Christmas – we’re (almost) calling it

Wednesday, 15th December 2010 21:03 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Screw you guys.

As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve been pretty much going through the motions this week. Both Johnny and Steph are now on holiday until 2011, and “the internet” is posting news about passwords being stolen and the fact a game developer is developing a game. We’re pretty much done. We’re going to stop pretending we’re updating the site.

Or are we? We’re going to be posting a couple of big features between now and returning in the New Year. We can’t tell you when, or what they’re about, but you can probably work it out if you think for several seconds, or even less. No? Either way, you’re going to definitely want to see this stuff, so keep checking back.

Aside from that, we’re going to take a few weeks completely off. Anyone who knows me personally will know just how mental this year has been, and we all really do need to calm down. We’ll start updating properly again on January 3.

VG247 has seen superb growth in the past 12 months, and we’re going to be returning in the New Year stronger than ever. Again, we can’t thank our readers enough. We’re nothing without you. We’re everything with you. We’ll continue to build and continue to thrive. We will never relinquish our quest for the final word in games news. We can’t do it without you.

Have an amazing holiday. Play some games. Get pissed. Kiss your babies. Here’s to 2011.




  1. M2Kx

    Oh again?

    I hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

    (srsly I hate it!)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Merry Christmas cunts :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. jibbed

    I love this site, you guys are awesome! Have a good’n!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Freek

    Geuse i’ll have to find something else to do while pretending to work….;)

    No, I’m just kiddin, I love my job and the fact that it lets me hang around game sites.

    Have a great holiday!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Merry Xmas!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. onlineatron

    I hate this…

    But we’ve had a great year.

    Here’s to VG247, bringing us the best the gaming world has to offer (albeit with a metric ton of spam :P).

    See you in January!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ton77

    merry christmas.

    this site is one of the best games sites i say

    #7 4 years ago
  8. reask

    Happy Xmas to all. :)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Heartfyre

    Have a lovely Christmas and New Year. With the year ahead, I sense you’ll need all the rest you can get. :P

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Lahanas

    You are stopping the coverage too soon, I hope you realize that Patrick. Anyway, you and your family have a nice holiday and come back stronger and better.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Mattigan

    MERRY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    Merry XMAS :P

    #12 4 years ago
  13. AHA-Lambda

    merry xmas to one of the best gaming sites on the net ;)

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Anders

    Merry christmas, and make sure to let those RSS feeds rest for a week or two!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. M2Kx

    AHA-Lambda said:
    December 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    merry xmas to the best gaming site on the net


    #15 4 years ago
  16. stretch215

    Happy Holidays to all (even you, erthazus) :) seriously, please be safe. To 2011….

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Jensen6

    merry xmas ;) thanks for all the gaming news

    #17 4 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    Happy holidays folks, staff and readers.

    Ima still be checking in to try and stay on top of Forum spam.

    Stay safe.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Old MacDonald

    That was early. But happy holidays anyway. :-)

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Johnny Cullen

    See that seat your have? Sit on the verge of it. 2011′s going to be all-out war. You’re going to love it, especially.

    Merry Christmas, y’all. :)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Callum

    Happy Xmass people. Drink responsibly, never drink and drive, and always wear a condom.


    #21 4 years ago
  22. The Hindle

    As im watching Home alone at the moment i might as well say it this way:

    Merry Christmas you filthy animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Tadeg_Gamebox24

    you guys rock!

    Merry Xmas!

    #23 4 years ago
  24. The_Deleted

    Merry Christmas, People.
    One of my favourite gaming sites.
    Just need a decent forum… ;)

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Lazerate

    Merry christmas ill miss you guys. :)

    #25 4 years ago
  26. The Hindle

    The news hasnt ended btw, the UC3 embargo lifts on friday so there will be previews.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Khanivor

    Does that mean it’s time to watch Gremlins?

    Happy Jebus Birthday Day.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Moonwalker1982

    But but…..what about if some news about Skyrim or Mass Effect comes out? Some screens or movies? Where am i gonna find all that info now? SCREW YOU GUYS.

    Hhaha kidding, it is much deserved, happy holidays ya’ll.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Tomchoucrew

    Congrats guys ! For me the best english coverage for news is on VG247 by far ;)

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Blerk

    It’s always time to watch Gremlins!

    Merry Christmas Patrick, to you and your merry bunch of minions.

    And merry Christmas to you too, fellow comments-monkeys. Yes, even you at the back there with the slack jaw. And you too, irritable spam-bot who just won’t go away!

    Time for the fanboys to put down their weapons, meet in no-man’s land and… er… bitch about which version of FIFA is best for 90 minutes.


    #30 4 years ago
  31. Joe Anderson

    Merry Xmas everyone, here’s to 2011.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Moonwalker1982

    Definitely to 2011 which promises to be an incredible year for gaming, holy crap :)

    #32 4 years ago
  33. onlineatron

    Happy politically correct holiday greeting all!

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    Humbug to one and all.

