Black Friday is, well, Friday, and even though the warning period for holiday shopping now seems to be longer than the holiday shopping period itself, we know there are a ton who are still going to last-minute the operation. We have some help for those people.
It's our annual gift guide. Protip: That $300-and-up category is mostly window-shopping porn (unless you, like, owe a wookiee life debt to the recipient or something). But it's still filled with the useful and the impractical, and things people would love but wouldn't think to buy for themselves which, after all, is the perfect gift, even for those who have everything.
Elsewhere: Star Wars Battlefront launched this week, and we reviewed it. Fallout 4, into its second week since release, promised a patch to address the bugs found in its expansive world. PC users will get that first. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was pushed back six months from its originally announced launch date, and will arrive summer 2016. That's better than what happened to Afro Samurai 2, which was taken off shelves, with refunds offered to all consumers, not because it was broken, but because "people just didn't like it." And Star Citizen's makers said the game's long-awaited FPS module will finally arrive over the next few weeks, a nice holiday surprise to watch for.
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