The Ten: Gifts for Gamers
As a gamer, Christmas holds a special place in my heart. It is the time of year I received two consoles (N64 and PS2) and countless new games. If there is a gamer you are shopping for this holiday season, here are ten gifts that any gamer would love.
This may seem like a lame gift, but with gamers spending a lot of time sitting on their butts playing video games a comfortable chair goes a long way. Trust me, I went from a small uncomfortable chair to a large office chair to use while gaming, and it has made a huge difference.
Steam Wallet Card
Around the holidays every year Steam holds the Steam Winter Sale, during which thousands of games are heavily discounted for around two weeks. This would be a great gift for a PC gamer to load up their wallet to buy new games or replenish funds after spending a lot during the sale.
With the next generation of games upon us, it is time to start upgrading that PC hardware. There is no better way to get a jump on the next few years of gaming than an NVIDIA GTX 980 graphics card. You may even be able to Assassin’s Creed Unity with this beast of a card!
Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
It is kind of weird that one of the most anticipated games coming out in 2014 is a re-release of a game that came out last year, but, when it is Grand Theft Auto, it is understandable why everyone is excited to play through the game again. Plus this new version contains a first-person camera view, which looks insane!
Sennheiser G4ME ONE BLACK PC Gaming Headset
Gaming sessions usually last a long time, and a nice headset can help keep a gamer comfortable during those long play sessions. This Sennheiser gaming headset is one of the better ones on the market, and, with an adapter, it can also be used with an Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle
While Destiny was received with mixed reviews, people cannot stop playing the game. Plus, this PlayStation 4 comes with a sleek white console.
While some may laugh at the Wii U, there have been some great games released for the console this year, and more coming out next year. With a new Legend of Zelda game coming out in 2015, the console already has great games like Bayonetta 2, Super Mario 3D World, and Super Smash Bros. Now is the perfect time to get a Wii U.
Pro-tip: If you’re cool with refurbished electronics, the Nintendo online store sells these units for $200
A Year of Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus
With modern game consoles requiring online passes to play games online and to access other features of the console, you can save that gamer in your life $60 and purchase a year pass for Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Even people who don’t game too much are probably familiar with the Halo franchise. Spanning three consoles, Master Chief has played a role in a lot of gamer’s lives over the years. With The Master Chief Collection, you have access to all four of the games featuring Master Chief, in 1080p and 60 frames per second. Plus, Halo 2 has new cutscenes that look gorgeous. This gift would pair well with the number one gift for a gamer this holiday.
Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle
This is probably the most elusive bundle this holiday, and, if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to find it for $350. If you aren’t worried about pricing, you should be able to find one on Amazon for full price.
Sunset Overdrive is probably the best exclusive to come out for any of the new consoles, with gorgeous graphics and fast-paced action that has you fighting against zombies. It also has a deep character creation, meaning that you can fight those zombies as anyone you want.
Those are my recommendations for gifts any gamer would love. Video games are an expensive hobby, so help out a gamer in your life by giving them an awesome holiday gift!