It’s that time of year again, days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer, your Christmas list is extensive and time is running out. From experience, I find gamers especially hard to buy for. I have fought my way through the highstreets to the few and far between gaming shops, I have trawled the internet, and I have even used my artistic ability to make something from scratch; each year it gets harder as they accumulate more gaming paraphernalia – So, what do you buy a gamer?
This year, at Invision Community our review artists have given you suggestions to try and make your life a little easier. We have tried to cover different aspects of a gamer’s life and different budgets from games and types of movies to peripherals and some randomised merchandise. Hopefully, this will relieve some of the shopping stresses and give you outside the box ideas you would not have thought of…
Doubling as both a home console and a hand held devise this machine is a popular choice for a large array of gamers; amateur and professional alike. Boasting exclusivity on many well renowned titles in addition to multiplatform games, the Switch looks to be gaining momentum as the year has progressed. Nintendo has always been the console for family orientated play, providing several hours of multiplayer fun filled games since its first console in the mid 80’s to its 2012 predecessor the Wii U. The Switch is no different – several games are already available on the system that can occupy a few hours of your Christmas. Having been on the high street for a while, do some research and you may find a reasonable offer to sweeten the overall package.
“Proving to be a massive hit with gamers all across the globe since its launch earlier in the year, Nintendo has amassed an admirable games line-up just in time for the holiday season.”
“…you’ve got some of the best and most beautiful games around that you can’t get anywhere else!”
“Why? It’s such a versatile system and who does not love a Nintendo Exclusive Game.”
Grab the Nintendo Switch from GAME
Or buy the Nintendo Switch – Neon Red/Neon Blue from Amazon
PlayStation 4 (PS4)
The Play Station 4 Pro is not just a gaming system; it is a total entertainment package for any age bracket. This console has been out for a while so there will be some offers to grab online or on the high street. While this console offers a great 4HD gaming experience and an extensive library of games that can keep any one occupied for a stretch, it also includes the ability to watch and/or stream content or use media packages such as Netflix (other media packages are available) for hours of enjoyment. On the gaming side of things this system is set apart from its competitors due to implementation of VR, with the PSVR headset and PlayStation Move. The headset enables the player to experience hyper real, 360 degree, 3D environments at 120 frames per second in addition to cutting edge 3D audio in addition to many other features. The Controllers or PlayStation Move enhances the PSVR experience ‘by delivering advanced motion sensors and ergonomic design that makes wielding an in game component easy and intuitive.’(www.playstation.com)
“Clean and intuitive UI, regular quality of life updates, comfortable controller.”
“This year, Sony has been releasing and showing off a multitude of good looking, exclusive games which makes the PS4 a better deal just for its more expansive library.”
“Considering this console has been out for a while it’s highly likely that this Christmas season will see good offers for games in conjunction with the sale of this console.”
Grab the PS4 from GAME
Or buy the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1 TB, Black from Amazon
Xbox One X
The final console our reviewers suggest is the Xbox One X, released this November, and so will probably be the most expensive out of the three console suggestions. However, you can’t put a price on a quality gaming experience that boasts the nearest gaming experience to PC quality gaming. Visually, the system is said to include graphic fidelity; a three point system that distinguishes the overall virtual beauty of a game, these include detail, resolution and framerate. This enhances the gaming experience and makes any title visually appealing. The system is to offer free enhanced updates of close to 200 current games in addition to new titles to be released at a later date; all of which will benefit from the ‘graphical fidelity trio’. Not forgetting this too is a total entertainment package and will include the benefits of streaming and/or watching content and include the use of media packages. So, will it be worth the extra pennies?
“Xbox One X is a thoroughly modern console with components that are a match for today’s mid-range gaming PCs. That and with around 150 titles being ‘Enhanced’ for the launch of the console – those of us with a large library will see benefits from the get go.”
