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Mega Man Christmas Carol II brings back holiday vengeance


Jan 04
// Tony Ponce
It's a little bit late, but here's a fun thing! Last year, the Mega Man sprite warehouse Sprites Inc. celebrated the holidays with a short but sweet fangame that was very, very, very loosely based on the Charles Dickens clas...
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Angry Birds: 6.5 million downloads on Christmas Day


Jan 04
// Dale North
What. In. The. Hell? Angry Birds was downloaded 6.5 million times on Christmas Day? It's like every device given at Christmas was gifted solely for use with Rovio's silly game. This massive one-day figure includes both free a...
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The DTOID Show: Saints Row & Skyrim As Santa-Sims


Dec 30
// Max Scoville
Hey guys! Hope your holidays went well. This was The Destructoid Show's Monday episode, but I was too preoccupied with wholesome family-time/being hungover/shooting stuff with a pellet gun to post it when it first went up. I...
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The best Christmas-themed videogame level EVER!


Dec 25
// Chad Concelmo
Merry Christmas, everyone! In celebration of this special holiday, I present to you a video of the best Christmas-themed level in videogame history: "A Christmas Gift" from Elite Beat Agents for the Nintendo DS. Just watch t...
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Merry Christmas, Destructoid!


Dec 25
// Dale North
Merry Christmas to all the wonderful, beautiful people come to Destructoid every day for their gaming news and related nonsense. We truly do love you all, and we're so happy that you've stuck around all this time.  The h...
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Brawl in the Family is back with a new Xmas musical comic


Dec 24
// Tony Ponce
One of the niftiest things that Brawl in the Family's Matthew Taranto whips up every year is at least one longer-than-usual Christmas-themed comic set to music. This year, the strip is a parody of "It's Beginning to Look a Lo...

The Second Annual Destructoid Christmas Album

Dec 24 // Chad Concelmo
0:00 - "What's This?" - Chad Concelmo2:16 - "White Christmas" - Dale North4:45 - "Christmas in Hollis" - Tony Ponce & Jonathan Holmes7:47 - "The Christmas Song" - Samit Sarkar10:07 - "The Little Match Girl" - Conrad Zimmerman14:39 - "Mommy's Not Moving" - Jim Sterling (featuring Rihanna Jonathan Holmes)17:40 - "Merry Christmas, Darling" - Jesse Cortez20:45 - "Christmas Time is Here" - Jonathan Holmes22:11 - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Dale North25:16 - "Kwanzaa Chameleon" - Max Scoville Thanks for listening to everyone! Like a great man once said, be good to yourselves, and each other.
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[Update: The whole album is now available on Bandcamp! Download the whole thing (and get a special bonus track), pick it song by song, or just press play and listen to it in-browser.] When we put together the Destructoid Chri...

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Sonic and friends adorn this Christmas tree


Dec 23
// Tony Ponce
The folks at 8bitfix have a holiday tradition. For the past couple of years, they've decorated their Christmas tree with Perler Bead sprites -- the first was a general gaming tree, the second was Mega Man-themed. This year, i...
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Christmas lights synched to Mother 3 credits music


Dec 22
// Tony Ponce
Time for some more holiday cheer! Check out this lighting display that has been set in time with the beautiful "16 Melodies" from the Mother 3 soundtrack. AwesomeHouseLights has been taking requests for songs to get the ligh...
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A very TF2 Christmas with Rudolph the Red Team Pyro


Dec 22
// Tony Ponce
Thomas Truong whipped up this sweet little Christmas-themed video that parodies "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" with Team Fortress 2 characters. It's an old-fashioned, feel-good musical number to get you into the holiday spirit. Only three days left, guys and gals! Rudolph the Red Team Pyro [Truongasm]
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Santa Rockstar HD: Pay what you want for a metal Xmas


Dec 21
// Fraser Brown
I don't know about you folks, but Christmas music tends to send me to sleep, well that and the copious amount of festive liquor I imbibe at this time of year. Old St. Nick seems to share my lack of enthusiasm for it and he's...
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All Mega64 wants for Christmas is Just Dance 3


Dec 21
// Tony Ponce
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]
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EA sings a Christmas carol, officially ruins the holidays


Dec 21
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Classic 1940s Christmas drama, Luigi style


Dec 20
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Skyrim becomes the UK's Christmas number one


Dec 19
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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Aliens, crime and greed: It's Christmas in DCUO


Dec 13
// Fraser Brown
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...
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Destructoid's European gift guide


Nov 30
// Becca Roberts
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...
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Help us create this year's Dtoid Holiday Gift Guide!


