Reverb Communications is a PR agency that handles products like <em><a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/rock-band">Rock Band</a></em>. This year's holiday card is a little political...<br /><br />Inside: "Merry Christmas from Barack O'Clause, spreading the Holiday wealth..."
SCEA broke out <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/littlebigplanet"><em>LittleBigPlanet</em></a>'s Sackboy to bring the Holiday charm. The card folds into a triptych (seen below at left), and brings the following message: <br /><br /> "Wishing You Peace On Our LittleBigPlanet! <br />From your friends at Sony Computer Entertainment America"
Square Enix sent a card featuring <em>Kingdom Hearts</em>' Sora, dressed in Santa gear. How adorable. Guess it's to celebrate all the new <em><a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/kingdom-hearts">Kingdom Hearts</a></em> games coming out on PS2, DS and PSP.<br /><br />Inside: "From our hearts to yours"
This isn't just LucasArts! It's "Warm thoughts for a joyous Holiday Season from the Lucasfilm family," creators of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film series.<br /><br />Also, "A donation has been made to DrawBridge, which provides art education programs to homeless children and youth around the greater San Francisco Bay Area." Nice touch, Lucas folks!
Remember <em>Super Mario Bros.</em> on the NES? <a href="http://the-minusworld.com/">The Minus World</a> sent us a personalized Christmas card, modeled after NES boxart of yesteryear.
<a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/blizzard">Blizzard Entertainment</a>, makers of <em><a href="http://www.wowinsider.com">World of Warcraft</a></em> and <em><a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/starcraft">Starcraft</em></a> have this strange Christmas message:<br /><br />Happiness is always remembering ... even the *naughty* can play nice! <br /><br />(Is that a naughty Santa joke?)
Yeah, 2K Games sent us a Christmas card. But they also sent us a gift! Little Sister, from <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/bioshock"><em>BioShock</em></a> has now been immortalized into a figurine. Thanks, 2K!
The popular <a href="http://www.penny-arcade.com">video game webcomic</a> sent out this, er, <em>unique</em> Christmas card.<br /><br />Inside: "Happy holidays from Penny Arcade"
Konami, makers of the <em><a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/metal-gear-solid">Metal Gear Solid</a></em> series, surprised us by not having any giant nuclear missile launching robots in its Christmas card. Perhaps that goes against the "Peace on Earth" message they're promoting this year.<br /><br />Inside: "Best Wishes for Peace and Joy this Holiday Season and a New Year of Health, Happiness and Prosperity."
BioWare, developers of <em><a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/mass-effect">Mass Effect</a></em> and <em><a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/kotor">KOTOR</a></em>, are now working on a new RPG: <em><a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/dragon-age-origins">Dragon Age Origins</a></em>.
<a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/rare">Rare</a>, developers of the <em>Banjo</em> series, may be hiding a <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/photos/rares-christmas-card-2008/1217253/full/">little secret</a> in this Christmas card. Maybe.
If you played <em><a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/fallout-3">Fallout 3</a></em>, you probably know this isn't a very good idea.<br /><br /> Inside: "Happy Holidays from all your friends at Bethesda Softworks"
Atlus sent us this Christmas card, right after they finished making <em><a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/persona">Persona 4</a></em>, one of the last great games to grace the PS2.
Dood! NIS America sent a Christmas card, filled with their adorable penguin mascots, the Prinnies. This card is as adorable as the title of their upcoming PSP game: <em><a href="http://www.pspfanboy.com/tag/prinny">Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?</a></em>
From the developers of <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/universe-at-war"><em>Universe at War</a></em>. Inside: "From our world to yours"
Foundation 9, developers of games like <em><a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/silent-hill-homecoming">Silent Hill Homecoming</a></em> and <em><a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/street-fighter">Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix</a></em>, sent out a CD of ChipTune holiday music from people like Doctor Octoroc, 8-Bit Weapon, Computeher, Leeni, and others. Swanky!
<a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/gametap">GameTap</a> is an online service which allows users to access a large library of classic and new games on their PC.
This one is a bit subtle. Look at the snowflakes. You'll see they spell out XSEED. This niche game company is shipping <em>Populous</em> and <em>Retro Game Challenge</em> for the DS.
Empire's catalog is rather diverse, including games like <em>Hello Kitty</em>, <em>Pipe Mania</em>, <em>Jackass</em> and <em>Full Metal Alchemist</em>.
Tecmo's team got dressed up for <em>Tecmo Bowl</em> in this holiday card. Considering the company's reputation, we're sort of sad there's no <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2008/10/11/confirmed-girls-and-booze-at-tecmo-tgs-party/">girls and booze</a> featured in this card.
"A donation has been provided to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in lieu of printing and mailing traditional greeting cards."<br /><br />That's really getting into the holiday spirit, Torpex.<br /><br />P.S. Please make your next game easier. <em><a href="http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/tag/schizoid">Schizoid</em></a> made our brains hurt!
This postcard was printed with soy ink on recycled paper! How "green" of you, D3!
The ECA fights for gamers' rights. You can check them out <a href="http://www.theeca.com/">here</a>.
We don't know much about Game Mechanic Studios yet. Perhaps this card is hinting that their first game will be about skiing.
Note: <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/tag/nyko">Nyko</a>'s fancy card had some silver ink which didn't scan properly. It looks much classier than this.
Alex Mercer? Who's that? Guess we better watch these <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2008/12/10/activisions-protoype-site-breaks-spills-some-assets-on-web/"><em>Prototype</em> videos</a> to find out.
Nothing says Christmas like <a href="http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081204190740AAkL6lg">Vin Diesel</a>.
38 Studios' is Todd McFarlane and R. A. Salvatore's foray into gaming. This holiday card doesn't give us much insight into what they're doing.