Christmas, Destructoid!


Dec 25
Merry Christmas to all the wonderful, beautiful people come to Destructoid every day for their gaming news and related nonsense. We truly do love you all, and we're so happy that you've stuck around all this time.  The h... read
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Brawl in the Family is back with a new Xmas musical comic


Dec 24
One of the niftiest things that Brawl in the Family's Matthew Taranto whips up every year is at least one longer-than-usual Christmas-themed comic set to music. This year, the strip is a parody of "It's Beginning to Look a Lo... read
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[Update: The whole album is now available on Bandcamp! Download the whole thing (and get a special bonus track), pick it song by song, or just press play and listen to it in-browser.] When we put together the Destructoid Chri... read feature

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Sonic and friends adorn this Christmas tree


Dec 23
The folks at 8bitfix have a holiday tradition. For the past couple of years, they've decorated their Christmas tree with Perler Bead sprites -- the first was a general gaming tree, the second was Mega Man-themed. This year, i... read
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Christmas lights synched to Mother 3 credits music


Dec 22
Time for some more holiday cheer! Check out this lighting display that has been set in time with the beautiful "16 Melodies" from the Mother 3 soundtrack. AwesomeHouseLights has been taking requests for songs to get the ligh... read
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A very TF2 Christmas with Rudolph the Red Team Pyro


Dec 22
Thomas Truong whipped up this sweet little Christmas-themed video that parodies "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" with Team Fortress 2 characters. It's an old-fashioned, feel-good musical number to get you into the holiday spirit. Only three days left, guys and gals! Rudolph the Red Team Pyro [Truongasm] read
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Santa Rockstar HD: Pay what you want for a metal Xmas


Dec 21
I don't know about you folks, but Christmas music tends to send me to sleep, well that and the copious amount of festive liquor I imbibe at this time of year. Old St. Nick seems to share my lack of enthusiasm for it and he's... read
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All Mega64 wants for Christmas is Just Dance 3


Dec 21
When game publishers ask Mega64 to make a commercial for one of their upcoming titles, do they go in with any knowledge of Mega64's body of work? Do they just think, "Oh! Funny Internet people! Here's some money. Send us the video by Wednesday"? Anyway, here's the Mega64 Just Dance 3 commercial. I said, "What the fudge?" at the 1:38 mark. Mega64: "DANCEMAS" Just Dance 3 Commercial [YouTube] read






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