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January 2015 Retro Gaming Article

January 3, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

SuperCell's Clash of Clans put some bonus elixir under the Christmas tree

Clash of Clans Christmas trees and presents I got a kick out of SuperCell's Christmas makeover of Clash of Clans. One morning I logged in to find a Christmas tree had been added to my village. Not long after, presents appeared around the tree - each packed with some bonus elixir.

I get into a super-festive mode around the holidays and it warms my heart to see game devs that will take the time to add some holiday cheer to their games. As a retro gamer with a fondness for game cartridges, I'm still getting used to the idea that someone can change a game in the background.

While we tend to become excited about additional game content flowing to our smart phones and consoles, too often that "flow" involves much needed fixes to broken releases. We've read about far too many such situations this past year. "Fix it in post" has become too significant in the rush to release games. It's also become all too easy to do.

But before I get off on a holiday rant, I'll say that SuperCell did a nice job adding Christmas cheer to Clash of Clans. Similarly, a spotpass placed Ugly Christmas Sweaters into my Tomodachi Life Import Wear shop. Needless to say all of my islanders were sporting an ugly sweater for Christmas!

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