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Posted on Nov 22, 2010 in Stuff We Like

Holiday Shopping Guide 2010: Games, Books, and More


Fun At Home

It’s raining. What accessory spells gamer-cool more than Blade Runner? An umbrella from the movie, of course. [$24.99]

Home sweet home. Time to unwind. Pop open a bottle of wine…with a corkscrew that has a Klingon ship on it. Uber cool. [$19.99]

For the World War II cookie eater in your life, Kitchen C’s DeHavilland Mosquito shaped cookie cutter might be a crowd pleaser.  [$14.99]

While you’re at it, pick up one shaped like a B-17, too.  [$14.99]

Here is a new product, shipping in early December apparently, but one that caught our eye. It is a bottle opener shaped like a round of ammunition. It is a little pricey, but will certainly be something for the person who has everything. [$35.00] Buy Ammo Bottle Opener

Some gamers prefer gaming in the dark. That doesn’t mean they have to be blind, though. The Cyborg gaming keyboard allows for customized color setting for the keys, highlights the WASD keys commonly used for movement, and offers a number of features including turning off the Windows Key which can suddenly toggle gamers right out of the action at the worst possible time. A great gift for the gamer who enjoys gaming in the dark, or the light. Buy Cyborg Gaming Keyboard [$59.95]

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  1. Civilization V is a thoroughly buggy game, and thoroughly lacking in any sort of viable mechanics. It’s as if the developers forgot the basic foundations of their series, since every mechanic, when traced back to the heart of the game, is ultimately unstable and poorly thought out.

    Even the one unit per tile mechanic is, while not obviously at first, a fundamentally broken and poorly implemented idea.

    If you still want a superb empire-building game, you’re better off getting Civilization IV, which possesses decent graphics and perfect, varied, balanced mechanics. Plus it has the best theme song for a game, ever.

    I’d pass on Civ V. Starcraft II, however, is a triple platinum title, and worth every dime.

  2. You missed a very good book- Caroline Princess Of Wales & Other Forgotten People of History by Strategic Publishing,USA.
    Similar to Skulldugery.


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