Cookie Clicker's Christmas update adds festive cheer, test tube Santa

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The deliciously addictive Cookie Clicker has just received a Christmas update, and as you may have been expecting you're going to have to do a hell of a lot of clicking to see everything it has to offer. If you've not played Cookie Clicker: I'm sorry, I'm so, so sorry, but the rest of your day is kind of a write-off.

New Rise of the Triad trailer is holiday twisted

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The morning after being visited by three specters (or perhaps three jackbooted Nazi-ish occultists), Apogee has posted an all-new holiday-themed trailer for its upcoming remake of Rise of the Triad. The cold-as-ice clip--called the "Deadly Gentlemen trailer"--features a number of explosive jump-pad leaping and shooting sequences set to a hard-rockin' electronica edition of the classic Christmas carol "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."

Battlefield Heroes receives supply drop of Christmas treats

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Ever seen Santa roasting the chestnuts off a soldier while fighting for territory around a giant Christmas tree? In the darkest of cheese dreams, maybe. Well, this is a scene that will become boringly routine this year, as EA have created all kinds of festive-themed swag for Battlefield Heroes. And they’re releasing new stuff in store every day.

Christmas is no excuse to stop playing Guild Wars 2

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PC Gamer UK Christmas Issue - Diablo 3

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The Christmas issue of PC Gamer UK comes straight from hell, but it looks heavenly, with not just one Diablo 3 cover but five. You can see four of them below, each depicting a different character class from Blizzard's hack-and-slasher.