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Christmas Day is tomorrow! Soon, you'll be able to see what Santa has left for you underneath a tree decked in tinsel, lights and all other manners of gaudy nonsense. Me, I'll be sat inside with a glass of Captain Morgan’s watching John McClane shoot Hans Gruber out of the window of Nakatomi Plaza. The Bates household has the best Yuletide traditions. Yippee Ki Yay, Father Christmas. Still, that magical box of wonders sat next to your TV, or Xbox One if you prefer, contains a whole manner of activities to help celebrate Christmas. Let's take a look at some ... Read More »
Futuristic FPS Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has topped the UK charts to become the number one game sold before Christmas. Whatever you think about the game, it goes to show that the Call of Duty brand is still a strong and powerful player in the games market – and it’s a no-brainer that it was going to be number one for the holiday season, when you combine that power with cheap deals. Good news, too, for that perennial of the charts, GTAV, which crept past the 6 million mark for UK sales. As usual, it still features in both ... Read More »
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and many a gamer's thoughts turn to the gadgets they'd like to find under the tree on Happy Santa Day. But if you are spoiled for choice, or looking for that something special for the gamer in your life, don't worry. We got you, fam. We've picked out some of our favourite gaming gadgets that we've tested this year - and some things we'd like for ourselves! - and grouped them together by price so you're sure to find some gift inspiration here. Part One | Affordable gifts Affordable. Sounds better than ... Read More »
Are Activision trying to gain their fans back, and encourage them to return to the franchise? It seems like for the first time they've read A Christmas Carol and have taken a page from Scrooge's book. Not really known for limited events other than Double XP and 24/7 single map lobbies, the CoD publisher has decided to shower us with festive cheer this year, and offer some incentives to bring back the players since it's taken a hit from recent Call of Duty titles. Posted over at Activision's own blog, they've released some information on what they have in store for us this Christmas: ... Read More »
Since it was launched in May Overwatch has made a habit of featuring seasonal content, there was the Olympic themed loot boxes during this summers Olympic games and then there was the spooky Halloween loot to be gathered throughout late October. So it will com as no surprise then that it seems like there will also be a festive theme to the game coming very soon. Yesterday on Twitter the Overwatch team invited us all to join them in some holiday cheer. You're invited! pic.twitter.com/MQZPZOW4Y1 — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) December 6, 2016 The small GIF included showed the Kings Row map ... Read More »
We guess even the most notorious assassins have a soft side for the holidays. Io Interactive Studios is giving Hitman players a free Christmas themed mission next Tuesday, the 13th of December. Not only is it free but Io Interactive is also partnering with the World Cancer Research Fund. They are hoping you will help donate what you can to help assassinate cancer as well. The mission they are giving players is a holiday reword of the Paris Showstopper mission called the Holiday Hoarders. The area is covered in Christmas trees and decorations. The objective is to stop the thieves ... Read More »
Santa Claus is coming to town in the world of Overwatch as newly discovered audio files in the games files has a Christmas themed version of the game's theme. This seems to point in the direction of a Christmas themed event upcoming in the Blizzard MOBA. Makes you wonder what else they have planned. Maybe lootboxes as presents. Reinhardt as Santa Claus would be fun. If you wish to here the audio files yourself, you can follow the link here. Source: Eurogamer Make sure you like our Facebook page, join our Facebook group, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow on Twitter and Twitch for all the latest ... Read More »
Perhaps the bigger news here is that Overwatch didn't plan a Thanksgiving event, but let's not digress. Redditors and data miners have been plundering the Overwatch files and have found lines of dialogue related to a Christmas event. My early speculation is that everyone plays as Zenyatta and they throw snowballs instead of orbs. Reddit user Venxa also found lines related to an Arena of some kind, with a gladiator and a challenger. Whether this is related to a Christmas event, such as Halloween and Junkenstein's Revenge, remains to be seen. Santa’s Slay, anyone? What would you like to see ... Read More »
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