“…if the hype about its graphical and operating improvements is true then it should be a good console to go for if you are looking to upgrade or spend a bit more”
Grab the Xbox One X from GAME
Or buy the Xbox One X 1TB Console from Amazon
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus by MachineGames
“Building upon the solid foundations established within MachineGames’ first release and its subsequent prequel, The New Colossus takes everything of its predecessors and dials them up to 11. Providing another brutal, over-the-top yet emotionally-driven narrative, it’s another huge success for the Swedish developer who has once again left a lasting impression with this release. Filled with fast-paced, satisfying FPS action, memorable set-pieces, and one of the best video game villains to grace the medium in years, shooting your way through waves of Nazi soldiers has never been so fun.”
Grab Wolfenstein 2 from GAME
Or buy Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PS4 from Amazon
The Evil Within 2 by Tango Gameworks
“The Evil Within 2 is a perfect example of what a sequel should aim to be. Tango Gameworks, the series developer, has adapted to the heavy criticism of the previous title and, as a result, every corner of the game design has been significantly expanded to feel both bigger and better. Matched alongside the full use of the series’ potential thanks to expansive, beautifully realised environments that encourage exploration, a deeper, more interesting narrative, constant surprises packed amongst its many horrors, and a fair share of quieter, more chilling moments, it is remarkable just how much this game improves over its predecessor.”
Grab The Evil Within 2 from GAME
Or buy The Evil Within 2 – PS4 from Amazon
Or buy the Xbox One Version of The Evil Within 2 from Amazon
Final Fantasy XV by Square Enix
“Another polarising release by Square Enix – are we seeing a bit of a trend here? Definitely not the gritty, city-traversing game we were originally shown during its first promotional trailer, but a fantastic game still.”
“While it is a controversial FF game, it innovates and continues to do what the series has done since the first game, trying something new with the series. The gameplay is fun with hours of side-content to be had, hand-in-hand with its beautiful graphics.”
Grab Final Fantasy XV: Day One Edition (PS4) from Amazon
Shadow of the Colossus by Sony
“It’s almost necessary to bring this game back up considering it’s soon coming HD re-release. A smart move by team ICO to give this one out for £24 – Let it reach as many people as possible. The game has a brilliant open world experience.”
Grab Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) from Amazon
Borderlands 2 by Gearbox Software, Aspyr
“It is and will always be a fantastic shooter looter. Me and my buds always come full circle after getting through ‘New Releases’ and resort back to this classic. After spending many of hours on here, I still can’t get bored of making a fresh character and playing through the campaign again.”
“A great arse whooping game or as claptrap would say ‘come minion protect me’.”
Grab Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4) from Amazom
Or Grab BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION XBOXONE from Amazon
Civilization V by 2KGames
“Civilization V managed to be the most approachable and friendly Civilization game to date.”
“The idea of sending out caravans and discovering a new world, and then exploring and setting up colonies and trade routes with the natives.”
Huge armies, turn based tactics, a series of small skirmishes around a large unfolding battle as I turn the tide of war, that’s why I love this game.”
Grab Sid Meier’s Civilization V – The Complete Edition (PC DVD) from Amazon
Player Unknown Battlegrounds by Bluehole Studio Inc
“Is an enjoyable experience alone, duo or with a group of friends. This game took the world by storm and is expanding more and more. The whole premise of you verses 100 is exciting and keeps you on your toes. Never have I played a game like it before and this one certainly deserves the tag line: winner, winner chicken dinner!”
Grab Playerunknown Battlegrounds from GAME
Or grab Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds – Game Preview Edition (Xbox One) from Amazon
Or grab PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS [PC Code – Steam] from Amazon
Super Mario Odyssey by Nintendo
“Super Mario Odyssey is Christmas dinner at your Gran’s – a banquet that’ll leave you full for hours, eating leftovers for two weeks and dealing with the biscuit surplus for months. And it all tastes so good!”
“It’s bursting with new ideas, and old ones, too – there’s some really genuinely heartfelt fan-service in the postgame that shows Nintendo appreciates their Mario fans a whole lot (that I shan’t spoil)”
“It’s a fantastic evolution of the Mario formula with a ton of content and compelling mechanics.”
