With visions of Hungry Lumas still dancing in my head and some seriously calloused fingers from shredding it up Guitar Hero style, I would have to say that this has been a satisfying year for gaming indeed. Now that game releases are slowing down to a crawl for the holiday season, there are a few good choices left and a slew of movie-to-game titles if you are looking to pick up something for yourself or trying to cram for last minute gift ideas. Not only are games a great gift, but so are gaming bundles and game rental subscriptions for those budding geeks in your life. Check out these great December releases and stay tuned — as much as we loved gaming in 2007, there's sure to be some amazing things in store for 2008!

New Video Game Releases (December 2007)
Game Why You'll Love It Console/Price Release Date
Nights: Journey Of Dreams - A follow up to the beloved "Nights: Into Dreams" from Sega Saturn, this new Wii installment is sure to bring back fond memories a la Super Mario Galaxy. Nintendo Wii, $49.99 Coming December 19th
The Golden Compass - Based on Philip Pullman's novel and now a big hit at the box office, you take on the role of Lyra, making your way through mystical lands as you search for missing children. PSP, PS2, PS3, XBox360, Wii, DS, PC $29.99 - $59.99 Out Now. Get it here
Alvin And The Chipmunks - Not only have these little guys had a TV series, but now they star in a feature film and a video game where they battle their way through the "Rockathonpalooza"! What can't these critters do!? Wii, DS, PS2, PC, $19.99 - $49.99 Out now. Purchase it online.
Beowolf - You have seen the movie, now play the game. You play as Beowolf - a Norse hero- leading your army into battle. The fact that you have the power of 30 men should make this easy, right? Right!? PSP, PS3, XBox360, PC, $19.99 - $49.99 Out now. Buy it online
Rock Band for PS2 - The ultimate band experience hits the PS2 and will have you and your band mates putting in some extra practice time. Score some much needed points with the neighbors and make sure your encore ends at a decent hour! PS2, $49.99 for the game, $159.00 for the bundle Get it Now. Order it online.