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I abhor everything to do with Black Friday since I worked in retail for nine years, but if you are the type of person willing to stand in line at the mall at 6 PM on Thanksgiving, then you might be interested in these ads. Go...


It's that time of the year again where we start finalizing all the hottest and coolest stuff we want to nab for the holidays. New consoles are upon us, there's a ton of great games to get, and there's plenty of other cool gad...


A screenshot of an email to a Steam developer has made its way way onto Reddit, and the email shows that the Steam Holiday Sale will start on December 19th and run until January 2nd. The email clearly says that the developer ...


A new Wii U bundle for this holiday season packs in a Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack for a nice all-in-one gift idea. Set to launch on November 15 for $299.99, this bundle comes with a white Wii U, the Skylanders SWAP For...


Got your Halloween costumes yet? No? Well you still have some time to get something, and Halloween Costumes has a ton of different outfits for sale. There's a ton of videogame related designs up, ranging from Master Chief,&nb...


Okay, so Aliens fans were let down this week by a certain game, but interactive Xenomorph entertainment is always on the horizon, and iOS users have AvP: Evolution to look forward to. The only way is up from here! But we've g...


Oh shoot! Valentine's Day is coming up soon! If you haven't been bombarded with advertisements already, consider this batch of cards from Naughty Dog your official reminder. The studio has Uncharted- and The Last of Us-themed...


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...


As we kick off this new year, I would like to personally thank everyone reading this for supporting Destructoid this past year. You readers are a constant source of inspiration for the staff here, and it means so much to us t...


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 th...


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...


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]


If you would have told me 10 years ago that games would be sold as digital downloads, I would have sh*t my pants. And if you told me that every holiday these games would go on sale, I would have sh*t my sh*t. We take these ho...


Sound Shapes is a really special game. Even more special is the game's community, which supports it with absolutely amazing new levels/songs every single day. Queasy Games has realized this, and to show their undying love fo...


Nintendo TVii launches on the Wii U on December 20 in US and Canada. That's tomorrow. The free television watching social service will be in place just before kids unwrap their Wii U on Christmas Day. Close one, Nintendo. You...


As tradition would have it, Microsoft is having its massive "Countdown to 2013" Xbox Live Marketplace sale starting today that will run right up until New Year's Day. There are 29 special offers that will run the length of th...


The third big event for Guild Wars 2 is Wintersday, a holiday-themed excursion which spans a few weeks and begins ... tomorrow! Toymaker Tixx will be making the rounds to Tyria's major cities on a giant, rather terrifying air...


[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...


[Special thanks to Jonathan Ross, Brett, and Dale for helping me put this all together. The list would have been much more dull without their creative suggestions.] For me, gift guides have always been more about the fun of...


The NPD group says that Nintendo moved more than 1.75 million hardware units in November. The power of Black Friday pushed 910,000 portable systems and 845,000 home consoles into shopping bags last month.  The breakdown ...


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...


While I'll always roll my eyes at people that say things like 'I won't get out in that mess' on Black Friday (I'm going shopping later today), there's nothing wrong with a bit of holiday shopping for digital downloads. Square...


It is Thanksgiving Day, that day we celebrate Christopher Columbus sailing to Nazareth in a gigantic turkey, and we are to be grateful for all the wonderful things that have happened at us over the course of our short, and ul...


So you think you've picked out something original for the children in your life for this holiday season? Put it back. They don't want that crap. Nielsen's data shows that they want Apple products or a Wii U.  Tablets are...


Starting this Black Friday shopping season, on November 23, Nintendo will offer a Flame Red Nintendo 3DS bundle, packaged with one of the best games for the system, Super Mario 3D Land, priced at only $169.99. That's like getting the game for free. Not a bad deal! Get in line at your least crazy big box retailer this weekend to nab the bundle.


And he doesn't look a a day over 50! How does he manage to stay so young? There are many notable game developers who have influenced the course of the industry, but arguably none are more well-known and beloved than Shigeru M...


Are you going to the mall later, that's what I'm asking. Aside from Billy Madison, Nintendo would also like you to go to the mall and check out their Wii U (and 3DS). They're bringing a roadshow all over the country in their ...


This Halloween, you might feel like turning down the lights and cranking up the frights with a run through of a classic game like Resident Evil or Silent Hill. But for my time and money, nothing beats the premier name in acti...


Valve wants to let you know that they've unleashed "monster savings" on many titles in what they're calling their Spooky Spectacular. Over 80 titles are available at "scary" low prices from now until "about the time all the p...


[Update: Even more Halloween content has been added!] In the week or so before Halloween every year, game makers like to promote their wares with themed events, items, downloadable content and more. This year is no exception,...


My homie Reggie lays out the big ol' 3DS holiday game line-up in this latest Nintendo Direct video, bypassing any Wii U talk completely. You'll have to watch to whole thing to see what they have in store for us, but some hig...


If you're looking to give the second place item on the latest and greatest list, skip the Wii U and check out the new bundles Nintendo has for this upcoming season.  The Skylanders Giants bundle contains the game, a blue...


There's a funny story behind this video, and by funny I mean slightly uncomfortable. Last week I was asked to go to a Nintendo preview event out here in San Francisco and do some videos. This wouldn't have been a problem if ...


[Brett Makedonski is a freelance writer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, whose regular work can be found on 360Sync. Seeing how he's the conversational type, feel free to talk to him about videogames and sports on Twitter...


This isn't a particularly exciting holiday tale. It doesn't involve an abominable snowman, or misfit toys, or an elf that wants to be a dentist. It is just a simple story about something that happened on one dark and unassuming 4th of July night many years ago. A night that I will never forget for the rest of my life.


Sega loves to have sales for just about any occasion, so Independence Day is as good as any. Tomorrow, look for marked down games on iOS (and one Android title), PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Here's what they have...


Were you stressing out over having to buy two of the Wii U GamePads at launch later this year? Worry not, as a second unit won't work with the Wii U for some time. While the Wii U is launching this holiday season, dual G...






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