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10:30 AM on 12.19.2011

Skyrim becomes the UK's Christmas number one

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 ...

Jim Sterling

6:30 PM on 12.13.2011

Aliens, crime and greed: It's Christmas in DCUO

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...

Fraser Brown

9:20 AM on 11.30.2011

Destructoid's European gift guide

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...

Becca Roberts

3:45 PM on 11.01.2011

Help us create this year's Dtoid Holiday Gift Guide!

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...

Mr Andy Dixon





11:40 AM on 02.11.2011

Slow Enslaved sales due to a 'busy holiday season'

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...

Jim Sterling



Merry Christmas from Destructoid: Tell us what you got! photo
Merry Christmas from Destructoid: Tell us what you got!
by Jim Sterling

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 all that peace and love nonsense, but we all know that it's really about the swag. So, once again we ask what kind of neat stuff you received! Share your latest haul with the Destructoid community, and read on below to see what the Destructoid editors received!

Also, HAPPY HOLIDAYS YOU SUGARY LITTLE PIGLETS!

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10:30 AM on 12.23.2010

Killzone 3's Helghast get in the Christmas mood

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...

Jim Sterling

11:30 PM on 12.22.2010

The Destructoid Show Holiday special!

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...

Max Scoville



The Destructoid Christmas Album photo
The Destructoid Christmas Album
by Chad Concelmo

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 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.

Featuring:

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.]

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1:00 PM on 12.22.2010

Someone forgot to sign my SEGA Christmas card

So I received these images from SEGA, following my post on their Christmas card. God damn it, SEGA ... 

Jim Sterling

3:30 PM on 12.21.2010

Wanna be part of The Destructoid Show's Holiday Special?

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...

Max Scoville



The Jimquisition: The Queen's Christmas Speech photo
The Jimquisition: The Queen's Christmas Speech
by Jim Sterling

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. 

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10:00 AM on 12.21.2010

SEGA sends epic Christmas card

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, ...

Jim Sterling

5:20 PM on 12.20.2010

Prototype 2 says Happy Holidays

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...

Jim Sterling



THQ sends an epic de Blob/Destructoid Christmas message photo
THQ sends an epic de Blob/Destructoid Christmas message
by Jim Sterling

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!

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Killing Floor going crazy for Christmas next week photo
Killing Floor going crazy for Christmas next week
by Jordan Devore

The co-op horror first-person shooter Killing Floor is 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
  • Balance improvements

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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