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Old 20th Dec 2011, 08:13   #1
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Why are there no Christmas Games?

What does Christmas mean to gamers like us? Find out in our holiday retrospective.

http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/20...istmas-games/1
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Old 20th Dec 2011, 08:29   #2
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You mean you never played 'Santa's Xmas Caper' on the Amiga?!?! Vid here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yirYT0rUeEU Ahh memories...
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Old 20th Dec 2011, 08:33   #3
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You might classify WoW as a christmas game, during the 'feast of Winter Veil'.
And COD:MWII has got this great snow thing going on in a few levels, love it!
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Old 20th Dec 2011, 08:47   #4
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There is a great Christmas texture pack for Minecraft and some good "festive" maps to play.
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Why are there no Christmas Games?
/Blah Humbug mode on

Mainly because Christmas Sucks!

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Killing Floor went all Christmassy last year.

Games I personally associate with Christmas are ToCa Touring Car Championship and Spec Ops as they were presents back in '98.
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Old 20th Dec 2011, 09:00   #7
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Playing Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis when I was a lad always reminds me of Christmas..... ahh they were good times!
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Almost every MMO gets festive, TF2 usually gets festive, Angry Birds got festive with its evil advent calendar, and quite a few other titles do as well.
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Old 20th Dec 2011, 09:03   #9
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How has nobody posted XMas Lemmings!!!!
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Killing Floor went all Christmassy last year.
The best festive game I've played to date! I'd imagine it'll do it again this year.
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Old 20th Dec 2011, 09:13   #11
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Some great snow levels on BFBC2 in MP! Hope they bring some out for BF3
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The best festive game I've played to date! I'd imagine it'll do it again this year.
They have indeed.
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I was going to say Die Hard too. Along the snow lines, South Park always reminds me of Christmas.
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There's definitely a trend to have mainstream games with a festive slant, rather than all-out festively themed games. They would only seem to be relevant around December - who would honestly want to play a Christmassy game or watch a Christmassy film in July for example?
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I kinda liked the South Park game that was hours of fun pelting fat*ss Cartman with snowballs.
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Good point raised in the article about non-festive games released around Christmas time, somehow still feel like Christmas games even though there's not an ounce of anything festive in them.

A big one for me is Grim Fandango. I got this for Christmas the year it was released (october 1998) and spend the entire holiday period working my way through it. It's a classic Lucasarts point/click adventure about the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico for those not in the know. Not festive in the slightest; however, I still remember that Christmas like it was last years.
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A big one for me is Grim Fandango. I got this for Christmas the year it was released (october 1998) and spend the entire holiday period working my way through it. It's a classic Lucasarts point/click adventure about the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico for those not in the know. Not festive in the slightest; however, I still remember that Christmas like it was last years.
I think my sister got Grim Fandango that Christmas as well.
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And become blind due to all the glare from the snow .
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