Holiday gift guide for gamers

Best gaming gifts and gadgets to buy this holiday season

2010 was a bumper year for gaming. From January onwards, there has been an avalanche of great video games and gaming peripherals vying for gamers' dollars. In the following slideshow, we highlight some of the best products of the year for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP and Nintendo DS. If you're stumped on what to get your gaming buddy this Christmas, make sure it's something from this list. To read our in-depth review, click on the image for each product.

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MTV Games Rock Band 3

The bar for music games has been irrefutably raised. Like magic, gamers can now be transformed into musicians... provided they don't run screaming for the hills at the first sight of a barre chord.

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  • 29th Oct., 2010
  • Joe Rybicki
  • MTV Games
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  • Pros:
  • Pro guitar and keyboards will turn gamers into real musicians -- really, set list is full of unexpectedly excellent instrumentation, keyboards are surprisingly fun (even in legacy mode), smart new additions to interface and career mode.
  • Cons:
  • Pro guitar trainer could be more user-friendly, pro guitar and keys could be prohibitively challenging for players with no music experience, set list may prove too varied for players interested in specific genres
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