The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 29, 2013

The Ultimate Holiday Video Game Gift Guide | Part V

When it comes to gift shopping, the wide world of electronic gaming can be daunting if the only controller you’re used to just changes channels. This guide is a comprehensive list of can’t-miss gifts for the gamers on your holiday shopping list - made up of the year’s most highly acclaimed video game releases and Black Friday and online-only deals that will save you some scratch.

Part V | Only on Xbox One

This year, Microsoft released its brand new console, the Xbox One. Although both the Xbox One and its competitor, the Playstation 4, have well-rounded and robust titles available at launch, the games below were hand-picked as the most anticipated titles exclusive to the Xbox One.

Killer Instinct

  • Fighting
  • Rating: T 13+ (Regular edition)/M 17+(Ultimate edition)
  • MSRP: Free (Regular edition)/$19.99 (Combo Breaker Pack)/$39.99 (Ultra Edition)/$59.99 (Pin Ultimate Edition)
  • Perfect for: Gamers who like to punch, kick and grapple their way to victory or anyone who needs a good stress reliever
  • Buy it on Xbox One here

Forza Motorsport 5

  • Racing
  • Rating: E
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Perfect for: Gamers who feel the need for speed or anyone who can't afford to buy, customize and race exotic cars in real life

Dead Rising 3

  • Survival horror/Action
  • Rating: M 17+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Perfect for: Walking Dead fans or gamers who like exploring open-ended, post-zombie-apocalyptic worlds while decapitating hordes of undead with a chainsaw-staff - because chainsaw-staffs are a thing in this game

Ryse: Son of Rome

  • Action
  • Rating: M 17+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Perfect for: Spartacus, 300 or Gladiator fans or gamers who always wanted to storm a beach fortress with only a gladius, a tower shield and their best warrior-brothers at their flank

Crimson Dragon

  • Action/Shooter
  • Rating: T 13+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Perfect for: Fans of the Panzer Dragoon series or any gamer who thinks flying on the back of the dragon and blowing things up with laser breath is cool
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What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

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