We love games we do. From casting spells in dungeons to trash talking with squeaky-voiced American teenagers while they insult our mothers, games let us shed our clothes and jump into armour, wetsuits, green tunics...
Sorry, we're going a bit off track.
While we calm ourselves down, here's a list of gaming gear that should warm the cockles of any avid gaming fan this Christmas.
Sensible Software 1986-1999 (£25)
Sensible Soccer, Cannon fodder, Wizball. If anyone's old enough to remember playing any of Sensible Software's pixellated masterpieces then they'll definitely appreciate this beautifully-made Kickstarter-funded book which looks back at the history of of the great British software developer.
Razer Tartarus (£70)
If you've got a level 89 Warlock with more powerful spells than you can shake a staff of +10 destruction magic at then the Tartarus' 25 programmable keys and 8-way thumb pad will be an absolute godsend. Never again accidentally cast a spell of sock whitening in the midst of a dark elf battle. Because we've all been there.
Gioteck EX-06 (£80)
Gioteck's wireless headphones promise hours of comfortable gameplay with detailed audio thanks to their 40mm drivers. There's built-in audio controls on the ear cups and they'll work with everything from consoles to your PC and Mac too.
Pac-Man ghost lamp (£35)
This adorable remote controlled Pac-Man ghost lamp can glow up to 16 different colours and can be set to flash, dim, fade or even strobe, for mini raves in your bedroom. All you need are some mysterious pills and cherries. to munch on.