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Top Video Games for the Holidays

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Top video games for the holidays. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Buying video games as gifts can be tricky…..you need to find out which game machine to buy for….and which games the recipient already has. If you're buying for a youngster….you also have to keep game ratings in mind. Lots of titles are rated for teens and mature players these days. For the Nintendo DS ….the Nintendodogs titles….that let players care for and interact with virtual pets….are tops on the list. Electronic Arts dominates sports titles for various platforms with Madden NFL 2006….and the latest Tiger Woods golf game. For PCs and the Xbox360….Activision's Call of Duty 2 has captured the high ground. If you have an Xbox, Playstation2 or GameCube and are looking for family entertainment…Konami's Karaoke Revolution Party…tops just about any other Karaoke product on the market for fun. And at GamePro magazine, contributing editor Sid Shuman says another music title, Guitar Hero, may become a best seller on the Playstation2…

"It comes with a controller that's shaped like a guitar, it looks like a guitar, you can hold it like a guitar with the strap and everything. And it's sort of like a rhythm, music game. You basically play the role of the guitar player in songs by Ozzy Osbourne, by Queen. It has massive mainstream appeal. Now it's a little more expensive, I think it's 69 dollars.

Because, afterall, it does include that virtual guitar. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.