The Bottom Line: With its impressive body tracking and unique, controller-free experience, Kinect is great for casual gaming parties and workouts--assuming you have enough room to play it. Read review
Specs: External, Game console, 3D motion controller, Wired
Specs: Microsoft Xbox 360 S - Game console, DVD, 512 MB, Matte black, 1920 x 1080
The Bottom Line: Now that Blu-ray has become the pre-eminent high-definition standard for discs, the Xbox 360 has yet to support it, but it still remains an excellent game console with a superior game library and online experience. Read review
Specs: Microsoft Xbox 360 - Game console, DVD, IBM PowerPC 3 cores 3.2 GHz, 512 MB ( 512 MB ) GDDR3 SDRAM - Integrated, 1920 x 1080
The Bottom Line: While it costs a bit more than it should, the DualShock 3 adds the rumble support that should've been present in the PS3 from the beginning. Read review
Specs: External, Game console, Game pad, Wireless, Black, Gamepad
Specs: External, Game console, PC, 4 pin USB Type A, wheel, pedals and gear shift lever set, Wired, 8-way D-pad, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista
Specs: Headset, Ear-cup (with behind-the-neck mount), 2.5 oz, Stereo, Play/pause button, Track select buttons, Volume control, Limited warranty - 1 year, Headset - Binaural
The Bottom Line: The iCade Mobile is a retro gaming oddity for the iPhone that adds physical buttons, but for a lofty $70 price. Its lack of universal compatibility, lack of analog sticks, and large size relegate it to strictly novelty status. Read review
Specs: Mac, Wireless, AA type
The Bottom Line: If you can get past its tedious setup, the AX Pro 5.1 Gaming Headset performs extremely well and is compatible with pretty much every gaming PC and game console except the Wii. Read review
Specs: Headset, Ear-cup, 5.1 channel surround, 8 speakers, 4 in each ear cup, 5.1 audio controller, Detachable microphone, Binaural
The Bottom Line: While it may not be a must-have upgrade for existing PSP owners, a host of subtle improvements make the latest Sony PSP (aka the PSP 2000) an even better deal for anyone looking for a solid portable gaming and multimedia device. Read review
Specs: Sony PSP Slim & Lite - Handheld game console, UMD (Universal Media Disc), Flash memory card, 333 MHz, 64 MB - Integrated, Piano black
The Bottom Line: Grand Theft Auto V is an absolute triumph that fires on all cylinders. It's a relevant, witty, and satirical experience that's as smart as it is completely addicting. Read review
Specs: Mature, Rockstar North, Action
Specs: Mature, Gearbox Software, Action, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may be stealing headlines, but Nintendo's latest Mario effort might be the best game of the holidays. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Nintendo, Action, 1-4 Players
Specs: Mature, Visceral Games, Action, Action - third person shooter, Science-fiction
The Bottom Line: The Xbox 360 remains a great video and gaming console, but fans will be better served by older 360 bundles -- or waiting for the Xbox One. Read review
The Bottom Line: The Last of Us is brutally realistic, often shocking, but undeniably fun to play. It's easily one of the year's best games and the strongest console exclusive in a long time. Read review
Specs: Mature, Naughty Dog, Action
The Bottom Line: With a smaller design, more energy-efficient operation, lower price tag, and built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, the PS3 Slim delivers a compelling package for an affordable price. Read review
Specs: Sony PlayStation 3 Slim - Game console, Blu-ray, IBM Cell Broadband Engine, 256 MB XDRAM - Integrated, Charcoal black, 1920 x 1080
The Bottom Line: With its extensive digital media features, a superior online service, and an excellent game library, the Xbox 360 remains the game console to beat. Read review
Specs: Microsoft Xbox 360 - Game console, DVD, IBM PowerPC 3 cores 3.2 GHz, 512 MB ( 512 MB ) GDDR3 SDRAM - Integrated, Spartan green and gold, 1920 x 1080
The Bottom Line: The most affordable of the current game systems, the Nintendo GameCube offers great graphics and good performance but few extras. Read review
Specs: Nintendo GameCube - Game console, Nintendo GAMECUBE disc, IBM PowerPC "Gekko" 485 MHz, 24 KB 1T-SRAM - Integrated, Black, 32-bit color
Specs: Headset, Semi-open, Black, 3.7 oz, Stereo, Volume control, Answer/end button, Play/pause button, Limited warranty - 1 year, Binaural
The Bottom Line: The Mad Catz MOJO is a micro-console running Android and comes with a full-on console-quality controller. It currently has no price or release date. Read review
The Bottom Line: The latest PS3 slims down to its smallest size ever while retaining
everything we like -- and a few things we don't -- about the
PlayStation 3 gaming console. Read review
The Bottom Line: With a slick new design, brighter screens, and a growing library of fun and innovative games, the Nintendo DS Lite is an impressive improvement over the original DS. Read review
Specs: Nintendo DS Lite - Handheld game console, Cartridge, 2
Specs: Everyone, Konami, Card Battle, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Plantronics's Pulsar 590A Bluetooth headset is a great choice for mobile power users who don't want to sacrifice quality for convenience. Read review
Specs: Headset, Over-the-ear, 0.2 lbs, Stereo, Headset - Binaural
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