A Very Game Informer Coffee Table Christmas

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Reddit user alain471 and his mom have an excellent sense of taste, as some of alain471’s Game Informer collection has been immortalized forever (well, okay, for a while) in a stylish table.

Alain471 states that they will probably be placing a layer of glass over the table to keep the long term damage at a minimum, as well as revealing that there’s a killer set of stylized coasters to go with the table.

I’m pretty sure I can do something like this with a car, some bananas, 100 issues of Game Informer, and a blowtorch. I’ll let you know that project turns out.

Reader Discussion: What Games Are You Playing Over The Holidays?

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With the PSN and Xbox Live issues over the last week, what have you been playing? With travel, family gatherings, and other holiday fanfare going on during this time each year, it’s certainly possible that games might not be on the menu at all – or maybe you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to get in a great play session or some killer couch Super Smash Bros. now that you’ve got a few hours to spare.

Without my gaming PC, I’m mostly mobile during the holiday season, although I did find some precious time to spend with some family and P.T. on Christmas Eve – just the kind of game that’s perfect for those special holiday moments! There’s nothing quite like a few family members looking baffled as you whisper “Hello” into your mic. I’ve been peeking in on iOS as well, grabbing a bite of Kings Road, Hearthstone, and Flyff All Stars during some downtime.

So, what are you playing?

Xbox Live And PSN Issues Plague Christmas, Some Still Ongoing

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Xbox Live And PSN Issues Plague Christmas, Some Still Ongoing

Update 2 (12/27 9:03 CST): Both services struggled last night, but it appears that things are slowly getting back on track. Xbox Live's service status shows it as up and running. Sony posted a tweet confirming that PSN is stabilizing and slowly coming back online.

Update: PS4, PS3, and Vita network services are gradually coming back online - thanks for your patience

Update 1: PSN is still down. You can follow the "Ask Sony" Twitter account to keep updated. This was the last official update that hit around three hours ago:

Rockstar Prolongs GTA V Online Holiday Perks Due To PSN and Xbox Live Issues

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Rockstar Prolongs GTA V Online Holiday Perks Due To PSN and Xbox Live Issues

Rockstar announced on its twitter that the Festive Surprise Christmas day gifts will be extended due to the recent connectivity issues with PSN and Xbox Live.

Outages started early yesterday. Xbox Live is mostly up and running now, but PSN is still down for many. Due to these interruptions, Rockstar has made it known that fans will not miss out on getting their bonuses. The Festive Surprise update let you purchase new vehicles, dress up in holiday attire, partake in snowball fights, and more. Players were to receive Christmas gifts in their inventory if they logged in on that day, which Rockstar says it's also going to extend. You can read Rockstar Support's post is below:

Due to issues with PSN & XBL connectivity, we're extending the GTA Online Festive Surprise Christmas Day inventory gifts for the time being.

New ‘One Shot’ Mode Now Available For Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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New ‘One Shot’ Mode Now Available For Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

One Shot is a team mode that’s for snipers only. You start matches with decreased health and pick a highly-specialized class. “Each class features the MORS, a bolt-action railgun sniper, along with a variety of perks, Scorestreaks, and Exo abilities,” Sledgehammer writes in its blog post.

You have five classes to choose from: hard scope, zoomed, 4X, aced, and irons. You can visit Sledgehammer’s blog post to get the nitty-gritty on each class.

Interested? If you participant starting today through the weekend (12/26 through 12/29 9AM PST), you will received double XP.

Download A Song From Xenoblade Chronicles X's Soundtrack

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Download A Song From Xenoblade Chronicles X's Soundtrack

RPG fans have been anxiously awaiting Xenoblade Chronicles X, a spiritual successor to the fantastic Xenoblade Chronicles.

Unfortunately, the game has been largely under wraps outside of few trailers and a live demo at this past E3. But for those who want to get into the spirit of this grand sci-fi adventure, Monolith Soft updated its website with an extended version of the music featured in the E3 2013 trailer.  

You can download the track here and rock out.

Get This Adorable Rabbit Plush As A Story Of Seasons Pre-Order Bonus

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Xseed has been hard at work localizing the next Bokujō Monogatari title, Story of Seasons. As a little treat, the developer showed off one of the new animals from the popular farming sim: The Angora rabbit, who also has its own plush.

Everybody loves a good video game plush, right? Check out this little furball, the Angora rabbit. The brand-new Angora rabbit nestles in the coops with the chickens, and they're likely to drop some loose strands of hair that you can weave into clothing. 

Three Idea Factory Games Are Coming To PC

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Three Idea Factory Games Are Coming To PC

In a recent press release, Idea Factory International announced that three of its games are coming to Steam.

The three titles are Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1, Hyperdimension Neptunia: Re;Birth 2 Sisters Generation, and Fairy Fencer F. Both Hyperdimension games previously released on Vita, while Fairy Fencer F launched on PS3. The Hyperdimension games parody the games industry, while Fairy Fencer F's protagonist gets involved in an ancient battle between a despicable God and Goddess.

No release dates or system requirements have been announced. 

Get Sunset Overdrive For $30 Today Via Microsoft's Countdown To 2015

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Get Sunset Overdrive For $30 Today Via Microsoft's Countdown To 2015

Is that holiday gift card money already burning a hole in your pocket? You're in luck. Microsoft revealed the sales for December 26 for its Countdown to 2015.

The best deal by far is Sunset Overdrive for $30 (that's 50 percent off!). Our own Andrew Reiner loved the game, "...Sunset Overdrive is an immensely rewarding experience that has a look and style all its own and a great gameplay package to complement it. It’s a colorful return to form for Insomniac games, and a hell of an exclusive for Xbox One." 

You can read more about the game in his review.

Reader Discussion: What Video Game-Related Gifts Did You Give Or Receive?

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Reader Discussion: What Video Game-Related Gifts Did You Give Or Receive?

The holidays are bursting with generosity. Many seek the perfect gift for someone special in their life. Sometimes it’s as simple as getting something we’ve been pining for but can’t afford, like a video game or a console; other times people go to extremes to hunt down crafty video game memorabilia for fans, such as a special plush, figure, or t-shirt that’s hard to find. Either way, we thought it’d be cool to share a special gift you gave or received and discuss why you’re excited about it.

Feel free to share all the detail you want. Maybe you somehow tracked down one of those hard-to-find ambiios (I’m still heartbroken about not being able to find a Marth!), or maybe you or someone went above and beyond to get something specially made in the name of video games.

Share your favorite gifts and why in the comments below!