The Escapist 2008 Holiday Buyer's Guide
The Escapist Holiday Buyers' Guide: Social Gamer

Team Humidor | 4 Dec 2008 09:00
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Holiday shopping time! It's a little rough every year - agonizing over finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones, wondering if you'll be able to find that special thing in time. Of course, this year is a bit more difficult, since so many of our wallets are, well, emptier than usual. It's times like this you want to know the money you spend is going to make your loved ones smile.

That's why we're here with our holiday shopping guide all this week. Each day carries a different theme, representing different sorts of people with great gifts sure to be winners. Just find the days that best match your giftees and buy with confidence. Happy holidays!

For an overview of our 2008 Buyer's Guide, click here.


Is manning your social calendar a full time job? Are you always the first to know all the secrets and gossip? When looking for something fun to do for the weekend, is yours the first number your friends dial to find the hot spots? If you are the social guru who's always plugged into your network of family and friends, these are the games for you. When it's time to pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie at this season's parties, real or virtual, pull out one of these 2008 social dynamos.


Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (PC)

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is all about playing with friends - whether they're people you know in real life, or people you've never once met in person. Warhammer's focus is the struggle between the two warring factions of Order and Destruction, and players are thrust into the conflict from the very beginning. Whether you're banding together to assault the strongholds and keeps of the enemy faction or just bashing a few heads and contributing to a Public Quest before heading on your merry way, it's easy to feel like in Warhammer, you're part of something much bigger than just yourself. Ask not what your faction can do for you, but ask what you can do to crush your ancestral foes and plunder their homelands!

Up next: A test of trivia that would make Alex Trebek and Regis Philbin proud.

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