8 Great Gaming Gifts this Christmas

Seven more sleeps until Christmas day is upon us once again. This wonderful day brings so much joy around the world. What it also brings is a lot of disappointment when gamers wake up to realise they have been gifted Devil’s Third or even the unthinkable Tony Hawks Pro Skater 5.

So, if you are still struggling to find a present for that lovable gamer in your life, then maybe these eight items will help keep them sufficed. All products below were found from myself scouting the internet combined with some personal items I have or wish to own one day. Hope this helps with your shopping woes.

Amiibo 

Any collectors or fans of Nintendo’s many IP’s would be delighted to receive a figure of their favorite character. Whether it’s Mario, Link, Pikachu, Samus, Fox or Marth, it’s very likely they’ll have a figure. Scan them into your Wii U for added content or just display them to make your friends jealous. With over 50 in the Super Smash Bros line, you may end up regretting the first one.

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Hyrule Historia

Zelda fans rejoiced once Nintendo agreed to shed some light on the infamous timeline. With Hyrule Historia, there was finally confirmation of when The Legend of Zelda games actually took place and, most importantly, in what order. For a detailed analysis on this, as well as how some of the greatest entries came about, this is a must for followers of the series.

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Milk Chocolate Games Controller 

A great stocking filler. A game controller completely made out of milk chocolate is sure to bring a smile to any sweet-tooth lovers. Slightly expensive for chocolate at around £3.99, but terrific for the presentation. Remember to brush your teeth afterwards.

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Pac-Man Ghost Light

Are you afraid of the dark? Well, fear no more as this Pac-Man ghost light will brighten up any room. With the feature to change into six different colors, this retro gift is a winner.

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Subscription to Loot Crate

The gift that keeps on giving. To keep any gamer happy all year round, how about giving them a subscription to Loot Crate? Every month, subscribers will receive a crate full of gaming goodies ranging from T-shirts to toys and every month is different. A bonus is that usually these products are exclusive to the company.

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First4Figures

For those willing to spend more than average, you could treat someone to a limited-edition figure. These statues are beautifully hand-crafted and completely unique to the industry. Including some some of the biggest franchises in gaming, you have Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Castlevania, Street Fighter, Legend of Zelda and Megaman. These hot collectibles tend to not hang around very long, so if you want one you better look for announcements and pre-order dates.

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Question Block Lamp

Ever wanted to punch a lamp? Well, now you can with this Super Mario Bros inspired Question Block lamp from 8BitLit. Just like in the Mario world you punch the bottom of the block to make it light up. Perfect nostalgic fun for any gaming room.

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Latest Video Games

So, this one should be obvious, but with an array of releases like Star Wars: Battlefront, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Super Mario Maker and Fallout 4, there is plenty on offer to keep your console busy for months. Shooter fans pick Star Wars. RPG fans wanting to devote hundreds of hours; Fallout 4 is perfect for you. Love adventure? Tomb Raider is right up your street. Finally, for creators everywhere, Super Mario Maker is waiting.


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So there you have eight gaming Christmas presents. Hopefully this will help with your decision making. What do you think is a great gaming present this Christmas? Leave us a comment below to tell us why.

Merry Christmas from Vgamerz

 

Top 5 Pokken Pokemon

Pokken

It’s finally happened. Since it’s announcement for arcades across Japan, Wii U owners everywhere have been praying for Pokken Tournament to come to consoles. Now Nintendo have given the green light with a release due in Spring 2016. Cheers cried out throughout the planet. Not only are we getting a new Pokemon game but we are getting a console one. A very rare occurrence.

Already announced are big hitters like Pickachu,  Charizard, Machamp & Lucario but who else could be among these “elite four”. Sure Gengar and Blaziken are nice inclusions but who really are the Crème de la crème of Pokemon? Who deserves to battle it out in gorgeous HD? Now of course this is my own opinion. I have however took into consideration what the general Pokemon community want along with some unexpected and therefore fresh faces. So hopefully there’s a strong mix that gives an even stronger collection.

Let’s get this (Poke)ball rolling:

Blastoise

Pokken Blastoise

How can this character not be included? Yes you could argue if Charizard and Blastoise both make appearances then so should Venusaur. I would agree but out of the two Blastoise would get the nod. The large turtle with two shotguns on it’s back seems a likely choice and would be a popular choice among fans.  Flooding the field with Surf, bashing opponents with a Skull-Bash or simply sending them flying with a devastating Hydro Pump. As one of the main faces of Pokemon we would also get to recreate the infamous final battle between Ash and Gary; Blastoise Vs Charizard. It’s something we all want. This is without mentioning the new mega-evolution…

Dragonite

Pokken Dragonite

We may already have one dragon but as you know with Game of Thrones one is never enough. Dragonite descendant of the first generation gets overlooked from time to time, so now is the perfect opportunity for the small winged dragon to make an entrance. Dragonite has a great variety of moves that could be incorporated. From a chilly Ice Punch to a obliterating Hyper Beam this Pokemon has it all. One other thing to note is it can fly faster than the speed of sound. Plenty of room to improvise and create a worthy move set.

Muk

Pokken Muk

Another overlooked Pokemon from generation one. In the anime series Muck was always known as the comical one. Suddenly smothering any person it could gets its hands on (in a good way), Muk is due for a return. The stick, amorphous Pokemon is filled with poison making him a unique addition with plenty of attacks. Whether using Sludge, Poison gas or my personal favorite Mud-slap Muk is guaranteed to raise a few smiles. Controlling a giant purple sludge has always been a dream of mine. I cant be the only one right?

Electrode

Electrode

By this point you can tell I heavily favor generation one, anyway my next choice is the upside down Poke Ball will a short fuse. Now, no matter how many times I’ve played through a Pokemon game I dont think I’ve ever caught an Electrode with intent of actually using it as one of my mains. This is Pokken though and I think ticking time bomb could be amazing. First it’s a ball so rolling around the field could be enjoyable in itself. Yes another electric type but the main draw of Electrode is its unpredictable nature. Imagine the fight is not going so well your beach ball friend is taking a right beating. It’s time to bring out the big guns. Unleashing a Self-Destruct that eradicates everything in sight before clouds parts leaving nothing but a huge grin.

Groudon

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Finally another generation. Quite possibly one of the most badass looking Pokemon to ever grace the game, Groudon has always been a fan favorite. We’ve seen him explode out of Poke balls enough times in Smash Bros so it’s about time we actual get to control this beast. Similar to Godzilla in stature Groudon really seems like he could do some serious damage. Possibly too much in fact with the legendary having the ability to control continents to his desire he may pack too much weight for a one on one. At the least he needs to invade or affect the battlefield in some way. Then again Suicune has been added so there is a chance. To put it simply I think he would be cool; I mean look at him

Honorable mentions: Mewtwo, Tyranitar & Venusaur 

Obviously these are my choices but i’m sure we will see many more inclusions to the roster in the coming months. Which Pokemon do you want to see added to Pokken Tournament? Leave us a comment below and tell us why.