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BioShock – Xbox 360, PC & Playstation 3
For those looking for yet another game in which you can go online and shoot your friends, this is not it. For those looking for a transcendent and incredibly dense artistic experience, I suggest you take advantage of this game’s now criminally (but wonderfully!) cheap price tag and buy a game that will blow your mind. Did I mention its’ primary influence is Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead? – Richard
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R.R. Martin
“If you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan, this book blows most stuff out of the water. Excellent, surprising writing and complex characters make this unique series a cut above the average. If you are NOT a fan of fantasy fiction, this is the place to start. I’m only recommending the first one because once you read the first you’ll want to read the rest.” –Ben
Death by Love: Letters from the Cross (Re:Lit) by Mark Driscoll
“Death By Love by Mark Driscoll is a beautiful look at the very personal and practical implications of the cross of Jesus for our lives. I highly commend it to all!” –David
Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel
“Starclimber is the just-released third book in a young adult adventure series, so if you haven’t read Airborn and Skybreaker, you should probably start with those. The series is set in something like the 1910s, in a parallel universe where “hydrium”-powered airships are the preferred method of travel. Oppel has a great sense of humor, an ear for dialogue, and excellent pacing.” –Carissa