Computerworld has published their 2007 Holiday Gift Guide. I provided the "family fun" page, which offers hardware and software suggestions for both gaming and PC. Due to the price of Rock Band, it was my original inclination to recommend Guitar Hero III (which also has the advantage of being available for more systems). But Guitar Hero II made Computerworld's 2006 holiday gift guide, and I was already taxing my article's originality by repeating their console recommendation of the Wii. Rock Band seemed like a good compromise.

It never occurred to me to suggest Mac games, too; even though I'm a Mac user, I've never used the system for that purpose (except for Civilization II). Fortunately, editor Jake Widman neatly filled that gap.