Gift Guide  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Gift Guide  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Top 10 Gifts for Fortnite Fans for the 2018 Holidays https://www.gameskinny.com/qsxsx/top-10-gifts-for-fortnite-fans-for-the-2018-holidays https://www.gameskinny.com/qsxsx/top-10-gifts-for-fortnite-fans-for-the-2018-holidays Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:17:55 -0500 Victoria B.

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Consider adding these gift ideas to your list as you start a shopping spree for that special Fortnite Fan this holiday season, and let these top 10 choices inspire you as you sneakily find your loved one's favorite in-game content. 

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Check back at GameSkinny for more nerdy gift guides and Christmas news.

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Fortnite Squad Mode Action Figures

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Price: $39.97
Buy it at: Walmart

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Looking for more traditional toys? Consider these figurines. This pack comes with four of the most popular characters in the game along with interchangeable guns. Whether you’re a young fan or a collector, this would be a great toy to receive this year.

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This gift is only 12 years or older though, so keep any of these tiny pieces away from toddler curious grasps.

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Fortnite Llama Plush

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Price: $9.99
Buy it at: Target

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Another great option are some cute plushies to bring a smile to your loved one’s face. One of the best cuddly toys to consider is this Pinata Llama, a fan favorite from the Fortnite universe. This wide eyed stuffed animal is about 7 inches tall and the perfect huggable size. If you're looking for a cute and inexpensive toy, this is a one of the best options.

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Fortnite Game Guides

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Fortnite: The Ultimate Guide to Dominating Fortnite Battle Royale by Supreme Game Guides

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Price: $9.73
Buy it on: Amazon

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Fortnite For Kids: 5 In 1 Book: The Complete Guide To Becoming A Fortnite God With A Fast And Flawless Victory by Pro Gamer Guide

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Price: $19.76
Buy it on: Amazon 

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If the person you're gifting to is both a gamer and a reader, a strategy guide book is one of the best gift options you can go for. Players are always trying to find ways to improve their chances of winning in battle royale modes. Some even go to the extent to hire coaches to help them improve their skills, but you don’t have to.

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Use this Christmas as an opportunity to give a gamer some useful tips about how to improve their strategy and win ratio. Here are just a few options to choose from depending on the age and skill level of the reader.

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Controller Skins

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Price: $7.46
Buy it on: Etsy

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One of the best gifts you can go for with any gamer is a skin/sticker. These removable skins add a form of customization to an otherwise carbon copy controller. 

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Check out KO Custom Creations AU for some really awesome Fortnite skins for PlayStation and Xbox controllers that fans have highly rated. One of the most popular is the Slurp Controller, a reference to the slurp power up juice available in the game. You can find this and more awesome skins for players on Etsy. Check them out to find the best fit.

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Fortnite Fan Hoodies

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Llama Hoodie Sale Price: $27.95
Lamma Hoodie Regular Price: $50.99
Buy it on: Gearrora

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Straight Outta Tilted Towers Price: $26.98
Buy it on: Amazon

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You can keep your friends and family warm this winter by opting for clothes that reflect their love of Fortnite. One of our favorites is this hoodie that has one of the most iconic figures from the game, the pinata llama. Another popular choice on Amazon is the Straight Outta Tilted Towers youth hoodie, a reference to one of the locations in the game.

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You can find all kinds of cozy hoodies that have the Fornite logos and references. Do some subtle research to find their favorite character or items from the game before buying.

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Fortnite Backpack

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Price: $25.89
Buy it on: Amazon

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A practical gift for any Fortnite players who are in school is definitely a backpack. This bookbag not only has the logo for the game but also glows in the dark. It has plenty of pockets and is made from a sturdy canvas material as well, making it the perfect gift for any fan to carry their gear in. It is fitted for elementary to middle school students. This could be a great gift before everyone returns to their studies in January.

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Light-Up Boogie Bomb

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Price: $14.99
Buy it at: Spencer's

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One of the best and most recognizable explosives from the game is the Boogie Bomb. Fortnite fans won’t be disappointed with this disco light up grenade that also comes with sound effects. It's the perfect decor for any player and is definitely a cool one to add to the shopping list.

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Funko Pop Figures

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Price: $7 - $11
Buy it on: Amazon

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It seems like everyone has to have at least one Funko Pop figure, and if you know someone who is an avid Fortnite player, you can’t go wrong with any of these adorable figurines. It’ll be a cute addition to place next to their PC or console.

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Be sure to snoop and check if your friend or family already has started a collection so you avoid buying a figure they already own. You may also want to do some digging to discern which character they like the most. This will help you decide which of the many figures to choose from.

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All of the traditional figures range from $8 - $11. Another option in the $7 range are key chain figures that can be used as stocking stuffers.

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Monopoly: Fortnite Edition

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Price: $15.88
Buy it at: Amazon

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If your Fortnite player likes both video and board games consider getting them the monopoly version of Fortnite. This edition of Monopoly for ages 13 and up has elements inspired by the popular royale mode, including the storm, map locations, and loot chest cards.

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Players earn and take away health points instead of money and every time a player passes go, the storm is unleashed. Fortnite fans will love you for bringing this to family game night as long as no one flips the table from losing.

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Gift Cards

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Price: $10 - $100

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(PlayStation) Buy it on: Amazon
(Xbox) Buy it on : Amazon

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Good ol’ fashioned money is sometimes your best bet, so why not go with a gift card? In order to obtain in-game cosmetics in Fortnite or battle passes for access to skins, weapons, emotes, and more, players can use money available on their account. If you want to add funds to a player's account and let them spend how they please, you should snag them a gift card.

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Know what system your loved one is playing on before you by them a card though. This will only work for those who are on consoles. PlayStation and Xbox gift cards can range from $10 to $100 and are a great choice for console Fortnite players.

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Epic Game's Fortnite is one of the most played and streamed games this year, so it's no surprise that it's no surprise that wish lists will be filled with Fornite themed gifts. You likely have someone in your life obsessed with this battle royale-style game. With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to hurry and find that perfect gift for your friend, family, significant other, or secret Santa.

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Scroll through our top 10 picks to find the perfect surprise to give your loved one this year with these Fortnite gifts.

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Full disclosure: This article contains Amazon affiliate links that directly benefit GameSkinny. Just letting you know!

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Craziest Hats and Headgear for Gamers https://www.gameskinny.com/xcq7k/craziest-hats-and-headgear-for-gamers https://www.gameskinny.com/xcq7k/craziest-hats-and-headgear-for-gamers Tue, 26 Dec 2017 17:33:09 -0500 Lauren Harris

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Overwatch Hanzo Hat by New Era
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Available on: Blizzard.com

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Price: $40.00

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Show off your Overwatch snap-back to the world, and show other gamers whose side you’re on with this carefully embroidered Hanzo hat. This Overwatch Hanzo hat completes any outfit. Are you ready to wear the next generation?

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That completes our list of crazy hats and headgear. Now, go and buy the best hat or surprise someone with extremely cool headgear. Hats complete every outfit. Let yours make a statement.

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Bluetooth VR headset with Earphones 
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Available on: sharperimage.com

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Price:$49.99

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Gamers will love the 3-D experience of virtual reality. Bringing all of your games to life by simply using your iPhone or Galaxy phone is just so cool. To top it off, the wireless Bluetooth and built-in speakers bring clean and crisp sound that grabs your attention for hours.

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VR Entertainment Real Feel Racing
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Available on: Amazon

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Price:$29.99

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Gamers will enjoy their VR experience with Real Feel Racing while using an iPhone or Android device. Using state-of-the-art Bluetooth technology, players can actually feel the vibrations in the wheel when bumping into other cars. Virtual Reality is a gamer's dream. Give them a gift to remember.

