Christmas Gift Guide 2015: 10 gadget gift ideas for gamers

Want to bag yourself a high-score on your gaming buddy's gift list? Look no further

Christmas Gift Guide 2015: 10 gadget gift ideas for gamers

There's no better way to escape the bedlam of a festive turkey disaster than to dive straight into the latest game. Want to simulate a goat? You can. Fight post-apocalyptic zombies? You can.

But, sometimes, thumb-mashing escapology just isn't enough - gamers need to accessorise, too, you know.

From Nintendo Notebooks to cracking controllers, we've compiled the ultimate combo of gaming gear to help your square-eyed friend level up.

Additional words by Tein Hee Seow

Best Christmas gifts ideas for gamers

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (S$62.90)

Give the gift of the game that changed the action-adventure genre with this remastered collection of Nathan Drake’s first three outings.

Follow the next-best treasure hunter after Indiana Jones as he shoots, swings and strides his way through South America, Tibet, London and beyond, all in search of lost loot to rival your Christmas haul. Adventuretastic.

Buy Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection here

Asus ROG G752

Asus ROG G752 (S$2898)

When power meets portability, you know this is the right gaming laptop. Meet the Asus ROG G752, a perfect balance of power thanks to its sixth generation Intel Core i7 processor and a sleek-looking body. Adding on to its gaming prowess is an Nvidia GTX 980M graphics processor with 8GB of GDDR VRAM to render even the most demanding games.

Buy the Asus ROG G752 at leading electronic retailers

Best Christmas gifts ideas for gamers

Super Mario Bros. Notebook (~S$21, exclusive of shipping cost)

Doff your cap and stroke your moustache: this here is an 8-bit power-up of a scribble pad set.

Inspired by artwork from the 1985 Super Mario Bros release, it comes with three, yes three, notebooks, all with everyone’s mushroom-loving Italian plumber adorned across them. Plunger not included.

Buy the Super Mario Bros. Notebook here

Best Christmas gifts ideas for gamers

Sony PlayStation DualShock 4: 20th Anniversary Edition (S$67.90)

Anyone who owned an original PlayStation will know and love that off-tone grey finish. Slightly grimy and perfectly indistinct, Sony's first pixel pusher defined 90s gaming - despite its muted exterior.

Now you can relive the plain-plastic glory days of flat-texture gaming with this PS4 throwback: packing all the usual smarts of the DualShock 4 button-basher, it comes in everyone’s favourite ‘Original Grey’ and proudly wears the four-colour Playstation badge to boot.


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