Joe Osborne: US Senior Editor
Wii U Extended Battery
Between new Mario Kart tracks and karts, Super Smash Bros. and Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker, I'll be playing my Wii U a lot this winter.
And since I live in a one bedroom apartment with my fiancee, I'll be staring at the GamePad and plugging it in every hour or so. If only the GamePad simply came packing a bigger battery.
I can't count the amount of times that, between numbered iPhone releases, an Android phone has tugged me away from iOS hard. But there's something about iOS at 4.7 inches that's pulling me right on back. Oh, and the hundreds I've spent in the App Store over the past 7 years – that too.
TCL Roku TV (48-inch)
While I don't play games on it much these days, my current RCA (yes, they're still around) unit is showing its age already. And since I don't have cable, this 48-inch, Roku-infused, 1080p LED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate for less than $500 has readily replaced the sugar plum fairies dancing in my head.
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
Yes, I'll be playing an expansion to a 10-year-old MMO game this winter and throughout 2015. After the weird tone and ill-fit setting of Mists of Pandaria, Blizzard has once again successfully dug its claws into me deep with this go around. I'm in this one for the long haul – I've simply come to accept it.