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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

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Holiday games

The perfect games for your holiday get-togethers

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 if you aren't ...   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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Christmas 2013

What did you get for Christmas?!

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? Maybe you got a ...   read

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Beyerdynamic contest

Contest: Win Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro headphones!

[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 wants to spread...   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

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Gift Guide: Miscellany

Destructoid Holiday Gift Guide 2013: 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

Destructoid Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Hardware/Accessories

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 your consumerist ...   read

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Gift Guide: Games
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Destructoid Holiday Gift Guide 2013: The Games

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 ...   read


Nintendo: Wii U sales are 'not bad'

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 Christmas season, it wa...   read

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Christmas with Sonic
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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. Even if it's not l...   read

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Mega Man Christmas
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Ring in the New Year with Mega Man Christmas Carol Remix

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. C...   read

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Tank! Tank! Tank! makes kid weep manly Christmas tears

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 actually making him ha...   read

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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 sobbing. And then...   read

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Brawl in the Family
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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, Pokémon's Bug Ca...   read

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Xmas Cards

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 and beyond, wit...   read

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Merry Christmas

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. He's cool. Cool ...   read

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The Jimquisition
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Jimquisition: The Sh*tiest games of 2012

There's something to be said for tradition, and the Jimquisition's most sacred tradition is the year-end evisceration of the very worst games released. Quake in fear, O ye creatively impoverished fools! Presented to you with a slight ...   read

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Christmas Music

Listen to Yasunori Mitsuda's annual Christmas arrangement

Every Christmas season composer Yasunori Mitsuda streams a holiday arrangement on his Procyon Studio home page. In past years we've heard arrangements of everything from Chrono Cross's "Dimension Break" (recently mentioned in our top ten li...   read

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Jayson Napolitano was Destructoid's Music Editor, specializing in coverage of game music, chiptunes, and more. He now owns and operates , a game audio PR and record label company, continuing to s...



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