Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Console Games

For those of you still stumbling around looking for the perfect gift this holiday season, here are a few suggestions that may come in handy for that special adult gamer in your life. Including some of the best video games released this year, these titles are sure to please the person in your life who just can’t tear themselves away from their console.

From music and shooters to action and racing, here are a few suggestions this holiday season.

Review: ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’ for the PS3

Let’s face it; Batman is the man. More to the point, Batman is one of the greatest superheroes ever created, and the idea of jumping into his Bat-boots to fight his Bat-criminals is bound to make for great gameplay. Funny though that it’s been years since there was a great Batman game available. For that matter, there have been relatively few truly great superhero games to speak of, aside from Spider-Man 2 and the quasi-hero title, inFamous.

Bat-Pod zooms into Toronto

Warner Bros. hardly needs to do any work to promote the eagerly anticipated Batman sequel, The Dark Knight, but Toronto fans have a cool opportunity this week with the arrival of the Bat-Pod. That’s right, see Batman’s cool, new ride before the film debuts on July 18. Plus, the Tumbler, Batman’s “tank” from the first film will also be on-hand.

DVD Tuesday: ‘Batman Begins’ & ‘The Ruins’

This week in new releases, I take a look at the hot Blu-Ray launch of Batman Begins, plus reviews of the plant horror film, The Ruins; Bruce McDonald‘s edgy The Tracey Fragments; teenage comedy Charlie Bartlett; the dramatic thriller Towards Darkness; unofficial Spice Girls documentary, Raw Spice; and the latest television seasons arriving on DVD, including a collection from The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.