The miracle of Christmas snow different video games

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The miracle of Christmas snow different video games

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    Often during this wintery holiday time, white stuff that's a bit like pretty cotton wool rain falls from the sky. We are, of course, talking about snow. Snow has many functions. It can be made into a ball or even an odd sort of a man. Snow also appears in video games and is easily identifiable by its whiteness. Because there's no more magical time of the year to experience snow than Christmas, we thought now would be the perfect opportunity to make a list of 100 video games that have got snow in them. And here is that list. The miracle of Christmas snow via the medium of 100 different video games...


    1. Actua Soccer

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    Above: Don't go assuming that the developers have overcooked the footprint effect. Traditional football arenas were the origin of the phrase "pitch black". This is a lie



    2. Angry Birds

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    Above: True fact (that is also a lie): Low ambient temperatures have a calming sedative effect on the avian brain, hence the fact that there are only two angry birds here
    3. Ape Escape

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    Above: Scientists once put an ape on skis. It went wrong, and many people died
    4. Arctic Thunder


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    Above: Berets. Not advisable as a cold weather protective garment, but oh so fashionable
    5. Avatar Snowball Fight


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    Above: If Quake III had a slippy slidey ice world, it would be absolutely nothing like this
    6. Banjo-Kazooie


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    bove: Mario's snowmen were so nice. Why are Banjo's such utter bastards? Snowbastards, they should call them
    7. Batman: Arkham City


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    Above: Cold winter air. Brilliant for cooling one's armpits after a long night fighting crime
    8. Batman Returns


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    The miracle of Christmas snow via the medium of 100 different video games

    Don't just dream of a white Christmas, experience one right here with your GamesRadar friends

    Words: David Houghton, Matt Cundy, Nathan Irvine on January 1, 2012

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    Often during this wintery holiday time, white stuff that's a bit like pretty cotton wool rain falls from the sky. We are, of course, talking about snow. Snow has many functions. It can be made into a ball or even an odd sort of a man. Snow also appears in video games and is easily identifiable by its whiteness. Because there's no more magical time of the year to experience snow than Christmas, we thought now would be the perfect opportunity to make a list of 100 video games that have got snow in them. And here is that list. The miracle of Christmas snow via the medium of 100 different video games...
    1. Actua Soccer

    [​IMG]Above: Don't go assuming that the developers have overcooked the footprint effect. Traditional football arenas were the origin of the phrase "pitch black". This is a lie
    2. Angry Birds

    [​IMG]Above: True fact (that is also a lie): Low ambient temperatures have a calming sedative effect on the avian brain, hence the fact that there are only two angry birds here
    3. Ape Escape

    [​IMG]Above: Scientists once put an ape on skis. It went wrong, and many people died
    4. Arctic Thunder

    [​IMG]Above: Berets. Not advisable as a cold weather protective garment, but oh so fashionable
    5. Avatar Snowball Fight

    [​IMG]Above: If Quake III had a slippy slidey ice world, it would be absolutely nothing like this
    6. Banjo-Kazooie

    [​IMG]Above: Mario's snowmen were so nice. Why are Banjo's such utter bastards? Snowbastards, they should call them
    7. Batman: Arkham City

    [​IMG]Above: Cold winter air. Brilliant for cooling one's armpits after a long night fighting crime
    8. Batman Returns

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    Above: Snow-based crime-fighting was easier in the '90s. It only attacked from two directions
    9. Battlefield: Bad Company 2

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    Above: Nine captions in and we haven't even resorted to a snow pun yet. Impressive. How long will we last? Place bets now
    10. Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg


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    Above: The thing that confused Billy most about Totoro's evil goat-legged purple brothers was just why the hell did they wear belts without any trousers anyway? It was just disturbingly kinky


    11. Braid

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    Above: Faint it may be, but that snow is actually a densely-layered, hard-hitting metaphor for man's inherent fear of a godless universe. Just ask Jonathon Blow
    12. Brutal Legend


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    Above: This snow is just snow
    13. Bully



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    Above: It takes a total badass to go out in public in a jumper like that. Look at Jimmy's eyes. "Yeah, I'm a badass in a Christmas jumper. Watcha gonna do about it?", they seem to say
    14. Burnout 3: Takedown