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Fallout Nuka Cola Hat
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Available on: Amazon

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Price: $19.98

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For those Fallout 4 fans, there's always a good Nuka Cola to drink. Nuka Cola was very popular in Fallout after the war. So bring back its popularity by sporting your cap around everywhere you go.

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Super Mario Odyssey Cappy Hat
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Available on: GameStop.com

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Price: $24.99

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This crazy Mario hat can be worn best with any Mario attire. Debut your wacky hat at any costume-related event, or just lounge around the house. This hat is made of 100% polyester and is very durable. So, give the gift of comfort and style the Mario way.

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There's a hat for every outfit. There's also the best crazy hats and headgear for gamers out there. You want the coolest headgear or the hat that grabs everyone's attention. Well, we have just a few that you might want to check out.

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Gift Guide: 7 Best Gaming Comics and Books https://www.gameskinny.com/3iy95/gift-guide-7-best-gaming-comics-and-books https://www.gameskinny.com/3iy95/gift-guide-7-best-gaming-comics-and-books Tue, 26 Dec 2017 15:08:10 -0500 Sarah Elliman

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These are some of the best video game comics and books out there to date. If you've been stuck looking for the best gift for someone who loves books and video games, then you don't need to be stuck anymore. 

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We hope our list has made your shopping that much easier and brings joy to everyone's gaming hearts. 

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What was your favourite comic/book on our list? Are there any you love that we didn't include? Let us know in the comments below. 

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God of War
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Price: $14.75
Buy it on: Amazon

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Kratos is a deeply troubled soul -- many say downright cruel and unforgiving -- obsessed with his brutal hunt for the Greek Gods. However, the God of War comic goes into more explicit detail about his life before the events of the game and what transpired during that time period.

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With the next installment coming soon to PS4, now is a perfect time to jump back into some God of War and relive the magic before an entirely new experience hits the shelf. 

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Mass Effect
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Price: $7.19
Buy it on: Amazon

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Mass Effect is another BioWare game that truly captures the heart of fans who play it. Everyone always wants more content and wants to learn more about the vast universe that is present in Mass Effect. Just like the Dragon Age books, you will return to familiar compelling characters, learning their stories, opinions, and emotions as you go. 

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This is a fantastic gift for any Mass Effect fan, and there are tons of installments in the series, with many different topics being covered throughout. 

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Half-Life: A Place in the West
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Price: $1.49 per episode
Buy it on: Steam

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This is for anyone who is a Half-Life fan -- and let's face it, who isn't? -- who has been waiting for a new game for forever (since it would appear we are not getting one, at least anytime soon). 

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However, you don't have to wait for a new game to get a hold of exceptional Half-Life content. Although a fairly recent addition to the series, and not by the creators of Half-Life, it has already been praised as capturing the universe and creating a compelling story. 

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Assassin's Creed: Forsaken 
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Price: $9.74
Buy it on: Amazon

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This is the only book in this guide where I wouldn't recommend the other installments in the series. Most of them follow what happened in the game, and once you've played it, you certainly don't want to read that all again. 

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Forsaken is different, as it follows Haytham Kenway (Connor's father), and you begin to understand how he became a Templar and what drove him to make those decisions. It's a fantastic book for shedding light on an otherwise unknown character. Plus, it is perfect for any hardcore fans of Assassin's Creed.

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The Halo Graphic Novel
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Price: $3.22
Buy it on: Amazon

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This is the perfect gift for any die-hard Halo fan, as it's not just composed of stories that reference and relate back to Master Chief, but include numerous pieces of art. The entire graphic novel was contributed to by a variety of writers and artists who have been directly involved in the making of the game.

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This creates a strong bond with the game and allows for amazing continuity between the game and the comic book. It is an incredibly easy read, and it is a gift that your friend will want to go back to consistently.

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The Witcher by Andrezj Sapkowski
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Price: $25.33
Buy it on: Amazon

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The Witcher game as we know it would never have been the intense and intriguing story it is without its source material. The entire inspiration for the world comes from Sapkowski’s books, while much of the third game builds directly on the series itself.

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The Witcher books help you understand Geralt’s anxiety against those in power, explains his relationship with Yen, and reveal how he came to know Ciri. It’s an incredibly important series, and once you read it, you’ll start seeing references all the time throughout the game.

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Dragon Age
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Price: $33.38
Buy it on: Amazon

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The books are primarily what I will be talking about as, in my opinion, they far exceed the literary value that the comics have achieved. Most of the series is written by David Gaider who, until this year, was the lead writer for the Dragon Age game series.

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The books are incredibly well written and delve into the stories of well-known and loved characters -- stories about Maric and Loghain, Duncan’s connection to the Ferelden royal family, and Wynne. Characters that always had an ambiguous air that made you want to know about their lives. These books aren’t just trying to thrive off the popularity of Dragon Age; they are stunning pieces of fiction in their own right, making fantastic gifts for your bookworm, gamer friend.

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Are you stumped on what to buy your gamer, bookworm friend? Perhaps you are looking for something to gladden their hearts. You don't have to look any further, as we have found the perfect comics and books for gamers across the globe. 

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We promise you won't be disappointed by the high level of literary value and artistic merit of the items we have found for you. These comics/books don't just encompass a video game universe, they stand on their own. For example, one of the books on this list is one my granddad loves to read, and he's never even played the game series. 

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Sit back, relax, and hopefully find a book/comic to keep you company! 

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Gift Guide: Most Adorable Gaming Plushies https://www.gameskinny.com/dv71p/gift-guide-most-adorable-gaming-plushies https://www.gameskinny.com/dv71p/gift-guide-most-adorable-gaming-plushies Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:09:53 -0500 Lauren Harris

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Legend of Zelda 8-inch Plush 
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Price: Link: $11.19; Zelda: $14.39

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Buy it on: ThinkGeek

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We all love heroes, so why not have options? Cuddle with Link, the Hero of Time, and join him to save the princess. Or enjoy sweet princess Zelda and sail the seas. The choice is yours, but the best gifts always come better in twos. 

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I hope this this guide has given you many ideas for the best gift for whomever enjoys good games, whether they're old classics or new and exciting adventure games. There’s always room for a cuddly plushy to make its way into the hearts of many gamers. Be sure to pick up an adorable plush today. It’s the best companion anyone could have.

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Horizon: Zero Dawn Aloy 6-inch Plush
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Price: $12.99

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Buy it on: ThinkGeek

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Bring Aloy home complete with the Nora Brave outfit and her Focus. She is the perfect gift for your desk. Keep Aloy by your side as she owns her new title as the Seeker. Both of you can join the tribe and stick together, even if it’s just through a long hug. 

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Final Fantasy VII Cloud Strife Mini Plush
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Price: $18.95

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Buy it on: Walmart

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This 6-inch plush takes you back to the classic Final Fantasy series. You can save Midgar in style with his SOLDIER outfit and trusted Buster Sword. He’s a great accessory to your gaming collection and the best present for Final Fantasy fans everywhere.

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Mario 8-inch Plush
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Price: $10.39

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Buy it on: GameStop

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Nintendo's famous mascot Mario is the best gift for the holidays. Let Mario cheer you on when playing your favorite game; he's the best couch buddy around. This Super Mario Bros star will always be the center of attention wherever you take him.

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Plush Mega Man
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Price: $19.99

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Buy it on: Game Over Videogames

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Mega Man is the perfect desk buddy. Take him everywhere, or just enjoy his cute snuggles at home. This plushy is 8 inches and can fit in your bag or next to your heart. You and Mega Man can finally defeat Dr. Wily together, because who wouldn't want Mega Man as a new friend?

