Column: Gamer’s Gift Guide 2016

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Christmas is around the corner, and you still haven’t brought a gift for your gamer friend/husband/wife/kid etc. What should you do, you ask yourself as panic slowly starts to set in. Don’t worry as always you can count on Fortress of Solitude to nudge you in the right direction. We’ve put together a list of gifts that should suit any budget.

PlayStation 4 Pro

With 4K and HDR being the new buzz words, why not buy that someone special a Playstation 4 Pro to use with their 4K TV you got them last year. Note – If they don’t own a 4K TV yet you might want to start there.

If you own a 4K TV then the Playstation 4 Pro is the console to get this Christmas season as it delivers unprecedented visual precision, such as 4K quality resolution to give remarkable clarity down to the tiniest detail. Alongside stunningly vibrant HDR colors, your adventures will burst into life with unbelievable vibrancy.

Price: R6999.00 – www.takealot.com

Nintendo Entertainment System Mini

So lately that someone special has been longing for the good old days where 8-bit graphics were the order of the day, and the princess always seemed to be in another castle.

Then why not help them bring back these nostalgic feelings by getting them the Nintendo Entertainment System Mini. The console comes with 30 classic NES games built-in, which should be enough to keep any 80’s kid entertained for a long time. These games include favorites such as Super Mario Bro., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Pac-Man.

Price: R999.00 – www.awx.co.za

Overwatch (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

If your significant other loves gaming online and shooting the crap out of other players then Overwatch might be the game for them. With its mixture of team-based mechanics, special abilities, regular free updates and first-person shooting, Overwatch is the game that keeps on giving.

Overwatch ranks as one of the best online multiplayer shooter experiences this year.

Price: R741.00 – www.raru.co.za

Legend of Zelda Cap

With the hot South African sun beating down on us all this holiday season, why not get you significant other something gaming related to protect them from the suns rays?

This Legend of Zelda cap not only protects your noggin from the sun but also makes you look good while doing it. It makes a statement that says “I’m an 80’s gamer and always up for an adventure”.

Price: 370.00 – www.awx.co.za

Batman Silicone Jackets and Thumb Grips (Xbox One)

Does your special someone like Batman? Then make them feel like the Dark Knight with these Batman branded silicone jackets and thumb grips for their Xbox One controllers.

No only do these offer you increased grip and protects your controller, but it also makes you feel like a bad-ass superhero while doing it.

Price: R109.00 – www.takelot.com

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4)

Is your significant other up for some adventuring and treasure hunting, but don’t want to leave the safety and comfort of their living room couch? the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the game for them. As one of the best 3rd person adventure games out there Uncharted 4 is pure unadulterated fun.

Travel the world in search of treasure as you learn the value of family and friendship. This is one adventure you should not miss.

Price: R849.00 – www.raru.co.za

Browser Kanji Nintendo Wallet (Bi-fold)

Does your special someone need a place to keep their cash? Do they love the Mario Bros. games? Then why not get them this Browser wallet, not only will it keep his cash safe and in one place it also looks pretty cool.

Any self-respecting Nintendo/Mario Bros. fan will love carrying a piece of their favorite franchise in their pocket.

R355.00 – www.awx.co.za

Final Fantasy XV (PS4, Xbox One)

If exploring fantastical open worlds and slaying huge beasts sounds like something your significant other might like why not get them the latest Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy XV.

Set in a world under siege by a great evil, it’s up to prince Noctis and his rag-tag team of friends to save their world from destruction. With gorgeous visuals, great music, and fun gameplay, Final fantasy XV will provide hours of entertainment.

Price: R929.00 – www.raru.co.za

 

Fallout 4 Messenger Bag ( Vault Boy)

When the apocalypse eventually does happen that special someone in your life will need to have a place to store the bottlecaps that they will be using as currency. So why not help them out by getting them this Fallout 4 Messenger Bag, handy for carrying bottlecaps, canned food and anything else you might need to prepare yourself for the end of the world. Vault Boy giving you a thumbs up will be sure to get anyone in a good mood.

Price: 740.00 – www.awx.co.za

Assassin’s Creed Monopoly

If that special someone loves console/PC gaming and has a passion for board games, why not get them this Assassin’s Creed themed Monopoly.

Take part in an ancient struggle between two factions as the Assassins fight to protect mankind’s freedom from the Templars. Visit some iconic locations as you invest, negotiate and trade your way to victory.

Price: 460.00 – www.loot.co.za

Note that the prices were correct and the products were available at the time of publishing this article.

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