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November 22, 2012

The Ultimate Holiday Video Game Gift Guide

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  • Action/RPG
  • PC/Mac
  • Rating: M 17+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Best Buy: $34.99 today
  • GameStop: $39.99 today

BORDERLANDS 2

  • First-person shooter
  • XB360/PS3/PC/Mac
  • Rating: M 17+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Wal-Mart: $25 today
  • Best Buy: $34.99 today
  • GameStop: $39.99 today

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION

  • Action/Adventure
  • XB360/PS3/PC
  • Rating: M 17+
  • MSRP: $59.99

MASS EFFECT 3

FOR THE YOUNGER CROWD (10 and up):

PLAYSTATION ALL-STARS BATTLE ROYALE

  • Action/Fighting
  • PS3/PSVita
  • Rating: T 13+
  • MSRP: $59.99 (PS3), $39.99 (PSVita)
  • GameStop: $39.99 w/ new PS3 console

Ever wanted to pit the “God of War” Kratos against Crash Bandicoot or Sly Cooper? “PlayStation All-Stars” takes a page out of Nintendo’s playbook, throwing dozens memorable Sony characters from throughout the game maker’s history in up to 4-player combat. If your gamer owns or has owned one of Sony’s consoles, this one promises a lot of crossover fun.

NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U

  • 2-D side-scrolling/Platformer
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • Rating: E 10+
  • MSRP: $59.99

As is tradition, a new Nintendo platform brings a new Super Mario Bros. Up to four players can jump in and change the level using Wii U’s new touchscreen gamepad. The additions of challenge mode and boost rush mode give much more mileage than the minigames that were tacked on to previous New Super Mario Bros. titles. As always, Super Mario Bros. is a formulated, time-tested classic. All gamers need apply.

FORZA HORIZON

  • Sports/Racing
  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Rating: T 13+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Wal-Mart: $15.00 today
  • Best Buy: $34.99 today
  • GameStop: $39.99 today

With roughly 200 cars, a legacy of impeccable auto racing mechanics in gaming and famed “Burnout” developer Criterion pulling the strings, Xbox exclusive “Forza Horizon” is a car nut’s dream come true. Racers will cruise around the Colorado countryside trying to up their race standings among the local speedsters, not unlike 2008’s “Burnout Paradise.” Fast and furious gamers will be in for a rush.

OTHER SUREFIRE WINNERS:

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