Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

The RPS Super Uplifting And Helpful Holiday Buyer’s Guide

By Nathan Grayson on November 28th, 2013.

It’s almost Black Friday! Also, I guess that Thanksgiving thing is happening somewhere in between for filthy Americans, but that’s just a warm-up. A sentimental stop-gap. What really matters is making sure you get all the things on the cheap before everyone else does. That’s the real spirit of the season. But you can’t do it alone. You need assistance, aid, a helping hand to pluck out the games that’ll help you get ahead in the race to complete your ill-defined goals. Being the holly jolly consumer that I am, I made a quick video for just that purpose. Because what kind of site would RPS be if it didn’t continue such a time-honored, social-pressure-ridden tradition?

(Note: The Super Uplifting and Helpful Holiday Buyer’s Guide is not in any way liable for any tears shed or sweeping life changes made on account of its patented Uncomfortable Truths. Also, probably don’t take anything it says seriously. It *is* out to get you.) 

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Merry Christmas: Here, Have A Free RPS Christmas Game!

By RPS on December 25th, 2012.

Cursed ignorance fairies.

As RPS winds down for the Christmas break, you need not fear. We’ll still be posting some splendid things throughout the holidays. But today – the gift-givingest day of the year – we have a special surprise treat for you! A Rock, Paper, Shotgun game! Horace’s Endless Christmas explores the blasphemous horror of what would happen were Horace The Endless Bear to lose his infiniteness. You can get it for PC, Mac and Linux below!

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Thy Fractals Shine So Brightly: Polynomial

By Adam Smith on December 23rd, 2011.

My Christmas tree is rubbish in comparison. Not just to this one. To every other tree.

I have no complaints when developers add a couple of snowmen, a Father Christmas costume or a giant rolling snowball to their games at this time of year, but it’s rare for a seasonal update to impress as much as the level added in Polynomial’s latest update. I’ll admit, I’ve only ever played the demo of the “musical space shooter” but you’d have to be a fool to argue that its dancing fractals aren’t a wonderful sight to behold. Are you a fool? I hope not, because then you might not be overjoyed by the abstract made merry in the video below. Perhaps try the demo (Windows, Linux, Mac)? The full game is currently on sale for £1.49 over on Steam.

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Terraria Adds Snowmen, Shivs And Santa

By Adam Smith on December 19th, 2011.

almost certainly the best image I'll see today

Christmas has come early to Terraria, with a patch containing a Daddy Crimble costume, snow, ice, presents, candy canes and gift-wrapped blocks. Most importantly though, gangs of snowmen will attack, armed with knives, snowbombs and Tommy guns. What this means is that you’ll be able to decorate the world with lights and festivity and then die at the hands of Al Snowcone and his meltable mobsters. A cheerful video awaits you.

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Merry Christmas One And All

By John Walker on December 25th, 2007.

Merry greetings of the season to you, kindly RPS faithful.

The best Christmas game of them all.

I can’t help but note that in between belting out carols and wolfing roast, you’re sat at your computer ignoring the dreadful people you’re forced to spend the entire day with.

So what are you playing to celebrate the birth of the baby Santa?

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EG Top 50 Madness Mayhem Spectacular

By John Walker on December 24th, 2007.

While it seems almost impossible that you might need another Christmas run-down, the handsome chaps at Eurogamer have shamelessly copied our idea by starting their annual (oh, wait) Top 50 countdown.

“So, as we often point out, the EG Top 50 is not definitive. Top 50 lists never will be unless they fairly reflect what everyone who plays games thinks, and even then they will be open to criticism because not everyone has played everything. The point of ours is to show you how we approached, digested and now view 2007 collectively. And so we can argue with Alec Meer about how much he likes Peggle.”

It just so happens that you might find witty, incisive comments from us chaps popping up throughout, and if that’s not an incentive to look, then it’s like I don’t even know you. The list continues, 10 games a day, for the rest of the week. So stay tuned, between stuffing yourself with stuffing.

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Seasons Greetings From Valve

By John Walker on December 23rd, 2007.

How can we not post this?


Merry Thankmas, Gametrailers

Did they get a choir to sing it, or is it magical digital music? I’m too inept to know. What matters is that they bothered.

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