Ho Ho Holidays!

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You know what we’ve earned? A holiday! So after our 12th Game of Christmas goes up today (what will it be? what’s the game of the year?!), the four titans of RPS will be spinning a cocoon around their weary caterpillar bodies and resting for a week. Once our pupae state is over we will emerge like hairy moths into a new year. A year we are going to call “2009”. We hope it will catch on. That said, bits and pieces will be appearing throughout the week – keep checking. It’s not like it’s possible to stop Kieron writing Sunday Papers.

Thank you to every single reader who has clicked on our site this year. It’s been a goodun, which has seen Rock, Paper, Shotgun grow and develop into something we’re damned proud of. We’re only going to get better, so you should probably wear protective clothing, or at least a firm hat. Raise a glass to Horace The Endless Bear at this festive time of year, or to whichever minority religious deity you are prescribed, and make merry. Happy Christmas everyone. We’re back proper on the very 2nd of January.


  1. dog says:

    Merry Christmas to one and all at RPS… See you in the new year…

  2. Thiefsie says:

    Merry XmAS!

  3. maicon says:

    1 week?! i’ll miss your words guys. well, happy holidays and best regards. see you in “2009”. from brazil – maicon (read it like michael, hehe)

  4. Fede says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, RPS!
    The holiday is surely a well deserved one ;)

  5. Jonas says:

    Excellent timing, that’s one less distraction from my BA project which is due on January 5. Thanks RPS!

  6. Falwell says:

    I can say without a doubt that RPS is one of the finest PC gaming info sites I have in my bookmarks. You gentlemen run a class act shop.

    happy holidays guys.

  7. nabeel says:

    It’s going to be a long week.

  8. wcaypahwat says:

    I got the week off work. Now what the hell am I supposed to do? Oh well, off to the pub I suppose…

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  10. LactoseTheIntolerant says:

    Merry Christmas chaps! Enjoy your well-earned break. Have a good’un!

  11. dartt says:

    Thanks for the word-thinks RPS. Have a good one.

  12. Dormouse says:

    Happy Christmas, guys.

  13. Gurrah says:

    Thank you, RPS, for breathing new life into games journalism. I enjoyed reading your blog very much. Have a great Christmas and a fantastic start into 09.


  14. IcyBee says:

    Merry Christmas to all.
    Thank you RPS for all of your stories this year – I love this site!

    PS – If you’ve got a copy of Darwinia or Multiwinia – fire it up today to get a nice surprise!

  15. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    Merry Christmas to the lot of yers.

  16. Pags says:

    Merry christmas chaps. You’ve earned a good ol’ rest.

    Hope everyone on RPS has a good’un!

  17. Yegwa says:

    Have a merry christmas and a great holiday. You all have delivered Grade A entertainment and info the whole year round. Looking forward to the next one!

  18. mcw says:

    Merry Christmas ! Thank you for a great year of PC gaming coverage.

  19. James G says:

    Merry Christmas, and thanks for an excellent year in PC games journalism. A truly excellent blog, and the first website I accessed on my Wind once I had run windows update and replaced IE with Opera.

  20. Monkfish full of turkey dinner says:

    Merry Christmas one and all.

    Enjoy yer well-earned break RPS, and see you in 2009…

    Right, I’m off to play Dead Space and GTA4.

  21. Kong says:

    Happy Xmas RPS!
    Thx you for being. Peace and prosper.

  22. DigitalSignalX says:

    Happy holiday of your particular flavor around now, and here’s to another great year of RPS ahead!

    *toasts morning coffee*

  23. Barky says:

    Merry Christmas all! ect

  24. Rosti says:

    Thanks RPS. Tharpee’es.

  25. Jhoosier says:

    A whole week!? What the heck am I supposed to do? Relate to people?

    Good on you guys for creating and maintaining an awesome site with a great community. This is someplace I always enjoy coming to. Hopefully I’ll get to play some multiplayer games with people soon.

  26. NukeLord says:

    Enjoy your holidays guys, you’ve definitely deserved it!
    Looking forward to another year of RPS.

    Merry Christmas!

  27. Gap Gen says:

    Thanks for a fantastic 2008 in games. I don’t want to believe the hype in case I get disappointed, but next year could be the best 2009 ever. Equally, it could be the worst, so here’s hoping the developers know what they’re doing.

  28. Meat Circus says:

    With RPS’s help, I reckon we can make the forthcoming 2009 the best 2009 EVER!

    Happy new 2009.

  29. Capon says:

    All hail Horace The Endless Bear!

  30. Dioptase says:

    Happy RPS !

  31. noexes says:

    No more RPS? Worst christmas present ever!

  32. EyeMessiah says:

    Happy (Insert Holiday Name)

  33. Pace says:

    Happy holidays!
    You guys have reason to be proud, keep up the good work!

    (Horace looks a bit like a wiener dog, btw.)

  34. Nero says:

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year (soon). I’m so happy I finally found a PC oriented website with lots of tips to games and good articles and interviews. Hope next year will continue to rock.

  35. pepper says:

    Heil to our RPS overlords! I welcome thy words in the new year!

  36. Albides says:

    Endless bear is endless!

    Let’s hope RPS will be the same. Thanks for a lovely time, you guys.

  37. Noc says:

    Now really. How much are they paying you, RPS, to relax your vigilance while they install DRM on all our computers?

  38. Tom Camfield says:

    Merry Crimbo

  39. hydra9 says:

    Eating too much Christmas lunch is a bad idea. Happy Xmas and here’s to a great 2009!

  40. Gap Gen says:

    Aww, Horace looks sad above. Not Horace the Friendless Bear, I hope?

  41. Will says:

    I may be a lowly peasant emigree from Gloucester, but I hope that you will still deign to listen to my Christmas Wishes! Merry Christmas, to the best gaming blog IN DA WORLD.

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    Gnarl says:

    Thanks for all the great posts guys. Best things I’ve read all year, the present I want the most would be another similar but better.

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    Gnarl says:

    Oh, and on another note, my wife (the foremost expert on cute bears nation, and possibly world, -wide) believes Horace not to be sad. No! But merely puzzled by the hat.

  44. Kua says:

    Slackers ;)

    And @ Gnarl. Yes there is puzzlement, but I think there is a definite hint of sadness. Probably because he hadn’t realised where his anus was and inadvertently pooped in his own cave.

  45. John Walker says:

    Recognising the expression on Horace’s face is the highest form of blasphemy.

    Also, his anus exists within a quantum reality.

  46. Kua says:

    In that case I think he just pooped a Higg’s boson.

  47. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    Longbear is Ho! Ho! Hoooooooooooooooooooorace.

  48. Meat Circus says:

    My anus exists within a quantum reality too.

    I have a special cream for it.

  49. Anesthesia says:

    Merry Christmas to you all, even though where you are it’s to-morrow already. I hope everyone got to be with all their family and friends today.

    See you next year!

  50. Meat Circus says:

    It’s not tomorrow where I am. I’m pretty sure I would have noticed.