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Pokémon Snorlax Large Plush
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Price: $24.99

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Buy it on: ThinkGeek

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Who's ready for a comfy, long nap? We sure are. With this large Snorlax pillow you can do just that. You'll never want to use the Poké Flute again. So, enjoy your nap with the king of sleeping.

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Kirby Large Plush
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Price: $31.99

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Buy it on: ThinkGeek

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This cuddly, stuffed plushy is perfect for a good night’s sleep. Kirby can help you drift into dreamland. This adorable plushy is best on your nice couch or in your video game cave. Kirby also provides hugs and snuggles. Let Kirby’s sweet, soft polyester material help you through your troubles.

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Looking for a good gaming plush? These are some of the best gaming plushies out there. There are over a thousand to choose from, but we’ve narrowed it down to just a few of the best ones we think you should consider. Let’s look at some of the best gaming plushies out there. 

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12 Best Adult Board Games of 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/b4dgb/12-best-adult-board-games-of-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/b4dgb/12-best-adult-board-games-of-2017 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:02:06 -0500 Ty Arthur

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With these 12 excellent 2017 board and card games, you'd probably never run out of Saturday night gaming fodder. That being said, there were a whole lot more that released this year besides what we listed in the preceding slides!

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There were several expansions for the various Fantasy Flight Cthulhu Mythos games, as well as plenty of other sci-fi, horror, and resource management board games.

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What did you think of our picks for the best board games of 2017, and what titles did we miss that should have been included? Let us know in the comments below!

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Santorini

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Price: $49.99
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 2 - 4

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This three-dimensional game can be for the whole family, but more of the strategy will be geared towards the adults. "Strategy" is the key word here, as each player races to build to the top of a tower while trying to hinder their opponents from doing the same. Each player has a unique way to break the rules a little, and things can get seriously competitive as the game progresses towards the end.

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First Martians

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Price: $49.99
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 1 - 4

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This game definitely won't be for everyone (if you want fast-paced fantasy, look elsewhere), but if you liked the desert island survival scenarios of Robinson Crusoe, you'll know exactly what to expect from First Martians.

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The point of the game is to survive the harsh Martian environment, with several different game modes available, including a linked campaign that must be tracked with a companion app.

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Survival is key, with players deciding whether to take risky actions that could have good rewards or instead play it safe and conserve resources. Life on Mars is brutal, and so is this game!

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5-Minute Dungeon

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Price: $19.99
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 2 - 5

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The title isn't being facetious -- there's a downloadable timer app for the game, so every game is actually five minutes.

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It's a fast and fun game where you and a few companions try to tackle the dungeon boss within the time frame allotted. Things get frantic and frenzied as the timer ticks down and you work hard as a team to reach the end. 

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Rick and Morty: Total Rickall Card Game

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Price: $15.00
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 2 - 5

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With far less complexity than many other games on this list, Total Rickall is a fun diversion to pull out every now and again between bigger games. Essentially, it's the episode of the same name from Rick And Morty, with the goal of figuring out who is real and who is an alien parasite.

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You can get through a game in about 20 minutes, but since the parasites are randomized, it's worthwhile to play several times in a row. If you like a little more complexity, there's an advanced rule set that expands the game out to six players and has two people at the table take the role of secret parasites.

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Dark Souls

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Price: $120.00
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 1 - 4

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This one was in limbo for a long time but finally saw official wide release in 2017. A devastatingly hard single-player experience like Dark Souls might seem like an odd game to translate into a co-operative multiplayer board game, but it works.

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Like the video game, you've got to figure out the right attack patterns to use while trying to gain souls, and if you die, you respawn back at the bonfire. The flavor of the game is translated surprisingly well into the tabletop medium, and it really forces tactical cooperation between players.

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Gloomhaven

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Price: $219.99
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 1 - 4

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There are times where it feels like board game designers are competing for who can build the most absurdly oversized box with the most game pieces. They can all stop trying now, because Gloomhaven wins.

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This box weighs more than 20 pounds, and there's a whole lot of content to justify all that weight. What you have here is essentially a dungeon crawling game, but with a bunch of twists to keep players on their toes that will delight anyone used to the standard formula.

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There's seriously more than 100 hours of play you can get out of Gloomhaven while the campaign unfolds, with each successive game building upon the last rather than everything resetting each time you play. Just make sure you've got the room to play and the time to paint the minis!

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Gloom In Space

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Price: $21.00
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 2 - 5

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The original Gloom and its Cthulhu expansion let the goth gamers have fun killing off family members in horrible ways, and now you can die terribly in space as well!

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Notice the red shirt on that character on the box? That's you -- a group of space explorers who aren't destined to live long while exploring the galaxy. Your job is to come up with hilariously entertaining stories of how your red shirts die while your opponents try to keep your hapless explorers alive and happy instead.

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It's a race to the bottom, but with tribbles and alien princesses this time around instead of Poe and Lovecraft. For a fun game night with the adult friends, you can't go wrong with Gloom or its various spin offs.

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Too Many Bones

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Price: $124.95
Buy It On: Chip Theory Games
Number of Players: 1 - 4

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If you haven't played a dice building game before, this is a crazy fun one to jump into with your friends. Rather than building decks of cards, you put together pools of dice, with 136 custom dice included in this game as your goblin-like gearlocs embark on misadventures. 

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While it takes a bit of effort to learn, you can have a blast building up your dice pools for your gearloc character and taking on bigger challenges. If you can't get enough of this style, a successful Kickstarter campaign just wrapped up for follow-up game Undertow, which is slated to land next year.

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Red Dragon Inn 6: Villains

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Price: $39.95
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 2 - 4 (or up to 6 with the other base games and expansions)

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It's sort of hard to believe just how many Red Dragon Inn base box sets and character expansion cards have come out at this point. That first game was an absolute breath of fresh air in the tabletop scene, and now years later, they are still just as fun.

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Part 6 puts you in the role of the villains instead of the heroes, but don't worry, the base gameplay remains the same: buy drinks for your friends to make them pass out, gamble until you've won the whole treasure horde, and try to remain conscious long enough that the inn doesn't get all the gold!

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Bears Vs. Babies

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Price: $29.99
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 2 - 5

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We all know that Cards Against Humanity set the gold standard for card games to keep adults interested while drinking around the gaming table, but it also gets old fairly quickly as the same card combos keep coming up.

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That's where a host of other amusingly offensive card/board mashup games come in, offering a different take on the NSFW style with games like Joking Hazard or Exploding Kittens. From the fine folks at The Oatmeal behind Exploding Kittens now comes an even more baffling mashup: Bears Vs. Babies!

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The goal here is to build horrifying monstrosities that can take on an army of evil killer babies, so basically, a good time will be had by all. Don't forget to pick up the NSFW expansion pack to add in all the jibbly bits and various other offensive cards that will make grandma blush.

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Fallout

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Price: $69.99 
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 1 - 4

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Featuring scenarios based around both Fallout 3 and 4, Fantasy Flight is translating the beloved post-apocalyptic franchise to a tabletop setting for your gaming group. Players build their own survivors based around the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. ruleset we all know and love, then go out and explore the wasteland, with solo play possible.

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This one is just now shipping to pre-order buyers after Thanksgiving, so all we have to judge at the moment is some unboxing videos and clips from people who played demos at Gen Con, but it looks to be very high quality. Expect this one to deliver the Fallout experience to your weekend gaming group, with all the free roaming and raider-slaying you could want.

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Besides this entry from Fantasy Flight, board game developer Modiphus also has a totally different take on the tabletop Fallout experience coming next year under the title Fallout: Wasteland Warfare.

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Le Neckbeard

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Price: $20
Buy It On: Jason Anarchy Games
Number of Players: 2 - 4

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A perfect card game for video gamers, Le Neckbeard is a wonderfully self-aware and hilariously NSFW game that celebrates (and skewers) the social awkwardness of the gaming crowd.

