Xbox 360 Hardware
It’s holiday 2011 and your fat 360 console is looking long in the tooth. What do you do? Buy a new one of course! And you might as well keep the old system around for same-house Xbox Live and system linking sessions. Little Billy could use a console in his room anyway.
The Kinect dares to combine gaming with not sitting on one’s bacon, sometimes quite successfully. Now that it’s bundled with Kinect Adventures and two awesome co-op games (The Gunstringer and Fruit Ninja Kinect), can you (and your gut) really afford not to have one?
If you’re hurting for floor space, Nyko’s Zoom lens may be the answer. User reviews are a bit mixed, but for the most part, critics and gamers agree that it enhances Kinect performance in smaller rooms.
Gamers (especially those of us who enjoy couch co-op) can always use an extra controller. The official Transforming D-pad controller is the best wireless pad you can get, and it now comes in three varieties: the Call of Duty version (above, packed with a free avatar item), the Gears of War 3 version (which is getting harder to find), and the standard silver version with Play and Charge Kit. Buy the right pad for your gaming loved one.