Grab the game from GAME
Or grab Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch) from Amazon
Destiny 2 by Bungie
“Bungie have taken everything that was good with Destiny and kept those features whilst tweaking everything that was bad. Not only is it a great experience, but there’s tonnes to do in it. Whilst there’s still the odd bug now and again, it’s definitely one of my top games this year.”
Grab Destiny 2 from GAME
Or grab Destiny 2 w/ Salute Emote (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) (PS4) from Amazon
or Grab Destiny 2 from Amazon for Xbox One
Final Fantasy XIV Expansion – STORMBLOOD by Square Enix
“The story expansion was just incredible, new features and skills have made it enjoyable to continue grinding and the logical changes to the MMORPGs battle system has put it in the top running as one of the greatest games I’ve ever played.”
Grab Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood (PC DVD) from Amazon
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice by Ninja Theory
“I do think that Ninja Theory did one hell of a job here. I want to congratulate them on the hard work and I hope it pays off in the love of fans about this game. Truthfully an amazing experience and this will be the second game for me… I can, without a doubt, recommend Hellblade to everyone. It’s definitely one of those rare gems out there on the market that I am absolutely happy to have.”
“Has unique combat, setting and touches on a very delicate topic, which media doesn’t really do justice.”
Okami HD by Capcom
“A classic game first released in 2006… having an amazing 30+ hours story, based around Japanese myths and folklore, a mesmerizing old Japanese style music soundtrack, the most distinctive feature of the game are its sumi-e art style and the unique game mechanic called ‘the celestial brush’, where the player utilizes the screen as a canvas and can draw specific symbols on it to bring about techniques and combos and it’s just so satisfying to see them come to life in the actual game.”
“It’s a game everyone should experience, because it’s one of those unique little gems on the market that you never forget after playing.”
Grab Okami (PS4) from Amazon
Assassin’s Creed: Origins by UbiSoft
“… easily the greatest and most glorious game in the franchise’s history, this entry genuinely can’t be missed.”
“… hands down one of the best Assassins Creed games ever, has the Witcher 3’s stance to open world exploration where nearly every side mission leads to somewhere new, and Ancient Egypt is gorgeous, can’t wait for the Discovery Mode to be released.”
Grab Assassin Creed from GAME
Or grab Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4) from Amazon
Or grab Assassin’s Creed Origins – Deluxe Edition [PC Code – Uplay] from Amazon
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen by 2KGames
“A massive improvement on the base game with loads of new content and depth added including the friendship mechanic, which allows soldiers to develop friendships and increase their abilities in battle. Also the poster builder is adorable and allows you to create epic shots of your favourite soldier.”
Grab XCOM 2 – War of the Chosen Edition DLC [PC Code – Steam] from Amazon
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
If you are an avid gamer, and want the best possible gaming experiance on the Nintendo Switch, this this is for you the Pro Controller
“While by no means an essential purchase for every Switch owner, those wanting to take their experience one step further by grabbing the official Pro Controller will be rewarded with an expertly crafted alternative way to play. Adopting an Xbox-style design, the most notable advantage brought to the table is the use of traditional, larger analogue sticks that, aside from feeling incredibly comfortable, allow for added nuance and greater precision that the standard Joy-Cons simply struggle to provide. Bringing also a fine-tuned, ergonomic shape that feels great in the hands, a solid build quality containing quality materials as well as buttons and triggers that feel just right, it’s easy to forgive the £60 asking price after only a few minutes of play”
Grab the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller – Black from Amazon
SteelSeries Arctis 5 or 7
For any gamer a good pair of headphones is a must and the SteelSeries Arctis 5 or 7 or the best any gamer would want, with a great microphone, light weight, airweave cushion earcups, these are the best. Arctis 5 is wired with RGB lighting and the Arctis 7 is wireless, both come with 7.1 DD Suround Sound.
“One of the best headsets I have ever owned, loved and use all the time, well worth purchasing for any gamer.”
