Entertainment

For older gamers who “believe” and are still expecting to “receive,” the choices of video games released this fall is as long as Santa’s gift list. From shooter games to strategy, dancing to fighting, consider some of the games for varying platforms rated “E10+” for those 10 and older, “T” for teen and “M” for mature, typically 18 and older.

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Ed Grissom is one of the biggest draws for folks returning to the comfortable surroundings of the Logon Café at 3805 Calder in Beaumont. He and his staff know how to treat their customers, and to put icing on the cake, they have a ball doing it. Grissom is a music buff and can tell you at least two stories behind every musical instrument decorating the walls of this charming, family-friendly café.

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Jolly good fun … Last Thursday evening the lights were atwinkle and presents were under the tree at the Santa’s Elves Third Annual Party held at the magnificent manse of Michele and Mitchell Smith.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Ford Arena on Saturday, March 3, 2012 and tickets are on sale now at the Ford Park box office, livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices are Prices are $55.50, $45.50 and $35.50. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and their brand of “Rock Theater,” are preparing to light up the road for a three month Spring Tour, traveling to over 60 markets across the United States.

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Since mid October, video games for all platforms have been launching faster than a yellow angry bird (aka “missile bird”) can cut through wooden blocks to destroy egg-stealing pigs. Word is even Santa and his elves are having difficulty keeping up with the barrage of releases this holiday season.

To assist Santas everywhere, we’ve organized new releases by gaming platform, rating and price. If you’ve got a gamer on your Christmas list, take note on the latest and greatest.

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