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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.
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GTA’s Liberty City explodes again in ‘The Ballad of Gay Tony’

Five days have passed since Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony went up on Xbox Live, and I'm sorry to say I haven't had a moment to check out what I'm betting is a damn good game. Sure, I know I should be impartial before I play anything I'm going to review, but let's just be honest with ourselves; the first chapter in Grand Theft Auto's downloadable content (The Lost and Damned) was genius. It was also one of the best add-ons I've ever played, and even with the somewhat hefty price tag (it was 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live), it was worth every credit.

‘GTA IV’: Carnage in the sandbox

For the last two weeks, I've been playing Grand Theft Auto IV, and as my first GTA title, I was a bit surprised; it was not nearly as dark as I expected. Based on all of the things I've read, and things I've seen, I thought the game's anti-hero (Niko Bellic) would step off the boat and start blowing people away on the street.