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Your goal is to save some beautiful Waifus (from Japanese body pillows and booby mouse pads to the killer high school girl from Yandere Simulator) from the greasy hands of your rivals. Along the way, your neckbeard will have to summon sodas and deal with dreaded real-life responsibilities, like doing the laundry or talking to your actual girlfriend.

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If your group can take a little good-natured self-criticism, they'll love this tongue-in-cheek game. Le Neckbeard was originally only available for Kickstarter backers, but a limited run of new decks is now up at the Jason Anarchy Games site.

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There's only so many rounds of Elder Scrolls: Legends to play or so many Destiny 2 raids you can embark on before you have to actually sit face to face with your friends for a game night!

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For the hardcore gamers, there's no shortage of epic board games that are every bit as fun as their digital counterparts, with some actually ending up considerably more in-depth than anything on console or PC.

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If your group consists solely of adults, then all the better, because these games take strategy and frequently include themes that aren't for the little ones. Sadly, there was no new Drinking Quest entry this year, although new edition Liquor Before Honor will hit next summer (so keep your beer nice and cold while you wait).

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The sting of that missing franchise can be soothed somewhat by the slew of high-quality games that landed in 2017, with 12 in particular that are well worth playing.

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Although the focus is on "board" games, here we're going to go ahead and include card games as well, since the line between them frequently gets blurred, and some of the raunchiest fun for adult games will always come from the card-based entries.

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Best PC Cooling Fans of 2017 for Your New or Current Build https://www.gameskinny.com/q31lf/best-pc-cooling-fans-of-2017-for-your-new-or-current-build https://www.gameskinny.com/q31lf/best-pc-cooling-fans-of-2017-for-your-new-or-current-build Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:55:09 -0500 Sergey_3847

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Corsair HD Series HD120 RGB LED PC Fan

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Price: $55.49
Buy it on: Amazon

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The HD series of Corsair RGB LED computer fans, unlike the LL series, has only 12 independent LEDs and seven lighting schemes, but it moves a lot more air. It also has a slightly different design, allowing more light and transparency to extend to its outer frame.

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This cooler's higher airflow rate is possible due to its thinner fanblade design, which also ensures less vibration and noise as a result. If the price doesn't scare you, then this is definitely the best choice in the RGB LED computer fan niche.

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Corsair HD Series HD120 RGB LED Specs: 

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  • Air Flow: 54.4 CFM
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  • Noise: 30 dBA (at 1725 RPM)
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  • Size: 120 mm
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  • Voltage; 7-13.2V
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Have you found the right kind of PC fan for your next computer build? Make sure to leave your feedback in the comments below. 

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Asiahorse Wireless RGB LED PC Fan

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Price: $36.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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Don't let the no-name manufacturer make you pass on this great computer fan. It has a decent airflow to noise ratio and includes a remote control for changing the color scheme of the 256 color RGB LED system, hence the "wireless" label in the title.

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Sure, this cooler doesn't have fancy PWM technology like the most of the previous models, but it is based on hydraulic bearing technology, which will make it last for 20,000 hours at the very least.

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Asiahorse Wireless RGB LED Specs: 

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  • Air Flow: 38 CFM
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  • Noise: 32 dBA (at 1500 RPM)
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  • Size: 120 mm
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  • Connection: 4.6-pin
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Corsair LL Series LL120 RGB PC Fan

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Price: $34.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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This Corsair model offers 16 Independent RGB LEDs split between two separate light loops that allow for nearly endless manual lighting customization. The RGB effect on this computer fan is super soft and will not irritate your eyes -- even in complete darkness.

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It also comes with the PWM system that allows you to control the intensity of the airflow, but even at its maximum speed, it is as quiet as it gets.

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Corsair LL Series LL120 RGB Specs: 

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  • Air Flow: 43.25 CFM
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  • Noise: 24.8 dBA (at 1500 RPM)
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  • Size: 120 mm
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  • Connection: 4-pin
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NZXT Aer RGB120 PC Fan

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Price: $29.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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Now let's enter the territory of RGB LED PC fans! Here is one of the most balanced solutions in terms of price and quality from NZXT. The Aer computer fan models allow you to select and modify more than 10 lighting effects with ease using CAM’s software interface, which means you can connect several of these bad boys and make your PC case light up like a Christmas tree.

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In addition to the bright color effects, you get a decent airflow to noise ratio, which would already be a good deal on its own.

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NZXT Aer RGB120 Specs:

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  • Air Flow: 52.44 CFM
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  • Noise: 33 dBA (at 1500 RPM)
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  • Size: 120 mm
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  • Connection: 4-pin PWM
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  • Voltage: 12V
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Antec TrueQuiet 120 PC Fan

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Price: $9.19
Buy it on: Amazon

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This fan may run at a low RPM, but if you don't want to hear a hint of noise from your coolers, then the Antec TrueQuiet is the best choice for you. It comes with a special connector that allows you to manually adjust its speed, which may result in as little as 8.9 dBA at 600 RPM, which is virtually the quietest computer fan you will find on the market today.

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This has become possible due to a very special fanblade design that creates as little friction with the air as possible.

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Antec TrueQuiet 120 Specs:

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  • Air Flow: 35.8 CFM
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  • Noise: 19.9 dBA (at 1000 RPM)
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  • Size: 120 mm
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  • Power consumption: 1.4W (high), 0.7W (low)
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Corsair Air Series SP120 PC Fan

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Price: $15.39
Buy it on: Amazon

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Corsair offers several types of PC fans for their customers, such as this SP model. It is designed for restricted airflow, unlike non-restricted exhaust fans that are used at the back of the case. This means that this specific type of cooler is installed on drive bays or radiators for more effective air dissipation.

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Also, this computer fan is almost noiseless, which makes it a special case in the niche of fans designed for restricted airflow.

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Corsair Air Series SP120 Specs: 

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  • Air Flow: 62.74 CFM
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  • Noise: 35 dBA (at 2350 RPM)
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  • Size: 120 mm
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  • Operating voltage: 7-12V
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Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 PC Fan

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Price: $22.60
Buy it on: Amazon

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This low-RPM cooling fan is huge! It was designed as an additional cooler for a graphics card, and it has to be installed on the side panel of your ATX case. Despite working at 700 RPM max, it moves a lot of air in an absolutely noiseless fashion.

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It also has a soft red glow that makes it look extra-cool inside a transparent PC case. If you need to add extra cooling to your gaming machine with a nice design, then be sure to check out this offering from Cooler Master.

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Cooler Master MegaFlow Specs: 

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  • Air Flow: 110 CFM
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  • Noise: 19 dBA (at 700 RPM)
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  • Size: 200 mm
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  • Power consumption: 3.36W
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  • Connection: 3-pin
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AC Infinity HS1238A PC Fan

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Price: $14.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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Now here's something completely different. If you don't care about noise, but do need to move as much air as possible, then consider getting an AC Infinity computer fan. This fan is much louder than the previous two models, but it will cool down even the most overclocked machines.

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This hard-working fella is quite durable as well, even with all the power it invests into cooling. It is based on long-life dual-ball bearings, which guarantee continuous use for up to 67,000 hours.

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AC Infinity HS1238A Specs:

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  • Air Flow: 110 CFM
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  • Noise: 47 dBA (at 2,600 RPM)
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  • Size: 120 mm
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  • Power consumption: 18W
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Noctua NF-A8 PWM PC Fan

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Price: $15.95
Buy it on: Amazon

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This little fan is a masterpiece of Advanced Acoustic Optimisation technology, which makes it one of the quietest PC cooling fans on the market right now. The SSO2 anti-vibration bearing system combines the oil-based hydrodynamic bearings with an additional magnet, which makes it super stable.