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    Above: This snow is made even cooler by the fact that it is draped across what looks suspiciously like the three peaks of Big Mountain from SSX 3. No, we didn't notice at first either
    15. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2



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    Above: Soap's mum was adamant that he would wear the embarrassing new scarf she had knitted him. He had to get away
    16. Cannon Fodder

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    bove: Don't let his endearing cherubic looks fool you. That snowman is a sleeper agent and in a minute he's going to blow that igloo sky high. The guy in inappropriate camo is just a diversion
    17. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow


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    Above: Gabriel gazed wistfully out across the frozen waters. The poignant truth hit him like an icicle to the heart. He was in a really, really boring screenshot
    18. Christmas NiGHTS


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    Above: This one had to go in. We work with Justin. You have no idea how bad it would get
    19. CJ's Elephant Antics



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    The miracle of Christmas snow via the medium of 100 different video games

    Don't just dream of a white Christmas, experience one right here with your GamesRadar friends

    Words: David Houghton, Matt Cundy, Nathan Irvine on January 1, 2012

    28 Comments
    Email



    Share / Save

    11. Braid

    [​IMG]Above: Faint it may be, but that snow is actually a densely-layered, hard-hitting metaphor for man's inherent fear of a godless universe. Just ask Jonathon Blow
    12. Brutal Legend

    [​IMG]Above: This snow is just snow
    13. Bully

    [​IMG]Above: It takes a total badass to go out in public in a jumper like that. Look at Jimmy's eyes. "Yeah, I'm a badass in a Christmas jumper. Watcha gonna do about it?", they seem to say
    14. Burnout 3: Takedown

    [​IMG]Above: This snow is made even cooler by the fact that it is draped across what looks suspiciously like the three peaks of Big Mountain from SSX 3. No, we didn't notice at first either
    15. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    [​IMG]Above: Soap's mum was adamant that he would wear the embarrassing new scarf she had knitted him. He had to get away
    16. Cannon Fodder

    [​IMG]Above: Don't let his endearing cherubic looks fool you. That snowman is a sleeper agent and in a minute he's going to blow that igloo sky high. The guy in inappropriate camo is just a diversion
    17. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

    [​IMG]Above: Gabriel gazed wistfully out across the frozen waters. The poignant truth hit him like an icicle to the heart. He was in a really, really boring screenshot
    18. Christmas NiGHTS

    [​IMG]Above: This one had to go in. We work with Justin. You have no idea how bad it would get
    19. CJ's Elephant Antics

    [​IMG]Above: This one too
    20. Colin McRae Rally 2005


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    Above: High gear, low speed. Textbook snow driving. Well he's got it half-right anyway. It's a start...

    21. Command & Conquer: Red Alert

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    Above: It was Christmas Eve, and that meant only one thing. The whole town rushed to the mountains for the traditional eating of the giant festive omelette
    22. Crash Bandicoot


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    Above: The penguins were attacking, but Crash didn't mind. He knew he had a long and successful career ahead of him as a much-loved video game mascot, and life was good. Crash was an idiot


    23. Croc

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    Above: Croc gazed happily at the shimmering facets of the crystal in front of him. He knew he had a long and successful career ahead of him as a much-loved video game mascot...
    24. D2


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    Above: Laura was pissed off. Her left leg had been stuck in the snow for days, and now her right one had completely frozen up
    25. Dead or Alive 2


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    Above: 25 captions without a snow pun! How long can we keep this going!? No-one knows! It's exciting, isn't it?
    26. Dirt 3


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    Above: Not sure why 'dirt' takes precedent over the other surfaces in the game. Asphalt or Snow 3 works just as well, right?
    27. Donald Duck in The Lucky Dime Caper



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    Above: Granted, it looks more like custard on top of a past-its-sell-by-date Christmas pudding, but that is indeed snow in the background
    28. Donkey Kong Country



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    Above: The intense snow here is so bad that Diddy is sheltering away from it up Donkey Kong's ass
    29. Dragon Quest VIII

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    Above: Not pictured here is the winter wonderland that made us think of this area in the first place
    30. Earthworm Jim

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    31. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind



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    Above: Hands up if your tiny zombie balls have long frozen off
     

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