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4:00 PM on 11.07.2013

Help us shape our Holiday Gift Guide!

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:30 AM on 11.06.2013

Steam sale dates might have leaked on Reddit

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 ...

Joshua Derocher

10:30 AM on 10.25.2013

Wii U gets a Skylanders holiday bundle

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...

Dale North

6:00 AM on 10.11.2013

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:15 PM on 02.13.2013

AvP: Evolution is all about Valentine's lovin'

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...

Jim Sterling

4:45 PM on 02.12.2013

Naughty Dog melts hearts with Valentine's Day cards

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...

Jordan Devore





3:00 PM on 01.02.2013

Spend Christmas with Sonic in this sweet short film

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...

Tony Ponce

8:30 AM on 01.01.2013

Happy New Year 2013!

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...

Dale North



Ring in the New Year with Mega Man Christmas Carol Remix photo
Ring in the New Year with Mega Man Christmas Carol Remix
by Chris Carter

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.

You can download it for free here -- just be aware that the creator is constantly tweaking the game with balance patches and bug fixes.

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9:30 AM on 12.27.2012

Kid loses it after unwrapping Wii U Christmas morning

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...

Dale North

11:30 PM on 12.25.2012

Brawl in the Family is home for the holidays

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...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 12.25.2012

Check out several sites and companies' Christmas cards

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 ...

Tony Ponce

12:00 PM on 12.25.2012

Merry Christmas from Dtoid: now what'd you get?

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...

Jim Sterling

7:30 PM on 12.21.2012

Ganon Claus brings tidings of great immolation

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]

Tony Ponce

12:30 PM on 12.20.2012

Sega's holiday sale on now for XBLA, PSN, mobile

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...

Dale North



Sound Shapes is getting a free holiday sound pack today photo
Sound Shapes is getting a free holiday sound pack today
by Brett Zeidler

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 for the community they're releasing the free Holiday Sound Pack right now. Just start your game up (while connected to the internet), and that's it! It's like Christmas morning, except it's December 19th and you're probably still at work or school.

What exactly will you be getting in this pack? Well, you'll have five brand-new Christmas-themed instruments from classic carols that you and your peers of the Sound Shapes community get to play with. I can't wait for someone to recreate Led Zeppelin II or something with them. Actually, I think that'll now be my goal for the rest of the day.

Happy Holidays right back at all you guys over at Queasy Games. Oh, and quit being so freaking adorable.

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