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SSO is a patented Noctua technology that you will not find from any other computer fan manufacturer. If this sounds right to you, then be sure to grab a few for your mini-ITX case.

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Noctua NF-A8 PWM Specs:

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  • Air Flow: 32.4 CFM
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  • Noise: 17,7 dBA (at 2,200 RPM)
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  • Size: 80 mm
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  • Power consumption: 1W
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  • Connectoion: 4-pin PWM
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ARCTIC F12 PWM PC Fan

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Price: $8.02
Buy it on: Amazon 

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Here is a cheap yet smart PC cooling fan that is quiet and effective enough to cool down even the most hard-working machines. Its PWM feature is designed to help motherboards use the fan only to a necessary degree so it doesn't consume extra energy and resources.

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ARCTIC will serve you well for a long time due to its use of the Fluid Dynamic Bearing, which comes with an oil capsule that avoids lubricant leakage. Together with the PWM technology, the F12 PWM will serve longer than any other fan of similar design.

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ARCTIC F12 PWM Specs: 

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  • Air Flow: 53 CFM
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  • Noise: 22.5 dBA (at 1,350 RPM)
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  • Size: 120 mm
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  • Start-up Voltage: 6.0V DC
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  • Connection: 4-pin socket
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When choosing a single PC cooling fan or a set of computer fans for your next build, you need to make sure that you're looking for the most balanced airflow-to-noise ratio (CFM/dBa @ RPM). CFM stands for Cubic Feet per Minute, which is used by PC fan manufacturers to showcase how much air their products can move per minute -- and here, moving air is important.

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The best PC fans will have high CFM and low dBa, meaning that they can move lots of air without producing too much noise. These numbers should help you identify the best airflow-to-noise ratio, and make a decision on which fan(s) to purchase.

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If you'd like to spice up your PC case with some RGB LED lighting, then there are a few interesting options, too. From cheap PC fans to expensive PC coolers and RGB options, this list of 10 computer fans is sure to have something to suit your fancy. 

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Best Stocking Stuffers for Gamers under $5 https://www.gameskinny.com/6hfnl/best-stocking-stuffers-for-gamers-under-5 https://www.gameskinny.com/6hfnl/best-stocking-stuffers-for-gamers-under-5 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:06:43 -0500 Stephanie Tang

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That's it for now!

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Happy holiday shopping, and hope you've found something perfect for the special gamer friends in your life!

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(Yes, the above image includes a pretty incredible-looking 8-bit stocking, but unfortunately I don't think Think Geek makes these anymore. Sorry!)

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Horizon Zero Dawn Watercolor-style Game Art Poster

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Price: $5 - $27 (shipping charges may vary)
Buy it on: Etsy

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For the fan who firmly believes that video games are art, this is the gift for their living room wall. Gorgeously rendered, and printed on thick photo paper and ink quality.

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(Only the 4.1" x 5.8" size fits our price tag, but if you're feeling generous, you can always size up. The store also has an ongoing buy 3, get 1 free deal, so if you've had a fairly well-behaved gamer this year...)

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Still Loading Gamer Wall Decal / Sticker

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Price: $1.99 various colors (free shipping)
Buy it on: Aliexpress

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Ah, waiting. The bane of our existence. For the gamer that always needs a reminder what kind of hellhole they've accepted into their lives, this is the stocking stuffer for them. Waterproof, non-fading colors, it'll stay on their wall longer than their flat-screen. 

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Xbox One Elite Controller Vinyl Skin Wrap Decal Sticker

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Price: $4.10 (shipping charges may vary)
Buy it on: Etsy

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While the Destiny franchise finally made it to PC this time around with Destiny 2, we still know and remember it first as a console game. For the fan who's currently running raids in the living room instead of in front of the monitor, this is for them! 

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A controller skin to wrap around their existing controller, ideally if they're running a warlock (don't worry, this store also has the other classes available in controller skins too). Don't give this to anybody who can't handle a hairdryer or heat gun for application, though. Just sayin'.

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Legend of Zelda Piece of Heart Soap

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Price: $2/piece (shipping charges may vary)
Buy it on: Etsy

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This is for the gamer friend who isn't nearly as interested in digging through graveyards and/or mucking about with Skulltulas just to get to the good stuff. Let 'em take a pass on the questing this season with a handful (two counts as a handful, right?) of these lightly scented beauties.

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Bonus points? These are made with glycerin, which is gentler than regular soaps and helps your skin retain more of its natural moisture. 

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Kirby Laser-cut Character Pins 

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Price: $3.99 each / $10.99 for a set of 3 (shipping charges may vary)
Buy it on: Etsy

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If nothing else, Kirby has taught us that you can make a long, star-studded career out of stuffing your face with everything in sight. Choose from one of these super-cute laser-cut pins (Kirby, Waddledee, or the Metamato), made from two layers of 1/8"-thick opaque and mirrored laser-cut acrylic. The piece is hand assembled and features a tie-tack and clutch-style pin affixed to the back plate. 

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Overwatch D.VA-inspired Mini Candle

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Price: $4.11 (shipping charges may vary)
Buy it on: Etsy

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For the Overwatch fanatic who possibly doesn't have as big of an addiction to butts but does have an affection for burning things!

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This mini D.VA-inspired candle comes scented like Parma Violet, which, okay, is a little bit of an odd stylistic choice since that particular scent doesn't scream Korean StarCraft badass to me, but I can't say it's not a nice scent!

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This is also made of soy wax instead of the more commercially available paraffin wax, which means less fumes and longer burning.

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Pokemon's Vulpix with Stainless Steel Stud Earring 

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Price: $2.60
Buy it on: Etsy

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So cute! Fab baby fox Vulpix has always looked like the most cuddly Pokemon in the world. She isn't nearly as cuddly when she comes in a set of stainless steel stud earrings, but she is nickel and lead-free for that gamer friend who has metal sensitivities. The designs are 8mm in width and height, and the hypoallergenic posts are backed with a butterfly stopper. 

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(Note: Bonus! There's a Christmas sale going on right now, so if you spend $5+ you can also get 10% off. Heck yeah!) 

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Overwatch BUTTon set

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Price: $2.02/pin; $8.89 for the set (shipping charges vary)
Buy it on: Etsy

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This is for the gamer who likes to get a little (ahem) cheeky. Overwatch femme fatale Widowmaker may have the most canonically asstastic official artwork, but that hasn't stopped the fandom from trying to help even up the score. 

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This set does go over the stocking stuffer cash limit if you want to spring for the entire set, but it certainly doesn't stop you from picking your two favorites out of the five.  

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Pokemon 5-inch Plush Cyndaquil PokeDoll

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Price: $5 (shipping charges may vary)
Buy it on: Etsy

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Yeah, you read right. Fire-type Cyndaquil is one of the three Generation II starter Pokemon in Johto and (in my completely and utterly unbiased opinion) the cutest of the bunch. 

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Any Pokemon lover is bound to go crazy over this little guy in their stocking on Christmas morning. But if Fire Types just aren't your thing, this seller has over 200 different plushie designs (many of them Pokemon) in a similar price range. Go crazy! Buy ten!

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League of Legends Red Hair Miss Fortune Mouse Pad / Play Mat

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Price: $1.65 - $3.31 (free shipping)
Buy it on: Aliexpress

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You'd probably know better than I do what the perfect size for your gamer friend's mouse pad should be -- and that's only right, isn't it? Bigger may be better these days, but not everyone has the desk space to sport the giant play mats that have jumped in popularity. (Everyone always has room for a redhead though, right?) 

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This is for the League of Legends gamer in your life -- a durable anti-slip rubber mat with non-overlocking edges, available in several different sizes. 

