Merry Christmas/Happy Chanukah/Go Drink and Play Gears of War

Well, we’re just about ready to switch over to our CG skeleton crew here – remember, we’re announcing the winner of our Reader Response Contest at Noon EST tomorrow, so keep refreshing us until then. Otherwise, the CG guys will be popping in and out over the next week and we’ll have another contest next week for you poor buggers stuck in the data center for the week. I’ll be posting live from Warsaw, Poland, so if there are any Polish readers out there, drop me a line (john malpa crunchgear kropka com).

I just wanted to thank you all again for a great year. When Blake, Raj and I started this site last August, we were almost positive we were in over our heads. There were bigger — better(?) — sites in this space and we were nobody. Mike had faith in us and, apparently, so do you because you keep coming back. We sincerely appreciate it. Let’s also give a shout-out to Bryce who completed is 100th image for us — no mean feat — and supplied a little color to our staid and boring verbiage.

Safe travels, happy holidays, and we promise to bust some heads at CES for you guys when we get back.