Shopping for video game aficionados should be easy. There's seemingly an endless supply of games, systems, and gadgets to suit their every need. The thing is, though, gamers have are used to checking out the reviews for every perspective purchase on the market. They know the field so well that they're usually left disappointed by the gift giver's selection. We've put together a list of ideas to prevent that from happening. Kotaku's sports editor, Owen Good, is responsible for most of the picks—so if you disagree, please direct any angry comments/emails his way.
Turtle Beach headphones, which range in price from $150 to $250, come highly recommended from our friends at Kotaku. They've reviewed an entire collection of Turtle Beach's models, so you'll surely find the perfect pair. Turtle Beach headset: $49.99-$279.99 [Best Buy]
If there's one thing we know about people who love video games, it's that they would prefer to not move at all while playing them. Help your favorite gamer get one step closer to eliminating movement and human interaction with the Selk'bag 4G Lite, which is essentially a Snuggie on steroids. Owen Good loves it, except for the whole farting thing. Selk'bag 4G Lite: $99 [Selk'bag USA]
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is considered one of the top sports video games to debut this year. The game is the first to make Augusta National and the Masters into a playable course, but we were disappointed to find out that none of Tiger's extracurricular activities are included. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: $39.99 [ABT (XBox) GameStop (Playstation)]
NBA 2K12 comes fully equipped with the "My Player" feature, which allows you to design your own character and then guide him from draft day to the Hall of Fame. NBA 2K12: $44.99 [GameStop (XBox) GameStop (Playstation)]
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, a remake of Midway's 1993 classic, is now available for just $15. NFL Blitz will return in January at the same price, so a $30 gift card could go a long way—especially for the nostalgic type. NBA Jam: On Fire Edition: $15 [EA Sports]