Grab the Arctis 5 from GAME
A studio grade microphone, costs alot, delivers alot, you get the design and quiality that only Razer can bring to the table. This Microphone is best suited for Podcasts, Live Video Casts, as it picks up alot of noise, like keyboard and mice clicks. Best suited for a professional looking for a high quility studio grade microphone.
“The mic I got for Xmas last year, still going strong with amazing quality. I have no real complaints about it, besides it not coming with a pop filter and adding a slight roboticness to my accent.”
Logitech G433 7.1 Wired Surround Headset
For the gamer in your life, the Logitech G433 is the perfect accompaniment. Whether they’re out and about playing on the phone or at home playing with their friends on OC or console the G433 provides superior audio performance, in a lightweight, extremely comfortable design.
Roccat Ryos MK Pro mechanical keyboard
Do you pick style or substance when you look for the perfect weapon to add to your gaming arsenal? Do it the ROCCAT way: pick both. Purpose built for hardcore gamers, the Ryos MK Pro is the most complete mechanical gaming keyboard on the market. Using all of ROCCAT’s industry expertise and gaming experience, the Ryos MK Pro boasts a feature set so comprehensive and a design so eye-watering your enemies won’t know what hit them.
“I had this Keyboard for a few years and its great with smooth action and tonnes of mod-ability it’s a great keyboard for gamers”
Grab the Roccat Ryos MK Glow Full-Size Mechanical USB Gaming Keyboard with Customizable UK Layout, Macro Keys, Blue Key Illumination, Anti-Ghosting and Wrist Rest for PC – Glossy Black with MX Black Switches from Amazon
Joycon Gel guards for Switch
When it comes to using the Nintendo Switch is handheld mode, its not exactly the most comfortable system to hold, having these on the system make it more suitable, would not say 100% perfect, but defferently better than holding the system in its original design.
“As they help to mitigate pins and needles for us big handed players.”
Grab the Nintendo Swtich Joycon Gel Guard – Blue from Amazon
Astro A40 TR Headset and Mix Amp
The ASTRO A40 TR Headset for PS4, PC, and Mac is the premier gaming audio solution for professional gamers, including esports athletes, content creators, streamers, and game developers. It was developed with esports athletes to meet their rigorous standards for audio fidelity, comfort, and durability. Able to adapt to any environment, the A40 TR arrives as an open-back headset featuring a swappable precision mic and customizable speaker tags. For loud environments such as pro tournaments, one can transform the A40 TR to a closed-back noise-isolating headset by adding a Mod Kit (sold separately) which features sealed speaker tags, synthetic leather ear cushions, and a voice-isolating microphone.
“I recently purchased this so I could listen to my PS4 whilst chatting with friends on Discord. Needless to say it’s not disappointing. Not only can I hear an incredible difference in the quality of sound from the game, but I can also now be more sociable towards my raid group. 10/10 all round!”
Grab the Astro Gaming A40TR Headset + MixAmp Pro – Black (PC) from Amazon
Logitech G613 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
The perfect gaming keyboard for the new Christmas games. The Logitech G613 delivers up to 18 months of gaming on two AA batteries and its LIGHTSPEED wireless technology and Bluetooth connectivity allow for multi-host connectivity. Providing a super-fast and responsive wireless keyboard experience.
RWA: Racing Wheel Apex controller for PS4 and PS3
Hori is at it again! Once again bringing users the absolute best in build-quality, customization and authentic racing simulation, APEX is the ultimate bang-for-your-buck purchase this year. Hori’s Tokyo design team have packed all the features and quality of a mid-range racing wheel into a complete package at an aggressive price. Massive 270 Degrees turn-ratio; Customizable sensitivities, totally control re-mappable – PS4/PS4/PC compatibility: APEX covers the full breadth of Racing Wheel features. It has clamp AND suction-cup affixation along with a new WINNING steering mode. Quickly change from 270 degree turn ratio to 180 degrees, with the push of a button.
