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November 22, 2012

The Ultimate Holiday Video Game Gift Guide

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  • Rhythm/Dance
  • XB360/PS3/Wii/Wii U
  • Rating: E 10+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Best Buy: $24.99 today
  • Wal-Mart: $25 today
  • GameStop: Buy "Just Dance 4", get "Just Dance 3" free

DISNEY EPIC MICKEY 2: THE POWER OF TWO

  • Action/Platformer
  • XB360/PS3/Wii/Wii U/PC/Mac
  • Rating: E 10+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Wal-Mart: $25 today (Wii)
  • Best Buy: $29.99 today (Wii)

PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER ‘13

  • Sports/Soccer
  • XB360/PS3/PC
  • Rating: E 10+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • GameStop: $49.99

NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED

  • Sports/Racing
  • XB360/PS3/PC
  • Rating: E 10+
  • MSRP: $59.99, PC: $49.99
  • Wal-Mart: $25 today (360/PS3/Wii)
  • GameStop/Best Buy: $29.99 today (360/PS3)

GREAT HANDHELD GAMES ON-THE-GO

KINGDOM HEARTS 3D: DREAM DROP DISTANCE

  • Action/RPG
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Rating: E 10+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Best Buy: $14.99 today
  • GameStop: $19.99 today

The menagerie of iconic Disney characters mashed up with memorable heroes and villains from two decades' worth of games from beloved RPG maker Square-Enix — what's not to love? After years of spin-offs, this is the first direct sequel to 2006's "Kingdom Hearts 2" and is a killer addition to the growing Nintendo 3DS library. No one does RPGs like Square-Enix and the nostalgia from meeting and fighting alongside your favorite Disney characters in its world makes this one endearing to gamers of all ages.

GRAVITY RUSH

  • Action/Platformer
  • Sony PlayStation Vita
  • Rating: T 13+
  • MSRP: $39.99

This visually stunning action game is the first Vita title that really shows what the handheld can do. Players control gravity to traverse between the floating, blasted levels and get the drop on enemies in combat — all at breakneck speeds. With a visual style inspired by Japanese animation and slick, psychedelic cutscenes, this one's for the action anime fans.

POKÉMON BLACK & WHITE VERSION 2

  • Turn-based RPG
  • Nintendo DS/3DS
  • Rating: E 10+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Wal-Mart: $29.96 today
  • CostCaptain.com: $30.99 (Black) (White)

This Japanese role-playing game giant continues to enthrall new generations of young gamers with its simple-to-learn yet complex-to-master mechanics ... and merchandise and spin-offs. After more than 10 years and 500 new Pokémon to catch, battle and trade, its popularity speaks for itself.

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ADVENTURE TIME: HEY ICE KING! WHY’D YOU STEAL OUR GARBAGE?!

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