31 posts tagged christmas
Make a Sonic Christmas tree ⊟
If holiday hedgehogs aren’t your thing, how about a papercraft Dreamcast?
Happy Holidays from Amaterasu ⊟
Capybara artist and animator Kelly Smith offers up one last holiday card from Attract Mode’s Bit Bazaar: Winter Market pack, and it’s a great Okami tribute.
Bit Bazaar: Winter Market is going on right now in Toronto! If you hurry to Bento Miso, you might still be able to make it before the event closes (7PM) and grab some of these cards! You’ll also see some killer zines, games, snacks, comics, and more.
Damnit, Snorunt ⊟
This Bit Bazaar: Winter Market holiday card comes from Kris Mukai, who makes awesome stuff on the reg, so follow her Tumblr. I want so much in this illustration: the sweater, the socks, the cookies, the hot chocolate, the Pokemon best bud.
You’ll be able to buy this along with other holiday cards from Attract Mode and Bento Miso this Saturday in Toronto — RSVP here!
Gravity Rush holiday card by Kyle Fewell ⊟
So happy to have an excuse to post some Gravity Rush/Kat art here. This is one of several holiday cards Attract Mode will be selling at the Bit Bazaar Winter Market, a “unique celebration of the art and craft of indie games, web comics, and good food,” going down at Toronto’s Bento Miso this Saturday. Why does everything awesome only happen in NYC, California, and Toronto?
Christmas notes from your Animal Crossing mom
I was reading tweets last night from someone visiting her family for the holidays, suffering that special sort of anguish that only your parents can deliver during these reunions, and trying to escape into the cheerful Christmas community in their Animal Crossing town.
Why can’t more moms and dads be like the ones that send these sweet letters — picking out perfect presents and giving the family hamster the funeral he deserves?
PREORDER Animal Crossing: New Leaf, more upcoming games
VIA Camille, Cam, Roxy, Horton, and Twisk
Merry Christmas from Animal Crossing! This card comes straight from the mayor’s assistant Shizue, spreading a message of joy and cheer to all the rhinos, squirrels, and humans of the village. Nintendo also put out a couple of Animal Crossing wallpapers for your phone or PC, but neither are as great as the ones we posted yesterday.
Did Jingle bring you all the Jingle series furniture you wanted? Did you change your clothes and get more furniture from him? We hope you decked out your house in just the theme you wanted, and we hope you have a lovely holiday in the “real world” we hear exists somewhere outside of the internet and video games.
Drop us a comment to share the highlights from your Christmas bounty!
PREORDER Animal Crossing: New Leaf, more upcoming games
O come ye, o come ye to Mega Man
This is a really cute Mega Man Xmas card put together by Capcom, featuring music from the “Mega Man Christmas Carol 2" fan game! Yes, there are two holiday-themed Mega Man games. If that’s not a Christmas miracle, I don’t know what is.
Oh, well, that, yes.
Scribblenauts Unlimited (PC), more last-minute gifts
If you’re in need of a quick and cheap gaming gift, the PC version of Scribblenauts Unlimited is a ludicrous $7.49 on Amazon. There are also a ton of other crazy discounts for PC games like the Batman Arkham Pack ($9.99), Dead Island ($5.99), L.A. Noire ($4.99), and a number of bundles on Amazon’s Digital Holiday Deals page — I just grabbed Telltale’s The Walking Dead for $12.49 myself.
If you buy Scribblenauts Unlimited for a friend (or for yourself), they can spend the holiday right tomorrow by hanging out with Santa, and swimming around the ocean on a red-nosed reindeer-shark with Cthulhu, just like in these pics from Sandrya and Monotone Metamorphosis.
In search of gift ideas for a gamer in your life, or something to point others to when they ask what you want for the holiday? Tiny Cartridge stickers are here to save Christmas!
Featuring illustrations by Tumblr famous artist Maré Odomo, each sticker pack includes four designs that you can decorate Nintendo DS/3DS games (or anything else) with:
- Face in a Cart - Tiny Cartridge’s iconic mascot, now available as a for-real tiny cartridge
- Letters to an Absent Father - A tender note from Maré Odomo’s wistful comic series
- (Creepy) Black - Own the haunted game, the creepiest of pastas
- Kissing Party - Give your lips practice with casual pecks or passionate make-out moments
Attract Mode has them priced at $5 a pack (plus shipping and handling), and each purchase comes with a special virtual gift! You can find plenty more gift ideas on the Attract Mode shop, the Fangamer store, and the Tumblr Gift Guide.
Watch a kid get so stoked over his 3DS Christmas present, he starts swimming on the floor and throwing punches. The story at the beginning here is he thought his grandma/parents got him a jigsaw puzzle set.
Real talk, parents need to stop doing prank gifts with their kids. I saw another similar but much more cruel video the other day, in which two adults tricked their poor son with a fake 3DS present — and kept it going until he was bawling, then posted the video on the internet.
If I was the kid, even when they gave me the 3DS later, I’d be like, “Fuck y’all, this is some bullshit. We’re done. Done. I’m never comin’ out of my room — just gonna play Mario Kart 7 and hate you guys forever.”
See also: More Christmas posts
Happy holidays from Tiny Cartridge! We hope Santa left you lots of portable games (or a console) under your tree! Why not share your Christmas spoils in our comments?
This fabulous art, by the way, comes from the awesome Ashley Davis — who you might remember teamed up with us to create the Meteor Night cartridge art for this year’s My Famicase exhibition. If you’re not already following her personal or No Marios blog, you should!
See also: More Ashley Davis art
"Holiday Bell" and "Jolly St. Nick" Pushmo puzzles, posted on Facebook by Nintendo of America. It’s pretty rad that Pushmo has a level-sharing system that lets people just share stuff via Facebook or other social networks (see also: Daily Pushmo). It’s even more rad that Nintendo is making use of it!
Make “pulling on Santa’s beard to climb on it” your new tradition this year. But only in this game. If you get arrested at the mall, don’t call us to bail you out.
See also: Our Pushmo review, and a Tiny QR code!