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'Tis the Season
December 7th 2006, 17:39 CET by Chunkstyle

What are you buying, what did you ask for, what do you expect you'll actually get?  Are you filled with tidings of comfort and joy, or are you Scrooging out this year?  Do you know the true meaning of Christmas, or does Linus have to preach at you one more time?
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#1 by Dumdeedum
2006-12-07 17:44:05
http://www.dumdeedum.com
Merry Muthafuckin' Christmas!

#2 by CheesyPoof
2006-12-07 17:45:34
Hooray!
#3 by Gunp01nt
2006-12-07 17:47:14
supersimon33@hotmail.com
Where's the "Best games of 2006" topic?

Item Number Fuck on my agenda? Swoop home like a fuck-falcon and fuck my old lady like I love her.
#4 by m0nty
2006-12-07 17:50:10
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Merry Christmas you suckers, you miserable men,
That old festive season is with us again.
You'll be spending your money on cartloads of junk,
And from here to New Year, you'll be drunk as a skunk.

The Christmas card racket will cost you a packet.
Each season it seems to expand.
The verses are clever but nothing whatever
To do with the subject at hand.
#5 by Warren Marshall
2006-12-07 17:53:17
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Where's the "Best games of 2006" topic?

PlanetCrap won't accept a 3 word topic.
#6 by BobJustBob
2006-12-07 17:58:09
Christmas is silly.

Wii
#7 by CheesyPoof
2006-12-07 18:00:05
It's fun! And it has lots of good food, and drink and presents!

And the opportunity to screw over your fellow man that wants to get a wii for their kids so you can hock it on ebay!
#8 by jjohnsen
2006-12-07 18:00:23
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Where's the "Best games of 2006" topic?

PlanetCrap won't accept a 3 word topic.

Correct
Elder Scrolls Oblivion.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP       Johnsen Family
#9 by BobJustBob
2006-12-07 18:01:26
No.

Wii
#10 by m0nty
2006-12-07 18:04:58
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Okay then, since Bob has disagreed, that makes it official! Oblivion is GOTY!
#11 by chris
2006-12-07 18:07:26
cwb@shaithis.com http://www.cerebraldebris.com
Merry Christmas, PlanetCrap.

Shouldn't the best games of '06 discussion wait until '06 is over?

-chris

#12 by BobJustBob
2006-12-07 18:08:14
Is anything of note yet to be released?

Wii
#13 by mgns
2006-12-07 18:08:37
GOTY:
Shadow of the Colossus.
Half-life 2: Episode 1.

I don't go there to hurt you
I just go there and sit down to read
but this heart conspired against me
went and ripped itself free
#14 by CheesyPoof
2006-12-07 18:08:56
What else is coming out? I imagine the dev/pubs trying to make the Christmas season have done so, or pushed back to 1Q of 2007.
#15 by BobJustBob
2006-12-07 18:11:02
I can only think of Xbox 360 games at the moment, of which the best are Burnout Revenge, Dead Rising, and Saints Row. As masterful as Saints Row is, Dead Rising probably tops it. Dead Rising is a cinch for GOTY.

Wii
#16 by jjohnsen
2006-12-07 18:11:38
http://www.johnsenclan.com
College Hoops 2K7 and Elebits are the only big releases I'm aware of for December.  And they're barely major.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP       Johnsen Family
#17 by m0nty
2006-12-07 18:12:48
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Merry Christmas Dick!
#18 by chris
2006-12-07 18:22:23
cwb@shaithis.com http://www.cerebraldebris.com
Dead Rising: so good that fifteen minutes of the demo prevented me from buying it, or even playing it ever again.

-chris

#19 by BobJustBob
2006-12-07 18:24:08
Definitely GOTY.

Wii
#20 by Squeaky
2006-12-07 18:26:21
I'd pick Gears over dead rising as goty, and i wouldn't pick gears as goty unless there was nothing else worth playing.

#21 by gaggle
2006-12-07 18:26:53
I vote mgns for president. Actually I think those two are part of my lifetime awards Best Eeeevar games, nothing better pops to mind right now.


360-related there's only GoW for me. Yeah Dead Rising is also a nominee, but GoW and its coop+multiplayer tops it easily.

