We can recommend game consoles and other for-play gadgetry all we want, but after you have the hardware... then what? Because not every console is just a Netflix box with an analog remote control, we thought it'd be best to delve a bit into the software titles you could pick for would-be gamers, for the guy or girl that already owns everything, and heck, even just for yourself.
It's been a very good year for multiplatform titles. Sure, there's been a number of great exclusives, but by and large, whether you own an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or decently-spec'd Windows PC, the choices have been pretty consistent and consistently good. Here are a few suggestions:
Patrick Austin, James Brace, Sean Hollister, Omy Melo, Alexander Roman, T.C. Sottek, and Gabriel Toledo contributed to this gift guide — thank you!