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Happy Winter-een-mas!

Monday, January 25, 2010 | 04:21 AM | by

Winter-een-mas is upon us! For the next seven days gamers around the globe will be celebrating with friendly LAN parties, gaming marathons and online gatherings. What are you doing for Winter-een-mas this year? Swing by the WEMas forums and let us know! Post pictures of your costume or party. Share a story with fellow gamers. This is a week to truly celebrate our favorite pastime.

I'd like to ask everyone to take a moment this week and remember what it is you love about gaming. Set aside the "My class is unbalanced!" and the "This developer isn't making the game how I want it", and focus on the fun stuff. The stories, the challenges, whatever it is that keeps you coming back for more.

And play games! Life gets busy, but this week above all weeks, try and find some time to play a game! You deserve it.

I'll be celebrating this week by making time to play a healthy dose of Mass Effect 2. However, I'll also be trying to find some time for some online gaming as well, starting with tonight!

At 5pm EST and again at 9pm EST, I'll be on Steam for some Left 4 Dead 2 gaming with... well, whoever shows up! Look me up as AbsathCAD if you'd like to try and get into a game. It may get busy, so keep trying!

Steam Friends Update

Monday, January 25, 2010 | 12:37 PM | by

Apparently my friends list was full. I've cleared out about 80 spaces, so you should be able to send invites now.

Shirt reminder

Monday, January 25, 2010 | 01:47 PM | by

Just a reminder that there are still a few Winter-een-mas 2010 shirts in the store. Once these are gone, they're gone for good.

The blankets are also very limited and we don't have too many left.

Mass Effect 2

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 | 01:05 PM | by

Today's the big day... Mass Effect 2 has arrived.

When the first Mass Effect came out a couple of years ago, I snapped a picture of my Commander Shepherd to show off the character creator.

This time I thought it would be cool if you guys took pictures of your Commander Shepherds. Let's see how varied (or not varied) people's characters are. Send them my way, and if I get enough of them I'll toss them together in a mosaic and post it here on the website.

Show us your Shepherds!

Winter-een-mas Wallpaper

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 | 05:08 PM | by

Here's a desktop wallpaper using the 2010 DPad Snowflake. Happy Winter-een-mas everyone!

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