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Summer's over and Christmas is approaching, which means one thing: it’s time to staple the curtains shut, turn off all the lights, grab a gamepad and spend the next 8-or-so-months in square-eyed, thumb-cramped nirvana.

To that end, we've rounded up the very best games of the moment, the coveted consoles you can play them on, and even a few books for when your TV blows up from overuse...

The 10 Best Video Game Gifts For True Gamers

Critically acclaimed titles, must-have peripherals and comprehensive history books

From Esquire