Christmas gadget gift guide: gaming – in pictures


A new console, controller or headset could be the perfect Christmas gift for the gamer in your life. Here’s our lineup to suit almost any budget,

7e0d4a9e-4d95-48a3-81d5-6b854ea02af1-620x372

 

 

 

 

 

PlayStation 4 Underneath the casing of Sony’s angular new console lurks an internal architecture that balances power and accessibility. It will certainly play host to numerous blockbusters, but its potential as a place for indie games to thrive is most exciting. From £349,

XBox One

 

 

 

 

 

Xbox One While the Xbox One has faced some flack since its was announced, its launch title line up – including console exclusive Titanfall – may just trump that of the PS4. From £429.

8278b9af-5f76-486b-a483-1028b56426f2-620x372

 

 

 

 

 

Nintendo Wii U While it hasn’t sold in the numbers its forbearer enjoyed, the Wii U is an impressive machine, supported by brilliant games that stand out from their Xbox and PlayStation equivalents, often thanks to their use of the Wii U’s tablet controller. From £250,

cf029809-8f90-4734-9d23-9b90c47916ae-620x501

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nintendo 2DS More robust and affordable than its cousin the 3DS, this handheld gaming platform is compatible with both the vast DS and 3DS game library. It lacks the 3D capabilities of the 3DS, but is a great choice for younger players. From £110,

340c4d90-308e-47c7-914a-b24ca1fcd459-620x372

 

 

 

 

 

PlayStation Vita While the arrival of the PS4 is dominating the headlines around Sony’s gaming platforms, the Vita remains a great portable option. Brilliant games and power under the bonnet make it a worthy addition to any gamer’s collection, especially given its new Remote Play features linking up with the PS4. From £140,

ddbee8ed-ae7f-4b05-a0cb-d2f09c4b6314-620x620

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turtle Beach Ear Force XP Seven Whether you’re a competitive online player or an audiophile with a taste for gaming, and you don’t want to annoy the neighbours with gunfire at all hours, the XP Seven remains one of the most highly regarded mic and headphone combinations. The price tag is substantial, but the quality is exceptional. From £250,

d0cf2bcf-3ec5-4af3-a95c-5841e66ff07f-620x372

 

 

 

 

 

Tritton Kunai Stereo wired gaming headset While not on the same scale as the Ear Force XP7 (above) the Tritton Kunais provide decent quality audio, an in-line remote, and universal connection with almost all gaming platforms without breaking the bank. From £35,

5b210d85-acaa-4a41-b8aa-d99863f287ad-620x372

 

 

 

 

 

Hori Real Arcade Pro V3 SA Kai (PS3) A leader in high-end arcade sticks, Hori has revisited and refined its enduring ‘HRAP’ series. Packed with parts found in real arcades, it is probably the best stick option presently available. Also available as the VX SA Kai for Xbox 360. From £115,

955a2da6-2f21-42a9-a73d-9e482f18e4e4-620x441

 

 

 

 

 

 

GameRacer Pro driving simulator seat For those that take driving games seriously a seat and wheel (below) combination is the ultimate indulgence in the pursuit of accurate control. From £220,

07c9d725-9e5a-4fea-ae4a-4268abba2ed5-620x502

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logitech Driving Force GT Costs can be astronomical but combining the GameRacer chair (above) with Logitech’s proven wheel balances quality and affordability for the ultimate driving setup. From £129,

de78c654-ecc9-41f0-92a9-d62a4f12a004-620x372

 

 

 

 

 

Logitech Powershell + Battery Logitech’s new made-for-iPhone accessory slaps a controller around your smartphone, bringing console-style game controls to iPhone gaming. It also has an extra battery hidden inside to charge your iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S to keep the games rolling for longer. From £90,

cd6b2f1c-8ecb-471f-85eb-75d6564d1278-620x372

 

 

Moga Ace Power Another iPhone controller, the Moga Ace Power also integrates a battery for recharging your phone, but also includes analogue thumb sticks and supports the iPhone 5C unlike Logitech’s offering. From £80,

6e1be490-5814-4a8a-9120-bdd914c87f5a-460x276

 

 

 

 

 

Moga Pro An Android-compatible Bluetooth gamepad that turns any Android phone or tablet into a portable gaming machine. The Pro supports a good library of supported games spanning most genres, including Dead Trigger 2. A variant with a battery to charge your phone, the Power Pro, is also available. From £40,

Posted By Mantosh pal

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s