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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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Steam's Holiday Sale discounts everything ever, gives gifts, games and coal

Well, we're all screwed. The annual Steam holiday deals have gone live, discounting ... let's just say "all the games" to be efficient, okay? All the games are discounted, as are a bunch of humongous packs which similarly include all the games, and, if that weren't enough, Steam is giving away fr...

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Battlefield Heroes adding content every day up until Christmas

EA is taking a cue from those advent calendars, but instead of giving us a piece of scrumptious milk chocolate every day, they're adding content to Battlefield Heroes on the daily leading up to Christmas. Today, it's a pair of new battle rifles: the M16-203 and AK74-30. Outside of guns, there ...

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Xbox's David Dennis on December NPDs, 'best month ever for Xbox 360 hardware sales'

Xbox 360 had a good year. It could've been exclusive hits like Halo Reach, which landed in the No. 3 spot on the top selling games of 2010, according to NPD. Or it could've been the Xbox 360 S console refresh which, since its unveiling at E3 last June, has remained on top of the monthly home consol...

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Gran Turismo 5 gets three free premium cars for Christmas ... in Japan

Sony Japan is putting a special Christmas gift in the stockings of Gran Turismo 5 owners in that territory. From December 24 to January 31, Japanese GT5 drivers will be able to download a Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640, a BMW M3 Coupe and a Jaguar XJ13 completely free for use in the game. The Lambo ...

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Christmas lights programmed into 'Snowball Blaster' video game

Well, it's official: Ric Turner is an insane person. We didn't think he'd be able to top last year's interactive, luminous masterpiece, but his latest Christmas lights-based game, Snowball Blaster, is the coolest thing ever. (Though, you'd probably disagree if you were Ric Turner's neighbor.)...

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Killing Floor gets most inappropriate Christmas content ever

Games often receive Christmas content over the holidays. It's a merry season, after all, so it's only natural forOHGOD look at the evil reindeer monsters. Killing Floor's upcoming "Twisted Christmas" adds lots of disturbing Christmas content starting December 14 and ending January 14. Players wi...

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A very Korg DS-10 Plus Christmas

Kanji Honma created an entire Christmas album using Korg DS-10 Plus. Christmas Dinner is available on iTunes and Amazon, if you want to finally one Mannheim Steamroller album your parents insist on playing for his synthesized music. Check out a surprisingly funky "Jingle Bells" after the break....

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This '8-bit Xmas' NES cart makes your heart, NES glow

We apparently missed one release in our Now Playing list for this week: 8-bit Xmas 2009 for the NES. The cart was apparently constructed entirely from new parts and -- aside from incorporating the festive light display you see above -- is actually a fully functional NES game. The best part: you can...

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