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By Whoamus
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#46947
MadManCK wrote:Lol, todays prize is a Just Dance greeting card. They keep getting better every day.... :facepalm:

Never look a gift horse in the mouth i guess.... :loll:
Because if you are too close the gift horse will spit chewed on gift cards right in your face! :loll:
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By Whoamus
Rank: Pit Crew
#46959
Today's gift pushes into an area that in my opinion is not something a game company should be involved, religion, it's an Advent calendar. I was raised a Catholic (I am a heathen now) so I am familiar with this thing. I wasn't about to download it just to look but I do not think a major game company should be providing this. I could understand if it was a smaller company that publishes religious games and other related products. Anyone else have an opinion on this? Be curious what your thoughts are.
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By MadManCK
Rank: Site Admin
#46960
I think an advent calendar is bigger than just a religious thing. Might have originated from traditions there, but just remember that Santa Claus has been derived from the Dutch Sinterklaas, who was a holy man (saint) from the middle east and has been turned into a commercial thing by Coca Cola with reindeers.
I don't think many will make that link now and just grab the gifts from under the tree :loll:

And the tree originates from a pagan ritual that was later merged with christian religious beliefs into christmas. Just like some rituals in Central America are merged with Katholic beliefs. It is a way to attach locals to a new belief system. But nowadays, all that appears to be left of all these original beliefs and traditions, are the parties, festivities and gifts. :D

It is a nice initiative from Ubi Soft. But these gifts are, well... More like from Scrooge McUbi :mrgreen:
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By Whoamus
Rank: Pit Crew
#46971
I am not against x-mas, I have a tree, lights in windows, lighted tree, Santa and Misses Claus in yard and generally enjoy the holiday. I also realize the holiday was co-opted by Christianity by merging pagan rituals as a way of control back in the olden days. Seems to me there are factions in play trying for that type of control in modern times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDGlN6mluGA
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By MadManCK
Rank: Site Admin
#46974
Holiday wallpaper. But wait a moment... no 4K :doh:

:P
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By MadManCK
Rank: Site Admin
#47054
Great, now i will have to go hunting for all the ingredients. ;)
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By Whoamus
Rank: Pit Crew
#47065
MadManCK wrote:Great, now i will have to go hunting for all the ingredients. ;)
No copy write laws on drinks. All they did was take existing drinks and tack on some Ubi game name.

Ho Ho Ho, wallpaper again today. Some 6 figure salary marketing executive gets paid to think this stuff up. Ho Ho Ho!
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By MadManCK
Rank: Site Admin
#47066
Whoamus wrote:Ho Ho Ho!
Wasn't that copyright protected?

New Ubi Game, Santa Shooter

Image

Or is that inappropriate?
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By Bezrider
Rank: Website Owner
#47067
Let me know if something worth getting turns up (highly unlikely :o ) i can't take anymore of the daily disappointment of checking. :P
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