Just what I was looking for
The Killing Floor Twisted Christmas events (in which the enemies wear costumes, Christmas music jubilantly plays in the background, and maps like Santa's lair become available) hold a special place in my heart. Tripwire ...
I got Super Smash soap
Merry Christmas from all of us at Destructoid! So what did you get today?
Sure, some of us are a little too old to be getting showered with presents from parents (or don't have parents around anymore), but whether it's a gift...
Walking in a winter gamin' land
[Header art by MeanderBot.]
If you're reading this today, you're probably on the toilet, trying to duck away from that weird cousin/uncle/stranger who always shows up on Christmas. I feel you, I'm there too.
Take a deep breath, you'll be fine (and drink the spiked egg nog when you get out). But before you get back up, why not take a trip down memory lane/34th street with us?
A Christmas Miracle for the Solo Set
When it comes to holiday traditions, Christmas-themed video games aren't as common as Christmas movies or television specials. For whatever reason, be it development times, commercial titles' higher average price tag, or the ...
No Scrooges are allowed to take part
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Mince pies, gingerbread men, last-minute panic buying of presents, and, of course, shutting yourself away from your family for the entire time to take part in some of the many i...
The penultimate deal in Sony EU's 12 Deals of Christmas promotion will bring you discounts for FIFA 16.
From now until 11.59pm tomorrow, December 22, 2015, you can grab the Super Deluxe digital version of FIFA 16&nb...
Beating Gabe to the punch
GOG and GamersGate had their respective Winter sales earlier this month, but it's now GMG's turn to bust out the "savings." Today the digital retailer launched their 2015 Winter sale with discounts up 92% off after a stacking...
Also, win one of 10 bundles!
(Update: The kind folks at Groupees have revealed the first mystery game (pic below) and have given us five more bundles to give away!)
Destructoid & Groupees have teamed up to raise meals for the hungry this holiday s...
Deals for the late comers
If you don't hear the bell chiming and the smell of Christmas, then maybe you're not sniffing hard hard enough. Hmm wait... that didn't came out right. Gamers and shoppers still looking for a console in-time for Christma...
Only 7 deals to go!
The fifth deal in Sony EU's 12 Deals of Christmas promotion will bring you discounts for PES 2016 on the PS4.
From now until 11.59pm tomorrow, you can grab a standard digital version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for &eur...
Here comes a Snow Day!
Psyonix has confirmed that from December 14, you'll be able to jump into the Winter Games event, Snow Day, in Rocket League.
The ice hockey-inspired playlist (well, it's a puck instead of a ball) replaces the Mutator Mashup a...
'Rodin will have a present for you...'
[Update: The present is the first page of an ongoing downloadable Bayonetta calender, coinciding with the announcement that the weekly Bayonetta 2 dev blog updates are ending. Also, Kamiya blocked me again. Thanks f...
A satirical sleigh ride into the weird world of paranoia culture
From the strange and fertile imagination of Jay Tholen (Dropsy the Clown) comes a very special holiday treat this Christmas season. A harrowing tale of two brave individuals willing to stand tall aga...
Yes, it's THAT bundle
It's the return of the bundle with the game name that can't be spoken. (We're talking about Assassin's Creed Unity -- hmm, wait a sec...)
With Christmas right around the corner and the holiday sale volume still relatively high, Microsoft Store is running a "12 Days of Deals" Holiday promotion. For today only, it brought back three of its Black Friday Xbox One bundles.
'Tis the season for deathmatch
The holidays are fast approaching, and that means quality time with all the family you haven't seen since last year. Unfortunately, "quality time" can quickly devolve into awkward small talk and watching It's a Wonderful Life...
The Gift that Keeps on Giving
[This month's Dtoid Community Assignment is all about the idea of video games as a gift!]
December is upon us. The Christmas season descends from the mountains to infect our hearts and minds like an airborne spore. It’s...
I'm a total sucker for the holiday season. Christmas cards, particularly those featuring creepy-ass uncanny-valley videogame men wearing festive sweaters, are no exception.
In the hope that I'm not alone, I had to share this ...
IT'S CHRISTMAS! YAY CHRISTMAS!
A lot of you got a ton of gifts this Christmas morning, and we want to know what it is! Did you get a new next-generation gaming console of the future? Or maybe the hottest new game of winter? M...
From Dale North's private stash
[Update: Contest over! Winner is tangyrobot!]
Merry Christmas, Destructoid!
Nobody loves Christmas more than the Dtoid staff, and nobody on staff loves Christmas more than our own Dale North. He loves it so much, in fact, he ...
I know this cole gallery isn't new to some of you, but it bares repeating. I love bienni-all of these magestic cabbage shots. I'm losing my head over them. The grandeur just makes this seem a magical savoyage.
I do believe I'...
Iceland must be weird
I love CCP. They are a bunch of crazy guys, and every time they come out with a video it's always bizarre and amazing. To celebrate the holiday's in EVE Online, the guys at CCP are giving out in-game gifts on an advent calan...
Square Enix bringing secrets in their holiday melodies
A recently released Christmas album from Square Enix suggests that a new game in the fabled Mana series may currently be in the works.
As seen in the track listings for the X'mas Collections II, track nine -- which...
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
A Christ-must buy
Welp, now I feel bad I left my Animal Crossing: New Leaf town to squalor. I assume banditry is on the rise, everyone locks their doors, and floor is filthy with weeds. At least Shrunk's club is booming for the black market s...
How about a book by Miss Ellaine Yi?
You've read the Games Guide, you've read the Hardware and Accessories Guide. I know what you're thinking. "Steven, you goofy-haired jerk, tell me something I don't know."
Fine, smart guy.
Here are a bunch of arbitrary suggestions.
This Christmas, why be an accessory to family drama fueled murder when you could give an accessory instead?
Like it or not, Christmas is rearing its frost bitten head yet again. I know you're still a day from sitting through fraught Thanksgiving dinners, but I'm here to remind you in advance and offer you a primer for planning you...
The best gifts come from the heart. Barring that, buy some games and hit the bars.
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.
Iwata claims console sales are steady
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...
A belated Christmas treat
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...
The next best thing to Christmas Carol III
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...
Child becomes inexplicably overjoyed at rubbish videogame
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...