Chances are, you have

a gamer in your life.

Americans spent nearly $18 billion on video games in just one year, according to NPD Group, a market research firm. And this year is expected to be no different. Here’s a look at what players say will be hot:

Sounds like fun

Players channel their inner rock stars as they keep their cool in front of hyped-up crowds and perform on the guitar or drums in “Guitar Rock Tour” from Gameloft for Nintendo DS. It features solo or multiplayer modes that let both beginners and experienced music game players jam out on famous rock hits.

Have a ball

Players enjoy a never-before-seen soccer experience with “Real Soccer 2009” for Nintendo DS. They can use touch-screen controls as they compete with 198 teams, using real players’ names and moves. The multiplayer mode even lets gamers face off against up to three friends.

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