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The Complete RPS Fairtrade Advent 2007

(Clue, you can click on the actual calendar...) A run-down of the contents and HTML code for you to paste the calendar into your own blogs can be found lurking seasonally beneath the cut...

As we said way back at the start of this endeavour, these are our games of 2007. They're our favourite games, those we love the most, those which - when our elderly minds turn back at these twelve months - will make the biggest smile. Love trumps all here, and perfectly acceptable games which have millions of dollars spent on them will be trumped by a really funny sub-100k game which made us laugh so hard we worried about venting our innards through our ears. We'll be writing a list of the close-but-no-cigars before new year.

For those who can't be bothered messing around with the incredibly intricately coded advent calender which almost made Kieron cry, here's the run down. Worth stressing that the games aren't in any order except...

1) When they clearly are.
2) That the 24th is our favourite of the year.

Anyway, ladies, gentlemen and sentient AIs who wish only our servitude and/or destruction - here are Rock, Paper, Shotgun's games of 2007. We salute them all, those who made them, those who played them, and wish only FIERY DEVASTATION upon their enemies. Yes.

1st December: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
2nd December: Sumotori Dreams
3rd December: Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
4th December: Penumbra Overture
5th December: Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
6th December: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
7th December: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
8th December: Minerva Metastasis
9th December: Bookworm Adventures
10th December: Team Fortress 2
11th December: Gears of War
12th December: Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
13th December: DEATH WORM
14th December: Tabula Rasa
15th December: Knytt Stories
16th December: Half-life 2: Episode 2
17th December: STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl
18th December: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
19th December: Armageddon Empires
20th December: World In Conflict
21st December: Crysis
22nd December: Peggle Deluxe
23rd December: Bioshock
24th December: Portal

Man, we sure do like that Portal.

Finally, since it's a fairly natty bit of net real-estate, the HTML code for inserting the advent calendar can be found below, in white text. Start copying where it says and stop where it stops. Paste it in, post it and all should be well. And if it's not (er) is that the time already? We're off. Merrrrrrrrrrry Christmas, etc.


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<img USEMAP="AdventMap" src="https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/images/dec07/advent2.jpg" alt="" / BORDER="0"/>

<-STOP COPYING HERE That's all. We can all go now. Woo!

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