This time of year can be the most joyous and equally most stressful.
While we have the pleasure of rejoicing with our family and friends with filling roast dinners and thoughtful presents, our bank accounts don’t seem to thank us for it.
But with the month of November, and Christmas soon in sight, comes the most frustrating thing of all to twist our minds into a mess:
What presents do I buy for people?
This situation is not helped when the future receiver of your gift has given you zero hints as to what they would actually like.
But people, I am here to unravel your confused brains with some great suggestions for prezzies.
Specifically, presents for gamers.
Today you will discover:
- Great Games for Various Consoles
- Quirky Stocking fillers
- The Weirdest and most Wonderful presents of 2016
To get us started, let’s take a look at the Games recently released in time for the big day:
These are always a great gift idea for gamers because this is what they live for: games! With the price being fairly high for each title, make sure you know that the receiver will definitely appreciate the gift before you commit to giving it to them! (Or, keep the receipt and gamble).
Here are the most anticipated games to be released this winter season.
Pokemon Sun and Moon
Yes, another Pokemon Game!
But don’t be fooled. Rather than have you challenge a number of gyms across the region, you are sent on multiple scavenger hunts and given quizzes to solve in order to cross the area.
It stills follows the basics of most Pokemon Adventure games but holds new, unique ways of advancing.
These games also introduce the new idea of Pokemon having exclusive appearances only available to the Alola Region called “Alola Form”. It’s great way of incorporating the original, well loved pokemon into a new game.
It makes us want to catch ’em all that little bit more.
This will make the perfect present for any Pokemon Fan with a 3DS by their side.
Watch Dogs 2
Set in the City of San Francisco, you play as Marcus Holloway, a hacker and “Modern day magician”. A Central Operating system has recently been installed around the city and, having discovered that it’s harming innocent civilians, you have teamed up with the hacking group DedSec to bring it down.
A great action adventure game for the dedicated gamer, this can make an excellent present.
The latest version of the game allows you access to a variety of tools to complete your missions as well more freedom as to how you want to use them!
This is available for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Dishonoured 2 has been designed for the lovers of stealth. However, it’s still pretty awesome for the players who love to run in and attack people as they please.
The new assassin game has taken the game industry by storm winning multiple awards.
The main reason people absolutely adore Dishonoured 2 is the way that the story mode is unique to every player! Many players can have very different experiences with the game.
This all based on how people approach the game; completing tasks etc.
In fact, storylines can be so exclusive for players that the estimated time to play this game is between 12 and 16 hours. 4 Hours is quite a big uncertainty.
This game is also available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Super Mario Maker
A nintendo game we have all been dying to play in years, Super Mario Maker.
You can now become the evil mastermind behind those impossible levels we use to rage quit over and over again.
While you may feel like it can be a whole lot of effort laying each and every brick, this is not the case for this game. You can draw out your levels as if you are using a pen and paper!
This is my favourite bit:
You can play in 4 different ages of Mario.
So if you want to create a retro Mario level, you go ahead and create a retro mario level. If you want to make a more modern level you can do that!
And if don’t really want to make the courses, thats cool, you can play hundreds of levels generated by nintendo and created by other users around the world.
This game is available on Wii U and 3DS.
Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection
A Collection of the original Assassin’s creed games is now available in one box set and it sounds awesome. Each game follows the original Assassin, Ezio Auditore da Firenze as he seeks vengeance for his family in 15th Century Italy and 16th Century Constantinople.
The box set includes:
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
- Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Each copy includes the original story from the games as well as new bonus single player material.
An awesome present for any fan wanting to relive the fun with enhanced graphics as well as for those who never got to experience it first hand.
The Ezio Trilogy will be available on PS4 and Xbox One.
The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian is the equivalent of Avatar in the gaming world. First talks of this game was back in 2007 and has been in the making ever since.
The game follows a young boy and a mythical creature and a unique land creating a bond to overcome obstacles and to be honest, that’s all we really know!
The developers, Team ICO, haven’t released many, if any, spoilers for this well anticipated game other than cute screenshots and faced paced scenes of the misfit duo.