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(And hey, you don't need Miss Fortune if you don't want her; this seller has a ton of other character mats that might be more suited to your lane.)

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Legend of Zelda Rupee Bags - Adult Wallet (Silver) / Giant Wallet (Gold)

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Price: $3.95 / $4.95 bag only (shipping may vary)
Buy it on: Etsy

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Breath of the Wild may have taken Zelda fans by storm, but there's a damn good reason why Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask just keep coming back. For the fan who waited to get a limited-edition Zelda 3DS for one of these games, these are small wallets intended to hold shiny glass Rupees, but they're also great for money, pins, jewelry, keys, or other small items as well.

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Kawaii Pastel Gamer Controller Phone Charm

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Price: $1 (shipping charges may vary)
Buy it on: Etsy

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It feels like phone charms have fallen a little to the wayside in the last few years. First, our phones lost the telltale holes to hang them from, and then the cases that went on over top disappeared too. It's hard to believe that it was a decade ago that I had about four different charms and a fur bobble hanging off my flip phone.

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For the gamers who still love having cute danglies on their phones and who still prefer controllers to mouse and keyboard, this controller charm is the cutest.

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Besides, if your giftee simply doesn't have anywhere to hang it, you can also get it as a dust plug -- and in four different colors.

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PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Battle Royale Gaming Key Chain / Charm

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Price: $2 (shipping charges may vary)
Buy it on: Etsy

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If you're an FPS player at heart, it's not difficult to have gotten swept up into the PUBG craze. This gaming key chain is made in the USA from high-quality birch panel board and comes engraved with a helmet and the game's winning headline Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! in Battle Royale-inspired vector design. 

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The backside comes blank, but for an additional fee, you can customize it with your giftee's gamertag so that they know it was made just for them. Not a bad way to take your gamer cred on the go!

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With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, most holiday shoppers (especially online shoppers) are already well aware that Christmas is only five weeks away.

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In this passionately frantic time of "Will it or won't it ship soon enough?" the earlier you start, the better. And if there's anything the Humble Bundle's taught us over the years, it doesn't have to be expensive to be awesome.

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If you want to get a head start on shopping for the video game crazy in your life, here are some pretty nifty gift ideas for the gamers at heart.

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Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Overwatch Fans 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/8klsn/gift-guide-best-gifts-for-overwatch-fans-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/8klsn/gift-guide-best-gifts-for-overwatch-fans-2017 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:00:01 -0500 Kengaskhan

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Hopefully, you've found the perfect Overwatch gift for your friend or family member from this list.

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If you have any other gift ideas that aren't on this list, be sure to let us know with a comment!

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If you're interested in our other gift guides, you can check them out here!

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Overwatch Gaming Peripherals

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Price: Varies
Buy it on: Amazon

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Given that Overwatch is a game, it's not impossible that your intended gift recipient isn't interested in Overwatch as anything more than just a game.

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If that's the case, they'd probably still be interested in some high-quality gaming gear -- after all, you can't really play Overwatch on PC without a keyboard, so why not use really a really good one?

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Blizzard offers some Overwatch-themed computer peripherals on their website that are fit for any dedicated gamer, and they all feature that slick Overwatch aesthetic to boot.

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Overwatch Loot Box Cookie Jar

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Price: $39.99
Buy it on: thinkgeek.com

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This ceramic cookie jar is modeled after the loot boxes you open in Overwatch for randomized rewards.

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There's a lot of controversy surrounding loot boxes in gaming at the moment, but I think we can all agree that this is one loot box where you'll hope the contents aren't just cosmetic.

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Mei's Yeti Slippers

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Price: $40.00
Buy it from: Blizzard Gear

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The holidays tend to be pretty chilly in the Northern Hemisphere, so why not turn to one of Overwatch's most celebrated climatologists for some tips on how to stay warm?

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Take one look at Mei, and you'll know right away that the number-one tip is to dress appropriately for the weather, and her cute yeti slippers are sure to keep someone's feet warm during the holiday festivities!

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Overwatch Anthology Vol. 1

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Price: $19.99
Buy it from: Blizzard Gear

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This comic anthology is a collection of the first 12 of the published comics set in the world of Overwatch, and each story explores the backgrounds of various characters from the game.

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If you think the Overwatch fan in your life is looking for a little more story to go with their game, the Overwatch Anthology is a great gift for them.

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The Art of Overwatch

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Price: $31.44
Buy it on: Amazon

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As with all Blizzard games, one of Overwatch's greatest strengths is in its highly polished approach to art direction. While the aesthetic of Blizzard games may not be for everyone, it's hard to deny that their work is of consistently high quality, making this official art book one of the best ways to explore the world of Overwatch.

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McCree's BAMF Belt Buckle

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Price: $22.99
Buy it on: Etsy

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This belt buckle is probably a little too gaudy for most people's tastes, but hey, we've all got some friends like that. And some of those friends might play Overwatch -- some of them might even be McCree mains!

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And while McCree's outfit is pretty easy to replicate for cosplaying (at least compared to the rest of Overwatch's cast), this is a pretty good way to get it started.

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Overwatch Apparel

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Price: $20.00 - $70.00
Buy it on: Blizzard Gear

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Clothing tends to be a pretty commonly given gift, but Blizzard has a large selection of shirts, jackets, and other apparel stylized with Overwatch logos, emblems, and insignia.

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If you plan on gifting a new shirt to wear, why not pick a shirt representing one of their favorite characters in gaming?

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You can find all sorts of Overwatch apparel here.

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Overwatch Plushes

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Price: $20.00 - $35.00
Buy it on: Blizzard Gear

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My friends and I like to joke that Overwatch's setting is basically a Disney superhero movie -- kind of like The Incredibles, except with guns. And what's a Disney movie without any official plushie merchandise?

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Actually, now that I think about it, The Incredibles probably didn't have any, but regardless, Overwatch has got you covered.

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Someone you know can definitely use more Pachimari in their life.

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Funko Pop! Overwatch Figurines

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Price: $4.68 - $99.99 
Buy it on: Amazon

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Funko has been producing chibi vinyl models of pop culture characters for quite some time now, and the number of franchises this line of toys includes is truly impressive.

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If you're looking for affordable, high-quality Overwatch figurines, you can't go wrong with Funko Pop!

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"It's High Noon" Clock

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Price: $29.00 
Buy it on: Etsy

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In Overwatch, a hero's signature voice line is the one that accompanies the activation of their ultimate ability. For the gunslinging McCree, that voice line is "It's high noon."

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The game's community has made something of a meme out of McCree's ultimate voice line, poking fun at his apparent inability to tell time. This clock is a product of that running gag.

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It's nearly winter, which means that the holidays are almost upon us and it's time to start picking out gifts for our friends and family.

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Given that this will only be Overwatch's second holiday season since its release, many of the game's fans probably still have room for more Overwatch paraphernalia -- and you'll certainly have a lot to choose from.

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Here are ten of the best gifts to give to Overwatch fans!

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Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Xbox One Owners 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/z9vy4/gift-guide-best-gifts-for-xbox-one-owners-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/z9vy4/gift-guide-best-gifts-for-xbox-one-owners-2017 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:00:02 -0500 Kengaskhan

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Xbox Gift Card

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If you feel like you're not familiar enough with Xbox One gaming, or you're just not sure what Xbox One games and accessories your intended gift recipient already owns, there's always the gift card.

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You can buy an Xbox gift card from the official site.

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Hopefully, you found something on this list to gift to your favorite Xbox One gamer!

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If you're interested in some of our other gift guides for gamers, you can find them here.

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Xbox One Games

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A new game is probably a pretty obvious gift for a gamer, but if you're not familiar with the Xbox One's full gaming library, it can be pretty overwhelming deciding which one to choose for them.

