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It's fun to read too much into Nicalis's Christmas Card

Nicalis is well known for staging elaborate stunts to keep their fans guessing. The recent Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth ARG, headed up by Edmund McMillen, is just one recent example.  Knowing that the company has the tendency to embed ...

 
 
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Deck the halls and then watch team Rainbow knock them down

Ubisoft is jumping on the Christmas gaming event bandwagon by giving players the chance to earn some festive gear in Rainbow Six Siege. From the looks of it, this all involves using Uplay's built-in challenge system to fill in some progress...

 
 
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It's beginning to look a lot like Smissmas in Team Fortress 2

Not to get all morbid here right before Christmas, but sometimes, I feel like the odds aren't terrible that Team Fortress 2 will outlive me. (Well, all of us, really.) Valve's eternal team-based shooter is chugging along with updates, and t...

 
 
 
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First annual Steam awards nominees have been finalized

Y'know what, guys? Turns out Steam is pretty popular. Over 15 million people participated in nominating games for the Steam awards this year. That's pretty good for a set of awards that didn't exist and no one knew about a few weeks ago. Vo...

 
 
 
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Planet Coaster has a big free winter update

Winter levels are some of my favorite themed levels in video games. Don't get me wrong, I could go the rest of my life without ever setting foot in snow again, and that'd be a life well lived. But in games? The sights and sounds are whimsi...

 
 
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Best Xbox One S and PS4 system bundle deals for Christmas

The dog-eat-dog Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals are over, but not all console discounts are finished. Xbox One and PS4 deals still exist in this week of limbo between the last ramp up to Christmas as we're less than two weeks away from the ...

 
 
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Hitman's holiday mission stars the Home Alone bandits

IO Interactive is giving us a compelling reason to revisit Hitman's Paris fashion show level today with a Christmas makeover and the Holiday Hoarders mission. Peter gave us the rundown already, but there is one specific note to bring up. Th...

 
 
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Overwatch's winter update is now live

Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event has just begun, and both PC and console players should now have access to the most recent update. In addition to the expected holiday themed skins, sprays, highlight intros and emotes, there's also a new ...

 
 
 
 
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Overwatch data mining implies winter event is in the works

While most of the focus of the new update on Overwatch's Public Test Realm (PTR) has been on the changes to Symmetra, it looks like some other data for the upcoming patch may have given away Overwatch's next holiday event. Reddit user Venxa...

 
 
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This modder made his own Killing Floor 2 Christmas map

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 Interactive isn...

 
 
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What did you get for Christmas?

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 from a friend ...

 
 
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Christmas memories with Destructoid

[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 fi...

 
 
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Review: Sakura Santa

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 youth of the me...

 
 
 
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Festive FIFA offer is Sony's next PSN Deal of Christmas

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 Super Deluxe...

 
 
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GMG Winter Sale: $9 Cities Skylines and Shadow of Mordor GOTY

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 coupon on sele...

 
 
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(Update) Destructoid & Groupees team up for the hungry!

(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 season. Every $1...

 
 
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Xbox One & PS4 returns to Black Friday prices for Christmas

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 Christmas are in luck t...

 
 
 
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Play ice hockey in Rocket League

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 and will run unt...

 
 
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Platinum Games teasing a gift for Christmas Day

[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 for the cool gif...

 
 




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Chris Moyse

Have yall had a good couple of days? I hope

 
TheLimoMaker

My girlfriend asked what Bojack Horseman and Rick and Morty almost midnight but my response was the same as it always would have

 
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What is your musical guilty pleasure? Mine is

 
Raiku Shackleford

#darksiders3

 
gajknight

Memes got me into Childish And No but seriously, this album is

 
Osc

Listened to this back when I biked 5 miles to and from A rock song that definitely gets you Love the double drum kicks at the #musictoid | Four Year Strong - Heroes Get Remember Legends Never Die

 
taterchimp

Dota 2 has a hidden toxicity score, and I am the least possible amount of Huzzah!

 
Mike Sounders

Genuine thought: I wonder how many more characters could be added to games if the story mode had never been added like Injustice, MKX, MvC:I, SF V,

 
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