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Post by Dan @ 03:46pm 21/12/12 | 43 Comments
Tis the season once more, and as is usually the done thing this time of year, things will be a bit quieter on the site for the next couple of weeks as we enjoy a bit of the Australian summer and ring in another new year.

We've had another terrific twelve months here at AusGamers in 2012, continuing to expand the scope our reviews coverage, bringing back more previews of the hottest upcoming games than ever before, and delving into some in-depth features on a wide variety of gaming-related topics --all aspects we hope to continue building on in 2013.

Fun fact: Steve has conducted over 30 video interviews this year, and even more text-only q&a's, with highlights including Irrational Games' Ken Levine, Crytek's Cevat Yerli, Arkane Studio's Harvey Smith, Blizzard's Jay Wilson, and Treyarch's Mark Lamia.

For those wading through the holiday season sales for new games, we have a solid year's worth of reviews written by our experienced contributors to help you decide.

On behalf of all of us here at AusGamers and Mammoth Media, we hope that you have a very merry Christmas/xmas/festivus/etc, a happy new year, and a safe and pleasant holiday period in general.


Latest Comments
Posted 03:59pm 21/12/12
All the best to the boys at Mammoth, have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.
Posted 04:46pm 21/12/12
Thanks to everyone at ausgamers for making this the number one video games web site for me. And a Happy new year to you all, God bless.
Posted 05:06pm 21/12/12
Merry Merry Mammoth and friends!

Thanks for a great year of Aussie gaming coverage :)
Posted 05:20pm 21/12/12
Cheers, Merry Christmas to Mammoth too
Posted 05:57pm 21/12/12
merry christmas boys
Posted 06:14pm 21/12/12
blessings to you and your mother over these coming holidays
Posted 06:56pm 21/12/12
merry xmas to me, i hope i get all the presents i deserve
Posted 07:02pm 21/12/12
Forum won't be spammed up with news articles. YAY \o/ :p

Merry Christmas everyone!
Posted 07:19pm 21/12/12
Happy Christmas to the Mammoth guys and the rest of you. Stay safe and have a happy couple of weeks.
Posted 07:19pm 21/12/12

j/ks Merry Christmas to All and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!!
Posted 07:44pm 21/12/12
Happy Holiday.
Posted 09:04pm 21/12/12
Forum won't be spammed up with news articles. YAY \o/ :p

Merry Christmas everyone!

All good, I got that covered.
Reverend Evil
Posted 09:14pm 21/12/12
Only a few more sleeps until Santa gets here. Very exciting!
Posted 09:21pm 21/12/12
F***, Dan stole the Christmas thread. No free pie for anyone this year!

Merry Christmas people :)
Posted 09:24am 22/12/12
Yeah merry christmas and all that.

drink loads and regret loads haha
Some Fat Bastard
Posted 12:32pm 22/12/12
Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all. Have fun and enjoy any time you have off.
Posted 12:35pm 22/12/12
merry jesus!
Posted 01:22pm 22/12/12
Merry Happy Everyone!
Posted 02:47am 23/12/12
everyone loves religion now ;P
Posted 06:01am 23/12/12
everyone loves religion now ;P

i hardly think xmas has anything to do with religion matey
Posted 06:14am 23/12/12
Merry Whatevs and Happy new year to all! :D
Posted 06:31am 23/12/12
"i hardly think xmas has anything to do with religion matey"

Except for "Christ."

Merry Christmas to all!
Posted 07:43am 23/12/12
"i hardly think xmas has anything to do with religion matey"Except for "Christ."Merry Christmas to all!

Not really. Christ had nothing to do with the Yule season, nor the festival of Saturnalia, winter soltice etc. Like most other "christian" holidays (easter for instance) they were nothing but co-opted pagan festivals to try and convert non christians at the time.

Luke 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

Shepard's don't generally spend winter out in their fields watching over sheep. That is usually a autumn, summer or spring thing. And seeing christmas in the northern hemisphere is in the middle of winter (3-4 days after the solstice in fact) they wouldn't have been out checking on them.
Posted 08:16am 23/12/12
Merry Christmas d00ders!
Posted 07:53pm 26/12/12
Christmas is about whatever you want it to be about. I literally couldn't give a s*** about jesus or any of that nonsense but goddamit it is fun getting together with the family on christmas day exchanging gifts, eating awesome food, and drinking beer.

It was funny watching the christmas carols on TV when one of the singers tried to rile up the crowd by yelling "hey everybody who loves jesus?" Where did he think he was, Alabama?
Posted 09:58pm 26/12/12
Yeah, my christmas has nothing to do with jesus or religion, it has everything to do with alcohol and good food though.
Posted 11:10am 29/12/12
haha mad raging religous peep in this thread


Posted 02:10pm 29/12/12
This morning I had a meal. Because I am autistic or something, I made sure I did it in between jobs as a break, and I also did it quickly at a speed one would describe as fast. Words have meaning you know and I wouldn't want to be seen as illiterate!

(you're a f*****g gronk dude)

edit: great now that Door's that guy's posts were deleted my hilarious post has no context :(
Posted 06:30am 30/12/12
So, profanity, name-calling, and blasphemy are permissible, but vocabulary isn't?

Posted 06:32am 30/12/12
is blasphemy still a thing?
Posted 11:05am 30/12/12
Theyre trying to bring it back.
Posted 11:21am 30/12/12
Blasphemy can get you beheaded. Watch out! Oh hand that was in the 1200s or in modern day Islamic countries.
Posted 12:18pm 30/12/12
y u no quote religious crazy? I WANT TO READ HIS POST DANG IT.
Posted 05:00pm 30/12/12
So, profanity, name-calling, and blasphemy are permissible

You haven't been here long have you
Posted 06:20pm 30/12/12
Not only permissible, but highly encouraged!
Posted 11:42pm 30/12/12
So, profanity, name-calling, and blasphemy are permissible, but vocabulary isn't?Bravo!

why do you assume not permissible
maybe your posts just got nuked cos you're a huge douchebag!
Posted 12:07pm 01/1/13
wait a second,

you came in saying that because we call it christmas, that we should look to the past and remember it is all about jesus

however, you dont even know the meaning of xmas, it has little to do with christ, infact the holiday has been around in some form for a very long time before christains wrote on paper,

study roman times, and get a clue,
Posted 12:09pm 01/1/13
Mordecai gave a brief response straight away which did a good job of summing up that Christianity has borrowed/stolen a lot of traditions/beliefs from other religions/cultures why get pissed that a nice tradition is being carried on by non Christians? You can celebrate Christmas how you wish, we'll celebrate it how we wish.
Posted 10:57am 03/1/13
Happy new year, here's a new doob mix to kick it off.

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