    /kicks puppy

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Yurinov

    Merry Xmas and… happy birthday to everyone :-)

    #35 4 years ago
  36. ReeceHeywood


    #36 4 years ago
  37. Hunam

    This has been a fairly long year actually. Almost glad to see the back of it :)

    I’m gonna be in a better mood next year I’ve decided, I’ll even try to not hate the PS3, woo!

    #37 4 years ago
  38. KrazyKraut

    Merry X-Mas! And yeah…Gawker deserves it^^
    btw…I love this website and for since 4 months I check it hourly and daily. Great Job dude!!
    And yeah, who wanna have some funny time on NFS: HP or is my PSN ID: MaveraUS.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. The_Deleted

    Sorry Hunam, we PS3 owners won’t give a rats ass either way. :)

    #39 4 years ago
  40. abnormal alan

    Merry Christmas everyone and I hope you all have a great new years

    #40 4 years ago
  41. XxT_I_K_IxX_PR

    Screw You! and merry Xmas =) love the site.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Gheritt White

    “Bah humbug” x x

    #42 4 years ago
  43. frostquake

    As Peter Griffin says in the TV show,
    “Merry Christmas to all, and to all shut the Hell up!”

    But Seriously, Hope you all have a great Holiday, whatever Holiday that may be…Personally I celebrate, The Most Horrible time of the year!! I have to get around cranky, crabby, idiots, and that is just the adults!! LOL

    Have to buy gifts for spoiled kids who only want More, More, MORE! Have to buy gifts for adults, and have a set spending limit of $30 per adult…You can’t buy SQUAT for $30, and all the adults HATE, and I mean HATE gift cards..and if I just give them the money, then I am told that giving money isn’t personal enough!!!

    So I HATE this time of the year..This is a month of GREED in the USA…

    So I come in here to my real family, because even though you all fight like little weasels sometimes, it is much better then what I am facing in the real world. ;)


    #43 4 years ago
  44. Crysis

    “We’re going to be posting a couple of big features between now and returning in the New Year. We can’t tell you when, or what they’re about, but you can probably work it out if you think for several seconds”
    Hmm, I thought about that for a few seconds… & i can guess more PSP 2 (or PSph.) leaks from your sources? :D
    Well one can hope, more likely to be more UC3 & possibly Resistance 3 news, either way, i’m happy :)
    Anyways, Merry Christmas & have a Happy New Year too.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. DBZ0wnz

    Merry Christmas and don’t get too pissed.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Zarckan

    I hear there’s going to be a surprise release on Steam on Monday ;-)

    #46 4 years ago
  47. DarkElfa

    Choke on your Egg Nog you fuckers!

    Happy Holidays!

    #47 4 years ago
  48. RayEMTFF

    Enjoy the Holidays see you in 20011!!!!!

    #48 4 years ago
  49. freedoms_stain

    Have a yabba-do time, a dabba-do time, and just generally have a gay-old time (trust me, this is much better than having a merry xmas).

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Dralen

    What the hell am I going to look at for the next two weeks!? Haha! You guys seriously deserve the break though. This is one amazing site Mr Garratt.

    Merry Christmas.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. EscoBlades

    *prepares for all out war*

    Where the hell is my warpaint??!

    (Merry christmas)

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Robo_1

    Merry Christmas all, here’s to 2011 being another great one. :)

    #52 4 years ago
  53. a7md1990

    while ya’ll on xmas… checkout mariah carey’s new christmas album plez!!!

    #53 4 years ago
  54. mojo

    thanks for all the great reads throughout the year and have a nice holiday.
    glhf everyone

    #54 4 years ago
  55. The_Deleted

    Not a fucking chance 53!!!!!

    #55 4 years ago
  56. MegaGeek1

    For all my gamers in Toronto, Merry xmas everyone!

    #56 4 years ago
  57. loki

    Merry Christmas!!
    I hope no more boring news about PC’s patch and PC ports in the next year.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. StolenGlory

    Merry Christmas you guys @ VG247; cheers for a stellar year of news reporting and stuffs.

    #58 4 years ago
  59. ianos

    But.. but.. but.. where will all the other news sites get their information from?!

    #59 4 years ago
  60. sonny

    Merry Christmas!

    #60 4 years ago
  61. thesamy

    have a great Christmas
    just to u know
    i will probly be in a mental hostpital befor u come back
    this site and the all the new all the time


    #61 4 years ago
  62. Detale

    Enjoy the festive season everyone, see you on the other side.

    Merry Christmas!

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Transgenique

    GL HF !

    #63 4 years ago
  64. adame_bikar

    Merry christmas vg247 & all fans of this site.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. Syrok

    Will the new year bring spam protection?


    #65 4 years ago
  66. frostquake


    Do they not sell condoms in your country?? And why are you sexual active with a can of spam?? Hey to each their own I say…at least you can’t get a can of spam pregnant…or can you??? Hmmmm, maybe I should have the wife add Spam to the good old shopping list.

    Just kidding Syrok..LOL couldn’t resist..LOL

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Blerk

    Don’t knock the can of spam, I’ve dated worse.

