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P*N Holiday Buyer’s Guide Round 2!

Hello once again Platform Nation Readers and welcome to the Official P*N Holiday Buyer’s Guide Round 2. This time around we did things a bit different. Round 2 is all about the accessories whether they be controllers, headsets, keyboards, or even clothes. This is a collection of all of the awesome previews and reviews written by the P*N staff. You will find some amazing items that have been featured on our website over the past few months. I hope you enjoy this list.

Oh and one quick little thing before you start. Check out our Holiday Buyer’s Guide Round 1 which is chalk full of the P*N staff’s top Video Game picks to give and to receive for Christmas this year.

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Controllers:

Evil D-Pad

MSRP: $84.99 (on sale for $59.99)

Website: Evil Controllers

P*N Article: Review by Chris Forbis

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LEGO Play &  Build Remote

MSRP: $58.94

Website: PowerA

P*N Article: Preview by Ross Wigg

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Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Guitar

MSRP: 360 – $99.00, PS3 – $89.99, Wii – $89.99

Website: Guitar Hero.com

P*N Article: Review by Zac Campbell

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Rock Band 3 Wireless Fender Mustang Pro Guitar

MSRP: $149.99

Website: Mad Catz

P*N Article: Preview by Tim Poon

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Tron And Epic Mickey Limited Edition Accessories

MSRP: Tron Controller (360, PS3, Wii) $49.99, Wii Epic Mickey Paintbrush Nunchuck $19.99

Website: Pdp

P*N Article: Preview by Scott diMonda

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops PrecisionAIM Controller

MSRP: $49.99 (On sale at the P*N Amazon store for $42.24)

Website: Mad Catz

P*N Article: Review by John McMahon

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The Shoot

MSRP: $39.99

Website: Cohort Studios

P*N Article: Review by Jeff Elliott

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PlayStation Move Shooting Attachment

MSRP: $19.99

Website:  PlayStation

P*N Article: Review By Jeff Elliott

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Headsets:

Sony PS3 Bluetooth® Headset 2.0

MSRP: $49.99 (On sale at the P*N Amazon store for $39.99)

Website: Sony

P*N Article: Review by Brian Heitzenrater

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Sharkoon X-Tatic SP Stereo Headset

MSRP: $69.99

Website: Sharkoon

P*N Article: Review by DD Smith

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Plantronics Gamecom 777 Headset

MSRP: $99.99

Website: Plantronics

P*N Article: Review by Ross Wigg

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Plantronics Gamecom X40 Gaming Headset

MSRP: $59.99 (On sale at the P*N Amazon store for $35.02)

Website: Plantronics

P*N Article: Review by Tym Kaywork

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ASTRO A*STAR In-Ear Headset

MSRP: $79.95

Website: Astro Gaming

P*N Article: Unboxing by Steve Artlip – Review Coming Soon

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Astro MixAmp 5.8

MSRP: $99.95

Website: Astro Gaming

P*N Article: Unboxing by Steve ArtlipReview by Steve Artlip

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Other Accessories:

Sony PS3 Sound System

MSRP: $179.99 (On sale at the P*N Amazon store for $174.99)

Website: Sony

P*N Article: Preview by Dan Crum

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Gunnar Optik: Black Ops Edition

MSRP: $79.99 (On sale at the P*N Amazon store for $74.17)

Website: Gunnars

P*N Article: Review by Ross Wigg

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Kontrol Freek FPS Freek Legendary

MSRP: $23.99 (On sale at the P*N Amazon store for $14.99)

Website: Kontrol Freek

P*N Article: Review by Ben Lehman

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Eagle Eye Converter

MSRP: $59.99

Website: For Purchase On Amazon.com

P*N Article: Review by Ross Wigg

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Alienware Area 51 Computer

MSRP: Starting at $2,199

Website: Dell/Alienware

P*N Article: Preview by Jeremiah John Hill

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Eclipse Touchmouse

MSRP: $59.99

Website: Eclipse Touch

P*N Article: Review by Bobby Gonzalez

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Eclipse Wireless Litetouch Keyboard

MSRP: $129.99

Website: Eclipse Touch

P*N Article: Review by Tym Kaywork

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J!NX Clothing Line

MSRP: Varies

Website: J!NX

P*N Article: Preview by Jeremiah John Hill

Additional Input by William Johnson: So upon the detailed, pen and paper, Dungeon’s & Dragon’s lifestyle of t-shirts, and toboggans, I have discovered that J!NX Clothing, though while pretty awesome – is only for a select few. I would highly recommend picking up some shirts, for the special boy, or girl gamer in your life this holiday season. I didn’t discover any deals for Black Friday, or for the month of December yet, but there will undoubtedly be a few springing up within the coming weeks. But be aware dear reader of what you are buying. There are a lot of references from classic games, sci-fi reads and fantasies that go over my head. No matter how many games you play, if you don’t know the purpose of polyhedral dice, than you don’t need to be wearing a shirt that references one. But if you do, or if you know someone who does, then a lot of these clothes will not only be a pleasant present, the receiver will most likely be surprised that such awesomeness exists. There are A LOT of clothes on the J!NX website, some that don’t even have to do with games, but captures and touches every corner of ‘geek’ nicely. With items for every season, message boards for the community at large, and much much more. From, me to you dear reader – J!NX is highly recommended, but do the knowledge first before buying, please. And Happy Holidays!

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Well there you have it folks. Thank you for checking out our guide and I hope you found something that you would like for Christmas. Maybe you know somebody that would like one of these cool items as a gift? Either way, my main goal was to enlighten you on some cool gadgets that are out there, specifically to enhance your gaming experiences. I know I would sure like to lay my hands on some of these peripherals.

Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, and a Happy New Year to all!


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  • Woah, that’s a lot of links lol. Great article, Brian. Must’ve took you ages to polish.

    • Brian Heitzenrater (FrehleyzComet)

      thanks Boss. It wasn’t as bad as writing up Round 1, but it still took awhile. Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  • Excellent Job Brian! Also excellent job on all those awesome review!

    This put everything in an easy to find guide that will help not only gamers looking at buying some of these products but for the gift givers some great ideas.

  • Brian Heitzenrater (FrehleyzComet)

    Thanks! Right back at you too. 🙂

  • Great list Brian –

    I just want to put this out there. I’ve been a really good boy this past year – and I’d be happy with anything on this list. So if any of my gift-givers are reading this – hint – hint – just start at the top and work your way down this list. 🙂

    Happy HoliDaze