Let’s face it: At this point, Christmas is basically a farce that holds together what’s left of the Western world’s economy. Sure, it has a religious meaning, but ultimately even that pales in comparison to Easter in terms of actual spiritual significance. Christmas is about lewt. As messed up as that may be, your entire social standing is determined solely by your net spend and receipt this time of year. And while it’s generally considered untactful to ask people about their finances or anything that might indicate their socioeconomic situation, I was just wondering what the hell y’all got this year.
No, I don’t care about your new car or your private jet or any of that typical, boring Christmas stuff. What did you get in the world of gaming?
If anyone’s curious (they aren’t), I had a few nice surprises, including Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 for PC, the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Xbox 360, Frozen Synapse and some other fun titles on Steam, and some Vizio 3D glasses. Now I can slaughter people in Revelations in an additional dimension.
Don’t celebrate Christmas? No problem. Just comment something like “I’m a heathen” or “America will crumble one day soon! You will see the fall of the great Western Devil!” Either of those responses is more than acceptable.