Holiday Gamer’s Guide 2009

This year’s Holiday Gamer’s Guide is going to be a little different in the fact that it’ll be more extensive.  I’m adding all kinds of things in the guide to help you have a Christmas that’s filled with even more awesome sauce.  So you can expect a range of games and accessories that cover multiple consoles and areas.  There’s even a hint inside that will turn your snack habits during gaming into something healthier.

Have you been naughty or nice?  In some cases being naughty might be okay so let’s just move on to some good, interesting and weird ideas when searching for gifts this holiday season.


What kind of guy would I be if I didn’t give you the inside look at this year’s games that I’ve either played or heard good things about.  You want to do your shopping the right way don’t you?  Let the Holiday Gamer’s Guide 2009 be that which guides you.

Some of the games listed are rated M so be sure you know what that is before you head out to grab it.  The ESRB rating M is for Mature and contains content for those 17 years of age or older. (and sometimes I’d suggest even older)

Here’s an outline of what’s inside to help you along.  As you can see I’ve added sections for the Nintendo DSi and miscellaneous.  Keep your bookmarks here as I’ll probably be updating this guide over the next few weeks.

Page 2 – Family & Music
Page 3 – Xbox LIVE Arcade
Page 4 – Nintendo DSi, Misc
Page 5 – Action, RPG & Shooters
Page 6 – Accessories

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They call me "The Velvet Voice". I'm a Microsoft Xbox MVP and Author of the Day 8 New Human War book series on I like sunshine, games and large amounts of money. You can follow me on Twitter @deaconblade. Take a look at my About Me Bio for more on what I do.

16 Responses to “ Holiday Gamer’s Guide 2009 ”

  1. Good list thanks.
    I likeed Castle Crashers but never played it enough!

    Borderlands, well all of U360 loves Borderlands LOL

    Be aware Dragon’s Age is an awesome game but the PS3 version IS better. I opted for that one because the 360 doesn’t look as good and has some other graphical issues. See the Gamespot review for more details.

    I need to buy that energizer charge station, I have been eyeing it recently!

  2. boston you should definitely play Castle Crashers its awesome.
    haven’t played dragon age, but i saw it on the 360. and it looked really bad. i’ve got it for the pc ( yes pirated i know i’m bad. ) but have only made a character yet. and seen the first dialog. it couldn’t grab me like their other games did.

  3. @Boston.. not me yet for BL lol =]

  4. x352x pH, oh you will soon enough! LOL

  5. Great guide again Deac! I’m debating between AC II and Dragon Age right now.

  6. I actually want a GPS reciever for Chistmas, to go GeoCaching.

  7. GPS would be nice. @Nuclear, thanks dude. just remember to drink healthy (you get the hint) ;)

  8. Hmmm, never tried Hint. I’d rather have my Jarritos.

  9. i’ve never tried any of the “healthy water” myself. Hint was my first and raspberry lime was full of win lol :)

  10. Deac, i used the “find HINT in a store near you” search bar, and i put in my zip code and this is what it said, “There are no results near your location (34474).” lol wtf, it couldnt say like nearest location: Alaska or something? lmao

  11. yeah that’s the bad’s not available everywhere just yet.

  12. And NYtimes games to avoid, I own like more than half of them LOL

  13. lol, in that article there’s a link for like “10 cool games that are uncool for you kids” or something and they gave alternatives for each of the games …gay. lol

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