    #67 4 years ago
  68. frostquake

    @ Blerk…

    Worse than Spam…would that be Tuna?? Liverwurst?? Chipped Beef??(Hmmm Chipped Beef sounds like a Dude Date, so maybe not, well unless) maybe a jar of Pigs Feet???


    #68 4 years ago
  69. cyberrblob

    Merry xmas to VG247 & All the readers! Ho Ho Ho xxx <3

    #69 4 years ago
  70. metamorphic

    Far from being funny, that is just downright disgusting, man.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. frostquake

    I am talking lunch meat Meta…I guess you find Lunch Meat Yucky..???
    I made myself hungry..I haven’t had a liverwurst sandwich in years…Of course you have got to take off the white fat that goes around it..All I had was Thin Honey Ham though..Sigh…So Thin Honey Ham, Mustard, a Little BBQ sauce..MMMmmmm It was very VERY Good..

    Does those Lunch Meats mean something else in other countries??? I am just a dumb American after all.

    #71 4 years ago
  72. Len

    Luncheon meat is grim city along with Spam, isn’t it the same thing…? Though saying that spam fritters and beans is not be sneered at.

    Anyway, where was I, oh yes…Happy Christmas vg247, another impressive year of fun and debauchery, oh and news as well. :)

    I am completely jealous that you have all knocked off so early. Xmas eve off for me and that’s it…

    #72 4 years ago
  73. Elrood

    I have been reading your articles for quite a while now and I would like to thank for all the work you have done so far.

    I wish all of you sweet, sweet holidays and I can’t wait ’till January 3 2011.

    Best Wishes!

    #73 4 years ago
  74. cookiejar

    Merry Tidings and best wishes etc :D

    #74 4 years ago
  75. XDamage

    God Jul og Godt Nyttår! (Merry Christmas and a happy new year in Norwegian)

    Keep up the good work in 2011!
    (And add a proper forum please :P )

    #75 4 years ago
  76. Gadzooks!

    Happy something anybody, and a merry new whatsit!

    #76 4 years ago
  77. spiderLAW

    I turn 24 today :)

    #77 4 years ago
  78. jaylee

    Merry christmas all! (from a french dude)

    #78 4 years ago
  79. DSB


    Here you go:

    Mazel tov!

    Also Deus Ex has been delayed until April. You’re not that comatose, VG247.

    #79 4 years ago
  80. spiderLAW

    that shit was funny dude
    but hey DSB, guess how old i am?


    #80 4 years ago
  81. NoxNoctisUmbra


    Marry Christmas!

    haha ;)

    Have a great time off.

    #81 4 years ago
  82. onlineatron

    Probably shouldn’t do this, but here’s some news posted in the news thread just in-case you don’t visit the forums.

    From me: ‘New RESISTANCE 3 screenshots.

    It’s looking stunning!’

    ‘Mass Effect 2 has had a visual bump on PS3:

    Has to be the first UE3 game to look better on Sony’s console.’

    From Gekidami:
    ‘Killzone 3 splitscreen footage:

    Theres some new Killzone 3 footage along with some info on the move options in a video here:

    From M2Kx: Great, says that deus ex 3 was delayed :’(


    #82 4 years ago
  83. onlineatron

    Those Resistance 3 screenshots can be found here along with an extended trailer:

    #83 4 years ago
  84. onlineatron

    The music of LBP2:

    #84 4 years ago
  85. Hazzarington

    Ah thanks. Ho ho ho Merry Christmas, love you VG247

    #85 4 years ago
  86. Nonamegamer

    happy holidays :)lets have a good one next year vg247

    #86 4 years ago
  87. IL DUCE

    Yup yall have a merry xmas/happy holidays…you guys are the best

    #87 4 years ago
  88. cookiejar

    Oh yeah, and an official PlayStation smartphone App is coming to iOS and Android –


    #88 4 years ago
  89. onlineatron

    Uncharted 3 footage:

    Same level as shown on Jimmy Fallon, but direct-feed and played by a competent player.

    #89 4 years ago
  90. onlineatron

    Sony just sent me an early Christmas present!

    A DC: Universe beta code!!!

    Now all I need is a PS3 to play it on.

    #90 4 years ago
  91. mingtons ghost

    Merry Xmas

    @90 that reminds me, i got a DC online beta key today too

    i’ll give it whirl in a bit, but id much rather be in the brink beta

    #91 4 years ago
  92. Telepathic.Geometry

    Merry Christmas lads. Have a well-deserved break and thanks for all the quality info in 2010. This is basically my one-stop shop for gaming news nowadays, so I really appreciate all the effort ye put in.

    Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Go n-éirí an bóthar libh.

    #92 4 years ago
  93. Epic Fool

    Stop making up words! ><

    Merry new year etc., die well noobs. :D

    #93 4 years ago
  94. bluemanrule

    Checking this site is as habitual as eating breakfast for me. We all deserve breaks so enjoy yours. But….January 3rd has to make up for it all :)

    #94 4 years ago

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