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  • Blog Post: [Update] Online Services Status - All Services Functioning Normally, Nintendo Offers Explanation

    Update #18 (Dec. 29 10:18 AM Eastern) : Nintendo's online services, as well as Valve's, Sony's, and Microsoft's all appear to be running normally. Nintendo has apologized for the downtime and has offered an explanation for the errors. The explanation for the downtime appeared on Nintendo's... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Gaming Goodies Did You Get For The Holidays?

    The holidays are the time for giving, and for many of you, that also means it’s the time for receiving. Many gamers maintain carefully curated wish lists throughout the year, just waiting for the moment to spring them upon unsuspecting family members (or deliver them upon request, of course). Did... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Are You Playing Over The Holiday Break?

    It's that time of year when most get a break from either work or school. The smart person uses that time almost exclusively for video games. What will you be playing? We've asked this question before , when we had a few days off for Thanksgiving, but that was a different holiday. What are playing... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Sells Nearly Half A Million On Christmas

    Minecraft is available on nearly every system known to man at this point, meaning it's really easy to buy. And people are buying it! The game sold 435,000 copies on December 25 alone. Markus "Notch" Persson tweeted about this achievement earlier today (later correcting the date). It seems... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda Wishes Everyone Happy Holidays

    'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a plague-ridden mouse. Bethesda sent us a cheerful post card depicting their newest mascot's ideal life outside of being a murderous assassin. Naturally, Corvo eschews the idea of climbing down dirty... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Holiday Games Are You Buying?

    With August arriving in about a week, the industry is pushing closer to the annual avalanche of awesome games. Darksiders II and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron come out of the gate early with August releases, with Borderlands 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 launching in September. October brings plenty... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Makes It An Australian Christmas With Team Fortress 2

    Valve is set to release its second annual holiday-themed update for Team Fortress 2. This Australian Christmas update features two of Weta’s Dr. Grordbort-themed weapon packs for the Engineer and Pyro. Hope you’ve been good this year. In addition to the Dr. Grordbort packs, the update will... More
  • Blog Post: Payday: The Heist Gets Into The Christmas Spirit

    Every day is like Christmas for Payday: The Heist's cast of criminals. After all, ill-gotten bank deposit bags are a lot like wrapped gifts, even if the giver wasn't technically in a giving mood. The game's getting an update though, which just makes the holiday connotations official. Gangs... More
  • Blog Post: Pac-Man Christmas Tree Lights Up The Night

    We’ve seen Christmas trees of a nerdy persuasion before , but nothing like the spectacle of this LED Pac-Man tribute. Spotted somewhere in Madrid, the display recreates the escapades of Pac-Man and his ghostly companions via thousands of LED lights. Better yet, it’s animated. Check out a... More
  • Blog Post: Holiday Warrior 12/24/10

    It's the night before Christmas so what better time to talk games! If you need a quick break from all the holiday cheer taking place on this very night, stop by the comments section and tell the world what you're playing this weekend. Happy holidays! Reiner: Minnesota has been pounded with snow... More
  • Blog Post: 2010 Industry Holiday Card Roundup

    We've been getting a lot of crazy Christmas cards in the office these last couple of weeks. Some of them are even worth sharing. Here is a collection of some of our favorite industry cards. New Zealand based development house Sidhe sent us this card: Looks like Santa has been working out. Sega sent... More
  • Blog Post: THQ’s De Blob Colors Our Holidays

    Game studios like to send us Christmas cards, but joy should be shared. De Blob is a cute little ball of paint, and he certainly brightened up our day. Hopefully he can do the same for you. THQ wishes us all a happy holiday. More
  • Blog Post: Square’s X’Mas Collections Has Us Feeling Merry

    We usually throw Mariah Carey’s Christmas album on repeat for the holidays, but not this year. This year Square Enix will release X’Mas Collections, a collection of the company’s most recognizable music with a Christmas remix. It doesn’t look like Square has announced a U.S. release... More
  • Blog Post: L4D2's Midnight Riders Wish You Happy Holidays, Threaten To Assault You

    Because nothing says "Happy Holidays" more than four bearded (and fictional) southern rockers threatening to kick the crap out of you, Left 4 Dead 2's "Midnight Riders" have released a new Christmas single to YouTube. Check the embedded video below for "All I Want For Christmas... More
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