Geek Christmas Wishlist 2012

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It’s October – and if any of you are getting the jump on Christmas present shopping for me or for that special Geek in your life, this list of cool stuff (some of it geeky, some of it is just things that appeal to me and maybe not to YOUR specific geek) might help you in your shopping endeavors.

 

Geeky Card / Tabletop Games

Arkham Horror

Magic the Gathering: Core 2012 Set or Return to Ravnica ($3-4 boosters, $40 Fat Pack, $20 Deck builder’s toolkit, deck boxes, card sleeves)

RPG Dice in various numbers (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, 30, 100 sided dice)

World of Darkness (Vampire: the Masquerade or White Wolf books, I own none)

Shadowrun Books (any, I own none)

Nice chess set (wooden or marble preferred over glass)

 

GameStop Sells Steam Gift Cards

You can find info about them here and buy them at your local GameStop in $20 and $50 amounts. What is Steam? It’s Valve’s PC and Mac video games (and now SOFTWARE) online marketplace – it manages your purchases, downloading, your game library, item inventories, save games (for supported games, it saves them to their online service so when you reinstall or install on a new computer, you don’t have to start over or backup your own files), and gift purchases. Steam’s store offerings include most major games and a huge selection of indie titles and casual games. With their weekend deals and seasonal sales, a gift card will surely delight the gamer in your family. If you already use Steam, you can also buy games on your gamer’s wishlist and gift them directly to their account.

Video Games

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but if your gamer hasn’t had a chance to buy some of the bigger titles this year (or the last couple of years for some of these titles), here are a few that I’m looking for on PC (either physical copies or Steam – I am not playing video games on consoles anymore now that my Playstation 3 is dead) – that I don’t own yet:

Borderlands 2

Rage

Assassin’s Creed III

Dishonored

Max Payne 3

Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age II

Assassin’s Creed Revelations

Left 4 Dead

 

Gadgets

Gotta love these fun gizmos from ThinkGeek for utility and geeky style:

Blade Runner Style Umbrella

Scrolling LED Belt Buckle

Bluewave Bluetooth Audio Receiver

NeuroSky Mindwave

Drivemocion EX Series LED Car Sign

Juicebar Portable Solar Charger

8-Bit Sunglasses

 

Home Decor & Utility


Firefly 10th Anniversary Poster

Doctor Who TARDIS vs. Dalek Salt and Pepper Shakers

Portal 2 Warning Sign Coasters

LED Faucet Lights

Aeropress Coffee Maker

Polluted Toxic Waste Glasses

3D Lenticular Placemats

Battlestar Galactica Coasters

TARDIS minis set

Soda Stream Home Soda Kit (at Wal-Mart and Kitchen Stores)

Refill cartridges, Diet Soda Syrups (they have several including diet cola), extra bottles for Soda Stream system

 

Not So Geeky

Pistol, Smith & Wesson semi-automatic (.40 or 9 millimeter)

AR-15 semi-automatic rifle (any will do)

Ammo for above

Used guns are OK

Saws-all Power Saw

Table Band Saw

Nail Gun

Used tools are OK

 

The Easy Way Out

This is a list of places you can probably get a gift card or an e-gift certificate and not go wrong:

Wal-mart

Amazon.com

ThinkGeek.com

Netflix.com

Advanced Auto Parts

Lowes (Hardware Store)

Visa Gift Cards (From the SECU for $1)

World Market

McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Pizza Hut, Hardee’s, etc.

CASH – CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH CASH IS ACCEPTED EVERYWHERE.

 

Obviously, no one would expect anyone to get me everything on this list. It’s intended to give a wide selection of things I would love to receive, and maybe your loved one has similar tastes. I didn’t post reviews of the products and not all the products have links because I’m not getting affiliate money for linking to them and I don’t have the items yet so there’s no way I can review them or offer new info that you wouldn’t find on the website where you’d buy most of these things.

 

Dave
I'm a 29 year-old blogger and tech support guy at a small university in the south. Technology makes me angry. I have certifications from Microsoft and Apple and I love Linux too. RAWR.
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