14 Great Gift Ideas for Gamers

'Tis the season, gamers, when the leaves start to turn and the store shelves fill up with exciting new releases. Friends and families gather around the dinner table to enjoy each other's company and to celebrate the joy that comes from being together. Oh, and they also get together to exchange a mountain of gifts. We're not saying one is more important than the other but we'll leave it to you to make nice with your loved ones and concentrate on offering up some awesome gift ideas instead. Whether you're shopping for yourself or for a loved one, the following games, gadgets and gear will make their holidays a holly, jolly time indeed.

And on that note, let us take the time to wish you all a wonderful holidays. Regardless of how you celebrate the upcoming holiday season, we hope it's full of fun and joy. Also, be sure to stop by GamePro.com as we will have an expanded online Holiday Gift Guide with even more gift ideas!

Nintendo Wii

Nintendo's lovable console has something for everyone, from family hits to mature games for the hardcore gamer. As we went to press, there were even rumors circulating about a possible price drop to $199. Regardless of whether that's true or not, the Wii is going to be a must-have item on every gamer's wish list; but then again, considering how well it sold, there probably aren't many families who don't already own a Wii.

www.nintendo.com
$199

5 Must Have Wii Games

- A Boy and His Blob
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- Red Steel 2
- Dead Space Extraction
- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Microsoft Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is going strong with a sexy new price tag (the Elite version clocks in at $299), a robust library of games and a slick online service that lets you play games, watch Netflix movies and manage your Facebook profile. A new Halo title heads the list of Xbox 360 must-haves but there are plenty more to choose from thanks to the deep back catalogue of games.

www.xbox.com
$299 (Elite)

5 Must Have Xbox 360 Games

- Halo 3: ODST
- Modern Warfare 2
- Dante's Inferno
- Splinter Cell: Conviction
- Mass Effect 2

Sony Playstation 3

Armed with a new slim form factor and a reduced price, the time is right for the PS3 to gain some ground on its competitors. Sure, having God of War 3 ready in time for the holidays would have been a major coup but PS3 owners have some incredible offerings to choose from, including a slick Blu-ray compilation that packages Kratos' two previous adventures into one bundle.

www.playstation.com
$299 (Slim)

5 Must Have PS3 Titles

- Heavy Rain
- The Beatles: Rock Band
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- The Saboteur
- God of War Collection

PC Gamers Unite!

The PC is often overlooked but there's no shortage of amazing holiday titles on the store shelves. PC gamers also have some fantastic 2010 titles like Starcraft 2 andDiablo 3 to look forward to as well as amazing online services like Steam and GoG.com. Oh, and see that sexy PC system there in the background? That system comes courtesy of our awesome friends at Alienware.

www.alienware.com
$3999

5 Must Have PC Titles

- Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Deathspank
- Borderlands
- Left 4 Dead 2

Nintendo DSi

Nintendo continues its handheld dominance with the fantastic DSi. Not only can it play the entire DS catalogue but the DSiware service is home to some great downloadable hits like Pictobits and Base 10. Throw in the dual cameras and the Facebook functionality and the DSi might replace your iPhone as the only digital mobile device you need.

www.nintendo.com
$169.99

5 Must-Have DS Titles

- Scribblenauts
- Space Invaders Extreme 2
- The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
- Spore Hero Arena
- Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop

Sony PSP Go

Much like its bigger brother, the PS3, the PSP has gotten some work done and is now sporting a fresh new face and form factor. There's still no 2nd analog stick (come on, Sony!) but that doesn't stop the PSP from being one hell of a gaming platform. And thanks to some amazing titles like Gran Turismo, PSP owners will never have to worry about being bored when they're out and about.

www.playstation.com
$249

5 Must-Have PSP Titles

- Gran Turismo
- LittleBigPlanet
- Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
- Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines

Nintendo's lovable console has something for everyone, from family hits to mature games for the hardcore gamer. As we went to press, there were even rumors circulating about a possible price drop to $199. Regardless of whether that's true or not, the Wii is going to be a must-have item on every gamer's wish list; but then again, considering how well it sold, there probably aren't many families who don't already own a Wii.

www.nintendo.com
$199

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