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Co-Optimus 2011 Holiday Buyer's Guide Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable Edition
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Co-Optimus 2011 Holiday Buyer's Guide Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable Edition

Sometimes it's tough to come up with games to give your gamer spouse/friend/co-worker/etc. This can be very tricky for some if said gamer is an avid PS3 or PSP user. What, you mean that great co-op 360 game isn't on the PS3? And how the heck are you supposed to know which fresh co-op games are good on the PSP, seeing as you sold yours a couple years ago? Worry not, shopper! We have plenty of recommendations for the PS3 and PSP, in both the Playstation-exclusive variety, and the cross-platform variety! Clicking on the image will bring you to the corresponding Amazon link!

Hardware and Peripherals:

PS3 320 GB Move Bundle ($349.99)

A great deal for folks who want to pick up a PS3 with a hefty harddrive along with the Playstation Move in one fell swoop! That's one lucky gift recepient there. Comes complete with the Playstation Eye, one Move Controller, and Sports Champions.

Playstation Move Sharp Shooter ($39.99)

For FPS fans who want a more unique experience, pick up a Playstation Move Sharp Shooter. We used one for our Killzone 3 co-op review, and really felt that it added to the immersion of the game.


And now, onto the games!


For the FPS Freaks...

Resistance 3 ($59.99) - PS3

Battle the Chimera up close and personal with a variety of weapons in true Insomniac style. Oh, yeah, and it takes place in an alternative 1950's setting. How much better can it get?  Co-Optimus Review

Dead Island ($59.99) - PS3

This may come as a surprise to some of you, but zombie games have been pretty popular for a while now. The latest hit to take zombie-apocalypse go'ers but storm is Dead Island, the game where you can smash, stab, and otherwise dismember the undead to your heart's content! Co-Optimus Review


For the RPG Enthusiasts...

War in the North ($59.99) - PS3

From the people who brought us RPG legends Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath comes an action/RPG hybrid set in Middle Earth. Take on Sauron's baddies as a mini-fellowship of Elf, Dwarf, and Man.  Co-Optimus Review

Patapon 3 ($19.99) - PSP

The third installment in the popular rhythm/RPG game mash-up, lead your little Patapon Heroes to victory (to tunes that get stuck in your head, of course!)