Jeffrey LewisMerry Christmas and other Winter Holidays

A couple of months ago, Jane blogged about a computer game called DEFCON, which she observed was probably “more fun” than the various nonviolent strategy games making a big deal in our field.

Spencer Yip at Siliconera notes we can have both, at least during the holiday season:

DEFCON is one of those disturbingly dark games. Its tagline “everyone dies” is fairly accurate because that’s exactly what happens when you’re controlling a nuclear war from a remote PC. In the spirit of the holidays, one gamer turned the macabre to merry Christmas where you help Santa deliver presents instead of guiding nuclear missiles. Props go to the creators for their creativity. During Christmas the nukes go down and everybody wins.

Anyway, I’ve celebrated by photoshopping Santa onto a Common Aero Vehicle …