Hey, Christmas is almost upon us, and if you have any gamers or tech lovers in your life, then we have some ideas for you here. Of course, you might want to put some of these things on your own Christmas wish lists, so get ready to drop those hints at every opportune moment.
The PlayStation Classic. Sure, you have your PlayStation 4 and all the great games that go with it, but this is your chance to relive some of your greatest gaming moments from times past. Coming in at a miniature size (you can hold the entire thing in the palm of your hands), the PlayStation Classic comes preloaded with 20 classic games. While the full list hasn’t been revealed yet, there are still some corkers that have been announced, including Tekken 3, Wild Arms, and (arguably) the greatest Final Fantasy game ever made, FFVII. Coming with two classic controllers and an HDMI cable to hook up to your TV, this is a must-buy for anybody with a love for games gone by.
A Spider Smart Hoverboard. The latest thing in personal electric transportation, hoverboards allow you to live out your dreams of being Marty McFly from Back to the Future. And following the previous link, you can now spike your superpowers with the Spiderman-themed Spider Smart Hoverboard. Other models are also available, so check out the link and scroll through your options. Admittedly, they aren’t as supercool or as functional as the ones from the movie, but you (or the person you buy it for) will still look awesome jetting around the neighbourhood at up to 10 mph.
The Echo-Dot 3. The latest iteration of Amazon’s smart speaker, this comes in a brand new design. And not only can you ask Alexa all the usual questions – Alexa, what time is it? Alexa, what is the weather like in Mongolia? Alexa, will you marry me? – you can now play games with her too (we use the word ‘her’ loosely). From classic games like Bingo to fun choose-your-own adventure games, these are some of the games you can get Alexa to play with you. And unlike the people you play with online, Alexa is less likely to throw a strop and accuse you of cheating. Alexa, we really do love you!
PlayStation VR. If you haven’t bitten the VR bug yet, then add this to your Christmas list, or buy it for your games-obsessed mate or partner under the pretense that you bought it ‘for them.’ The next big thing in video game immersion, there are now tons of titles that will make you feel as if you are really in the game. From the fantasy worlds of Skyrim to the bridge of the Star Trek Enterprise, these are some of the best VR titles currently available for the PlayStation 4.
Well, that’s Christmas covered anyway! We hope this short list helped, but if you have any other gift ideas worth mentioning, be sure to let us know!