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The next Overwatch event will be loaded with cock

It looks like the next timed event in Overwatch won't be Valentine themed, though that still may be something to look forward to in the future. Last night the Overwatch team revealed that the next event will be themed around Chinese Ne...   read

 
 
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What did you get for Christmas?

As is tradition, it's time to share your hauls! Whether it's video game related or not, feel free to show us what you've got. As for me, my wife is once again on point with gift-giving. I got a Diablo bottle opener (which is much larger tha...   read

 
 
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Get GRID for free from the Humble Store

The folks who run the Humble Bundle have a holiday present for everyone who logs in today. From now until 10 AM Pacific time tomorrow, anyone who logs in to the Humble Store page can claim a free Steam copy of Codemasters' 2008 ra...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's holiday event begins next Tuesday

I'm not even actively playing Overwatch right now on account of the wallet-punching last several weeks this has been for big game releases, but I'm still feeling antsy for Blizzard's holiday event. Some details and clues seeped out after a ...   read

 
 
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You can stuff your own Sonic the Hedgehog thanks to Build-A-Bear

Sonic the Hedgehog has been many things: Werehog, knight, spinball, hover boarder, kart driver, and even a Super Saiyan. But he's never been a buildable stuffed toy. Thanks to Build-A-Bear and Sega, in celebration of Sonic's 25th Anniversar...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Celebrate Thanksgiving with Nintendo

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. It's a slow news day since it's a national holiday here in the United States. I recommend settling down with the Mystery Science Theater Turkey Day Marathon running now on YouTube. You could also chec...   read

 
 
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Black Friday deal for Civilization VI is 27% off for digital copies

Here's an offer you can't refuse, and it isn't because Gandhi's forces are just chilling at the border. You know, relocating his forces. No big deal. One of the best Civilization VI deals for the Black Friday season has just appeared on Gre...   read

 
 
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Black Friday sales for Steam/PC digital games now live

Break out your wallet and start memorizing your credit card number, because the Black Friday sales have descended.. Both Green Man Gaming and Bundle Stars have launched their giant Black Friday sale with hundreds of deals on tap for PC game...   read

 
 


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$140 Xbox One refurb bundle with Halo 5 is already at Black Friday pricing

Remember this beauty? Why, it's the old Xbox One! And here's her old pal Don what's-his-name. They are here to sell you a classic at an attractive price. It comes with a full warranty, a platform exclusive, the works. The only thing missing...   read

 
 
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Target jump start Black Friday with $35 Battlefield 1 or Titanfall 2

Target started off an "Early Black Friday" preview sale yesterday, with deals running through Thursday night (today). Generally these type of sales are decent but nothing to write home about, but their "video game preview pick" is legitimat...   read

 
 
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The hackers that ruined Christmas 2014 have been arrested

I actually have quite a fond memory of Christmas morning in 2014. My cousin had come over with his family and his son wanted to play NBA 2K15. I figured, why not? I'm never going to touch the game (which came as a pack-in with my PS4), so w...   read

 
 
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A leak shows Halloween-themed content coming to Overwatch soon

Halloween costumes and Overwatch's generally bad-ass skins seem like the perfect match, so of course people have been clamoring for seasonal content. We all know it's coming, it's just a question of when and how. A Reddit poster by the name...   read

 
 
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Nielsen ranks Battlefield 1, Call of Duty as the most anticipated holiday games of 2016

The YouTube dislikes don't seem to be slowing down Call of Duty much. According to the Nielsen company, Infinite Warfare is tied with Battlefield 1 as the most anticipated game of the holiday season. Followed by that pair is Final...   read

 
 
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Giant Xbox One sale continues with free $50 gift code and controller

We can almost hear Microsoft at this point: "We'll give you anything you want, just help us clear out some of these Xbox One bundles from our warehouse." The Xbox One sale at the Microsoft Store is continuing in earnest, especially during t...   read

 
 
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Love is in the air for Destiny's Crimson Days

After a long holiday, Bungie is back to work this week. For the first update of the new year, Destiny will be adding an event not unlike the Festival of the Lost from Halloween. Except since this one is coming in February, it's all about sp...   read

 
 
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Valve finally discusses Steam's 'troubled Christmas'

Five days after we reported that Steam users were seeing account information that didn't belong to them, Valve has issued a public statement regarding that Christmas kerfuffle. A previous comment from a Valve representative confirmed that a...   read

 
 
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What are your New Year gaming resolutions for 2016?

Just three more days (for me, I don't know about you weirdos outside of California) and 2015 is over. Any New Year's Resolutions you have that are related to gaming? I personally want to start playing Rocksmith at least 2-3 days a week...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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The PSN Holiday Flash Sale has some fine deals

It's finally Christmas here in the United States; a country known for big ol' prisons and giving video game consoles as Christmas gifts. Unless something drastic has changed in the past year, the post-dinner console unboxing remains an immu...   read

 
 
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You can embrace the holidays with Grand Theft Auto Online's Festive Surprise update

Today is Christmas Eve for those who celebrate the holiday, and many folks are preparing to see their families and drink entirely too much egg nog. They'll also get into political arguments, Uncle Billy will get embarrassingly drunk, and at...   read

 
 
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Holiday music to jam to with your gaming family

Happy holidays, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  It is that time of year when you annoy entertain your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and unsuspecting opponents on Xbox Live with your holiday music. As a professional at annoying entertai...   read

 
 
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Here are some of the best in-game winter events running right now

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 in-game events h...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 



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