With the holiday season right around the corner we asked the GN staff what items they wanted to receive for the holidays. For the most part they are gamer related but we did have a few interesting exceptions and we hope this guide gives you some ideas of the cool stuff available this year.
Randy Kalista - Staff Writer
Shut up and get yourself matriculated into the prestigious ivy-league STFU institution from ThinkGeek
(established in 1337, get it?) and show your school spirit by wearing the official STFU tee or hoodie, available at thinkgeek.com.
Bag these three books for 25 bucks on Amazon: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, so you can finally become a part of the sci-fi cognoscenti; Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss, because your wholesale adoption of L33T speech has left you with only the faintest grasp of the English language; and Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, because we still desperately need to paint a human face on the Middle East.
Jay-Z, Kingdom Come, because anybody that can sit in a studio for 15 minutes, not write down a single word, step into a booth, polish off an entire track in a single take -- and repeat said process to create an entire album -- demands your attention and respect.
How I Met Your Mother - Season 1, because the sharp writing and clever concepts may be one thing, but Neil Patrick Harris (that's right, Doogie Howser) is hee-larious, Alyson Hannigan (the once and future this-one-time-at-band-camp girl) is the coolest chick you've never met, and the never-seen narrator is none other than the nefarious Bob Saget. This show may also single-handedly bring back the high-five.
Medieval 2: Total War. Ignore the critics that are possibly trying to be "evenhanded" by not passing out yet another Editor's Choice award to the folks at Creative Assembly. The previous entry, Rome: Total War, racked up dozens (dozens!) of 5 star reviews, and virtually every reviewer of Medieval 2 acknowledges that it's even richer and more rewarding than its predecessor. You need to do the math, even when we writers can't.
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