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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) .
    $19.99  from Best Buy
  • Sony
    The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PlayStation 4 Bundle immerses you into a new era of Black Ops, a future where bio-technology has enabled a new breed of soldier, blurring the lines between humanity and technology. Play as a soldier with enhanced combat capabilities to fight faster, stronger, and smarter on the world's most popular next gen gaming system. Featuring a 500 GB PlayStation 4, Standard Edition full game and a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, there's no better place for the ultimate Call of Duty fan to immerse themselves into a new breed of Black Ops. Call of Duty On PlayStation 4 - Play Map Packs 30 Days Early, Only on PlayStation About Call of Duty: Black Ops 3: Coming to PS4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 combines three unique game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer and Zombies, providing fans with the deepest and most ambitious Call of Duty ever. The Campaign has been designed as a co-op game that can be played with up to 4 players online or in solo mode. Multiplayer will be the franchise's deepest, most rewarding and most engaging to date, with a brand new chain-based fluid movement system, the introduction of Specialist characters - complete with weapons and abilities - as well as new ways to customize gear for battle. And Zombies delivers an all-new mind-blowing experience with its own dedicated narrative. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PS4 can be played entirely online, and for the first time each of the offerings has its own unique player XP and progression systems. The title ushers in an unprecedented level of innovation, including new AI and animation systems, as well as cutting edge lighting systems, visual effects and audio that continues to set the standards that Call of Duty fans have come to expect from the critically-acclaimed series. Play online with your friends, get free games, save games online and more with PlayStation Plus (sold separately) .Cutting edge graphics bring game worlds to life like never before, and next gen processing speed gets you into
    $249.00  from Walmart US
  • 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
    $66.61  from Walmart US
  • Ubisoft
    WELCOME TO THE FAMILY - London, 1868. The Industrial Revolution fattens the purses of the privileged while the working class struggles to survive - until two Assassins 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 Best Buy
  • 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
    $38.14  from Walmart US
  • MICROSOFT ESD CDS ECONSIGN
    With Xbox Live Gold, you're part of the world's premier gaming community. Play with friends on the most advanced multiplayer network, get free games, and receive exclusive discounts. Experience games like Halo and Minecraft on a network powered by hundreds of thousands of servers that maximize performance and reduce lag. Get free games every month, worth up to $700 a year. With millions of gamers worldwide, and so many games to play, now's a great time to go Gold.
    $59.99  from Best Buy
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    Play with friends, find new challengers, upload your best game moments with Microsoft Xbox One 500GB Gears Of War Console Bundle. With the 500GB of storage there' s more space for your games and media. This bundle comes with Xbox One wireless controller with 3.5mm headset jack. Its wireless controller delivers unique intensity, precision, and comfort. Impulse Triggers bring fingertip vibration feedback, while responsive thumbsticks and an enhanced D-pad ensure greater accuracy. Game on with the black Xbox One Wireless Controller from Microsoft. New with this version are a 3.5mm stereo headset jack for compatible headsets, refined bumper buttons for more consistent performance along the full surface of the bumper, and wireless firmware updates. As a true gamer, part of the gig is that you play video games a lot. And if you're using a wireless controller, that means you're burning through batteries. But you don't have to. The Energizer 2x Charging System comes with two Energizer Recharge batteries that are fully compatible with Xbox One controllers and save you a trip to the store every time they die. You can now keep your controllers ready to go whenever you are.This Microsoft-Licensed Energizer 2X Charging System allows you to easily charge up to two Xbox One controllers at once, so you're always ready for the next adventure. Check the status of your battery pack while it's charging thanks to green and red LED lights. The 2x conductive charger provides quick charging, so you can get back to the action. Stop wasting money on disposable batteries and keep gaming longer with Energizer. If you are looking for a device that will push the hot air away from your gaming console, check out Nyko's Xbox One Innercooler. This device is Xbox compatible and allows you to still access all of your ports. The Xbox One Intercooler is USB powered as well. Reduces ambient air temperature by pushing hot air away from the console. Usb powered, no ac adaptor needed. Elegant design matches the decor and lines of the console. Easy clip-on installation. A gamer's most valuable possessions should always be protected! The KMD Silicone Skin Grips for Xbox One controllers provide protection from dirt and scratches caused by everyday use while the non-slip surface provides better grip to enhance game performance. The precisely fitted skin design is easy to apply and allows easy access to all buttons, controls and ports without ever having to be removed. Give your controllers a new reason to last! This comfortable over-the-ear stereo headset delivers rich sound, and lets you control the balance of game and chat audio without taking your hands off your controller. Bundle Includes: Xbox One 500GB Console Xbox One Console Xbox One Wireless Re mote Xbox One Headset Xbox One Power Cord Xbox One AC Adapter HDMI Cable Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Controller - Black (1) Energizer Xbox One 2x Charging Station Nyko Intercooler for Xbox One KMD Xbox One Controller Silicone Grip - Blue KMD Xbox One Controller Silicone Grip - White Microsoft Stereo Headset for Xbox One
    $609.99  from Curacao
  • 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
    Players tangle, pull and stitch yarn to explore Yoshi's world in creative new ways. Yoshi has never been more adorable than as a toy knit from yarn. His entire environment is made from materials like felt, yarn, cloth and cotton, creating a gorgeous HD world that looks good enough to touch. Instead of eggs, Yoshi tosses yarn balls at enemies. He can incapacitate a Piranha Plant by muzzling it with a piece of colored string. Or he can even use the yarn to knit together background elements. Gobble friends and turn them into eggs. Then toss them into hard-to-reach heights and secret depths to discover in two-player cooperative play. The game is co-developed by Good-Feel, the developer that created Kirby's Epic Yarn, and Nintendo Co, Ltd under the supervision of Takashi Tezuka, producer of Yoshi's Story and the Yoshi's Island series. ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Mild Cartoon Violence
    $29.99  from Walmart US
  • PlayStation
    $50 PlayStation Store Gift Card
    $47.99  from BJ's Wholesale Club
  • NINTENDO
    Games leap to life with super-stable 3D. The face-tracking feature uses the system's inner cameras to adjust images based on your viewing angle, so you can enjoy total immersion in your games. The C stick brings ... Full Description
    $199.99  from Dell
  • 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
    $89.95  from HSN
  • EA
    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.
    $29.99  from Best Buy
  • 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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