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For video game culture, 2014 was a transition year. The Playstation 4 and the Xbox One finally dropped, and the Wii U finally came into its own. Games aren’t usually that strong in transition years, since the prior console generation is still wrapping things up and the developers are just learning the potential of the new hardware. But contrary to popular thinking, there are many strong games this holiday season, and that’s a happy relief.
It’s a perfect storm of old and new—the definitive remastered editions of console classics, the latest installments of established franchises, and the brand new IP’s that will lead the next wave. The holidays are about giving, and there’s no better way to get into the proper spirit than with titles like Sunset Overdrive.
Here are The Best Video Games to Gift This Year.
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