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Top 13 Christmas gifts for gamers

Keep kids of all sizes busy with these awesome gaming gifts

Let’s face it, the Scrabble set is missing all the vowels; you know all the answers to Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly always ends in a fight. It’s time to pack away the board games this year and find something new to keep everyone entertained. Gear up, game on and check our top 13 gifts for gamers.

Consoles

For years, video game consoles have been on top of Christmas lists all over the world, and it’s no different today. If they’re after something with incredibly realistic looking graphics and epic experiences, you can’t go wrong with a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One S. There’s also the Nintendo Switch, which can transform to suit how they want to play. Connect it to the TV and share the fun with all the family. Then, when the Queen’s speech is on, they can take it away and continue the adventure in handheld mode.

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PC Gaming

For the serious gamer in your family, the Asus ROG Strix Gaming Laptop is the perfect machine to take their adventures to the next level. The powerful graphics card lets them explore beautiful worlds in incredible detail while the massive 1TB hard drive means they can store all their favourite games. If you want to take things up a notch, kit them out with a gaming keyboard and mouse to give them the upper hand in the heat of the action.

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Games

Any console needs some awesome games to get stuck into. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is great for some blocky multiplayer mayhem, while FIFA 18 is great if you want a bit of competition with family and friends. If you’re after an epic adventure, Star Wars Battlefront 2’s original story reaches all corners of the galaxy, while Super Mario Odyssey promises Mario’s biggest adventure yet. Exclusive to Nintendo Switch, this is fun for all the family - perfect for Christmas Day afternoon.

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Virtual Reality

Help them discover a new way to play games this Christmas with PlayStation VR. This Virtual Reality headset gives them truly immersive experiences that’ll make them feel like they’re in the heart of the action. It really is something that has to be seen to be believed, so make sure everyone gets a turn. Even Nan won’t be able to resist!

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Gaming accessories

Complete their gaming rig with our range of amazing accessories. An extra controller means the whole family can join in on the fun. For solo adventures, the Turtle Beach Elite Pro Headset drowns out any distractions and lets them talk with friends online to organise the best plan of attack. For ultimate immersion, we’ve got a range of steering wheels - perfect for any racing game, they’ll feel like Lewis Hamilton as they put the pedal to the metal!

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