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Blazin’ Hot Video Game Gifts for 2009

As a longtime video game playing junkie that picked up video game fever with the creation of the second home video game console ever made, the Atari 2600, I as well as anyone, know a great video game or video game-related product when I see it.
Having said that, this article will give avid associated content video game enthusiasts spanning the globe, all the inside information they need to pick out – and pick up – the latest and greatest video game items that have hit the market in 2009.

With the holiday season quickly approaching – and video game junkies like myself expecting some video game product from good ‘ol Santa, let’s take a look at five of the hottest video game products to hit the market in 2009.


One day, my lovely wife Theresa came home from work going on and on about how one of her fellow co-workers had the King James version of the Bible on her Nintendo DS and movies and so forth and so on.

Well, living in the high-tech computer age we live in, I immediately went online, typing in ‘Bible on Nintendo DS’ in my Google search box. Well, let me just say readers, it was one of the best things I ever did.

One of the websites that popped up was

I immediately immersed myself in everything R4-related and eventually went online to purchase on, along with several discs that contained over 3,00 Nintendo DS games – and now, I have just about every game ever made for the Nintendo DS and can get all of the new releases at

Simply put, the R4, is a small device that uses a Micro-SD card and allows users to play games, listen to music, watch movies or read books with the greatest of ease.

With both of my children having a Nintendo DS (okay, me too) I now have the pleasure of watching all of my DVD movies, MP3’s or books, which I have formatted using this DPG converter to use on my Nintendo DS.

Simply put, I believe the R4, which is also available for the Sony PSP, is the greatest video game product that any parent or child can purchase, particularly with the prices of video games these day.

Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2

My good friend and super-knowledgeable Schertz, Texas GameStop video game adviser, Kevin Nakamura emphatically says that Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2, which will be released on Nov 10th, “Is going to be the biggest game ever released.”

Nakamura then went on to animatedly say, “For the moment it’s going to be the pinnacle of video gaming.”

Big words from a knowledgeable video game professional.

Nintendo Wii MotionPlus

For all you Nintendo Wii junkies (like myself) the creation of the Nintendo Wii MotionPlus is a treat that goes a long way toward replicating actually 1to1 actual movement as I can attest to from firsthand knowledge.

“It actually feels like you’re finally fully interacting with the video game,” Nakamura said. “The Wii MotionPlus is the start of the next wave of revolutionary gaming.”

If you think the realistic movements of the Nintendo Wii were ingenious, just wait until you add the Wii MotionPlus, which easily attaches to the bottom of the Wii controller and really enhances the game-play of the Wii system. Of course, Nintendo is making a line of games that is compatible with the Wii MotionPlus, digging in consumers’ pocketbooks even further, but hey, that’s the video game world we live in nowadays.

Rock Band Beatles

Nakamura absolutely gushed about Rock Band Beatles, calling it “absolutely fantastic” while also saying that the latest Rock Band installment would introduce young gamers to one of the greatest bands of all-time.

“Not only are people going to see the genius of Beatles,” Nakamura said, “but it is also going to introduce the younger generation to the greatest band ever.”

If you like the music genre games that have taken off in popularity the last few years, Rock Band Beatles will be an unadulterated smash hit

Nintendo DSi

The latest version of the Nintendo DS, the DSi, is another smash hit according to Nakamura, which is only going to get better with time.

“You can do almost anything with the Nintendo DSi,” Nakamura said. “They’re [Nintendo] releasing applications for the DSi like they are for the iPhone that are easy to use and very fun. The DSi has got it all.”

So there you have it video gamers – or parents of video gamers, the most incendiary video game gifts on the market for 2009.

Where to Look for Wii Games Cheats

A cheat done occasionally with some computer games is necessary to enjoy the game. Since all of us wants to see the rest of the game and finish it, it becomes tiresome when we are forced to repeat a level several times because we were not successful in completing it.
The world of gaming consoles have taken a huge turn with the Nintendo Wii console. The equipment, along with a range of games, has been designed so that anyone regardless of how old they are can use and enjoy it. Today cheats are not just for those people who want to beat that high score; it now has a legitimate place in the world of gaming. Still, using a cheat is like using a double edged sword. It can equalize the playing field between two children with different abilities, and yet it can be the bone of contention amongst friends and become the element of unfairness when only one player knows the cheat codes.

Aside from entering a code, some cheats are plain walk-through. This literally tells you what you need to do in the game to gain access to secret levels and the solution to the puzzles, while others only provide hints to the games secrets. Still, these in formations are invaluable in situations where you find yourself in a dead end and have no idea what to do next. Cheats for all gaming consoles vary with the level of the cheat, and the same goes with the cheats for Wii games. There will always be someone who would like to finish a game without trying to solve at least some of the secrets, but still, others would prefer to finish the game using their own knowledge and abilities.

Cheat codes for the Wii games can be found on many websites on the internet. There are websites solely for publishing cheat codes and walk through, and there are also those that include forums. Keen gamers usually meet up in these forums to discuss certain aspects of various games, including the good, the bad and the ugly side. In these forums many cheats and hints are being revealed that are not readily available on other sites, which in turn are very subtle to the point that they only allow you access to a different part of the game and still retains that competitive element that gives you the satisfaction of playing with gamesmanship. Spend some time on these sites and you will always be up to date with all the latest games and products. Within this tight forum community, you will be able to get hold of cheats for any game system.

Remember, whatever level of cheats you use, it will always allow you to experience a whole new excitement while playing your favorite Wii game. At any rate, you should always keep in mind that you use the cheats that benefits the game play, not just to polish up your damaged ego.