GeekMom 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Video Games, Videos, Music, and–Oh My!

Are you looking for something to give the screen-time loving geek on your list? Look no further than our video games and videos suggestions. If your geek likes a little music while tapping up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, then check out our music selections as well.
Video Games

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The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. Image: Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Thanks to the re-release of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD for the Wii U, fans of Zelda can join Link on ones of his most beloved journeys again. Wind Waker was already notable for fun gameplay and the unique use of the cel-shaded animation style, and seeing it in HD makes it all the more remarkable. $49.99

Pokemon X and Y. Image: Nintendo
Pokemon X and Y. Image: Nintendo

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y If the Pokémon fan in your life doesn’t already have this, it’s a safe bet to assume this is top of the list. The game has improved graphics and new characters that will delight hardcore fans and newcomers alike. $39.99 each

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Skylanders Swap Force. Image: Activision

Skylanders Swap Force Why settle on the power of a single Skylander action figure when you can swap powers to get just the right combination you need? Skylanders fans will love this newfound power. $74.99

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Angry Birds: Star Wars Telepods. Image: Hasbro

Angry Birds: Star Wars Telepods Do you ever play Angry Birds: Star Wars and think, “Gosh, I could beat this level if only I had some different birds?” Now you have the power! Place an Angry Bird telepod over your device camera and boom! Your new bird is now in the game. Plus, the birds make super cute collectibles. $8.99 – $39.99

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Mario and Luigi Dream team. Image: Nintendo

Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Join Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and many more new characters as they travel back and forth between the Dream World and the ‘real’ world. This game is set up much like Paper Mario in the difficulty, but has many more things to collect and do. A young grade-schooler could probably handle this game. $28.36

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Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed. Image: Activision

Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed This is a simple platformer game with cute fuzzy animals. Collect all of the captured creatures and use their abilities to make it through the world maps and mini-games. $30

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Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver. Image: WB Games

Hot Wheels World’s Best Driver Don’t let the name fool you, this game is challenging! Trick out your vehicle for optimum race results. This game reminds me of some of the more complex racing games going back to Forza Motorsport 3. For gamers who like racing games with some challenge, this can be a stocking-stuffer. $20

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Super Mario 3D World. Image: Nintendo

Super Mario 3D World If you’ve been putting off getting a Wii U, Super Mario 3D World is the best reason so far to get one. Bright, cheerful, adorable, and one of the best family multi-player games out there, Super Mario 3D World feels a little like Super Mario Bros. 2 in spirit, but without any of the annoyances. Pick this game up if you’ve been on the hunt for a truly enjoyable game the family can play together. $59.99

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Wipeout Create and Crash Image: Activision

Wipeout Create & Crash Wipeout Create and Crash is a fun and challenging game for all ages. After watching the show with my son, I have to say this game is a nice compliment to the show and some of the courses look pretty familiar. Some of the obstacles would never work in the show, but that’s one of the things that makes this fun to play and funny to watch. $39.99

Movies

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Much Ado About Nothing. Image: Amazon.com

Much Ado About Nothing feels like a gathering of old friends, with many familiar faces from the Whedonverse, all joining together to match wits and talk of love and romance. If your friends or family are longtime fans of Angel and long to see Wesley and Fred get the happy time together they deserved, buy this for them now. $24.99

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A Pony for Every Season. Image: Amazon.com

My Little Pony: A Pony for Every Season Fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, big and small, will love this collection of six episodes from the first three seasons of the show. Each episode spotlights one of the Mane Six, including “Keep Calm and Flutter On,” a Fluttershy-centric episode that features the delightful voice talents of John de Lancie. $14.97

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Season One. Image: Amazon.com 

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 1/Season 2 If your My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fan wants to have the full collection of My Little Pony cartoons, start their collection with the first two seasons. Several GeekMom writers (or their spouses and kids) love the show and how some jokes and references are made just for the 25- to 40-year-old crowd. The writing is amazing, and the art is great too. $30 each

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Robot Chicken Season 6. Image: Time Warner Home Video

Robot Chicken: Season 6 Blu-Ray Robot Chicken fans are going to absolutely love the Season 6 Blu-Ray: not only are all twenty 15-minute episodes included, but there is at least that much in deleted skits, storyboards, and interviews with the writing and stop-motion animation talent that accompany Matthew Senrich and Seth Green’s twisted humor. The perfect gift for your favorite Adult Swim fan.$39.99

Music

Lindsey Stirling. Image: Amazon.com
Lindsey Stirling. Image: Amazon.com

Lindsey Stirling If you haven’t caught any of Lindsey Stirling’s geeky videos on YouTube, you are missing out! Check her out. Her new album would make a great stocking-stuffer for the orchestra or music-geek on your list. $9

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The Doubleclicks Albums. Image: theDoubleclicks.com

The Doubleclicks have Worst Superpower Ever, an album for kids, as well as several adult albums. Check out their albums for stocking-stuffers for the music lover on your holiday list. $13