Cheats and Walkthroughs
You'll find lots of holiday gift guides on the internet for bargain gaming, with lists of cheapo games and last year's product for poor plebes who clip coupons and can't afford to crash private jets into locomotives like we do here at G4--because all G4 employees are amazingly wealthy. We've compiled the below guide for the haves, because the 1 percent like gaming too... they just do it differently from you.
When wealthy gentlemen like myself want to play old school games, we don't download an emulator and 8 million ROMs for free; we pony up over $2,000 for a Dream Arcade. Leave it to Capitalism to find a way to charge a couple grand for games your parents used to play for a quarter!
Xenoblade Chronicles: $90-100
This JRPG features a massive open-world that is said to be the size of Japan itself. Although it's an impressive piece of software, Xenoblade Chronicles has never been released in North America. It will run you about $100, because it's an import, so get out your black card and get ready to spend!
You've no doubt played all the games contained in this collection, but now they are in HD! And the extra "D" really adds to the stealth-shooting gameplay of Metal Gear, and this one is actually worth every penny of its cost.
Of course, the three games above are for the regular rich. The ultra rich need the following items this holiday system:
PlayStation 3 Supreme: $323,000
This PS3 sports a 22k gold exterior accented with flawless diamonds. Fifty-eight .5 carat diamonds decorate either side of the disc loader. In total, over 1,600 grams of gold were used to create the shell. There are only three of these in the world. If that doesn't suit your console-buying taste, check out the gold 360 faceplate and the golden Wii
Stadium Events (Nintendo Entertainment System) $13,000 -- $41,300; $10,000 for the box alone
This is one of the most rare games in video gaming history. Bandai made it with an exercise mat, and no one like exercising, so no one bought it. I have four of them. In the boxes. Sealed. I figure after the economy collapses I'll be able to trade them for guns and butter.
(To continue your gift-recommendation odyssey, check out all our 2011 holiday gift guides.)