Skip to main content

VIDEO GAMES - The Canadian Techie Holiday Gift Guide 2012


 Nothing can beat the feeling of tearing some gift wrapping paper to reveal the most must-have gadget around. From waiting in line on Boxing Day (Here in Canada) and scoring a awesome deal on a tablet or TV to trying to figure out what to get certain “Techie” in your life. You have come to the right place. In the next few posts, i will have a helpful graphic with some products to help ease your gift decisions.

Now onto the gamer in your life, below are just some of the awesome games that have come out this year that your recipient will surely appreciate. This list includes games ranging from first-person shooters to action adventure games. It also includes some "NEW" game consoles such as the all-new Nintendo Wii U.

GAMES

 
Dishonored (Xbox 360, PS3,  PC, Available Now)


 
NBA 2K1
3 (Xbox 360, PS3, Available Now)



 
Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360, PS3,  PC, Available Now)



 
NHL 13 (Xbox 360, PS3,Available Now)



 
Assassin’s Creed III (Xbox 360, PS3,  PC, Available Now)



 
Need For Speed: Most Wanted (Xbox 360, PS3,  PC, Available Now)



 
Far Cry 3 (Xbox 360, PS3,  PC,
Available Now )



 
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360, PS3,  PC, Available Now)



 
Halo 4 (Xbox 360, PS3,  Available Now)




 
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Xbox 360, PS3,  PC, Available Now)



 
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Xbox 360, PS3,  PC, Wii U, Available Now )



 
Hitman: Absolution (Xbox 360, PS3,  PC, Available Now)



 
New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U, Available Now)



 
ZombiU (Wii U,Available Now)


 
Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition (Wii U, Available Now)



 
Rabbids Land (Wii U, Available Now)



 
Scribblenauts: Unlimited (Wii U, Available Now)



 
Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth (Wii U, Available Now)



GAMING GEAR 


Super Slim Playstation 3 $299 (Assassin’s Creed III 500GB Bundle)

Wii U Deluxe Version is Shown
 
Wii U $299/349 (8GB Basic Version/32GB Deluxe Version) 



Xbox 360 $249*/299 (*4GB Kinect Family Bundle/ 250GB Kinect Bundle/
250 GB Bundle with Forza 4 & Skyrim Download / 320GB Limited Edition Halo 4 Console)

 
Nintendo 3DS XL $199 



PS Vita Console $249 (Console Only with Wi-Fi/Assassin’s Creed III: Libration Bundle/COD:Black Ops 2 Declassified Bundle)


 
PS Vita Console $299 (Console with 3G & Wi-Fi with Gravity Rush & Unit 13 Download Vouchers)


 
Kinect $100 (Standard Kinect System with Kinect Adventures)


Image Sources

http://fronttowardsgamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/dishonored_game-wide.jpg

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/71/04/25/49/0071042549188_500X500.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/77/Borderlands2boxart3.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bb/NHL_13_Cover.png/250px-NHL_13_Cover.png

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/mediawiki/apis.ign.com/assassins-creed-3/thumb/f/fc/Assassins-Creed-3-logo.jpeg/468px-Assassins-Creed-3-logo.jpeg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/91/Need_for_Speed,_Most_Wanted_2012_video_game_Box_Art.jpg

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121202145946/farcry/images/c/c6/Far_Cry_3_PAL_box_art.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8c/Call_of_Duty_Black_Ops_II_Game_Cover.png

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121031012240/halo/images/b/be/Halo_4_Standard_Edition_Small.png

http://postmedialeaderpost.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/medal_of_honor_warfighter-e1334284960499.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bd/Epic_Mickey_2_Boxart.PNG/256px-Epic_Mickey_2_Boxart.PNG

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bc/HitmanAbsolutionPackArt.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/03/New_Super_Mario_Bros._U_box_art.png/250px-New_Super_Mario_Bros._U_box_art.png

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/10/ZombiU_Box_Art_(Final).jpg/256px-ZombiU_Box_Art_(Final).jpg

http://www.nintendofuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Batman-Arkham-City-Armored-Edition-Wii-U_1350515985.jpeg

http://static2.cdn.ubi.com/ncsa/ubi.com/gamepages/rabbidsland/rland_logo.jpg

http://www.gamingvlog.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/936full-scribblenauts-unlimited-screenshot.jpeg

http://cache.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/298433_S/the-avengers-video-game-coming-marvel-avengers-battle-for-earth.jpg

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/09/27/Super_Slim_PS3_35454664_35454666_35454667_35454668_04_620x433.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2012/11/wiiureviewheader.jpg

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/videogames/detail-page/xbox360_2_large.jpg

http://www.3dsbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/3DSXL.jpg

http://www.sync-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Sync-PS-Vita-a-600x337.jpg

http://www.bestbuy.ca/multimedia/Products/500x500/102/10227/10227316.jpg

http://www.adafruit.com/adablog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/kinect1.jpg



Follow me on Twitter @sachinbahal and @canadian_techie
TheCanadianTechie YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/thecanadiantechie

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Nintendo Wii U Preview Event Recap

Nintendo had a press conference yesterday in New York called the "Wii U Preview Event".
Here are some of the highlights what Nintendo announced yesterday

Wii U Pricing and Release DateSome Wii U Features like Nintendo TViiThe Launch Title list and Game Pricing
Wii U Pricing and Release Date Nintendo revealed that the Wii U will be starting at $299.99 for the "Basic" Version. The "Basic" Version of the Wii U will include a white Wii U console with 8GB of storage (yes that's right only 8GB, for the basic version anyway), a GamePad, AC adapters, a Wii U Sensor bar, stands for the console and the GamePad and a HDMI Cable. The Deluxe Version that cost $349.99 includes all that is included in the Basic Version but all in black and instead of 8GB or storage, you get bumped up to 32GB and plus you will also get charging cradles and a FREE copy of Nintendoland. The Deluxe Version will also include access to "Digital Download" credit that can be used to do…

Happy Pi (3.141592654) Day!

Yes, Today and every March 14th it is what as known as Pi Day, why you may ask, it is because it is the 3rd month and the 14th day which is the first digits of the mathematical number known as Pi. So go out and enjoy some Pi along with these images to get you started and a song about Pi.





Google’s Blocks tool lets you create 3D objects in VR

Google has introduced a new creation tool for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, called Blocks. The tool helps to make 3D models easier to create. Google has made Blocks simple enough anyone to use, even if you don’t have any previous model creation experience.It’s supposed to be like building something with the blocks you would play with as a kid. To create an object in Blocks, you’re given some basic shapes, a colour palette and an “intuitive set of tools” which will let users quickly and naturally create almost anything to their heart’s desire.Here are some of the things you can make using Blocks.