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20 Holiday Gift Ideas For Gamers in 2015

Holiday Gift Ideas For Gamers
Need gift-giving inspiration? We share 20 awesome Holiday gift ideas for gamers. Explore our list of the best gift ideas in gaming this Christmas.

The Holiday season is definitely a great time of year for gamers. Not only do many of the most anticipated video games and gaming consoles get released, but the gift giving makes it easier to acquire these hot games and consoles. Video games, gaming consoles, and accessories are expensive, so why wouldn’t a gamer add these items to their Holiday gift wishlist. After all, these gaming items make for a great gift!

To help those shopping for gifts for gamers, we have compiled a list of the 20 bestselling video games, consoles, and accessories, that are sure to be on every gamers wishlist this year. That is, if they have not already bought the item.

For gifters, always make sure you know which console they have (e.g. Xbox One, PlayStation 4) before buying video games. This is important as the games for one device won’t work on the other device.

20 Christmas Gift Ideas for Gamers

  • Microsoft
    A mysterious and unstoppable force threatens the galaxy, the Master Chief is missing and his loyalty questioned. Experience the most dramatic Halo story to date in a 4-player cooperative epic that spans three worlds. Challenge friends and rivals in new multiplayer modes: Warzone, massive 24-player battles, and Arena, pure 4-vs-4 competitive combat* *Online multiplayer features require Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) .
    $29.99  from Best Buy
  • Activision
    Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the ultimate 3-games-in-1 experience. In Campaign mode, you must navigate the hot spots of a new Cold War to find your missing brothers. Players can play the campaign cooperatively or solo and are now always connected to the intelligence grid and their fellow operatives during battle. Multiplayer features a new momentum-based chained movement system, allowing players to fluidly move through the environment with finesse, using controlled thrust jumps, slides, and mantling. Black Ops III multiplayer also introduces the new Specialist character system, which allows players to master 9 characters' battle-hardened weapons and abilities through a challenge-based unlock progression system. No Treyarch title would be complete without its signature Zombies offering. "Shadows of Evil" has its own distinct storyline right out of the box, set in the fictional 1940s Morg City, where four particularly troubled individuals - the femme fatale, the magician, the detective, and the boxer - star in this film-noir inspired horror story.
    $59.99  from Best Buy
  • Nintendo
    The ultimate evolution of Super Mario Bros. is here! The Mario experience of your dreams has arrived and is bursting with creativity. including yours! Play a near-limitless number of intensely creative Super Mario levels from players around the world. It's easy enough to create your own levels with the Wii U GamePad controller that it may feel like you're simply sketching out your ideas on paper, but you can now bring enemies and objects into a playable course in ways you could only dream of before. What was impossible in traditional Mario games is now impossibly fun, so let your imagination run wild! Product InformationSoftware Main Type: GameSoftware Sub Type: Role Playing GameSoftware Name: Super Mario MakerESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Network Compatible: YesPlatform Supported: Wii U
    $62.92  from Walmart US
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    Welcome to the family - London, 1868. The Industrial Revolution fattens the purses of the privileged while the working class struggles to survive - until an Assassin emerges from the underworld to rally to their defense. Rise to lead the world's first organized crime family. Conquer the streets of London. Bring the ruling class to their knees. Make history in a visceral adventure unlike any game you've played before.
    $39.99  from Curacao
  • Nintendo
    Super Mario 3D Land reinvents everything fans love about Mario gaming with the first platforming environment in true 3D, without the need for special glasses Players will experience an exhilarating new sense of depth, distance and speed while running, jumping and stomping on enemies throughout the levels. Product InformationSoftware Main Type: GameSoftware Sub Type: Action/Adventure GameSoftware Name: Super Mario 3D LandFeatures: Tanooki Mario returns! The fan-favorite Tanooki suit makes its first appearance on the Nintendo 3DS. Use the Tanooki suit's tail to attack enemies or float gently down from great heights. These abilities help players move through the 3D environments with more confidence.3D visuals make it easier for players to judge the depths and distances in their environments. Players can more accurately judge the jump to the next platform or how far Mario is from a question block. New and familiar abilities add unique game-play strategies to the adventure. Mario can perform a rolling somersault attack or run fast with a dash move. The Circle Pad gives players complete control to confidently move Mario through fun and challenging environments. New enemies include Goombas with tails, tall stacks of Goombas and a Piranha Plant that spits ink to obscure a player's view. Game Expansion Pack: NoESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Rating Descriptor: Mild Cartoon ViolenceSingle Player Supported: YesRelease Date: 2011-11-13Language Supported: EnglishPlatform Supported: Nintendo 3DS
    $34.10  from Walmart US
  • Microsoft
    Take advantage of the very best value for all the goodness of gold! Your Xbox LIVE Gold Membership lets you connect and play with friends around the world and watch thousands of HD movies instantly from Netflix. In addition to Xbox LIVE features like available game add-ons, full Xbox 360 game downloads, Xbox LIVE Arcade games and unique fashions and props for your avatar, youll receive Gold-exclusive discounts like the Deal of the Week. Plus, with your Gold Membership you get early access to some of the best new content.
