With Thanksgiving and Black Friday around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about those gifts and what better gift than a gaming gift. This year, there’s lots of new gadgets and games that would make great stocking stuffers. Here’s our Top 10 gaming gifts for the 2012 holidays.


After being released this September, the 3D 'endless runner' Bust-N-Rush by Techtonic Games has undergone a few changes since we last took a look at it.

A price drop of 75% is now in effect, bringing the price from $19.99 to $4.99. To take advantage of this you can head over to the Techtonic Games website to pick up a truly fun and addictive game, or at the very least try out their new demo. Bust-N-Rush was worth the money at $19.99, and at $4.99 it's a steal.


There have been times in history where near the end of a console’s life cycle, a great game is created. A game that challenges and rewards the player while providing a story that the gamer wants to see continue into the next generation of consoles. With the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 currently nearing the end of their current lifespans, is “Dishonored” the final original gem of this console generation? The answer is… Yes. 


It’s hard to argue with people when they say Skyrim has been made so simple for casual audiences when Bethesda releases such minimal DLC at a rather steep cost for what you get.  


Rovio has returned to once again dominate your mobile screens with the newest follow up to the “Angry Birds” franchise. With a new focus and new gameplay mechanics, does “Bad Piggies” measure up to “Angry Birds”? Let’s find out as we review "Bad Piggies" on the iPhone. 


Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is the video game your grandmother hates. A weird postmodern jumble of gratuitous gore, gaudy colors and vulgar creatures. Here a robot-legged panda will shoot at you with bouncing tic-tac-shaped lasers, as elsewhere a huge Spartan-masked scorpion spews waves of neon-bordered playing cards from its stinger. In this 2D platformer, your victims—98 more abominations like the ones above—must pay the price for having enjoyed humiliating photos of you in the bathtub. Anything goes.


The original Torchlight was a shining beacon in a sea of samey dungeon crawlers for those looking for a suitable Diablo replacement. It provided an alternative to the deeper, darker recesses of Blizzard's triumphant cult classic while still serving up the same addictive looting and monster-crushing goodness we quickly became used to with the various dungeons and catacombs of yesteryear.


Ubisoft’s Shootmania Storm is about to join the eSports arena alongside Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft II and Riot Games’ League of Legends. The upcoming PC online multiplayer first-person shooter game will join the tournament line-up at IPL 5, the next major tournament event of the IGN Pro League (IPL), taking place November 29-December 2 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. 


2K Games has unleashed Firaxis Games’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Windows PC through Steam. The free demo offers players two levels of the single-player tutorial campaign, experiencing the combat controls and effective tactics for defending humanity against the alien threat. The two tutorial missions will also introduce players to the XCOM base, where soldier training and researching alien technology takes place, and offers a chance to experience the tactical and strategic layers of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The XCOM: Enemy Unknown playable demo will be available soon for console gamers. The developer talks about the new game in the exclusive video interview below.


Gazillion Entertainment is celebrating the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release of Disney’s summer blockbuster hit, Marvel's The Avengers by revealing five new screenshots featuring Avengers in-game character costumes. The Avengers will be playable in Gazillion’s upcoming action MMO game, Marvel Heroes. The free-to-play, action MMO game is in development under the leadership of David Brevik, the visionary behind Diablo and Diablo II. Brevik talks about the new game in the exclusive video below.


IRVINE – With over 11 million subscribers around the world, Blizzard Entertainment relies on its fans to keep World of WarCraft expanding forward. So it was with much fanfare that the game publisher and developer unveiled Mists of Pandaria at the Irvine Spectrum Center launch. Fans spoke out about their devotion to the bestselling MMO game. Check out the video below.


Inquisitor by Czech developer Cinemax has quite an interesting history. It originally started development around the early 2000’s and was just released a few years ago in Czech and just now has been translated into english. It’s really strange that Cinemax decided to stay with this style of game for so long. Let me explain.


IRVINE – Blizzard Entertainment won’t be hosting a BlizzCon event this year, so fans came out in full cosplay to support the next best thing. The launch of World of WarCraft: Mists of Pandaria at the Irvine Spectrum Center featured game developers, celebrities and pandas. Fans were treated to a huge stage presentation featuring an evening of activities, special guests, giveaways, and entertainment -- including a “challenge-mode challenge” between Blizzard employees and members of the community -- before the expansion went on sale. Check out some of the cool costumes by fans below.


IRVINE – Blizzard Entertainment pulled out all of the stops for the U.S. launch of World of WarCraft: Mists of Pandaria at the Irvine Spectrum Center. The developers of the new expansion were on hand to interact with fans. Ray Cobo, senior producer, World of WarCraft, talks about the new game in this exclusive video interview from the launch event.