Consider how the gamer in your life enjoys spending their free time when not playing their Xbox One. Do they enjoy watching or playing sports? Are they sci-fi or horror buffs? Do a little Googling based on what you know about your intended gift recipient, and chances are good that the Xbox One's extensive library has something right up their alley.

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You can find most Xbox One games on Amazon.

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Xbox One Kinect

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The Kinect is an Xbox peripheral that is best known for its motion-sensing capabilities, which several Xbox One Kinect games take advantage of. The Kinect also features a camera, accepts voice commands, and even brings Microsoft's Cortana to your Xbox.

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While the Kinect was originally bundled with all Xbox One consoles, they have since been separated, meaning plenty of Xbox owners won't already have this useful gadget.

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You can buy an Xbox One Kinect from Amazon for $59.99.

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Xbox One Media Remote

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Microsoft has marketed the Xbox One as a multimedia device -- as being more than just a gaming console. However, most Xbox One consoles only come with a gaming controller. And while the gaming controller is perfectly capable of navigating the Xbox One multimedia landscape, there's a better option: the Xbox One Media Remote.

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If you know anyone who likes using their Xbox One as a Blu-ray player or to binge-watch television shows on Netflix, the Media Remote might be the thing for them.

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You can buy the Xbox One Media Remote from the official website for $24.99.

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Western Digital Elements -- 1TB External Hard Drive

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One of the biggest disadvantages of console gaming is how small the native hard drives tend to be, and as games get prettier and prettier, they take up more storage space and become harder to fit on a console hard drive. 

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Fortunately, there's an easy fix -- just buy a bigger hard drive. At 1TB, the WD Elements hard drive offers over twice the storage space of the standard Xbox One hard drive, and it has a very affordable price.

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You can buy a WD Elements hard drive from Amazon for $54.99.

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Xbox Controller Chatpad

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The use of voice chat in gaming has pretty much become the norm for online gaming, but there are plenty of reasons one might want to stick to traditional text chat while gaming.

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If you happen to know any quieter gamers, this detachable Xbox One controller keyboard might be just what they've been looking for.

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You can buy the Chatpad from Xbox's official website for $34.99.

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Xbox One Play & Charge Kit

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While Xbox One controllers do tend to make good, long-lasting use of the AA batteries you put in them, in the long run, it'll definitely be cheaper to use a rechargeable battery pack.

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As a bonus, there's no need to worry about having to swap out batteries in the middle of a gaming session since you can charge the battery pack while playing (as the product name suggests).

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You can buy the Play & Charge Kit from the official website for $24.99.

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Xbox Design Lab Controller

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If you want to gift someone a personalized controller, the Xbox Design Lab is what you're looking for. You're able to customize around 10 parts of the controller, ranging from the colors of the buttons and thumbsticks to giving the D-Pad and triggers a metallic sheen.

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You can even have a name (or a really short 16-character message) engraved onto it.

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You can design your own controller on the official Xbox website. Design Lab controllers start at $79.99.

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Xbox Elite Controller

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Although the Xbox Elite Controller may seem excessively priced for what it does, it will get a ton of use for its cost. While the games they play may change, the controller they use won't -- unless they're upgrading it.

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The Elite Controller is the best on the market for the Xbox One, and it features numerous advantages over the standard Xbox One controller, including a superior grip, additional buttons, and customizable controls.

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If you know any hardcore gamers, the Xbox Elite controller is the perfect gift to support their competitive needs.

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You can buy the Elite Controller from the official Xbox website for $149.99.

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Xbox One X

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The Xbox One X is the most powerful console on the market, and while the price is certainly nothing to laugh at, it's a huge upgrade over the regular Xbox One, making it one of the best things you can buy for a dedicated Xbox gamer.

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It's also a great gift for anyone you want to introduce to gaming, as it has all the functionality of a standard Xbox One console but with all the bells and whistles.

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You can buy an Xbox One X from the official Xbox website for $499.99.

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The holiday season is nearly upon us, and it's time to start shopping for gifts. You've probably got a few gamers in your life, so why not get them something for their beloved Xbox One? Check out these great gifts for Xbox One owners.

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Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Mobile Gamers https://www.gameskinny.com/wsk82/gift-guide-best-gifts-for-mobile-gamers https://www.gameskinny.com/wsk82/gift-guide-best-gifts-for-mobile-gamers Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:51:15 -0500 Lauren Harris

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Logitech Powershell Controller for iOS
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Price:$19.10

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Available on Amazon

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Mobile gamers can turn their phones into a portable console with this nifty gift. The Logitech PowerShell controller for iOS lets you game for hours on its 1500mAH battery. Its supports iOS7 and iOS8 compatible games and it's small enough to easily fit in your pocket. Enjoy the controller style feel of mobile gaming with this PowerShell Joystick Gaming Case.

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There you have it seven of the best gifts for mobile gamers. Any gaming gift is nice but searching for the right gift can make things easier. So, let’s buy the right gift for those mobile gamers on your holiday list. They'll be glad you did.

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SNES Classic Edition Wireless Controller
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Price:$24.99

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Available on Amazon

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For all the retro gamers out there, here’s the perfect gift. This 8Bitdo SN30 2.4G SNES Classic Edition Wireless Controller is rechargeable with a lithium ion battery built in. It comes with a USB Cable for connections with Windows, MacOS, Raspberry Pi, Android, and much more. Mobile gamers can enjoy the classics wirelessly and it even comes with upgradeable firmware.

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Sphero
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Price: Free

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Available on App Store and Google Play

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Sphero is another very interesting gift for mobile gamers. This tiny ball lets you play games, learn code, and drive. You can use JavaScript to when you download the Sphero Mini now. You can use the Mini as a controller to play different games or they can program the robot ball with the Sphere Edu app.

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Samsung Gear VR Headset
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Price: $24.95

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Available on: Amazon

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Help your mobile gamer take their gaming to the next level with the gift of virtual reality. This lightweight and inexpensive VR headset makes playing comfortable and pairs with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6+, S6, and S6Edge+.  

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Samsung- Evo 64GB MicroSDXC Memory Card
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Price: $28.10

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Purchase on Amazon

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Another great gift for mobile gamers is the Samsung- Evo 64GB microSDXC Memory Card so, they can add more memory to their phone. This expands the storage on  your gamer's phone so they can download as many games as they like! As an added bonus, this card is magnetic and water resistant. 

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Apple iTunes Gift Card
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Available to buy on Apple.com

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The easiest gift for mobile gamers is an iTunes gift card. They can buy whatever their heart desires and purchase some great games in the App store. Even $25 is more than enough to rack up quite a few paid, mobile games. 

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Everyone enjoys a good mobile adventure or puzzle game whether it's Candy Crush or Subway Surfers. If you know a hardcore mobile gamer, there are many gifts that will give them what they need to expand their library or add more space for games on their mobile device. Without further ado, here are some of the best gifts to get your favorite mobile gamers.

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Gift Guide: Best Gamer Gifts for Tricking out your Desk https://www.gameskinny.com/0mnd3/gift-guide-best-gamer-gifts-for-tricking-out-your-desk https://www.gameskinny.com/0mnd3/gift-guide-best-gamer-gifts-for-tricking-out-your-desk Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:14:25 -0500 Lauren Harris

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When you get a gift for a gamer it can't be just any gift, it has to be the best gift out there. With over a million and counting gifts for gamers to buy for their desks, its possible for anyone to get the best product from any of these reputable sites. Go ahead, go on a gaming shopping spree and trick out your desk. 