    $59.99  from Curacao
  • Sony
    Sony brings you great high quality products and the innovation you expect from Sony. br br The Sony 500 GB PlayStation 4 brings out the best in your gaming experience. the sleek design of this Limited Edition Gaming Console provides Darth Vader on sid of your console making it all the better to go out and conquer the galaxy. With the included games, Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition, Star Wars Classics Includes Voucher for 4 Games Super Star Wars, Star Wars Revenge, Jedi Starfighter, Star Wars Bounty Hunter , you definitely can take off into another world and create your own Star Wars adventure. br br Be sure to read the specifications for all the great features.
    $344.97  from Tech For Less
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    $349.00  from Walmart US
  • Microsoft
    Get pro-level precision with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, featuring an arsenal of swappable components, Hair Trigger Locks, and limitless customization with an easy-to-use app. Choose from a variety of thumbsticks, D-pads, and paddles for a tailored feel that provides game-changing accuracy and speed. Flip the Hair Trigger Locks to fire faster. Improve your control with interchangeable paddles and rubberized diamond grip. Designed to meet the needs of today's competitive gamers, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller brings it all together with an app, where you can tweak everything from trigger sensitivity to button mapping.
    $149.99  from Curacao
  • NINTENDO
    Set off through a wild, woolly world in this grand Yoshi adventure! A treasure trove of clever handicraft stages are ready for you to explore. Unravel their secrets and color your world with a spectrum of yarn ... Full Description
    $49.99  from Dell
  • PlayStation
    $50 PlayStation Store Gift Card
    $47.99  from BJ's Wholesale Club
  • Nintendo
    Enhance your portable gaming experience with this New Nintendo 3DS XL console. Its 3D face-tracking capability captures movements precisely for enhanced game play, and the C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons provide more control for favorite games. This New Nintendo 3DS XL console recognizes your amiibo figures easily thanks to a built-in NFC reader.
    $199.99  from Best Buy
  • SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT OF AMERICA
    Until Dawn - PlayStation 4
    $59.99  from Kmart
  • Sony
    The DualShock 4 Wireless Controller features familiar controls, and incorporates several innovative features to usher in a new era of interactive experiences. Its definitive Analog sticks and trigger buttons have been improved for greater feel and sensitivity. A multi-touch, clickable Touch Pad expands gameplay possibilities, while the incorporated light bar in conjunction with the PlayStation Camera allows for easy player identification and screen adjustment when playing with friends in the same room. The DualShock 4 Wireless Controller is more than a controller; its your physical connection to a new era of gaming.
    $69.99  from Curacao
  • LEGO
    Rated E10+ for 10 Years and Older. When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO worlds, different characters from DC Comics, Lord of the Rings and the LEGO Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle bravely jump into the vortex to rescue their friends and fight to save all of LEGO humanity. Let your creativity be your guide as you build the LEGO Gateway to adventure, journeying through unexpected worlds and teaming-up with unlikely allies on the quest to defeat the evil Lord Vortech. Play with characters you never thought you could see in a LEGO game together, using vehicles and weapons you never thought possible. LEGO Bad Cop driving the DeLorean Time Machine why not?! The Ninjago Masters of Spinjitsu fighting alongside Wonder Woman yes, please! Get ready to break the rules, because the only rule with LEGO Dimensions is that there are no rules. An Extreme Cross-Over. For the first time in any LEGO videogame, characters from a mix of the best brands in the universe join forces and battle in worlds outside of their own. A Dark Knight, a Wizard, and a Master Builder traveling together down the Yellow Brick Road are just the beginning Keep Expanding. By purchasing additional expansion packs, you can grow your collection with a variety of your favorite brands to create even more crazy combinations. More is Better. Bring up to 7 characters, vehicles and weapons into the game all at once by dropping them on the LEGO Gateway for the most exciting and action-filled game around. Play Alone or with a Friend. Let your imagination guide your solo journey or have a friend join the adventure with co-operative, drop-in/out play. The Starter Pack Will Last. One LEGO Toy Pad and the videogame found in the initial Starter Pack will offer continued compatibility with future Expansion Packs for years to come. No compatibility chart necessary - everything you buy today or expand with tomorrow will continue to work. The LEG
    $119.95  from HSN
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    Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy. New QB mechanics including body-relative throws and touch passes provide unprecedented depth and control while under center. Combined with a new risk/reward catch and pass-defend system, get ready for the biggest WOW moments in franchise history.
    $39.99  from Curacao
  • Ubisoft
    Jump off the couch and bust a move
    $39.99  from Best Buy

Are you a gamer? What are some of the video games, consoles, and accessories you have on your Holiday wishlist this year? Share your favorites with our readers in the comments section below.

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