Special Wrap-Up: Decemberween 2013 Edition

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

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The holiday season is upon us once again. You’ve probably been spending time with family and friends, doing some last-minute Christmas Decemberween shopping, or both. That’s got to take a lot out of you. Why not relax with a few Decemberween-themed commercials courtesy of the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me)? Sit by the fireplace and enjoy these festive commercials in this week’s Special Wrap-Up.

Even this game got a Decemberween commercial, amazingly enough. One can only imagine how many kids were severely disappointed on Decemberween day.

Here are the highlights from this past week.

Phil Schipper reviews Forced for the PC and Wii U, Tyler Lubbin gives his impressions on Starbound for the PC and Jonathan Higgins reviews Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for iOS and Android.

Nintendo had a new Nintendo Direct this past week! Some of the highlights include the localization for Chibi-Robo: Photo Finder, Rosalina and Luma becoming a playable character in the upcoming Smash Bros. game, and Nintendo teaming up with Tecmo Koei for an interesting game tentatively titled Hyrule Warriors.

Speaking of which, Jonathan Higgins takes the opportunity to ease the fears of people who think Hyrule Warriors will suck.

Atlus revealed some new details about the upcoming North American release of Conception II, including what the Collector’s Edition of the game will include.

Josh Speer does another Top 10 Mega Man list. This time, he’s listing the cutest characters from the franchise.

Square-Enix announces the release date for the upcoming Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

Josh Speer recaps this past week of Smash Bros. screenshots in this week’s Smashing Saturdays. We also start a new feature in these recaps called Most Wanted Brawler, starting this week with Bowser Jr.

The voice cast for the English version of The Wind Rises has been announced.

Finally, Jonathan, Jared and Randy discuss their Top 5 games of 2013, their Most Anticipated Games of 2014, and more in this week’s installment of The Downpour Podcast.

About Kyle Emch

Kyle has been studying music at college for about three years now. He's played the piano since he was 6 years old and has been recently been learning how to write music. He has followed the Operation Rainfall movement on Facebook since it started and was happy to volunteer for the website. Just don't mention Earthbound or the Mother franchise around him.