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Posted on Nov 22, 2010 in Stuff We Like

Holiday Shopping Guide 2010: Games, Books, and More


Action Games

Mount & Blade – Warband [Armchair General Review] [description] is the sequel to a highly popular game set during the middle ages. Players work to build up their warband, slowly accumulating power and charging off to defeat their foes. Featuring new multiplayer games as well as single-player ones, this game is perfect for the gamer who wants to charge down his foes on horseback. [$27.30] Buy Mount & Blade: Warband

Arma II Operation Arrowhead [Armchair General Review] [description] is a stand-alone expansion to the highly popular Arma II series. Offering a high-quality military grade FPS experience, players are thrust into virtual world with over 300 units which can range from the AH-64 Apache helo to the M1A2 Abrams tank. Make sure you know the system speeds of the player’s PC before buying, because Operation Arrowhead is a memory hog. [$28.49] Buy Arma 2 – Operation Arrowhead

Like Zombies? Your gamer friend simply will not regret the gift of the dead; Left 4 Dead 2 [description] brings Zombies into the First Person Shooter realm in spectacular fashion.  You can purchase Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2 in a bundle through the Steam store for $29.99 (digital version only, but you can give this as a gift). This bundle has recently been on sale for $9.99 so check back often!

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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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