“Officially Licensed by Sony because I’ve always wanted a steering wheel for when I play racing games. To make it more realistic if you will haha”
Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse
The ultimate gaming mouse this Christmas! The Logitech G903 uses the LIGHTSPEED technology to deliver high-performance wireless. With an advanced optical gaming sensor, flexible ambidextrous design, and lightweight construction, the G903 has been optimised for maximum performance and comfort over long gameplay sessions. Combine it with the POWERPLAY Wireless Charging System to ensure you’re always fully charged and ready for the next game.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Most people, gamers and non-gamers, will appreciate watching the next instalment of this iconic franchise, and while the last film “A Force Awakens” seemed to replicate the original 1988 film the current plot line has been “shrouded in mystery”.
“Sure to contain the usual Sci-Fi bombast we come to expect from not just the Star Wars license, but from high-profile, multi-million dollar blockbuster movies in general, even the most cynical of Star Wars fans will struggle to avoid getting excited about this one.”
This is third Marvel film based on our favourite God of Thunder and will be released in cinemas in early November. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself imprisoned and battling in a gladiatorial arena against an old ally, The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Thor must escape this imprisonment in order to save his home world and its people.
“Marvel has finally found the perfect balance of silly and serious here; the writing is superb and positively bleeds wit, the visuals are effortlessly stunning, everything about it is just the perfect superhero movie.”
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Based on the iconic game franchise, this animated film released in 2005 is about the kidnapping of children infected with an unexplained disease, by a trio of villains. It is down to the hero Cloud Strife and his friends to rescue them – in doing so he discovers a more disturbing plot.
“…one of my all-time favourite animated movies due to the sheer fidelity of its visuals, incredible musical score, and top-tier climactic battle.”
Most people would have seen or heard of John McClane, the NYPD officer who always seems to get caught up in the middle of some violent crisis where he is the only one who can save the day. Traditional action packed 80’s action movie where the hero beats the bad guys and saves the day – this franchise is still going strong today with the latest release in 2013 ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ . This series of films are a must for any DVD collection.
“It’s not Christmas until Hans Gruber falls of the Nakatomi building in Die Hard! It’s set on Christmas Eve so it has right to be considered a film for the season!”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
Another Marvel film released this year, on their second outing the Guardians go on a journey to find out Quills true parentage with some horrible truths revealed. Action packed and humorous, everything we expect from the Guardian films. To top it all off some great 80’s music.
“Two hours just completely passed by as we laughed, enjoyed and had a great time. The epic 80’s and 90’s soundtrack just adds to it so much and nothing beats a bit of Fleetwood Mac.”
The final chapter to this former X-man’s story; one or two old faces make an appearance as well as many new ones. This film includes a revealing storyline that may have some people blubbering like a baby and some good old action we have come to recognise from one of our favourite X-man, Wolverine.
“…to be honest it’s just a great end of an era Fox took one of the 21st century’s greatest movie characters and made one of the best superhero movies of all time by not making it a superhero movie.”
An alternative universe where humans coexist with fantasy creatures, is there any other film that could be more perfect for a gamer? Well probably yes, but this film has a really good concept and is up to date with the world being not that indifferent to the world today – just with fabled creatures. It has a good plot line and let’s be honest does Will Smith star in any shitty films?
“Give the trailer a look on YouTube, and it comes out December 22nd so I’ll probably be watching it Christmas Eve.”
Card Games and Board Games
Cards Against Humanity
A somewhat risqué sort of game – we suggest you ensure only adults play this one. But needless to say this card game is a hell of a lot of fun and can easily pass the time on those cold winter nights with friends and ‘adult’ family members.
“Cards Against Humanity is a game with a very simple aim: make people laugh. Guaranteed to provide you with nothing but a good time, it’s an unbeatable classic!”
Grab Cards Against Humanity: UK edition from Amazon
Magic: The Gathering
Play as a powerful mage called a Plainswalker and collect magical energy from the world around you to summon magical creatures and give these creatures different abilities. You have the option of 5 different colours of magic cards that do different abilities so you can customise your Plainswalker to how you want to play the game.
