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 ...
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.
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...
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 something like this: "OMG we should totally all record Christmas songs and create a Christmas album to release on the site. AMAZING!"
And now, here I am, typing an introduction to the official Destructoid Christmas Album. Wow. So awesome. I love the people on this site so much.
No further explanation is really necessary. Click here to fill your heart with Christmas cheer. You are not ready for this.
0:00 - Introduction - Chad Concelmo 1:08 - "O Holy Night" - Dale North 3:17 - "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - Jim Sterling 7:12 - "Winter Wonderland" - Chad Concelmo 9:23 - "Santa Baby" - Liz "Fooliz" Alexander 12:45 - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Samit Sarkar 14:48 - "It Feels Like Christmas" - Matthew "Tristero" Walden 16:56 - "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" - Tony Ponce 20:18 - "Christmas in Nightopia" - Jonathan Holmes & Andy McCarthy 23:15 - "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - Colette Bennett & Chad Concelmo 25:37 - "The Christmas Song" - Jesse "Tactix" Cortez 28:47 - Closing - Chad Concelmo
I hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful holiday, everyone! <3
[Click here for an alternate download link if the above doesn't work.]
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...
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 British Queen, and since nobody else is going to wear the mantle, it may as well be me.
So here's a festive Jimquisition for you with a banal and worthless festive message. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and have a wonderful St. Sniffin's Day. Love you.
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.
The obligatory round of advertisements dressed up as holiday greetings continues with a rather nice little offering from Activision and Prototype 2.
If you haven't been following this sequel, it tells the story of Sergeant Ja...
THQ emailed us this absolutely amazing piece of art for Christmas, showing Mr. Destructoid and the characters from de Blob hanging out in the spirit of the season. We use the word "amazing" way too much around these parts, but I think this really deserves it.
You can hit up our gallery to download the massive version if you'd like it for a wallpaper. Merry Christmas THQ, lots of thanks for the picture!
The co-op horror first-person shooter Killing Flooris getting a makeover for Christmas, and it sounds rather absurd. The event kicks off next Tuesday as a free download and continues to January 4. I never thought a nutcracker could be legitimately terrifying, but that's the Internet for you. Here is what's in store:
All new level -- Santa's Evil Lair
All creatures in game replaced with Christmas themed monsters including the Gingerfast and the Nutpound
More than double the achievement count with over 130 total achievements
13 new Christmas achievements
Unlockable "Baddest Santa" playable character
All new difficulty level beyond suicidal -- Hell on Earth
What's more, Tripwire and Valve are doing some cool cross-game promotion. The Pyro from Team Fortress 2 will be a playable character in Killing Floor for owners of both games, and similarly, TF2 is getting Mr. Foster's gas mask and tie as new equipable items.
Lastly, the game is getting the "London's Finest" add-on pack while these Christmas shenanigans are taking place. Now that I own a computer -- one that can play games released after 2006 -- I'll need to get in on this fun. Drat! Their marketing ploy worked!
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