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<a href="" target="_blank">Super Mario RC Kart</a>- Everybody knows Donkey Kong is the best Mario Kart character. Oh, well, the Super Mario RC Kart will have to do. But be careful: We're pretty sure the warranty doesn't cover Koopa shell-related damage.

<a href="" target="_blank">Griffin Helo TC</a>- Smuggle yourself to the Pakistan border (or your office break room) and go commando with the Griffin Helo TC drone. No Pentagon billions are needed for this one -- just plug a dongle into your iPhone or iPad and a dedicated app transforms your iDevice into a controller.

<a href="" target="_blank">FRAGFX Shark 360</a>- If you love First Person Shooters but don’t have the crazy money to drop on a heavy duty gaming rig, we recommend the FRAGFX Shark for Xbox 360. It’ll let you throw away that Xbox controller and have the fine-tuned precision of mouse control as you blow away enemies at point blank or snipe them from afar. Just don’t tell anyone you’re using a mouse to play online or some angry Halo players might show up at your door and throw Cheetos at you.

<a href="" target="_blank">Rocksmith</a>- We know you have an impressive collection of fake, plastic guitars already, but you’re not gonna impress anyone by clacking on those things, even if you can beat Rockband on hard. Put away the toys and get down with Rocksmith instead. The game, coming in Xbox, PS3 and PC flavors, lets you plug in the guitar you already own to rock out to songs from Clapton to the Black Keys. Don’t have a guitar already? Ask Santa for the whole bundle and snag the game and a full size Epiphone axe all in one shot. Alternatively: Join a band. There’s something to be said for the whole “sex and drugs” angle.
$79/$199 bundled with a full size Epiphone guitar

<a href="" target="_blank">Optoma HD33 3D Projector</a>- Projectors are usually an expensive affair - and one that can pump out a 1080p 3D signal will likely cost you your first born - but Optoma is coming through with the cheapest 3D projector that still pumps out picture quality like you wouldn’t believe. Or maybe you would believe it. Either way, it’s damn impressive.

<a href="" target="_blank">Peerless Wireless HD</a>- Sick of delaying your gaming sessions because your girlfriend wants to watch America’s Next Top Biggest Food Brother Model Survivor? Get your game on by hooking up the HD Flow to your console and beam a 1080p signal to any room in your house, or even that projector you set up in the garage. You are now one step closer to that mancave you always wanted, but were too embarrassed by the connotations of the term “mancave” to build.

<a href="" target="_blank">Xbox 360 Wireless Bluetooth Headset</a>- If strangling yourself isn’t your thing (sexual asphyxiation might feel good, but it can be deadly) then cut the wires and opt for the brand new Xbox 360 Wireless Bluetooth headset. This little bugger has all the functionality you need for talking trash or commanding teammates on Xbox Live. The fact that it doubles as a headset for your Bluetooth enabled phone is just a bonus, like discovering your penis can also be used as a loofah.

<a href="" target="_blank">GAEMS G155 Gaming and Entertainment Mobile System</a> - Living your life out of a suitcase sucks...unless that suitcase happens to hold your Xbox or PS3 and has a 15” HD screen built into it, that is. The G155’s hardcore casing will protect your precious console whether you’re lugging it to your buddy’s house or across international borders. Handcuffing it to your wrist is totally optional (but totally kinky. If you’re into that sort of thing. If you are, er, call us?)

<a href="" target="_blank">Big Buck Hunter World</a>- Relive your best ever nights out in dive bars without any of that puking in a taxi, having sex in a bathroom stall, eating eight hot dogs, making a new best friend that you never even remember again, much less see, getting in a fight with a hobo, releasing the giraffes from the zoo or actually leaving your house. We didn’t think this one through – hang on, let’s start again. Relive that time you played Big Buck Hunter! Yep, that does it. Available from big sports retailers, this full-size arcade game will allow you to shoot deer without any of that messy “eat what you kill” business.
From $5499.99

<a href="" target="_blank">Alienware M14X Gaming Laptop</a>- PC Gamers know that there are only two ways to get yourself a rig; build it or buy one from Alienware. When it comes to a laptop, unless you have an engineering degree, you’re pretty much gonna want to stick with the pros. Alienware’s latest portable creation, the M14x, is a beast on the inside and a beauty on the outside with its awesome stylings, gorgeous 14” screen and big ol’ NVIDIA teeth that chew up frame rates and spit out victory.

<a href="" target="_blank">Lego Shuttle Expedition</a>- The shuttle program lives on... in Lego form. Sure, NASA may have shipped the remaining spaceships to museums to spend their golden years their golden years being gawked at by jorts-wearing tourists, but you can build your own galactic ark with 1,230-piece (not a typo!) Lego Shuttle Expedition set. Excuse us if we're too busy to put out next month's issue.

<a href="" target="_blank">NykoZoom for Kinect</a>- The dirty secret of the Xbox Kinect: You need a big, cleared-out room to make the motion-sensing magic work. By popping a wide-angle lens on the Kinect, the Nyko KinectZoom shrinks the space needed. Finally, the dorm-dwellers and Manhattanites can get in on the limb-flailing fun.

2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Gaming

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