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Happy Holidays from Shacknews

On behalf of the entire Shacknews team, I wanted to wish you a happy holiday.

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On behalf of the entire Shacknews team, I wanted to wish you a happy holiday. We're going to be taking a few days off to spend time with friends and family, and play video games (to avoid aforementioned friends and family). During this time, we'll be catching up on our backlogs so that we can debate GOTY selections like the intelligent monkeys we are. (Make sure you let us know what we absolutely must consider!)

News updates will be relatively slow until the new year, unless Valve announces Half-Life 3. We'll probably come off our eggnog-induced stupor to write about that.

2013 was an exciting year for us, with us finally caving in to review scores and Metacritic. And after years, we finally have a not-terrible video player, hooray! Looking forward, 2014 looks to be one of the most exciting years in Shacknews history, and we'll have more on that front in time.

Thank you so much for being a continued part of the Shacknews family.

From The Chatty

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    December 24, 2013 2:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Happy Holidays from Shacknews.

    On behalf of the entire Shacknews team, I wanted to wish you a happy holiday.

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      December 24, 2013 2:38 PM

      Happy Holidays

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      December 24, 2013 2:39 PM

      Keep the change ya filthy animal.

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      December 24, 2013 2:49 PM

      Happy holidays all. Family will be here shortly and the madness will soon begin

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      December 24, 2013 2:50 PM

      Thanks Shacknews. A happy holidays to you too.

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      December 24, 2013 2:52 PM

      Happy Holidays!

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      December 24, 2013 2:53 PM

      Happy Holidays

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      December 24, 2013 2:55 PM

      Half-Life 3 confirmed

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      December 24, 2013 3:00 PM

      I love this header. http://cf.shacknews.com/images/20130401/shaq6_25213.nphd.jpg

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        December 24, 2013 3:23 PM

        That was a really fun April Fool's gag.

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      December 24, 2013 3:00 PM

      Happy holidays!

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      December 24, 2013 3:35 PM

      Ya'll have a great couple of days filled with food, booze and annoying familymembers!

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      December 24, 2013 4:23 PM

      HappeHollerdays

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      December 24, 2013 4:25 PM

      happy holidays!

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      December 24, 2013 4:26 PM

      YOONTIDE CHEER

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      December 24, 2013 4:31 PM

      Kwanzaa, Festivus, etc.

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      December 24, 2013 4:32 PM

      Damn liberals, Merry Christmas!

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      December 24, 2013 4:33 PM

      If I ever die you guys will never know merry christmas

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      December 24, 2013 5:19 PM

      Happy Happy Joy Joy!

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        December 25, 2013 5:21 PM

        Oh how I miss Ren and Stimpy...

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      December 24, 2013 5:37 PM

      Happy Holidays back atcha

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      December 24, 2013 5:59 PM

      Be sure to thank Jesus for creating this great holiday of over eating and drinking.

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      December 24, 2013 7:01 PM

      Merry everyone!!

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      December 24, 2013 7:04 PM

      Happy holidays to you and allllllll hohohohoo

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      December 24, 2013 7:20 PM

      happy holidays to all !

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      December 24, 2013 7:39 PM

      Shack love.

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      December 24, 2013 9:56 PM

      In Japan, where only 1% of the population is Christian, they still celebrate Christmas and say "Merry Christmas". Why aren't we in the west allowed to mention Christmas?

      I'm an atheist myself but this PC bullshit really pisses me off. It's truly pathetic to throw away your own culture because you're terrified of offending somebody. Are you really that ashamed of yourself?


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        December 24, 2013 10:47 PM

        Well, the op could say Merry Festivus, Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, Yule, Anastasia of Sirmium, Malkh, Boxing Day, Kwanza, Saint Stephens, Hanukkah, Merry Christmas either secularly or religiously, etc., or they can just sum up all the holidays with one simple phrase and avoid forgetting anyone... something like Happy Holidays.

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        December 25, 2013 12:06 AM

        Culture is used as needed. Don't be scared by shifting needs baby.

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        December 25, 2013 12:23 AM

        Great straw man. It's not about being "ashamed", it's not about being "PC", it's about not being a needlessly exclusive, especially given the facts of how much of its traditions are straight up rip-offs from other religions' holy days and rituals.

        See: The date of Christmas, the date of easter, the eating of bread as (proxy for) flesh of the savior/god, being born to a virgin mother, birth being marked by celestial signs, the story of the resurrection, etc. etc.

        Maybe just have a bit of good will and sense of inclusion and just "happy holidays" rather than insist on merely the latest religious expression of such ideas being the valid one to mark in public in the west during this (as mentioned earlier, co-opted) period

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        December 25, 2013 4:27 AM

        cos it doesnt mean much there - most santas you see are girls in miniskirts instead of fat white dudes, and everyone ignores the day itself then goes to a love hotel, also no-one mentions jesus, like not even once.

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          December 25, 2013 4:28 AM

          theres some shopping too, i forgot the shopping. not for gifts though.

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        December 25, 2013 6:31 AM

        Wouldn't it be more like "Melly Chlistmas"?

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        December 25, 2013 7:13 AM

        I like to say happy holidays because it includes everyone.

        If I know the person well enough to know which holiday they are celebrating, I will say happy whatever holiday you are celebrating.

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        December 25, 2013 7:16 AM

        While I love your post, Mr. Milquetoast, let's just not fight today. :)

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        December 25, 2013 7:50 AM

        English loan words in Japan often don't have the same meaning as their English counterparts. In this case, "Merry Christmas" (メリークリスマス)is the action of eating fried chicken and being tentacle raped in the afternoon.

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        December 25, 2013 7:50 AM

        "Happy holidays" can be a PC way to shy away from offenses. Or it can be how I use it: a catch-all to roll all the different terms for Christmas and other celebrations into one friendly greeting.

        Be cool, man. Drink some milk, eat some toast, and be merry.

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      December 24, 2013 11:10 PM

      Merry Christmas!

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      December 24, 2013 11:17 PM

      \m/

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      December 25, 2013 12:33 AM

      :)

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      December 25, 2013 1:36 AM

      All of you guys are awesome :) Happy holidays to all!!!

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      December 25, 2013 1:49 AM

      Happy Holidays!

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      December 25, 2013 2:13 AM

      EAT IT.

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      December 25, 2013 2:51 AM

      Aw how sweet.

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      December 25, 2013 6:22 AM

      Happy holidays, Shack!

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      December 25, 2013 6:32 AM

      Merry Christmas!!!!

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      December 25, 2013 6:32 AM

      Happy holidays, shackers!!

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      December 25, 2013 6:53 AM

      You too Andrew, thanks for writing and saying stuff that brings me entertainment and enjoyment. And same to the other Shack staff. Be safe. Lots of love - Scott

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      December 25, 2013 7:15 AM

      Merry Christmas, everyone!

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      December 25, 2013 7:24 AM

      Yay, it was a good year!

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      December 25, 2013 11:25 AM

      A little late, but happy holidays and all that.