X-Play Ultimate Buyers Guide 2012

Once again, it's time to start casting thoughts toward gifts for the entertainment fan in your life. What should you pick up to satisfy their holiday cravings, or what do you demand from others who will be buying gifts for you? Well, here at G4, we'll walk you through all of the games, gadgets, and accessories you might want this season. We call it the Ultimate Buyers Guide, and you'll call it indispensable. So let Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, and Kristin Adams guide you through the glut of products fighting for your holiday dollars and point you to the best of the best, whether it be for Xbox, PS3, Wii, mobile, PC, tech, or any of your peripheral needs.
Top Fitness Gear

Taking your iPod out for a jog is great, but if you want to take your workouts to the next level, let Kristin Adams guide you through our picks for the season's top fitness gear.

Making Mobile Better

Get the most out of your phone with our Ultimate Buyers Guide to Making Mobile Better.

Must Have - Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

This season there is no better definition of "must-have game" than the most pre-ordered title of all time, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Top Gadgets

If there's an irritant in your daily routine, then odds are this modern life has a gadget for it. From the iGrill to the Star Wars R2-D2 Projection Alarm clock, we're making your life a little easier with our list of the season's top gadgets.

Best Getaway Gear

Beat the holiday travel blues with the Kindle Paperwhite, touchscreen friendly gloves, the Magic Cube Laser Cube Keyboard and more in our Ultimate Buyers Guide to this season's best getaway gear.

Subscription Services - Which One Is Right For You?

Names like Netflix and Hulu are the big beasts of online streaming, but there are plenty other services filling in the entertainment gaps that these giants leave behind. Find out what services are for you in our Ultimate Buyers Guide to Subscription Services.


Nintendo's got a big season coming up, launching the first salvo in the next generation of the console wars with the Wii U, and Blair Herter's got everything you need to know about Nintendo's big moment.

Sony's $25K 4K Ultra HD LED TV

In this special Ultimate Buyers Guide segment for high rollers, Jessica Chobot checks out the best television that money can buy, Sony's 84-inch, $25,000 4K Ultra HD LED TV.

Retro Game Gifts with Wired's Chris Kohler

Wired's Chris Kohler has great gift ideas for the old-school gaming soul in our Ultimate Buyers Guide to retro games.

Top Five Android Games

Motorola's DROID RAZR M gives gamers 4G LTE connection speeds and a beautiful edge-to-edge display, and we've got the games you need to play on it in our Ultimate Buyers Guide to the top five Android games.

Best Gaming Gear

Sure the console or PC is the go-to cornerstone of any gaming setup, but if you're looking for something different, our Ultimate Buyers Guide to gaming gear presents the G155 Portable Gaming System, the NEOGEO X Gold and more.

Collector's Edition

Jessica Chobot checks out the Limited Edition Halo 4 Console, the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection, The Dark Knight Rises Limited Edition Bat Cowl and so much more in our Ultimate Buyers Guide Collector's Edition.

Apocalypse Kit

When the apocalypse strikes, zombie or otherwise, will you be ready? You will be after devouring our Ultimate Buyers Guide to everything you need when the world falls apart.

Ultimate Living Room

Our friends over at Wired Magazine have everything you need to make your living room the envy of all your friends in everything from relaxing to entertaining in our Ultimate Buyers Guide to the ultimate living room.

Console Heavy Hitters

These are the games you need to be playing no matter what console you have. They're our Ultimate Buyers Guide 2012 Console Heavy Hitters.