With the holiday season upon us and Christmas only 10 days away, check out our 2016 Holiday Gamer Gift Guide!  As we all know this is the time of year gamers look forward to most, when we can finally get our hands on the biggest releases and best accessories. Whether you are struggling to find that last minute gift for the gamer in your life or are simply trying to decide on your next purchase, look no further, we have you covered!

Xbox One Custom Controller

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With over 8 million possible color combinations Microsoft’s Xbox Design Lab allows you to create a one of a kind Xbox One controller. This custom piece of hardware can even be laser etched with their gamer tag, name, or favorite phrase (16 characters or less of course). Even if you are unsure exactly how the recipient would like their controller to look, simply purchase a digital code that will allow your gamer to design their own gift, making this a hit with any Xbox fan in your life!

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PlayStation VR


This should be your go to gift for any PS4 gamer on your list. Discover a new way to game with PlayStation VR! Experience full immersion into your favorite titles such as Batman Arkham, Drive Club, Call of Duty, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, and Battlefront. Step into virtual worlds and with new challenges and moments so intense lines between the real world and the virtual one begin to blur.

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NES Classic Edition


If you can get your hands on this Nintendo release you will be the King of Christmas. The Nintendo Classic Edition is sure to be at the top of any Nintendo fan’s wish list this Holiday season. With classic games such as Zelda, Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and Metroid already pre-loaded to the console, this is a no brainer.

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Titanfall 2


Respawns’ Titanfall 2 is a must have for any first person shooter fan’s collection. As the second installment in the series and the first to include a campaign, this overlooked game packs a punch. With an engaging story and multiplayer that immediately reminds you why you loved Titanfall to begin with, this game provides non-stop fun and action sure to please even the most finicky gamer.

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Green Man Gaming Mystery Bundle

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Unsure what to get the PC gamer you are desperately shopping for? Try Green Man Gaming’s Mystery Bundle! This will also be a great choice for anyone on a budget as you will receive 10 games for only $5.99. Yes, you read that correctly 10 GAMES FOR $5.99! Buyers report receiving such titles as Battlefield 1, SimCity, Dark Souls III, and Mass Effect in their packs. This deal gives you the chance to score some amazing titles at a fraction of the cost.

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Dead Rising 4

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Don’t know what to get the zombie fan in your life? Dead Rising 4‘s Christmas soundtrack gets you into the sprint in no time at all. Plus…BONUS…you get to kill zombies! Frank returns to the Willamette Mall just in time to finish up some Christmas shopping. Players craft Holiday themed weapons to eliminate the undead in Capcom’s latest entry in the Dead Rising series. This sure fire hit is bound to get you brownie points with anyone who receives it.

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iam8bit Vinyl Records


Last but certainly not least, or the die-hard gamer that is impossible to shop for, I present to you iam8bit Vinyl Records! Whether they want to relive the nostalgia of their childhood or discover a different side to their new favorite title. Enjoying the soundtrack on vinyl will breathe new life into the title they thought they knew as well as make them fall in love all over again. This partnered with the visually stunning album artwork will be the highlight of any gaming connoisseur’s collection.

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What is on your Christmas list this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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Alina A
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Hello! My name is Alina! Or PrncsInPnk121 as I'm known in the gaming community. I am a twenty something gamer from the little state of Rhode Island. I fell in love with video games the first time I played Super Mario Bros. on my Mom's Nintendo, yup I said Mom's. I am a gamer born and raised! I've owned many different gaming devices throughout the years; Nintendo, N64, various Gameboys, PS2 2, PSP, 3DS, PC, Macbook Pro, & my beloved Xbox One! I 've always been into video games but it wasn't until I first played Halo on an Xbox 360 that I got addicted to online gaming. What started with Halo quickly became an addiction to FPS games! From Halo I branched out to Gears of War, F.E.A.R., Rainbow Six, Crysis, Homefront, Tomb Raider, Battlefield, & finally Call of Duty. I know what you are going to say..."Call of Duty is overrated!" but you know what??? I don't care! No matter what game I play I always find myself coming back... I ALWAYS have fun playing it! Now I'm not all FPS, I love The Sims 4, RCT, GTA, Red Dead Redemption, Titanfall, Just Dance, Zelda, DK, L.A. Noire, & Sleeping Dogs...just to name a few!