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This blog is a part of the scavenger hunt.
Share a couple of items on your Christmas wishlist this year.
I would like these things:
Rock Band Keyboard
Tickets to see Daft Punk in concert
Totoro plushie! http://www.otaku.co.uk/itemview.asp?itemid=66904x
What games will you play during the holidays?
Playing guitar--and it absolutely has to be a stratocaster or telecaster. Gibson's are not cool ;-)
What are the kinds of food or drinks you must have during the holidays?
Pringles--do you have them in the states?
Twiglets--again, may be a UK thing.
Tons of sage and onion stuffing
Perfectly Roasted Potatoes
Various boxes of chocolate--Roses, Quality Street, Cadbury's Heroes, Celebrations...basically EVERYTHING.
ORNAMENT HUNT ANSWER - CLUE 13
Let's start off with a simple fact; indie games are awesome.
Because of this, I've started a monthly feature called IndieSpot UK over on the GameSpot UK blog, where you can check out four of our top indie picks for the month. We're going to be looking at classics, new titles, and some of the more bizarre games to come from people's bedroom studios around the world.
But why indie games I hear you ask? The whole of the video games industry is based upon the work of hardworking programmers in the late 70's and early 80's who worked from their bedrooms, painstakingly keying in code on monochrome monitors and bouncy rubber ZX Spectrum keys. All games used to be indie. And it's where some of the best and most original ideas have sprung from, creating gameplay mechanics that are still used in many of our modern AAA games.
Though many modern indie games hark back to those past mechanics, others are innovating in incredibly exciting ways, with the likes of thatgamecompany's Flower and Jonathan Blow's Braid offering unique experiences that can't be had from the big development houses. Of course, they also push those development houses to re-think their own games, taking on board many of the innovations of the indie scene. They may even surpass the success of the big boys; just look at FarmVille developer Zynga's recent estimated valuation of $5 billion dollars, matching that of publishing giant EA.
So fellow gamers, please check out IndieSpot UK, and drop me a message if you have any tips of your own, or indeed if you're an indie developer with a game to show off. In the mean time, I suggest you check out Molleindustria's Everyday the same dreamif you haven't already. It's brilliant.
I'll level with you now, this post has nothing to do with video games. Instead I'm asking a massive favour. I'm calling upon you, the GameSpot community, to vote for my band Guns to Caviar to play at this year'sBenicassim festival in Spain!
Organised by SuperJam, the competition asks bands from around Europe to submit their track to a public vote to win a gig at theBenicassim festival.From over 2000 bands we've made it into the top 40! We need your votes to help us make it into the top 5 and play at the grand final in London.
All you have to do is head to the following URL: http://tinyurl.com/voteg2c register, and then rate our tracks (preferably highly!). Just click on the stars underneath the music player to leave a rating. You can even leave a friendly comment if you like :-)
Any votes you guys give would be really really helpful, so please vote if you can!
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