Here’s something for the gamer/mathematician in your life. Borderlands 2 looks like any other first-person shooter–albeit with a bit more comic book flare–but behind that veneer is an RPG-like numbers game, where you’re always calculating whether the weapons you’ve grabbed are doing enough damage, based on the little numbers that pop out of every wounded foe. That loop of loading up an arsenal, inflicting damage, then swapping up to better loot makes for one of the most addictive mechanisms in gaming. So it’s also a great gift for someone you’d rather not see for a while. Check out our full review for more details.
Link: Borderlands 2