Happy New Year, Internet

Like all good Northern Europeans we’re off setting things on fire and drinking hot booze, but we nevertheless wanted to wish you all a pleasant year end, and thank you all for making the past many months so entertaining. 2009, we’ve been informed, will be even better, at least if you like reading about PC games. Which we do.

Thanks, Internet. Here’s to the future.


  1. Larington says:

    Happy new year everyone.

    (Or as one of our next door neighbours just said, on the fact that it seems no one goes out into the street to celebrate the new year anymore, “Happy New Year you miserable gits”… Heard it through the window, which really ought to have some more sealant put around the windowframe.)

  2. Helm says:

    Happy new year from Greekland, where it has been 2009 for the whole of the two hours past already. It seems like a worthwhile year!

  3. LQB says:

    It isn’t 2009 in America yet, so it doesn’t count.

  4. nabeel says:

    Happy New Year!

  5. KindredPhantom says:

    Happy New Year RPS! Here’s to more bizarre and pointless articles and more aim mass brawls discussions in the comments thread about DRM!! :P

  6. The Hammer says:

    Happy New Year, RPS! Love you!

  7. Naurgul says:

    Happy new year from yet another Greekland person, RPS. You do so much want to set the world on fire, sometimes!

  8. MeestaNob! says:

    Well, I’m out in Australia and about 11 and a half hours into Real Life 2K9 and I have to say I’m disappointed. Other than a few graphical tweaks and general usability fixes, 2009 is remarkably similar to 2008 – you really have to wonder what the developers were doing for 12 months.

    And the bugs. I mean, honestly, when all you’re doing is making a few alterations here and there, how do you manage to introduce more bugs than there were previously? The economy is shot resulting in mysteriously cheap fuel for the masses, and the weather is entirely buggered – it’s an Australian summer that hasn’t managed over 40 degrees celsius yet.

    If companies think I’m gonna keep forking out for crap like this then they’re sadly mistaken. And they can stick their DRM up their arse, why cant I be in two places at once? To the ships lads!

  9. Stupoider says:

    Haaappy New Year, folks!

  10. mpk says:


  11. Larington says:

    @mpk: They floated away.

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  12. qrter says:

    Happy new year, all.

  13. gulag says:

    Best of the old and best of the new to you all.
    Keep up the good work chaps.

  14. A-Scale says:

    Blah blah guns blah blah europeans blah blah america blah blah bah

    Just kidding, happy near new year!

  15. Jonas says:

    Happy new year guys, and may you all have many, many articles and reviews commissioned in 2009.

  16. Hybrid says:

    Happy New Year!

  17. The_B says:


    Happy 2009 period, and a Merry Auxillary Genrosity Period to all.

  18. RichP says:

    Happy New Period of Revolution Around Sol everyone!

  19. Kua says:


  20. RhysP says:

    It’s 1:05 PM in Australia :)

  21. Katsumoto says:

    I spent midnight on new years eve playing saints row 2 and Call of Duty. WHAT DID YOU DO? I bet it wasn’t half as amazing as that.

    Happy new year!

  22. James G says:

    Happy new year! May 2009 bring us lots of PC Gaming excitement.

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    And never brought to mind ?
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    And days o’ lang syne ?

  23. Scandalon says:

    It’s not even 7pm here in California. Not fair that Europe is in THE FUTURE!

    We don’t celebrate in the streets because
    1 – The streets are outside, and as Noth Americans, most of us fear The Outside.

    2 – The Outside is also a potential for interaction with our Neighbors. We don’t like other people, unless they have something to do with Us. Plus, Other People are scary.

    3 – The types of people that DO celebrate in the streets are Not Like Us, and are likely to shoot gun in the air.*

    *Actually, that last part is true, and is the 2nd biggest argument as to why the majority of us SHOULD be allowed to possess/carry/wield firearms.

    Anyway, happy new (Gregorian Calendar) year!

  24. Scandalon says:

    P.S. I think I will start a new tradition of dumping tea into the nearest body of water on New Year’s. :P

  25. Gap Gen says:

    Ah que c’est bon bon de prendre un verre de bière
    Avec la cuisinière dans un petit coin noir
    Pis si c’est bon bon, faites-le en riant
    Y a pas de mal là-dedans dans le temps du jour de l’an

  26. Mr Wonderstuff says:

    Happy new year my fellow gamers. In it for the last 23 years and in it for the next 100.

  27. Fede says:

    Happy new year everyone!

  28. Hoernchen says:

    Helloooooo. Yeah, ok, I’m drunk.

  29. Pags says:

    Happy new year RPS’ers. I am drunk and bitter, and on the internet. This is known as a bad mix.

  30. Shnyker says:

    Happy New Year from America’s Midwest! Gonna be a good year, I can feel it.

  31. Meat Circus says:

    Happy new WHAT.

    2009 is going to be shit. Let’s be honest here. At least I’ll have Pags to help me through the hard times.

  32. Pags says:


    Let’s play Little Big Planet together and forget the real world.

  33. Heliocentric says:

    We rotated the whole way around the sun again! Heres to not either falling into the sun or falling away into the frozen wastes of deep space.

  34. Him says:

    I quite liked that year. Anyone fancy another one?

  35. Heliocentric says:

    I shouldn’t. Years make me get tired, ill. And ultimately die.

  36. Hmm-hmm. says:

    Whoo! Happy new year!

  37. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    Merry New Year internet people!

    @ mpk: They keep them on the Isle of Wight, this one is trying to escape but it won’t get far. It’s better for everyone this way.

  38. jalf says:

    I blame DRM! I’m sure we’d still be able to play 2008 if it wasn’t for the DRM fascists! ;)

  39. BigRedRock says:

    Happy new year!

  40. Bones says:

    Happy new (lot of games) year 2009 !

  41. Rei Onryou says:

    Happy New Year! Although, if I’m honest, today is just the same as yesterday, but the calendar date changed. Which just describes everyday. Sorry for spoiling it for everyone.

  42. Arnulf says:

    I see, you’re all up to your usual antics, eh?

    Happy New Year everyone (oder Frohes Neues as we say it around here.)

  43. qrter says:

    Although, if I’m honest, today is just the same as yesterday, but the calendar date changed. Which just describes everyday. Sorry for spoiling it for everyone.

    *whispers* You’ve discovered one of lifes big secrets! .. we’re actually just celebrating a changed date – in fact, most celebrations are really the celebrations of changed dates.. keep it to yourself, though..!

  44. Ecko says:

    Ola comrades, have a happy new year!

  45. bitkari says:

    Happpy New Year!

    May all of your hangovers ease quickly!

  46. Markoff Chaney says:

    Happy New Year! Here’s to another 135+ years of fine journalistic pieces! Huzzah!

  47. Chaz says:

    Well here’s to another year wasted away playing computer games and watching TV.

  48. TooNu says:

    Happy New Year :) have a glorious 2009

  49. Tom Camfield says:

    Happy merriness!