“This game continues to advance with new cards, seasons and rules. People are still raving about it and hosting tournaments, can’t go wrong”
Entered into the Guinness World Records in 2009 as the top selling trading card game ever and still continuing to gain popularity, this TCG has no lack of opponents to duel against. Drawing cards from your decks you take in turns playing cards on the field of play to try and decrease your opponents life points to win.
“Whereas lots of TCGs play it very safe with their archetypes, Yu-Gi-Oh never veered away from spicing it up…”
Dragon Borne: Rise to Supremacy
Use of both cards and dice the player takes on the role of a Dragon Borne, who has been given great power from one of the five Dragon Lords. The aim is to fight against your opponent by destroying all of their forts by summoning fearsome creatures and cast powerful spells while strategically using the dice to your advantage.
“At first I thought it could be complicated as it involves 3 dice as well the cards, however it was really easy to pick up and super fun to play.”
Dungeon and Dragons
This is an open ended role playing board game in which players control an individual character of fable origins. Players can work as individuals or as groups to navigate the board and battle against encounter with creatures of the D&D world.
“Only played it recently and loved it to bits just make sure your all willing to put the time and effort into the game”.
Grab Legend of Drizzt Board Game: A Dungeons & Dragons Board Game from Amazon
Dead of Winter
Set in post-apocalyptic, zombie infested world, players play as colony leaders attempting to survive incoming zombies and lack of supplies. While doing this each leader has secret objectives they must complete to win.
“A bit pricy for a board game, but a nice turnaround in that the game requires heavy cooperation between the players. Its good fun between friends and has plenty of replay ability.”
Grab Plaid Hat Games Dead of Winter a Crossroads Game from Amazon
Game for Fame
Players work their way from unemployment to celebrity stardom, through different challenges. Players can work with or against other players, but in the end it’s the player with the most money that wins.
“… one of the funniest games I’ve ever played with my family and friends. From singing song lyrics with a mouth full of water, to re-enacting a school subject in slow motion, it’s insane and massively competitive.”
Grab Game For Fame the hilarious party board game from Amazon
If you have not heard of this game you must be living a sheltered life, there is even a film starring Tim Curry based on this game! Anyway the aim of the game is to work your way around the board collecting clue in your own little ‘who done it?’ mystery. Find the killer, the location and the weapon… simple! Now you can get them themed too…
“Not only does it stimulate some actual thinking but it’s an enjoyable game. Paired up with funny voices and ridiculous amounts of alcohol, nothing compares.”
Grab Hasbro 387123480 Cluedo the Classic Mystery Board Game from Amazon
Orbi is perfect for any budding gamer, especially if they game or stream online. This system can increase your WiFi coverage to anywhere in your home, even the back garden. It can deliver internet at a super-fast speed with use of its innovative Tri-band technology and stream content seamlessly. Additionally it can connect to more devices throughout your home without losing speed or range.
PlayStation Game Themed Coasters
These themed coasters make great stocking fillers for any PlayStation enthusiast. These in particular are small versions of classic game boxes that any budding gamer would recognise. Don’t like PlayStation? This is not a problem, other theme coasters can be found on the internet, but the main thing is they are all reasonable priced just a little research is all it takes.
Every gamer likes to listen to music whilst playing games, whether that is from the game itself or music accompanied via some other devise. For those who own the free version of Spotify (other companies available) you will know the annoyance of adverts – a few advert free months would go down a treat for some gamers with these subscription cards.
JBL 3 Speaker
A light weight compact, portable speaker for on the go gamers who like their music; this speaker can offer 16w of sound and up to 8 hours playback, thanks to its rechargeable battery. It is an all-weather, all-purpose speaker with its splash proof design and can pick up phone calls at a touch of a button.
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti GPU
While this graphics card may not come cheap, helping your PC gamer to improve his/her tech is always a winner. PC’s need to be upgraded regularly and new tech comes on the market faster than you can say ‘I need an upgrade’. This upgrade in particular can get three times faster game performance, efficiency and VR-ready gaming. The fan has an advanced vapour chamber that cools the system delivering a consistent performance.
