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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Activision Call of Duty: Black Ops

It's difficult not to call Black Ops the 'best Call of Duty ever' simply because it's the ultimate refinement of the franchise formula. With an interesting single-player narrative and a multiplayer component brimming over with content, it's an easy recommendation for a fanbase looking for the next big thing.

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  • 11th Nov., 2010
  • Tae K. Kim
  • Activision
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  • A polished refinement of the Call of Duty formula, offers a bevy of content that covers almost every expected base, single-player campaign is satisfying, multiplayer has enough depth to keep fans engaged for a long time
  • Cons:
  • The single-player plot can be clumsy at times and they still haven't completely eliminated those taxing moments where you have to throw lives away just to reach a specific checkpoint (they are relatively rare this time around though)
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