What we do know is that the game includes an exclusive storyline with two loveable characters with many secrets to discover…
A quicker reminder, if you’re planning on buying your friend, significant other, etc. a game, remind them not to buy any before christmas!
If of course, they were too eager and went and bought the game anyway, here’s some more ideas for you
Little presents with a lot of meaning that come at a low cost. These can be great for a huge variety of people and are a guaranteed win. The fun and quirky while also telling the receiver that you know them too well.
For any hardcore Fallout 4 fan, this present is ideal. It is easily accessible from a number of online retailers for a low price.
A great gift that can be discrete or for show, it makes a wonderful accessory for any gamer.
A cute gift for a girlfriend, friend that is a girl etc. who is very much into the Portal franchise.
This is a fantastic, inexpensive present for someone who expressively shares their passion for this game. It is also a discrete way they can share with others that portal 2 is their life.
Now, this present obviously isn’t designed for anyone under 18 (Or 21, sorry America).
Party in style with these beautiful Assassin’s Creed Shot Glasses. Make a drinking game with them. For example, take a shot every time something glitches in Assassin’s Creed: Unity.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you might want to watch this
We’ve included a gift for the adults so how’s about an awesome gift for the younger generations.
This wall sticker makes it look as if a creeper is coming is out of your wall! A great gift idea for a boy or girl wanting to spice up the bedroom a bit with their favourite game.
I personally wanted to include this on the list as it’s perfect for any gamer that brags about them playing PC and how it’s “so much better than console”.
I know a few people I would give this mug to.
Now we’ve had some great ideas for gifts, but it’s time for:
The Most Awesome (and probably the most expensive) Presents of the Year!
These gifts are the true the definition of “Where would you even buy that?!” and “Wow! How could I ever repay you?!”. Be prepared for the weird and wonderful.
“Why is this necessary?” Who knows. However, what we do know is that it’s pretty awesome!
Technically this gift would be a replica of the world’s largest arcade machine but, nevertheless, it’s still pretty big.
It includes over 250 of your favourite arcade games as well as a built in PC to play all your Steam games to your hearts content.
This monster stands out 14.5′ tall and weighs 1,200lbs!
The one downside, its $99,000. So whoever you buy it for, if you have the spare cash, must be pretty close to you.
Bringing back the past to modern technology, this will convert your over-used smartphone into an even more over-used smartphone.
Enjoy your favourite GameBoy games on your phone with the smartphone gameboy adapter.
It works the exact same as the old one where you plug your cartridges in and you’re ready to go! (Of course you need a phone.)
Coming in at a price of $60, this gift is definitely more affordable than the World’s Largest Arcade Machine.
One thing to note, this gameboy adapter is only compatible with androids and not iphones!
This is the perfect present idea for the retro gamer parents who want to show of their video gaming history.
Coming in at a high price, it offers a unique solution to carrying your little bundle of joy.
This could be a potential present for a spouse given it’s price tag…
For any Pokemon fan, just the sight of this jumper will make memories come flooding back. The hoodie has you cosplay as one of your favourite legendary Pokemon and it’s awesome!
But, before we celebrate too quickly, it is quite expensive at £139!
However, if you’re feeling generous, you might make someone very happy this year…
Okay, I’m not gonna lie, I want this.
A brilliant present for any Playstation follower, this “ugly Christmas jumper” (definitely not ugly) is great for those to get them into the spirit of the season.
The price tag, for a Christmas jumper, might be fairly high but definitely worth it.
Nintendo are finally releasing a modern version of their original NES system previously released in Europe back in 1986.
All you have to do is plug this baby into your TV and you can enjoy all your favourite NES games.
This is a fantastic present for any retro gamer wanting to relive the past! For the price of £50, I don’t think that’s too bad for what comes in the box.
I know great present for a diehard portal 2 fan. Impress every gamers you know with this replica portal gun, equipped with red and orange LED lights to make even more realistic.
The only downside, it doesn’t actually create portals. What a bummer.
And it comes at a price of +$450. Maybe a little bit out of your price range but still pretty cool.
At the end of this article comes the reflection period; the time to realise, you’re not as screwed as you originally thought you were as you now, have some brilliantly unique ideas for gifts that you can amaze all your family and friends with.