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The game industry says happy holidays in 2013

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2013 was a banner year for the game industry. Microsoft and Sony brought us into the eighth generation of consoles with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, respectively, while the continuing rise of indie developers meant that self-publishing games on those new systems became an important battleground in the competition between the platform holders.

That's all suspended for the time being, though, as the year winds down and the holidays arrive. We've collected holiday cards for 2013 from developers, publishers, platform holders, public-relations agencies and other companies in the gallery below, and we'll continue to update this post as we receive more of them.

We'll start off the collection with a special animated card from ReedPOP, the company behind New York Comic Con, all the Penny Arcade Expos and other conventions, followed by the full gallery.

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Be sure to click the double-arrow icon in the top right corner of the gallery to see each card in its full glory. Here's the list of the cards, in order:

  • Monster Madness Online
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • DrinkBox Studios
  • Fire Hose Games
  • Game Developers Conference 2014
  • Guerrilla Games
  • Housemarque
  • Image & Form
  • Insight Editions
  • Mad Catz Interactive
  • Neocore Games
  • PikPok
  • Saints Row 4
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Think Jam
  • Treyarch
  • Twisted Pixel Games
  • Zen Studios
  • Iran Computer & Video games Foundation