Pro Laudo Verum.
#22 by Jibble
2006-12-07 18:27:55
Okami might have been close to GOTY if it weren't so long. Also, if they fixed the brush system.

Lady, people aren't chocolates. But you know what they are, mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.

Blog. 198 lbs.  18 to go.
#23 by gaggle
2006-12-07 18:28:09
*disclaimer: Have only tried demo of Dead Rising. Once again a lack of experience doesn't prevent me from joining discussions.

Pro Laudo Verum.
#24 by Ergo
2006-12-07 18:31:41
Dead Rising never clicked for me. Too difficult for its own good.

Love Gears of War, though, and I'm liking Rainbow 6: Vegas.

Drow are elves but evil. And you know they are evil because of their black skin, and because they are run by women. --Foodbunny

DVDs
#25 by Squeaky
2006-12-07 18:39:34
Okami might have been close to GOTY if it weren't so long. Also, if they fixed the brush system.

Okami might have been close to GOTY is if didn't suck balls.

#26 by chris
2006-12-07 18:39:40
cwb@shaithis.com http://www.cerebraldebris.com
Ok, my GOTY list:

Action: Gears of War
RPG: TES - Oblivion
Expansion: Half-Life 2 Episode One
Strategy: didn't play any strat games this year
Sports: NBA 2K7
Puzzle/Board: Explorers Online at games.asobrain.com (it's Settlers of Catan with a different name)

Overall: Oblivion just beats out Ep One due mainly to length factors.

Game I'm most glad I stopped playing before meeting my girlfriend: World of Warcraft
Worst camera use in an otherwise great game: Lego Star Wars II

-chris

#27 by mgns
2006-12-07 18:44:36
Okami isn't due in Europe until next year. I've only heard good things about it, so I'll probably get that. If I do, it'll expand my PS2 library to an even four titles. Not bad, considering I don't even own the damn console.

I don't go there to hurt you
I just go there and sit down to read
but this heart conspired against me
went and ripped itself free
#28 by jjohnsen
2006-12-07 18:50:56
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Lego Star Wars II was awesome.  Multiplayer GOTY.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP       Johnsen Family
#29 by Ergo
2006-12-07 18:51:23
Squeaky's taste in games is notoriously bad, so you can safely ignore his Okami comments.

Drow are elves but evil. And you know they are evil because of their black skin, and because they are run by women. --Foodbunny

DVDs
#30 by Jibble
2006-12-07 18:56:48
Agreed on Lego Star Wars 2. Awesome game.

Lady, people aren't chocolates. But you know what they are, mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.

Blog. 198 lbs.  18 to go.
#31 by G-Man
2006-12-07 19:04:14
Lego Star Wars II is more frustrating than fun. It is overlong and repetitive.
#32 by Jibble
2006-12-07 19:09:09
If you play it by yourself, sure.

Lady, people aren't chocolates. But you know what they are, mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.

Blog. 198 lbs.  18 to go.
#33 by Matt Perkins
2006-12-07 19:12:38
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
Hmmm... Game of the year is such a tough call. Instead I'll my games of the year and go with that.

Games of Year (in no particular order):
Company of Heroes.
Oblivion
Gears of War
Episode One

Beyond that I played Madden 07 a lot, but I wouldn't put it up for game of the year. Too many things off and the menu system actively hates me. And the same with NWN2. I've played it a lot and I will play it more, but if it wasn't a D&D RPG, I would probably be kicking myself for buying it right now.

#34 by Matt Perkins
2006-12-07 19:13:35
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
No, I agree with G-Man.. it's VERY repetitive. It's a platform game wrapped up with coop and star wars. While that means it isn't all bad, it definitely isn't game of the year material.

#35 by mgns
2006-12-07 19:17:46
While we're listing stuff.

Album of the year;
Tool's 10,000 days,
Red Hot Chili's Stadium Arcadium,
Springsteens's We shall overcome,
Woven Hand's Mosaic.

In that order.
Did I miss any significant releases?

