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Holiday Shopping Guide: 10 Cheap Buys for the Xbox 360


Alright, so there’s plenty of us out there that want to feel the Christmas spirit, but we also enjoy having money. Fear not! GameTaffy has the answer, and ten cheap (but still awesome) gift ideas for the Xbox 360!

Alan Wake

Metacritic: 83Alan Wake

Average Price: $14.00

With the recently announced Alan Wake: American Nightmare just around the corner, now is the perfect time to dive into this franchise. There have been opinions a plenty calling this game a much-needed resurrection of the classic horror story in gaming. Now, you can take on the role of a questionably psychotic hero for under twenty bucks. Not a bad deal, if you ask me.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Metacritic: 98Grand Theft Auto IV

Average Price: $15.95

One of the most critically acclaimed Xbox 360 titles of all time is now available for less than a pretty penny. Well, not literally, but you get the idea.

If you’re feeling especially generous, the Complete Edition of this title is available for just about ten dollars more at most locations and online retailers, which includes the DLC Episodes from Liberty City, The Lost & The Damned, and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

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GameTaffy Reacts to Spike’s VGAs


VGA 2011 adAlthough the Video Game Awards show is not the best award show, and it is definitely not the best representation of the video game industry. From start to finish, the show seems to revolve around trailers and celebrities. On the one hand, the celebrities keep casual gamers more focused and interested, and the trailers offer a level of excitement only matched by E3 trailers. Still, it would be nice if the award show showed awards.

Fortunately, GameTaffy took note of all the winners, and we are offering our thoughts about who won and why!

As a note, GameTaffy is not associated with Viacom or any of its affiliates. We are gamers, though, and as these are the Emmy’s of the video game world, we want to theorize why certain games and individuals won their awards. We didn’t agree with all the awards, but this is the Internet. Of course there’s something we disagree with!

On to the awards, leading to the Game of the Year and the Best Studio and Publisher of the year.

Best Action-Adventure Game:Batman Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham Asylum was a good game, but it was certainly slightly boring. Everything was made better in the sequel.

The game is open world, offers hundreds of side missions, and features fantastic gameplay and story.

As players go, they get more items and more awesome!

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Warner Brothers to Focus on More DC-Universe Games


Batman Arkham City

Warner  Brothers recently opened up a new studio called Warner Bros. Montreal to work on more super hero games, stemming from the success of Batman.  Warner Bros. realizes the success in the still-young video game market and would like to begin focusing on other popular DC characters.  So what is it that makes games like Batman Arkham City such a success?  Reid Schneider, vice president of Warner Bros. Montreal recently gave his insights to Industry Gamers.

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Holiday Shopping Guide: 5 Awesome Retail PC Games for 2011


Some say PC gaming is going downhill, but all the signs lately say no way with so many awesome games out this year and so many more to come.  Here are 5 games that PC gamers will want over the Holiday season.

Batman: Arkham City

Metacritic: 92

Average Price: $39.99

In this open world expansion Batman must keep the criminals of Gotham penned up and under control inside a super-prison that encloses a large part of the city of Gotham.

This expansion from the game Arkham Asylum has been getting nothing but rave reviews since its release.

Battlefield 3

Metacritic: 89

Average Price: $59.99

This third expansion of the Battlefield series keeps the virtual marines busy with its single player missions and MASSIVE multiplayer capabilities.  You can have double the number of multiplayers on a map for the PC version than you can for the console versions, meaning anyone who loves multiplayer should have this game very high up on the list.

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Holiday Shopping Guide: 10 Awesome PS3 Games from 2011


2011 was generous year when it comes to fantastic titles that were released for the PS3.  Here are the best games from a fruitful year in gaming!

Batman: Arkham City

Batman Arkham City

Metacritic: 92

Average Price: $59.99

ESRB: Teen

Arkham city is a sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum.  The player controls the dark knight, in a third person action adventure game.

Batman’s goal is to rid Arkham of the proverbial villains who have escaped from the asylum and are wreaking havoc among the city’s denizens.

One of the top titles of the year, Batman: Arkham City is an appropriate gift for Christmas lists this holiday season.

Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3

Metacritic: 85

Average Price: $59.99

ESRB: Mature

Another big title for 2011 is EA’s Battlefield 3.  Battlefield is a first person shooter in which the player controls a US Marine in single player and multiplayer combat that encompasses locales across the world.

Battlefield 3 has had quite the grudge match with Call of Duty when it comes to fans of both series.  Battlefield supporters argue that it is more realistic and believable, and they are right.

With a mature rating, this game is certainly for hardcore gamers, so moms be warned!

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