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Posted on Nov 22, 2010 in Stuff We Like

Holiday Shopping Guide 2010: Games, Books, and More


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Some gamers know that one is never enough. One monitor, that is. For those gamers who enjoy using more than one monitor TrackIR ups the immersion level by using motion-sensing technology to see where the gamer is looking and scroll the view accordingly. [$149.95] Buy TrackIr

Razer makes some of the finest gaming peripherals around – everything from headsets to mice. Created by gamers for gamers, l337 gamers seeking to take it to the next level need high-quality peripherals to take it to that next step, and the Mamba is the mouse to do it with. Offering customizable sensitivity settings which go to a blistering 6000 dpi sensitivity, and on-board memory for storing macros for individual games the Mamba is the ultimate keyboard-and-mouse fragging. [$109.87] Buy Razer Mamba

Situational awareness in action games can often be the key to victory. Gamers neglect audible cues at their own peril. Rising to meet that need is another Razer product, the Megalodon. Incorporating the latest in audio technology, 7.1 Surround Sound, this headset is designed to provide a complete sound “picture” of the action. Serious action gamers will find the Megalodon a real advantage. [$144.99] Buy Razer Megalodon

Flight simmers are constantly searching for the best in realism. Modern air combat gaming jockeys are going to want to jump at the X65-F joystick and throttle. The X65 is different than other joysticks because, like its real-world counterpart, instead of moving, it remains fixed and instead measures the pressure exerted on it to determine how the plane should react. With more bells, whistles, and features than one might imagine, it has over 600 programmable commands. Which should keep any flight sim fan happy. [$329.99] Buy Saitek PRO Flight X-65F Combat Control System for PC

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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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