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Why are there no Christmas Games?

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modfx 20th December 2011, 13:10 Quote
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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.

League of legends did it this year, releasing some Xmas themed champion skins and a festive reskin of summoner's rift complete with Santa hat wearing minions, a new soundtrack, snow and ice everywhere and some of the pine trees decorated and lit up.

Sorry to go off topic, but are there any other LoL players on bit-tech? As I have never seen any mention of it in the forums
MaverickWill 20th December 2011, 13:19 Quote
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Messiah. Well you can't have Christmas without the Messiah.

He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!
SMIFFYDUDE 20th December 2011, 13:21 Quote
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Sorry to go off topic, but are there any other LoL players on bit-tech? As I have never seen any mention of it in the forums

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tyepye 20th December 2011, 13:22 Quote
What? No love for Jazz Jackrabbit Holiday Hare from the mid 90s?.....scandolous. I used to play the shareware version of it all the time when I was younger. Fits the Christmassy bill perfectly!
javaman 20th December 2011, 13:36 Quote
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What? No love for Jazz Jackrabbit Holiday Hare from the mid 90s?.....scandolous. I used to play the shareware version of it all the time when I was younger. Fits the Christmassy bill perfectly!

I loved that game! Im gonna see if gog has it
johnnyboy700 20th December 2011, 14:11 Quote
I remember the winter levels in CoD 2, the cold breath vapour of the Germans was a dead giveaway when they were hiding in cover in the Russian levels. I seem to remember the United Offensive expansion pack for the original CoD had some pretty good Battle of the Bulge levels as well.

The first Serious Sam game had a Christmas themed level, oh what fun I had machinegunning giant killer snowmen
psychoti 20th December 2011, 14:14 Quote
In Guild Wars there is even a Snowballing GvG (Guild VS Guild) Tournament ! xD
Blademrk 20th December 2011, 14:14 Quote
James Pond 2: Robocod is the only one I can remember
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The game takes place immediately after its predecessor, James Pond. Although Acme Oil Co. has been destroyed by James Pond, Pond's arch enemy Dr Maybe survived and has retreated to the North Pole where he has taken over Santa's workshop.

Dr Maybe is holding Santa's workers hostage (in most versions of the game they are penguins, in some they are elves), and has turned many of Santa's helpers into his own twisted and dangerous assistants.

James Pond is recruited to infiltrate Santa's grotto, free the captive penguins, retrieve the stolen toys for the children of the world, and defeat Dr Maybe once and for all.
DeckerdBR 20th December 2011, 14:27 Quote
Hitman Blood Money has a xmas themed level, something odd about assassinating a target dressed as Santa ;)

World in Conflict had a level set in a town at xmas time, which was also a Multiplayer level - all pristine snow and glowing light and decorations, all well and good untill it start to rain napalm and cluster bombs.

I recall Modern Warfare got a xmas remake of a popular level (crash maybe?)

And oddly, Shugun 2 seems to have had it's main menue screen replaced with a scene of snowmen, xmas trees and decorations, not that it seems to be anywhere else in the game unless I am mistaken.
manishmalhotra 20th December 2011, 14:36 Quote
yeah, I am also very upset, because only 5 days are left but still we don't any have any game for Christmas holidays. :-(
SMIFFYDUDE 20th December 2011, 14:42 Quote
Worms games have snowy/christmassy maps
themax 20th December 2011, 15:12 Quote
Diddy Kong Racing on the N64. Snowflake Mountain, Frosty Village especially. For some reason that world was probably the most fun for me in the game, and I always ended up going back to the world especially in multiplayer. Always felts very christmast like, one of my favorites when I was younger to play during the holidays.
Postwar 20th December 2011, 15:19 Quote
I used to properly love "Father Christmas" on the Commodore 64 when I was a kid

<a href="http://www.listal.com/game/father-christmas-commodore-64">Father Christmas</a>
GeorgeStorm 20th December 2011, 15:41 Quote
Another shout for Jazz Jackrabbit, legendary game :D
modfx 20th December 2011, 17:15 Quote
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Sorry to go off topic, but are there any other LoL players on bit-tech? As I have never seen any mention of it in the forums

Here

Ta very much
Dannythemusicman 20th December 2011, 17:16 Quote
I always enjoyed Christmas related easter eggs, I remember playing A-Train and if you play it at a certain speed during December 25th, Santa would fly over the map... or something like that anyways..!
RedFlames 20th December 2011, 18:03 Quote
I remember there being an Xmas game on the spectrum, you had to land on the roof, make it down the chimney [dodging falling snow and rising flames] then make it from the chimney to the tree without being spotted.

Can't remember the name though
Bloodburgers 20th December 2011, 18:05 Quote
Of course there was also ZOOL on the amiga. Man i loved that game.
TrickOn 20th December 2011, 19:33 Quote
The original Planetisde was awesome at christmas, fighting through the snowy continents wearing your
santa hats, and then stumbling across a christmas tree draped in lights and surrounded with piles of presents (each pile being the backpack of someone who had been killed under said tree).

It made the game feel a bit special. :)
Eiffie 20th December 2011, 19:55 Quote
Been playing both killing floor, sanctum and l4d2 since they all have festive stuff added in for the holidays. Killing floor takes the cake though, they need to have more seasonal mods like the x-mass one.
do_it_anyway 20th December 2011, 20:09 Quote
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I recall Modern Warfare got a xmas remake of a popular level (crash maybe?)
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Yep, it was Crash. Remember it well. It was changed to be set at night, it was snowing and the crashed chopper had fairy lights all over it.
Plus when ever there was an airstrike there was the sound of jinglebells like santa's sleigh was flying overhead, followed by the obligatory death and rage-quit. :D

God bless, that was when Infinity Ward respected and loved the PC crowd :)
tad2008 20th December 2011, 20:27 Quote
Guild Wars has had its own festive events under the guise of Wintersday every year, as well as halloween and other popular past times.
Sloth 20th December 2011, 20:33 Quote
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Yep, it was Crash. Remember it well. It was changed to be set at night, it was snowing and the crashed chopper had fairy lights all over it.
Plus when ever there was an airstrike there was the sound of jinglebells like santa's sleigh was flying overhead, followed by the obligatory death and rage-quit. :D

God bless, that was when Infinity Ward respected and loved the PC crowd :)
It's an odd moment when you realize your cherished Christmas memories are from video games. :D
kzinti1 20th December 2011, 20:52 Quote
Who knows? Maybe the game publishers actually have a teensy, tiny bit of respect left for humanity to not drive another stake into the heart of Christmas and thus have foregone trying to push any Christmas themed game.
Actually, since Christmas is but once a year, such games would be real dogs to try and sell and game publishers really are the dregs of society with their rampant paranoia, Draconian DRM policies and overbearing greed. I imagine Judas would be a game publisher if alive today. Anything for a few pieces of silver.
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