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.
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...
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...
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 the new engine.
Christmas Carol Remix features five difficulty levels, three characters, new content, and achievements, all on top of a remastered version of the first Christmas Carol. Of course, sick holiday chiptunes make a welcome return.
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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!
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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...
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]
Holiday season or not, we appreciate getting freebies. Black Forest Games has put out a free Christmas-themed level for Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreamsthat owners of the game can grab from the Extras menu as of today.
In addition to offering this content via update across Steam, GOG.com, GamersGate, and backer versions of Twisted Dreams, the level itself will be a standalone download on both Steam and GOG.com. Consider this a nice supplement to the current demo for the game, unless you're the obligatory Grinch in the family.
[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 "Chiptunes = WIN" organized the original 51-track behemoth for release back in June. In October, he followed up with an expansion featuring a reduced count of 22 tracks. For the hat trick, there is a modest collection of 14 songs from 14 artists. A far cry from the disgusting excess of the first album, sure, but no less appreciated by the discerning chiptune lover.
As the name implies, chipWINter is holiday-themed delight with which to warm yourself on those cold December nights. I especially love that the lead track is a chip arrangement of Vince Guaraldi's famous "Linus an Lucy" off the A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack. Very classy!
At 9 PM EST, there was a chipWINter listening party on 8bitX Radio's "8 Bit Power Hour," after which the album went live for free on Bandcamp. Now go get it, boyo!
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 out the day after Thanksgiving.
Recently, I had people ask me what kind of music I put on my Christmas playlist, and I realized I had a lot of game tracks! So what better way to kick off the Christmas season than with ten of my favorite holiday themes from videogames!
As usual, we can't include everything in a short top ten list, so feel free to chime in with some of your favorites as well, and together we'll hopefully have a pretty sizable list of music to enjoy this Christmas season!
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...