It's that time of year again, where people storm stores looking for the
perfect gifts for the loved ones in their life. What do you do if
you've got a gamer in your life? Gamers are a rare breed identified not
only by what they like but what they hate. To help frustrated
shoppers we present the following holiday guide as a list of things
that have our staff want to have in their grubby mitts by the end of the
month. The responses are varied (new writer Shawn sent in a mere
paragraph while long time writer Cyril sent in something that could be
considered a gaming manifesto). We hope these lists help you find
something that will help you spread some digital cheer this holiday
Shawn Kendrick - Staff Writer
An XBox 360
with all the trimmings (spare wireless
controller and wireless network connection). Just as obviously a Sony
with a copy Clerks
on UMD. Of course I'll need a big new HD TV to fully enjoy that
new XBox 360. More importantly I'm going to need a lot of time to
enjoy all this stuff so some personal QT would be nice.
Matt Mirkovich - Staff Writer
Fatal Frame 3: The Tormented
- After the last Fatal Frame
game for PS2 and the stellar directors cut for the XBox it'
s about time a new one came out, and it'
s looking even freakier than the last two combined.
Word on the street is that it also runs in progressive scan, sign me up!
Beatmania IIDX 10th Style - For the music minded importer out there, this is
a fabulous must have game from our friends in the far east. 88 tracks of music
with a new Beginners mode will teach every gamer that it's
okay to be a fan of house music.
Deep Discounted Sleeper Titles - For twenty bucks or less right now you
could get any of the following games: Shadow Hearts Covenant, Psi-Ops The
Mindgate Conspiracy, Front Mission 4, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, Phantom
Brave. A lot of these games are still readily available at your neighborhood
Slime Hori Controller - Remember those damnable slimes from Dragon Warrior?
Well they are back, in controller form, it fits great in the hands and just
looks cute. For those who are straight up collectors you can display it in its
case for all the world to see.
X-box 360 Peripherals - You want to help out that friend who just bought a
360 for Christmas? Get him another controller, or a battery recharge kit, there
are a tons of things out there to accessorize a 360 with, so help a buddy out
and get him something he needs, maybe even a Gold Membership to X-box Live.
A new HD-TV - Really grasping for straws on this one, but if you've got a sweet-heart who's
still rocking the 19' CRT television
with outdated RCA inputs, maybe it's
time to pick him up something new, or at least better than what he/she's got now. About four hundred bones will get you a
good flat screen TV or a small but decent HD ready monitor that can double as a
A Prinny plushie - It's a Prinny
dood! If you loved them in Disgaea then you have to get them in plushie form.
Available at the Nippon Ichi website, you'll
find a new undead friend to go along with your teddy bears.
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