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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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EA sings a Christmas carol, officially ruins the holidays


Dec 21
I realize that my criticism of EA's business practices may come across as overzealous at times, but even the most dedicated of the publisher's defenders can't possibly stick up for this video -- perhaps the greatest crime El... read
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Classic 1940s Christmas drama, Luigi style


Dec 20
We've posted plenty of Dorkly Bits videos in the past, much to your delight or displeasure. I agree that some can be dry or forced, but every so often, something magical happens and everybody is happy. I'd like to think a lo... read
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Skyrim becomes the UK's Christmas number one


Dec 19
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim can add yet another accomplishment to its growing list, becoming the United Kingdom's number one charted game for Christmas. This is the first time that the prestigious slot has gone to a game not ... read
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Aliens, crime and greed: It's Christmas in DCUO


Dec 13
With the festive season upon us it's time for MMOs to tempt us into ignoring our families and celebrations in favor of new content and Christmas trinkets. DC Universe Online has perfectly captured the holiday spirit with it's... read
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Destructoid's European gift guide


Nov 30
It’s that wonderful time of year again when we eat too much and feel all merry, but who can forget the presents? That’s right, the ever more difficult task of buying gifts for your nerdy friends and family has bee... read
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Help us create this year's Dtoid Holiday Gift Guide!


Nov 01
For some, the holiday season is about spending time with loved ones. For others, it's about spending money to buy gifts for said loved ones so that you don't have to spend time with them. Regardless of which camp you fall int... read
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Slow Enslaved sales due to a 'busy holiday season'


Feb 11
As we've all gathered by now, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West didn't sell as well as hoped in spite of hype and marketing. Namco Bandai has placed the blame on a busy holiday period.  "To be perfectly frank, I think as a c... read
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Merry Christmas from Destructoid, fools! It is Christmas day, where we celebrate the date that Pope Julius I decided upon for the relocation of Jesus Christ's birthday.  Of course, Christmas is supposed to be about ... read feature

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Killzone 3's Helghast get in the Christmas mood


Dec 23
I still remember the awesome holiday wallpaper Guerrilla Games put out for Killzone 2, but it would appear that the Dutch studio has topped itself this year. This time we get a full Helghast choir for our troubles.  Also... read
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The Destructoid Show Holiday special!


Dec 22
Earlier today, Jon Carnage and I hosted a very special episode of The Destructoid Show. When I say "very special," I mean it in both the heartwarming holiday way, and also in the short-bus kind of way. We counted down our to... read
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I can't believe this actually happened. Earlier this month, I was drinking some wine (maybe more than "some") and decided to send an almost joking e-mail to the Destructoid family of editors and contributors. It read somethin... read feature

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Someone forgot to sign my SEGA Christmas card


Dec 22
So I received these images from SEGA, following my post on their Christmas card. God damn it, SEGA ...  read
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Wanna be part of The Destructoid Show's Holiday Special?


Dec 21
As you might have noticed, we've entered Holiday mode. In the gaming community, this takes many strange forms. From the guys who made Bulletstorm launching torsos at a Christmas tree, to SEGA actually sending Jim Sterling som... read
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In the United Kingdom, Her Majesty the Queen broadcasts her traditional Christmas speech across the nation, usually rattling off a list of banal statements in a completely disaffected voice. The games industry needs its own ... read feature

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SEGA sends epic Christmas card


Dec 21
SEGA has been known to send me rather ... unique things, usually as a form of revenge for a past transgression. So, it's particularly heartwarming to get a Christmas card that is actually pretty f'n awesome.  Seriously, ... read






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