Christmas

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]
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.  Also...
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...
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...
So I received these images from SEGA, following my post on their Christmas card. God damn it, SEGA ... 
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 ...
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, ...
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, bu...
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 nutcracke...
Microsoft is continuing the drive the Kinect hype train at full speed, attempting to cause consumer hysteria in time for the holidays. According to Xbox Live boss Don Mattrick, if you don't buy a Kinect before this week is ov...
Thanks to Kinect and Call of Duty: Black Ops, Microsoft claims that the eyes of every gamer are turned toward the Xbox 360. UK marketing beast Stephen McGill made the bold claim, believing that the double whammy of Kinec...
Microsoft minister of propaganda Aaron Greenberg has high hopes for Kinect, and why wouldn't he with all the advertising money being pumped into it? The executive in charge of corporate demagoguery has declared that Kinect wi...
In case you hadn't heard, or hadn't assumed, James Cameron's Avatar: The Game sucks and its sales suck too. Much like any good game developer who has a flop game that was supposed to be a major seller, Ubisoft has begun to ma...
Shon Goodman of Omaha, Nebraska thought he had his holiday shopping all worked out when he picked up the used PSP at a local store. Little did he know that the handheld contained a horrible secret that would destroy Christmas...
The above is what greeted one unfortunate gamer on Christmas morn after he asked his grandfather for Modern Warfare 2. Somehow, he did not specify that it was a videogame for one of the major gaming systems, and instead recei...
In yet another cloying, mawkish tribute to the N64 kid, we have yet another Christmas video of some pudgy, ugly little child making unbelievable banshee noises because he received a game console. Yes, meet the "Xbox 360 Kid,...
Merry Christmas to you and yours on this fine festive morning! Let's get all that love and peace sh*t out of the way right now and cut straight to the point of the holiday -- raw, unfettered, selfish materialism! That's what ...
What would Christmas be without a classic Christmas song? Shitmas, that's what it'd be! Fortunately, Valve has delivered with what is sure to become an annual tradition in your festive homes -- The Midnight Riders with "All ...
Hot off the heels of that Final Fantasy XIII card we just posted, here's another card courtesy of Atlus and 3D Dot Game Heroes. As somebody who is incredibly hyped for From Software's nostalgic RPG romp, this might be the bes...
Square Enix sent Destructoid a Christmas card, displaying a rather dramatic image from Final Fantasy XIII. Not exactly the most festive of pictures, but certainly a very pretty one.  We just thought we'd share this becau...
[Handy created this awesome Destructoid themed Christmas poem! Merry Christmas from everyone at Destructoid!] It’s that time of year again. The time of year when we forget about all our problems and just try to enjoy ou...
For those of you worried you'll be getting a sh*tty Christmas gift this week because you've been a naughty little bastard, then fear not! EA and Brutal Legend are hosting a contest where they want you to send in pictures of t...
If you log in to Twitter and see a bunch of Tweets saying "Just bought Indigo Prophecy," as I did this evening, there's a very good reason. It's because the thing costs $3.39 on Steam right now. With Christmas around the corn...
Want to do something absolutely ridiculous and/or appalling? Why not spend eight hours playing Killzone 2 on the day after Christmas? Guerrilla's "Yaster" will be hosting a massive eight-hour gaming session on the Killzone 2 ...
It's the video that everybody's talking about! Ladies and gentlemen, as a very special bonus Christmas gift from me to you, it's the Christmas special of The Videogame Show What I've Done. From me to you, this bonus episode ...
Dante's Inferno is still squeezing out as much crazy PR as it can, and with Christmas just around the corner, what better way to celebrate than with Visceral Games completely grossing everybody out? Just hit this link right h...
You can always count on Sony to strike while the iron's hot! LittleBigPlanet may have been released in 2008, but that hasn't stopped Sony from turning Sackboy into a whore for 2009's holiday season. Toys, keychains, and all m...
A few days ago, Sony revealed that a special Christmas treat was coming to Demon's Souls (my personal Game of the Year), and we speculated that the game's world of Boletaria would be drenched in a Pure White tendency for a li...
Geralt of Rivia doesn’t strike us as the kind of person who likes to celebrate events outside of his own murderous victories against various beasts. But there he is above, carrying a powdered evergreen while a troop of ...
Ric Turner is a former Disney imagineer and special effects specialists so it's no surprise that Ric goes all out on holiday decorations. Ric modded his Christmas lights into a game of Guitar Hero. Over 21,268 lights and LED...