Now that you've quenched some of that gaming lust, you need to finish the task, and we're here to help. Feast your eyes on our nerd-tastic, geek-centric top 21 and never feel inadequate again about buying nerd stuff for your friends.
THE BATMAN FILES For that Dark Knight fanatic you know, this almanac of everything Batman -- friends, foes, storylines, plots -- will surely satisfy his/her every bat need. Buy It.
UNCHARTED 3: HANG IN THERE T-SHIRT Everyone likes wearing cool t-shirts, but few people venture into “video game t-shirt" territory because they're scared of being TOO nerdy. You won't with this. Buy It.
PORTAL HEADCRAB PLUSH TOY Nobody wants to dream about getting a headcrab stuck to their head, that is unless it’s a soft comfy, headcrab pillow. Or...a cute, cuddly alien facehugger. Buy It.
STAR WARS OBI WAN KENOBI WATCH Star Wars, MMOs, and, yes, a watch. Why? Because you’ll need one to keep track of all the time you're gonna lose. Buy It.
ZOMBIE CROSSING POSTER When it comes to zombies, there just aren't enough to go around. Bring a little order to your world by controlling the streets with this “killer” poster. Buy It.
FORZA 4 RACING SEAT Caution! This is only for the most ridiculously dedicated racing game fanatic in your life. If that’s not you, please go away and look at something else. Buy It.
ASSASSIN'S CREED REVELATIONS ULTIMATE BUNDLE Ezio’s newest adventures feature knockout set pieces, new flying machines, and better killing devices. Be a completist and your assassin brotherhood with this sweet assassin’s pack. Buy It.
LORD OF THE RINGS: PINT GLASSES Here’s a clever way to get a little closer to the Hobbit fan in your life. Give them a pint mug from the Prancing Pony, and let the party begin. Buy It.
ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US Author Harold Goldberg provides games and non-gamers alike with an in-depth look at the evolution of the game industry from Space Wars and Atari, to Rockstar’s GTA, World of Warcraft, and Zynga, in this superbly written book. Buy It.
KIRBY RETURN TO DREAMLAND PLUSH TOY Kirby might look like chewy, sticky gum, but in truth he’s soft, furry, and cuddly. Make that Nintendo fan in your life super happy with this plush gift. Buy It.
ROCKSMITH GUITAR BUNDLE You like games, but you suck at playing the guitar. We get it. Rocksmith plugs your guitar into a PS3 or Xbox 360 and teaches you to play with gameplay. Eat your heart out, Jimmy Page. Buy It.
MORTAL KOMBAT BOOKENDS It’s all about the fatality between Scorpion and Sub-Zero. This will perfectly complement your library of Foucault, Nietzsche, and Camus. Buy It.
BATTLEFIELD 3 CONSOLE CASE Make your dusty Xbox 360 and PS3 look brand new by slapping on console cases that make them look like they’ve been through a true battle. It’s called irony. Buy It.
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3–HARDENED EDITION Get all of the bells and whistles (read: explosions) associated with Call of Duty. The real draw with the Hardened Edition is one year’s worth of Activision’s new Elite Service. Buy It.
GEARS OF WAR 3 RETRO LANCER Water guns are for kids. The retro lancer is for adult nerds. Get it, live it, love it. And destroy the Lambent. Buy It.
LEGEND OF ZELDA: SKYWARD SWORD BUNDLE This will probably be the last real reason to swing around your Wiimote, which is precisely why you should buy the latest in the legendary franchise. Buy It.
NEED FOR SPEED: THE RUN Race for your life from San Francisco to New York City in the high stakes chase that features A-List voice talent, including Christina Hendricks. Buy It.
PS3 MOVE BATTLE RIFLE Utilize the smoothest Move gun for that classic arcade feel. It's the perfect peripheral for first-person shooters Resistance 3 and Killzone 3. Buy It.
ICO AND SHADOW OF COLOSSUS COLLECTION In the “Are video games art?” debate, these two titles are always mentioned. These classic, HD-remastered titles are still worth playing, especially before The Last Guardian is released. Buy It.
WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN OK, so X-Men: Destiny was a stinkbomb. However, the gamer in your life will still love this prematurely cancelled series. The storylines are sure to bring joy to any X-fan. Buy It.
DEAD SPACE: AFTERMATH If you’ve played Dead Space and its sequel, this is a fun way to fill in the gaps between the games. There’s also tons of necromorph dismemberment. Buy It.