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Payday 2 'Charlie Santa' Heist DLC drops in time for the holidays

Payday 2 on Steam will receive a free bit of festive DLC on Monday, December 16. The free "Charlie Santa" Heist mission, which sees Payday 2's four crooks busting into a custom bank map, can go one of two ways: you can quickly hunt down the two key cards necessary to break into the vault, bag ...

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Best Buy unwraps five new Xbox One bundles in time for the holidays

Hoping that one of your loved ones has an Xbox One on his or her list, Best Buy has launched a new range of holiday bundles for Microsoft's console, including games, controllers and discounted Xbox Live Gold memberships. Pay a visit to Best Buy's website and you'll find five console bundles rang...

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Europe: 12 Deals of Christmas PSN sale for PS3, Vita games starts Dec 1

On the first day of Christmas, Sony gave to you - provided of course that you live in one of the countries serviced by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe - a bunch of sales on various gaaaaaaames. From December 1 to Christmas Day, SCEE will be offering a total of 24 deals on PlayStation 3 and ...

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Armature Studio has non-Arkham game coming 'this Christmas'

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate developer Armature Studio is developing an additional game to be released "this Christmas," the studio's Twitter feed announced yesterday. Armature's account clarified this morning that the project is "not a phone game" and doesn't involve an HD port of the God ...

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Temple Run downloaded over 2.5 million times on Christmas day

In the world of impressive holiday sales numbers, Minecraft doesn't stand alone with its 453K Christmas sales. Imangi Studios Founder Keith Shepherd recently tweeted that Temple Run was downloaded over 2.5 million times on Christmas day. The numbers divide up pretty cleanly, too, as Shepard noted th...

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Sound Shapes Holiday Sound Pack is a free gift to you

Sound Shapes developer Queasy Games wrapped up a present for everyone this holiday season, and this package is simply stunning. Look at the care that went into that tape, the love in the creases, the compassion in the folds – oh, fine, rip it apart. Just tear it open. You animal. The Holida...

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Portal Christmas tree doubles our holiday cheer

Is there a Martha Stewart Living for Nerds monthly periodical we never knew about? We're all about games and interior decorations, but we don't know how one learns to combine those two with such grace and ease as this, the greatest Christmas tree ever, and perhaps the greatest tree ever. Behold: ...

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The Official 2011 Joystiq 'Post Your Swag' post

Christmas is about a lot more than presents, you know. Various storied religious histories not withstanding, modern Christmas is about spending time with the people you love and making sure that we as a culture slow down enough to appreciate to the parts of our lives that really, truly matter. ...

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2011 game industry holiday card blowout

We made it through another year, folks! Take that, death! And with another year's end comes a new volley of holiday cards created by game industry developers, publishers, and publications. In honor of our features editor and most prolific writer, JC Fletcher, we've adorned the header image above ...

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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Elfsquad7

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We at Joystiq believe no one deserves to starve, and many indie developers are entitled to a frid...

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