Gifts for the serious gamer
Looking for the perfect gift for the gamer in your life? Stock up on new products, accessories, and consoles to ensure the ultimate gaming experience for the ones you love.
Newly released games
The tail end of this year has come with a variety of new games to buy for gamers of all ages in your life. Mastering everything from sports and sci-fi to samurais and military themed games have come to be the way in which guys relax from a hard day of work. Mix up their collection with a variety of games that will make great gifts. Our favorites are Call of Duty: Ghosts, NCAA Football 2014, Grand Theft Auto 5, NBA 2K14, and Shin Megami Tensei IV. These games are available on Xbox, Playstation, and Wii/PC.
Gaming in complete comfort just got easier and more accessible. Ace Bayou's X Rocker Pedestal Video Game Chair allows you to experience sound in a completely new way. The X Rocker has wireless audio transmission and two built-in speakers. Designed with a side control panel for volume and bass control and input/output jacks, the X Rocker is compatible with all game systems and connects to any audio and video device. Have the gamer in your life play in complete style with a heavy-duty gaming chair. (Amazon, $113)
Portable game console
A portable game console is the perfect gift for your on-the-go gamer. The Razer Edge Pro is a Windows 8 powered super-tablet specifically designed for gaming. It is a mobile gaming PC-tablet-console that runs all PC games and Applications. With Windows 8, users have access to a library full of games and demos that will meet the needs of any serious gamer. The Razer Edge Pro also has a docking station and attachable gaming controller that enhance player experiences. (Zdnet, Amazon, $1,500)
Flat screen television
If you are shopping for a gamer who prefers to play on a high definition screen, give them a present they will love and appreciate for years to come. The 32-inch Samsung LED HDTV is a great gift that will project their favorite games, movies and shows in a crystal clear picture. This television is the perfect size for a bedroom or living room and is sure to be the highlight of the holiday season. (Amazon, $258)
Updating the console of your loved one can be tough. You risk purchasing a system that is harder to manage and not as gaming-oriented as you would like. With the newly released PlayStation 4, you can enrich the gaming experience of the ones you love without fear of purchasing a console they won't like. The PS4 is a sleek, innovative, must-have gift for gamers. With new games, a touch-pad controller, instant share ability, and a collection of the best entertainment applications, gamers can immerse themselves in a new system that can truly meet their needs. (Best Buy, $503)
Xbox One gaming essentials
With the unveiling on the new line of Xbox console, the gamer in your life needs the products that will make playing with the Xbox One complete. We recommend a Wireless Xbox One controller (Amazon, $75), that comes complete with the play and charge kit, and a one year subscription to Xbox Live (Amazon, $60). With these additions, loved ones can play games almost anywhere in the room, watch programs on apps like Netflix and ESPN, as well as play online music, video chat and sample free demos from new games!