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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

(Square Enix)

This sequel not only stomps all over the original, it's also one of the best games of the year. Loaded with a gripping narrative (rife with conspiracy theories) and gameplay (almost every single decision you make along the way will come back to haunt you), Human Revolution – for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC – is the rare first-person shooter where the characters are more interesting than the weapons.


Alan Moore: Storyteller


Moore is the genius behind Watchmen, Swamp Thing, and tons of other great comics from the past 30 years. This hefty volume compiles every corner of his career – from his early days as a struggling British writer to his latter-day deity status among devoted fans. Best of all, the book is packed with frames from his work over the years, pretty much proving that yeah, the guy fucking rocks.


Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide 2012


The Internet Movie Database may have claimed the title of Most Valuable Movie Reference Resource, but it's a lot easier to maneuver Maltin's annual book when you need some light bathroom reading. And even though the veteran movie writer seems to have even less tolerance for fringe movies these days, his thick guide still makes a handy reference for those Wi-Fi-less times when you need to know the name of the woman who starred in The Alligator People.


Mystery Science Theater 3000: “Manos” The Hands of Fate Special Edition

(Shout! Factory)

It's been heralded as one of the absolute worst movies of all time, so of course the Mystery Science Theater crew had to sit through it. This episode from their fourth season is one of the all-time classics, as Joel and the robots are genuinely baffled by what they're seeing onscreen -- especially the mad devil worshiper's twitching assistant. This two-disc set includes the movie without the quips, documentaries, and more.


Sci-Fi Invasion

(Mill Creek)

The 50 flicks included in this 12-disc box aren't anywhere near classics, but there are plenty of B movies from the '30s to the '80s featuring pretty much every variation on space aliens you can imagine. The ones that make the most sense come from genre favorites like Roger Corman. But you'll want to head straight for vintage cheese like The Amazing Transparent Man and Night of the Blood Beast.

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