Nov 01
// mrandydixon
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...
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Slow Enslaved sales due to a 'busy holiday season'


Feb 11
// Jim Sterling
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: Tell us what you got!

Dec 25 // Jim Sterling
Sterling: I already got an early gift, which is the rather nice coat that has popped up in Jimquisitions. I also got a very appreciated Father Ted boxset. Watched the Christmas special this morning and it is still hilarious stuff. Oh, and a Trinity Killer Bobblehead. Aziz: I think I got trolled by King Friday as I know own a giant Jeff Gordon NASCAR number "24" poster. So, uh, that's the only Christmas thing I expect. Wait, I'll count those cookies from 2K too. Niero: GorillaNation sent me monkey slippers Grim: This was the best Christmas in years because I built myself a shiny new PC with my own money. No need for a middleman. If I get anything worth mentioning, I'll do another response. Sarkar: My mom already told me she got me a sweater. If anything else comes along, I'll let you folks know. And MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y'ALL! Bennett: I got an iPhone4 and another secret, really amazing present that I can't tell you guys about. But it's amazing. :) Chester: I got some awesome stuff, but am under NDA until next Christmas. Tolentino: Got four t-shirts and a luggage weighing scale (wut), but I GAVE my 11-year old nephew a copy of Demon's Souls. Will he think it a gift or like a lump of coal? Long: I got precisely what I needed most: a plane ticket home and clothes. Merry Christmas, everyone! :D North: I got a ton of shit. I'm fuckin' spoiled. Holmes: I don't know about you guys, but at this point in my life, the only stuff I get for Christmas is stuff that I didn't want enough to buy myself, and stuff that I didn't know existed. In the first colum, I got four games; Super Mario All-Stars Wii, Vanquish, Goldeneye, and Fling Smash. All great games, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a tad partial towards Dick. In the second column I got some Pac-Man pants. They are... Pac-Man pants. I will wear them.  Finally, since I was back at my folks' house, I went into my old room and found a bunch ot +10 year old stuff that I plan to use as set dressing for a new show I'm working on. I was particularly happy to find and old Servbot plushie, my import copy of Tobal 2, and...  A Boglin. A one-handed Boglin.  Pics to come. Razak: Ok, not all my gifts since I was at my future in-laws house, but I got pleny of candy, a hilarious cow hat, two gorgeous ties, a pair of James Bond cufflinks, a book on Eiji Tsuburaya (the guy behind Godzilla and Ultraman), some kitchen stuff, and. Schott brothers pea coat (basically bthe nicest pea coat you can own, its amazing). More to come when I see my parents and other family tomorrow.
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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 ...

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Killzone 3's Helghast get in the Christmas mood


Dec 23
// Jim Sterling
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...
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The Destructoid Show Holiday special!


Dec 22
// Max Scoville
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...

The Destructoid Christmas Album

Dec 22 // Chad Concelmo
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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...

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Someone forgot to sign my SEGA Christmas card


Dec 22
// Jim Sterling
So I received these images from SEGA, following my post on their Christmas card. God damn it, SEGA ... 
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Wanna be part of The Destructoid Show's Holiday Special?


Dec 21
// Max Scoville
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...
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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 ...

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SEGA sends epic Christmas card


Dec 21
// Jim Sterling
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, ...
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Prototype 2 says Happy Holidays


Dec 20
// Jim Sterling
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...
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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...

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Killing Floor going crazy for Christmas next week


Dec 08
// 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 nutcracke...






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