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Killing Floor 2

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...   read

 
 
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Christmas

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 ...   read

 
 
Christmas
[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?   read
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Sakura Santa Review
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 ...   read
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Winter Events
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...   read
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FIFA 2016

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...   read

 
 
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Deals

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...   read

 
 
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(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...   read
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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...   read

 
 
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PES 2016

On the ninth day of Christmas, Sony gave to me... a PES 16 deal for Europe

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 €29/£25 ...   read

 
 
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Rocket League

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...   read

 
 
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Bayonetta 2

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...   read

 
 
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Atomic Santa
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Dropsy's Jay Tholen presents Atomic Santa: Christmas Omega

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 against the malign...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

Microsoft brings back Black Friday Xbox One bundles with extra free game

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 St...   read

 
 
Holiday games
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...   read
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Bloggers Wanted: The Gift of Gaming

[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 a time of givi...   read

 
 
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Wolfenstein card

Wolfenstein's Deathshead looks like a creepy uncle in this Christmas card

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 Wolfenstein: Th...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
Beyerdynamic contest
[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 ...   read

 
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Sexy cabbage

Skyrim gets sexy with cabbage

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'm getting the v...   read

 
 
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The Yule Lads
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EVE devs dress up as Yule Lads to hand out presents

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 calander. Of course,...   read

 
 
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Secret of Mana

Christmas album hints at possible new Mana game

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 references the...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf
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Become Sandy Claws in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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 scene after the ...   read

 
 


Gift Guide: Miscellany
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.   read
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Gift Guide: Hardware
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...   read
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Steven watches anime & sports, buys meat out of trucks, dates a Muppet, and is only good at cooking. He stands before you bereft of solace and well on the road to perdition. ('^ω^)

 


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Dwavenhobble

Hey the shooter was crazy you cant blame their Religion for making them think what they were doing was ok *not long after* Hey the shooter played video games as a hobby, clearly theyre to blame for the shooting not the shooter being fucking nuts

 
Flegma

The nostalgia effect when you retype a game from a magazine after 30 years and the sprites dont have the same graphical flaws from the last time (extra pixels lit, the game then just doesnt FEEL the Warts and all = the games

 
OrochiLeona

My Theron as Carol Danvers dreams have crumbled away like Brie :(

 
Sr Churros

Also, havent used Blender in ages, but I remember really liking Ive been teaching 3DS Max for a Game Dev course, and now that I went back to holy crap, it feels as counter intuitive as it gets!

 
Sr Churros

Went to check out if brazilians were flooding the French Pokémon Go announcement tweet, and my predictions were Nice to see so many people asking it but holy shit do they all really need to be THAT rude?

 
Dwavenhobble

Any-one who doesnt go to see Suicide Squad is a who has to ask why is also clearly a Racist and needs to educate

 
Rad Party God

Yeah! 40 minutes into this mission in Guild Wars 2, Im about to face the final boss! Ive killed many dragons, Im so fucking ready, YEAH! BRING IT ON BABY! *lost conection to server* Kicked me out of the game? I have to do it all over again!??

 
Fuzunga

So Tara Strong was walking around Comic Con today dressed as Harley and absolutely nailed People apparently were asking to take pictures not even realizing it was

 
Heat

i am a total wreck right i sit down with my 8 niece and watched Inside Out for the very first And i barely could contain myself with Bing Bong final Man, my feelings! Whos your friend who likes to play? Bing Bong Bing Bong!

 
Agent9

So Im playing the last splatfest, what might also be my last round in I have to say Im both happy and It couldnt last forever but its been one hell of a To all the good times, enjoy yourselves

 

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