The Bottom Line: The Nintendo 3DS successfully offers a glasses-free 3D experience that needs to be seen to be believed. A weak start out of the gate has been all but forgotten thanks to a bevy of compelling releases on online downloadables since launch. Read review
Specs: - Pocket game, Nintendo 3DS, Cartridge, Cosmo black
The Bottom Line: The AX 720 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, Stereo, Dolby Headphone technology, Volume control, Headset - Binaural
Specs: Games - adventure, Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational, Action - adventure, Miscellaneous - arcade
The Bottom Line: Dishonored reminds us a lot of the last BioShock game, with a bigger focus on stealth. Read review
Specs: Mature, Arkane Studios, Action, Role playing game (RPG) - action RPG, Role playing game (RPG) - first person
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: It's a bit rough around the edges, but ultimately Far Cry 3 closes 2012 on an excellent note, easily making it one of the year's best. Read review
Specs: Mature, Ubisoft Montreal, Action
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Level 5, Role-Playing, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Vice City Stories is more like a sidestep for the franchise--it's a great deal of typical GTA fun, but doesn't really move the series forward in any meaningful way. Read review
Specs: Mature, Rockstar Leeds, Action, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: The Ultimate Ears Loud Enough Earphones are an excellent choice for parents of tweens who want to protect their children's ears from overly loud music listening. Read review
Specs: Headphones, In-ear, Plum, 0.5 oz, Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, Headphones - Binaural
Specs: Headphones, Ear-bud, 0.5 oz, Stereo, Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, Extra Bass, Sweat resistant, Limited warranty - 2 years, Headphones - Binaural
Specs: Headphones, In-ear, Gray, 0.4 oz, Stereo, Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, Sweat resistant, Limited warranty - 2 years, Headphones - Binaural
The Bottom Line: Microsoft's Flight Simulator X provides a mind-boggling level of depth and breadth--if you don't mind some less than stellar frame rates. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Microsoft Game Studios, Simulation, Simulation - civilian plane flight, Realistic, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: With PC compatibility, the wired Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller makes a fine choice for a fourth controller. Read review
Specs: External, Game console, Game pad, Wired
The Bottom Line: No other multiplayer-focused action game has this much to offer. Read review
Specs: Mature, Epic Games, Action, First-Person Shooter, Sci-Fi, 1-32 Players
The Bottom Line: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a stupendous thrill ride that shouldn't be missed. Read review
Specs: Mature, Rockstar North, Action, 1 Player
Specs: Mature, Ninja Theory, Action
Specs: Mature, Telltale Games, Compilation, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: User-created routines and plenty of new activities make Wii Fit Plus a vast improvement on the original, although some important omissions stop it from being a standout. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Nintendo, Exercise / Fitness, Sports - fitness, Realistic
The Bottom Line: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the big, bold, and beautiful sequel you hoped for and is sure to bewitch you for countless hours. Read review
Specs: Mature, Bethesda Game Studios, Role-Playing, Role playing game (RPG) - first person, Fantasy
Specs: Mature, Io Interactive, Action
Specs: Headset, Ear-cup, 10.1 oz, Stereo, Volume control, Built-in FM radio, Limited warranty - 1 year, Headset - Binaural
The Bottom Line: Portal 2 is an accessible, clever, and downright hilarious adventure into the eccentric world of Aperture Science. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Valve Software, Action, Miscellaneous - puzzle, Fantasy
The Bottom Line: Even if the new bells and whistles aren't enough to bring back established fans, this is still Lego Star Wars at its finest. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Traveller's Tales, Action, Action - adventure, 1-2 Players
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