I don't go there to hurt you
I just go there and sit down to read
but this heart conspired against me
went and ripped itself free
#36 by Marsh Davies
2006-12-07 19:27:11
www.verbalchilli.com
I'm going to ask for a 360 wireless headset, and a buddy has hinted a 360 webcam thing may be turning up. Since I have a bunch of games to swap, I'll probably pick up Rainbow Six and Viva Pinata this weekend, not that I'll have much time to play them between now and Christmas.

I'd quite like a DS lite, but I think that's probably too expensive to ask for a single present.

As for GOTY, it's got to be Gears of War for me, just because the multiplayer pushes it that much further ahead than the otherwise undoubtedly excellent Oblivion. I couldn't persist with Dead Rising because of the many features that conflicted with my play-style and time constraints.

#37 by chris
2006-12-07 19:28:32
cwb@shaithis.com http://www.cerebraldebris.com
You can beat Lego Star Wars II by yourself in like six hours ...

But it's certainly not GOTY. It's "video game to play with your girlfriend who doesn't play video games and has a hard time with the controls" of the year. Because it's simple, it's reasonably fun, and it can be played in small slices.

-chris

#38 by lwf
2006-12-07 19:29:39
What possible use is a wireless headset for the 360? Unless you're going to get that keyboardy doodad also?

Today Officer Koon, Officer Nigger-hater, and Officer Keep-darky-down were acquitted of all racist charges. Wii.
#39 by jjohnsen
2006-12-07 19:32:18
http://www.johnsenclan.com
It's "video game to play with your girlfriend who doesn't play video games and has a hard time with the controls" of the year. Because it's simple, it's reasonably fun, and it can be played in small slices.

Exactly.  It's perfect.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP       Johnsen Family
#40 by Marsh Davies
2006-12-07 19:32:50
www.verbalchilli.com
Well, it's not essential, certainly. But it's a pleasant luxury not to have a wire dangling off you, nor having to take the headset off when you put the controller down, etc.

#41 by Matt Perkins
2006-12-07 19:35:05
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
Why would you want the headset on when you're not holding the controller? Since the controller is wireless, I'm confused by the whole idea. I'll keep my wired headset....

#42 by Jibble
2006-12-07 19:35:09
I have no idea what to ask for for Christmas. Clothes, I guess.

Lady, people aren't chocolates. But you know what they are, mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.

Blog. 198 lbs.  18 to go.
#43 by lwf
2006-12-07 19:37:00
Some people don't like to take their controller into the bathroom, but DO like to talk while in there.

Today Officer Koon, Officer Nigger-hater, and Officer Keep-darky-down were acquitted of all racist charges. Wii.
#44 by Marsh Davies
2006-12-07 19:44:05
www.verbalchilli.com
So I can go and get another beer from the fridge and pour it into a pint glass? Plenty of times I've been sitting in a lobby waiting and wanted to put down the controller to do something else. It's not like it's a hardship to take off the headset, but, nonetheless, a wire connecting you with something else is cumbersome, so why not get rid of it?

#45 by Hugin
2006-12-07 19:44:57
lmccain@nber.org
Dead Rising can't be GOTY, with the stupid save system and the unreadable text.

Although it's worked it's way out of my system shockingly quickly, I'm going to have to go with Gears of War.  I've heard good things about Viva Pinata but haven't played it.

Album of the year is Return to Cookie Mountain, by TV On The Radio.
#46 by chris
2006-12-07 19:47:51
cwb@shaithis.com http://www.cerebraldebris.com
note to self: do not play xbox live with lwf

-chris

#47 by Ergo
2006-12-07 19:48:53
Do tell!

Drow are elves but evil. And you know they are evil because of their black skin, and because they are run by women. --Foodbunny

DVDs
#48 by Jibble
2006-12-07 19:48:55
Ahh, sitting at home. Alone. Drinking. Playing video games.

Lady, people aren't chocolates. But you know what they are, mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.

Blog. 198 lbs.  18 to go.
#49 by Greg
2006-12-07 19:51:44
Ergo: http://www.planetcrap.com/topics/1136/42/#comments

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#50 by Marsh Davies
2006-12-07 19:52:32
www.verbalchilli.com
Thanks to my four housemates, I am almost never alone, even if I am playing computer games whilst drinking myself ito a stupour. A mixed blessing.

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