Holiday gift guide for gamers

Best gaming gifts and gadgets to buy this holiday season

2010 was a bumper year for gaming. From January onwards, there has been an avalanche of great video games and gaming peripherals vying for gamers' dollars. In the following slideshow, we highlight some of the best products of the year for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP and Nintendo DS. If you're stumped on what to get your gaming buddy this Christmas, make sure it's something from this list. To read our in-depth review, click on the image for each product.

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Microsoft Halo: Reach

An epic story, incredible pacing, and a spot-on mix of old and new elements make Reach's campaign Halo's best yet. Oh, and when you've finished the story mode, plan on spending a large chunk of your life in the massive online universe. Any way you cut it, Halo: Reach is a fantastic swan song for Bungie, and it leaves behind a Spartan-sized set of boots for 343 Industries to fill.

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  • 13th Sept., 2010
  • Matt Cabral
  • Microsoft
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  • Pros:
  • Expertly paced storytelling and carefully crafted gameplay, delivers the best Halo campaign to date, multiplayer fans get even more bang for their buck with Reach's bottomless suite of online options.
  • Cons:
  • It's still Halo -- so if you didn’t like it before Reach probably won't change your mind.
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