So you got a new Wii or X-Box or some other great gaming system? Well since you've had it open and plugged in for a few hours, want to find out how to get the most out of it?

Lucky enough to find a shiny new game console under the tree? Dont get too crazy just yet. Unlike your action figures, you cant just rip it out of the box and start playing with it immediately. Well, you can, but you wont really be playing it correctly. Before you start zoning out in front of the TV, take a moment to make sure youve got the gear to get the most out of your new found gaming experinece.

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