Posts Tagged ‘The Games Of Christmas 2010’

The Games Of Christmas ’10: Day 14

FOURTEEN!
We’re going down, deeper down, into the abyss. There’s something alive down there, and it means to make soup from our bones. Yes, the sound of the underground involves less girls singing and more the singing of machineguns. What could all this be pointing to? Well, it’s not exactly a platform game, but it does have some trains…
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The Games Of Christmas ’10: Day 13


Surprises can be great, like, “Surprise! I’ve bought forty cream cakes.” Or rubbish, like, “Surprise! Your entire family’s been killed at sea.” Advent calendars usually don’t offer much of a surprise. Will my chocolate be bell-shaped or snowman-shaped? Who really takes long enough to notice before scoffing it down? But the RPS-o-calendar is a daily treat of festive surprisity, and as a bonus, today’s game was a surprise at the time too. Intrigued? Take a look behind the thirteenest window of them all.

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The Games Of Christmas ’10: Day 12

Twelfty.

Add-on packs feel like relics from the past now, in our world of DLC and quickly turned around sequels from a second studio. The notion of spending two-thirds of the cost of the first game again to be able to make it bigger, longer, or more involved, seems quaint. But it’s one of these olde-worlde notions that lies behind the twelfth window. What might it beeeeeee?

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The Games Of Christmas ’10: Day 10

TEN!
RPS is strictly a for-profit venture. There is no creativity here. No integrity. No love. We’re only here for the filthy lucre. There is no more beautiful word in the English language than ‘monetise.’ By way of proof, please pay your 48.7 micro-groat tithe to ACCESS THE TENTH WINDOW.
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The Games Of Christmas ’10: Day 9

NINE!
If RPS’s slave army ever rises up to destroy us, then we’d like to imagine that the heroic central figure in the story would have as much fun as we did playing this game. Not that it will ever happen, of course, because our experiment in the manipulation of human beings is flawless and, frankly, unstoppable. What are we talking about? ACCESS THE NINTH WINDOW!
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The Games Of Christmas ’10: Day 8

EIGHT!

Our eighth game of Christmas only wants to be loved. Did you know, more games are returned at Christmas than at any other time of the year? And do you know what happens to returned games? That’s right. They burn them. Have a heart and adopt a game this Christmas. Ideally, adopt this one. It’s…
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The Games Of Christmas ’10: Day 7

SEVEN!
Today’s window on out advent calendar likes to be turned upside-down. It takes all sorts, eh? Adopt a brave face and give it a try. No, not like that. Try again. No, no. Again. No, you’ve got it all wrong. Try it one more time. You did it! Excellent. Today’s game will be very pleased…
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The Games Of Christmas ’10: Day 5


The fifth window of our towering advent calendar of judgment must be opened. Open it! There we are. What lies beyond is a game of unfathomable human drama. A thing of betrayal and backstabbing, of hope and resilience, and – if it gets really bad – of making sure you set your alarm clock. What could it be?
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