Well, it looks like you’ve all been given a slight stay of madness for this year. Steven didn’t quite get around to writing his crazy Christmas round-up, but will get the next one in a fortnight to see in the new year.
Who knows the real reason? Perhaps he bought into that whole “End of the World” stuff some local neo-Mayans were selling? Maybe he forgot that he’d planned to wash his hair last night?
Either way, it’s my turn again to do all of this.
As we wind down for the year, we have a lovely piece from Hanny and Bunimomike, celebrating their love of the The Walking Dead game. Just put your name in the hat for a chance to win one of three Steam codes for the full first season, as you let Mike’s lovely tones soothe you softly… gently… away…. to sleee…….
There’s also the final entry of the Friday Fun quiz. Lewis has stolen a whole bunch of letters from another set of game titles, and it’s up to you to track him down and put paid to his dastardly plans to paste them into ransom notes. So, get your answers in and see how you did early next week.
I’m going to put this here, though I realise it’s not really a competition in which you can win stuff, but rather the voting for the community’s Game of the Year poll. Get your opinions registered by the 28th of December, and we’ll see who comes out on top shortly after.
EDIT: I managed to gloss over this, by virtue of it being pinned to the top of the forums, and me being stupid, but we have some community forum awards in progress too. Pick your community member to fit the various awards, ranging from best moderator and most missed to the delightfully titled golden knob award… Not sure when it ends, but if you have opinions, share away.
Kind of quiet on the meets front, as people will no doubt be forced to spend time with their families for a few days! We merely have the regular DiRT Showdown meet tomorrow at 6PM and, looking ahead to the last weekend of the year, another 50% race in F1 2012 at 4PM on Sunday 30th of December.
If you fancy either of those, stick your name down. Otherwise, if you have more than 250 TSA points, you can always create your own meets and gather a group of like minds together.
We’re a bit thin on the ground in some ways, here, so I’ll start off by mopping up the reviews and previews. Dan had a tootle around with Fuel Overdose, but sadly came away from his test drive with a far less than impressive view of the title. Luckily, he’d already played Big Sky Infinity before hand, which he enjoyed a heck of a lot more, despite a few issues. Something I also found when I gave my First Impressions of LittleBigPlanet 2′s Cross-Controller DLC pack, a little bundle of fun tucked in behind a horrible unclear installation process.
But this week has mainly been about an end of year bonanza of lists and nostalgia. We have a Review of the Year, which has blazed its way up to May so far, the continuing Top 100 of 2013, which is on the cusp of breaking into the top ten, and the first few categories from TSA’s Game of the Year awards, Soundtrack and Mobile.
We also have a bunch of the weekly content sticking it out too, with Bunimomike’s cellar the envy of all those who read last week’s Chronicle. WeView wrapped up on Asura’s Wrath, before handing over to the already mentioned Community Game of the Year vote… It’s like a huge WeView feature, if you think about it…
And finally, we pop into the forums briefly to check up on things:
- Davidsmall has found a video he wanted to share about video game violence and tragedies…
- A little cabal of RAGE fans show their enthusiasm about it finally getting a little shred of DLC!
- McProley’s Christmas Giveaway continues apace. Show your good cheer for a chance to win some little goodies.
- Sympozium’s wondering about what you’re expecting to get for Christmas.
- And I shamelessly plug my LBP2 Cross-Controller tutorial level, for those level creators out there who want to teleport sackpeople between the two platforms…
So, with that, we’re done! I leave you with one last thought: Who would win in a fight between Steven and Santa?
And, if you’ve read this far but don’t read tomorrow’s Chronicle, then have a happy Christmas… If you’re planning on reading the Chronicle though, then you should ignore that bit.