Another item for those PC gamers in your life – Steam Link allows you to stream your games on you television set. You may wonder what the point of this is and while the artist who suggested this says “…it works well for when you want to game on the sofa or watch media from the computer without setting up a Plex Server”; I feel it allows a joint gaming experience for friends/partners to spend time together.
Grab Steam Link, Model: V000694-XX, PC / Computer & Electronics from Amazon
Concept Art Books
Most gamers are collectors and each collects something different. Concept art books are available for most games and good condition second hand ones are easily available on most auction sites. All you need to know is your gamer’s favourite game or what he/she has in their collection.
Any gadget savvy person would love this; I suppose that can also extend to a gamer. Chromecast is a simple and easy bit of tech to use that plugs into your television allowing you to stream from your devices. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac or Windows laptop and Chromebook you can stream anything from TV shows and movies to games and more.
An adorable little robot with artificial intelligence and a huge personality. He recognises faces, cats and dogs, and is able to learn words and behaviours. Although branded as 8+, his AI ability to adapt to his environment and those in it can make him a fun companion for the kids, or the ideal desk buddy for the big kids
Grab Cozmo by Anki from Amazon
Sonic the Hedgehog Socks
Clothing… is there anything duller than clothing from a family member – spruce up this age old boring gift with these novelty Sonic the Hedgehog inspired socks (other game characters available). No more boring conservative socks to go with your work/school uniform, these socks will satisfy the rebellious streak in any gamer.
Loot Boxes offers a subscription based service that provides monthly boxes to your door that are filled with merchandise of some description; one of purchases are also available. Within in these boxes is an array of merchandise that is relate to gaming, anime, movies and even pets. The boxes will normally contain several items relating to your chosen category. Another item to consider for those collectors.
Cambridge Audio Go V2
A blue tooth speaker said to provide superior sounding quality. Unlike other Bluetooth speakers this product comes from a true HiFi brand with enviable heritage. For its small size it gives a full bodied sound that fills the room with crisp and clear vocals and strong sounding bass. It has connectivity range of 10 meters and goes strong for 18 hours continuous playback. It also have the ability to charge your smart phone on the go via a USB port.
Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition
Overdrive is essentially a state-of-the-art Scalextric meets Super Mario Kart hybrid, where players race miniature cars around a track they build themselves, controlling and battling each other through smart phones or tablets. The original Overdrive was the UK’s second best-selling premium toy in 2016, and the Fast & Furious Edition comes with exclusive cars, gameplay, players, and interactive track pieces.
Grab Anki Overdrive: Fast And Furious Edition from Amazon
Also the starter Pack Anki Overdrive Starter Kit from Amazon
Plenty more… still a bit unsure, scan over these sites for even more ideas
Snakebyte have been making quality gaming accessories for two decades now. The company is stepping up their game and releasing a whole heap of quality designed products for gaming consoles, VR and Android devices. I think you’ll be mighty impressed
Venom A UK accessory brand, Venom design and manufacture a whole host of quality peripherals for console, PC and cellphones. Venom release several licensed accessories for all major formats and are heavily supporting the new Xbox One X and Switch consoles.
Game Devil Part of Game Outlet, Game Devil specialise in remarkable value hardware for console gamers. A brand with an eye on growth throughout Europe, Game Devil have just made a name for themselves through launching the Trident PRO-S, one of the first third-party controllers for Nintendo Switch.
Retro-Bit is a leading US based manufacturer and distributor of retro console hardware and controllers. Their systems are capable of playing all your favourite cartridges from the past, with unparalleled quality and compatibility and all of course in superb HD.
Cyrus – A truly legendary name in prestigious British high-end audio, Cyrus have been breaking the mould and setting the standard in audio technology for decades.
So thats its our run down of what to buy a gamer for 2017, not bad dont you think, we hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful new Year.
From all the Crew here at Invision Community.