RPS Advent Game-o-Calendar is GO!

December is upon us, and the end of the year looms over us as an oppressive reminder of our mortality. Thankfully we can distract ourselves from the grim reaper’s constant presence. You see, RPS enjoy two things: chocolate and videogames. So, via the medium of John’s Fairtrade Advent Calendar, we’re going to bring them together. And here’s the little baby in question…

The arms of a beautiful man.

Every day until Christmas we’re going to reveal our favourite twenty-four (count ’em) reasons to own an enormous PC-thinking machine. That’s the only qualifier. It’s our Games of the Year, and we take that literally. These are the ones which, when we look back on 2007, are going to remember most fondly. In other words, something that made us laugh ourselves sick for one night and we’ll always recall will appear above the sixth-edition of a solid genre game. No, they’re not really in order, except when they clearly are (which we’ll leave as an intelligence test for you lot to guess wildly about). It’s about love, which is a bit sappy, but it’s the season for it, so let’s be soft for a while, yeah?

However, yes, the game that’s revealed on Christmas morn is our game of the year.

Onwards, into a realm of lovely games and lovely ethical chocolate.


  1. Evo says:

    Wahoo :D

    Awesome stuff, can’t wait for Christmas Day now :D

  2. Crispy says:

    Nice angle :P

  3. Seniath says:

    admin eh? Who is this mysterious “admin”*?

    *imagine I’m actually doing the ” gesture at this point.

    In other news, sounds like a great idea. A reason to get up in the morning, if you will.

  4. Brog says:

    “However, yes, the game that’s revealed on Christmas morn is our game of the year.”

    It’s Portal, isn’t it?

  5. adambaum says:

    That is one hairy, hairy arm.

  6. Kieron Gillen says:

    RPS is the most MANLY pc games blog.


  7. The_B says:

    Not the spoil the suprise, but 25 is going to be related to a chocolate treat that belongs to Terry, right?