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Modern Warfare 2 suplexes Christmas with festive multiplayer makeover

Shipmas arrives in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 tomorrow, with the game’s Christmas update for multiplayer. The reimagined version of the classic Shipment map – introduced with last week’s Season 01 Reloaded midseason update – will be festooned with decorations, along with the bodies of your enemies. COD now has its own Santa, too, and I wouldn’t want to tangle with him. You can see what I mean, and catch a glimpse of the holiday version of Shipment, by watching the trailer below. Read more

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It is time to listen to Christmas Pain In Christmas Town

As I lay crying in bed at 6am today, I knew: it’s time. They say Christmas is a season for cheer and goodwill towards all but that’s not an observation, it’s an imploration. Christmas can be difficult for so many reasons, and that is why we must offer people cheer and goodwill. So truly, genuinely I find great comfort and joy in Christmas Pain In Christmas Town, a novelty Christmas song by a fictional washed-up musician from 90s infobahn detective game Hypnospace Outlaw. May this music video bring you cheer too. Read more

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Christmas Eve is the time to play Dracula Cha Cha

Midnight, one more night without sleeping Watching ’til that morning comes creeping Green Door, what’s that secret your keeping? Jim Lowe’s Green Door might not be a Christmas song, but it sure can feel like one—especially inside the festive action of Dracula Cha Cha. That’s right, it’s Christmas Eve, which means one more night without sleeping, and time to play Dracula Cha Cha. Read more

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the VG247 team!

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. One last post before the holidays. We hope you all have a great break! Hey everyone! It’s Connor from VG247, quickly writing this article to wish you all a great Christmas holiday from everyone here at the website. It’s been quite the year, but in spite of how it all went, thanks for reading all our stuff throughout it all. We’ve still got some festive-themed pieces that will go live over the next few years, including the remaining staff GOTY…

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The Best Christmas Video Games to play over the holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which can only mean one thing: over in the land of movies, people spend ages engaging themselves in the completely shite patter about if Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not. (It’s not, but it’s a great movie, set at Christmas – so feel free to watch at Christmas. Okay?) But what’s the video game equivalent? We started thinking about this and couldn’t stop, because we love thinking about utterly stupid, pointless things. So, as we head into the holiday season, here’s our picks for some of the best Christmas video…

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It’s not Christmas until you’ve played Skeal

The great thing about traditions is: you can just make them up. While some traditions feel more real because they’re embedded deeper in our culture, you can start your own whenever you want, and jettison any you don’t care for. Anything can be imbued with special meaning and, over time, grow into a tradition you cherish and come to anticipate. So here I am, approaching Christmas, so ready for my annual play of Skeal. Join me, reader dear. Read more

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It’s time to cry to Christmas Pain In Christmas Town

Like many people, I’ve had a difficult year. My dad died, an uncle died soon after, and everything is a lot, you know? Even in the best of years, I find Christmas challenging. That’s why I’m filling my ears with the maximalist sounds of a song which knows true suffering, a song from a fictional musician in a video game. Reader dear, it’s that time of year: if you’ve not already started, pour a cocoa and join me for Christmas Pain In Christmas Town. Read more

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Best Christmas gifts for gamers from Switch and Xbox to everything else

Here’s our guide to the best consoles, games and accessories that would make awesome gifts for gamers in your life. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday out of the way, you might be thinking retailers are done and dusted with deals for the year. That’s definitely not the case, with some items still on sale, and others being discounted in preparation for the Christmas and winter break. Our gift guide collates the best Christmas deals for gamers. You’ll find everything for Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PS5/PS4, such as games, accessories and everything else that would be perfect as a stocking…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 devs celebrate Christmas with a song about brainworms

Christmas music as a genre is rife with earworms (I’ve got chuffing Slade stuck in my own head right now) but the makers of Baldur’s Gate 3 have gone one step further with Christmas brainworms. Larian Studios today dropped the surprise Christmas present of Tadpole For You, Tadpole For Me – a festive song about being infested by Mind Flayer parasites. And yes, the devs sing it themselves. After all, iiiiiiiiiiiiitt’s Christmaaaaas. Ah god damn it. (more…)

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Fall Guys is giving all players a free Christmas-themed in-game outfit

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 December 2020 19:26 GMT Mediatonic has released a new Christmas-themed live-action trailer for Fall Guys, and is giving players that log in over the festive period a new in-game outfit.Fall Guys is celebrating the launch of its third Season at the moment, but developer Mediatonic is eager to give players even more content.In a new holiday special advert (below), the developer announces via wholesome live-action skit that anyone that logs in between December 21 and December 25 can grab a Santa outfit that they can slap on their character in the game show-inspired game.The video…

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Epic Games Store kicks off Holiday Sale with infinite $10 coupons

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 17 December 2020 17:05 GMT Epic’s now-annual Epic Games Store Holiday Sale returns today, kicking off 15 days of free games this month and offering players a limitless $10 coupon.After announcing its plans for 15 days of free games last week, Epic has now lifted the lid on its wider plans for the Epic Games Store Holiday Sale. The free games giveaway begins today with Cities Skylines, which is free to download until 8am PT/11pm ET/4pm GMT tomorrow when another title will replace it.Perhaps the biggest offering this year comes in the form of a limitless $10…