Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Shopping for gamers? This guide should help

This holiday season, shopping for gamers isn't tough. Here are some video games to consider:

1. Skyrim (PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, $59.99 regular edition, $149.99 collector's edition): This is one of the hottest games this season. Why is it hot? You can slay dragons and save humanity, and do it at your own pace.
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii, $59.99 standard edition, $99.99 hardened edition): The opening day for this game broke every entertainment record for opening-day sales ($400 million). The game puts you into the boots of soldiers, teaming together to save the world.
3. Uncharted 3 (PS3, $59.99 standard edition, $99.99 collector's edition): This game takes you around the globe, searching for the Atlantis of the Sands.
4. Battlefield 3 (PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, $59.99 standard and limited editions): From the streets of Tehran, Iran, to the deadly skies, players have to stop a madman from blowing up NYC with a nuke.
5. Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii, standard edition $49.99, special limited edition, $69.99): Gear up to play as Link and journey below your kingdom to save your future lover, Zelda.
6. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360, standard edition $59.99, limited edition $79.99, Epic edition $149.99): Possibly the last Gears, this one offers a great story, action and suspense at every turn.
7. Forza 4 (Xbox 360, standard edition $59.99, Limited edition $99.99): From the Top Gear tracks and Jeremy Clarkson's silky voice to the ability to use your Kinect, this racing game is easy enough for anyone to pick up and enjoy and hard enough to force diehard gamers to prove their mettle.
8. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (Xbox 360, $39.99). An HD remake with 3-D support. And it looks awesome.
9. Sony PS3 3-D Display ($499): This is not a video game, but it would please any gamer. The 24-inch display has full HD (1080P), 240hz refresh rate and comes with active-shutter glasses and a game (Motorstorm Apocalypse).

To see more gifts for gamers and techies, go to for the full holiday gift guide videos.

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