Christmas is coming. I know this because I live right next to Westfield Parramatta, and I'm constantly trying to drown out Paul McCartney's 'Wonderful Christmas Time'. To 'celebrate' having to spend loads of cashola on your 'loved' ones, we thought it might be helpful to create some gift guides for you. Via the gift of stereotypes, we're going to try and target each of our guides at a specific group of people.
First up: a gift guide for the girl who sometimes plays games, but doesn't really.
Now don't get me wrong, this is not one of those horrible, slighly sexist 'how to get girls gaming' gift guides, goodness knows I've written enough of those, this is more of a guide to buying game related gifts for a girl who doesn't really play games all that often.
SUGGESTION #1 Kinect with a copy of Dance Central: $199.95 plus $89.95 Truly Dance Central is a gift suitable for anyone, and I'm probably going to include it in every gift guide we do (even our 'Burly, VB Drinking Truck Driver Guide'). But, specifically, for the girl who is tech savvy and has a passing interest in gaming, Dance Central is where it's at. It's accessible, has wow factor, and has a top notch, pop soundtrack. It really is an amazing amount of fun.
To quote one Ralph Wiggum, it's 'unpossible' to not have fun with this game. Good luck working out what that sentence means.
SUGGESTION #2 iPod Touch: $289 (8GB) We've had a quick play with the new iPod touch, and we love it. It's light, thin, and the app store is just full of awesome games. If you feel like splashing out some cash you may want to pick up some App store vouchers as well, to give the lady a head start.
SUGGESTION #3 LittleBigPlanet Sackboy Plush: $19.95 (roughly) For a smaller game related gift, you can't go past Sackboy. I've yet to meet anyone - man, woman or beast - who doesn't find Sackboy adorable, and when you put this little guy in a tactile, cuddly form, it's a world beater. These are hard to get hold of, but you should be able to find them online, or in-store at GameTraders.
Are we crazy? Flat out wrong? Do you have any suggestions? Let us know in the comments below!