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Vault 111 Steel Series Headset and Mouse
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Price:$59.99-$99.99

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Available on ThinkGeek

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Fallout 4 brings gamers the Vault 111 Steel Series Headset and Mouse. These accessories are perfect for those long nights of gaming and listening to your game with clear surround sound. The mouse and headset are compatible with Windows and Mac (mousepad not included). The mouse has rubberized coating for better grip so game hard and get through the wasteland with these amazing accessories for your gaming cave.

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Resident Evil: Jill Valentine Pop Toy
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Price:$8.98

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Available on Walmart

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Resident Evil fans would love the Jill Valentine PopToy. At only 3-3/4 inches tall it's a perfect desk buddy, sitting neatly on any gamer's desk. The vinyl toy is one of many collectibles so collect as many as you can.

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Nier Automata Bring Arts 2B and Lifeform Machine
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Price:$80.99

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Nier Automata Bring Arts 2B andLifefrom Machine set and she is crafted thoroughly with every detail. The statue can do multiple poses and has a variety of accessories like different heads, swords, and pods. Save the Earth with this delicately durable figure, available to buy on May 2018.

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Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse
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Price:$44.90

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Purchase on Amazon

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Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable gaming mouse is a gamer's best friend and right or left hand man for gaming. It has an optical sensor for the best tracking performance. There's eleven programmable buttons and very comfortable. This is an excellent gift for any gamer looking to upgrade their mouse.

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Pokemon Pikachu Coin Bank
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Price:$29.99

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Available to purchase on ThinkGeek

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This Pikachu coin bank is a cute and simple gamer gift. It actually saves the gamer pennies and dimes so it's a 2 for one deal. On top of the adorable money grabbing, Pikachu says up to 2000 different phrases.

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Wooden Engraved Gamer Coasters
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Price:$22.00

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Available to purchase on Etsy

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Need somewhere to place your gamer juice? Look no further, these wooden engraved coasters are the perfect accessory to your gaming lifestyle. Made from bamboo for increased durability, you can purchase these handmade coasters as a six piece set.

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Legend of Zelda Master Sword Letter Opener
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Price:$19.99

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Available to purchase on ThinkGeek

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With this Legend of Zelda Master Sword Letter Opener you can wield its magic as you open your mail. It can save you from the darkness of evil and also paper cuts. Fans of Zelda will enjoy opening their mail like heroes, all while wielding the holy power of the sword.

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Fire Emblem Clay Portrait
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Price:$75.00

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Available on Etsy

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This cute Fire Emblem clay portrait is a nice accessory to your desk.  Bring your favorite characters to your desk. This handmade portrait can fit anywhere in your home. You can also contact the seller if you want him to create different characters; just message him with what you want and he can create your own personalized clay portrait. 

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Size: 3.5 x 3.5

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BB-8 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Desk Lamp
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Price: $39.99

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Purchase it on GameStop

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This BB-8 lamp brings a piece of Star Wars: The Force Awakens home. There are three different lighting modes: natural white, warm white, and amber. The product is felt based so it won't scratch your desk. Touch and hold to dim the light or tap BB-8's head to turn it on/off. Bring a piece of The Force Awakens home and bring the right atmosphere to your gaming desk with this cool BB-8 desk lamp.

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Ergonomic Computer Desk Extender
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Price: $5.00

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Available on: Amazon

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Being an avid gamer sometimes means you'll need comfort and support. Look no further, this Ergonomic Adjustable Computer Desk Extended Arm support is here. It reduces pressure on the wrist and minimizes strain to the muscles and tendons on the neck, arm and shoulder. Any gamer would enjoy this stress-reducing gift for the holidays. 

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Gamers need their own space and they also need gaming merchandise to spice up their lair. Like most gamers, the collectibles and the limited edition merchandise is what drives them to keep buying what they want. Merch is important, so upgrading that computer or improving your desk is a big deal to a lot of gamers everywhere.

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Here's a list of some game gifts to purchase for gamers who want to trick out their desk.

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Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Pokemon Fans https://www.gameskinny.com/peo73/gift-guide-best-gifts-for-pokemon-fans https://www.gameskinny.com/peo73/gift-guide-best-gifts-for-pokemon-fans Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:34:18 -0500 Allison M Reilly

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First Partner Power Fleece

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Rating: No reviews

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Price: $39.95

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Buy: Pokemon Center

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The First Partner Power Fleece is for Pokemon fans of the current generation, Sun and Moon, as it features Decidueye, Incineroar, and Primarina from the Alola Region. It's a comfy blanket suitable for all genders that will keep Pokemon fans warm during the cold winter nights.

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The fleece measures 50" x 60" and is made of 100 percent Polyester. It's machine washable and dryer friendly.

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Hopefully, this gamer gift guide gave you a few ideas for the Pokemon fans in your life. It's best to have ideas now and to get started on the shopping early. Don't hesitate to pick anything from the list!

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Galaxy Mew Tote Bag

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Rating: 4/5 stars (44 reviews)

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Price: $20 to $28, depending on size

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Buy: Redbubble

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Who couldn't use a good, new tote bag? A Pokemon fan who already has the Galaxy Mew Tote Bag, that's who. For those fans who don't, this tote bag would make a fantastic addition to their tote bag collection. For those fans who don't have this bag and don't have a tote bag collection? Well, they just need this particular tote bag.

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The Galaxy Mew Tote Bag comes in three sizes: 13" x 13", 16" x 16", and 18" x 18". The design is printed on both sides and the bag is made out of  Polyester poplin fabric. The strap is 1 inch wide and is 14 inches in length.

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Eeveelution Wallet

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Rating: 4.5/5 stars (20 reviews)

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Price: $15.99

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Buy: Amazon

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So, we may have already included the Eeveelution Stone Soaps for the Eeveelution Pokemon fan, but soaps aren't really for everyone. Nearly everyone uses a wallet. Also, the Eeveelution wallet will make an excellent gift for younger Pokemon fans who are just starting to handle their own money for the first time.

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The wallet is a bi-fold wallet made of 100 percent vegan leather. It has five card slots and an additional windowed ID holder. It isn't machine washable.

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The Unofficial Pokemon Go Tracker's Guide

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Rating: 4.3/5 stars (7 reviews)

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Price: $11.70

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Buy: Amazon

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For the Pokemon fan who enjoys traveling and playing Pokemon Go, the "Unofficial Pokemon Go Tracker's Guide" is an adventure guide describing notable sites around the world where players can catch Pokemon. The book does more than pointing out popular tourist spots like the Pyramids of Egypt and the Pentagon. It also showcases cool places that are home to gyms and rare Pokemon, like Area 51, famous mountain tops, and abandoned mental asylums.

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It can seem like we've found all the hacks for catching rare and legendary Pokemon, but this book gives fans a new challenge and an interesting way to find new Pokemon.

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Pokemon Eeveelution Stone Soap

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Rating: 5/5 stars (2,446 reviews)

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Price: $3.50 each

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Buy: Etsy

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Clearly, the Pokemon Eeveelution Stone Soap isn't for the Pokemon fan who needs a shower. Although the soap can be used for cleaning, it's best if the soaps are given to a Pokemon fan who loves Eeveelutions or wants the soaps for cosplay.

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Each soap is made with a glycerin soap base and has a unique scent. Each one weighs about 2 oz. and is about the same size as a normal bar of soap.

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Pokedex iPhone Case

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Rating: 5/5 stars (195 reviews)

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Price: $38.99

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Buy: Etsy

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For the high-tech, crafty, particular Pokemon fan, this unique Pokedex iPhone case is sure to please. Yes, it's not the only Pokedex iPhone case out there, but this one is the coolest because it has both the design and the functionality. Just have the giftee download a Pokedex app and it's good to go.

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Note: the Etsy purchase is just for the raw 3D case. Sanding, painting and decorating are up to you or the giftee. When purchased, the case is made to fit any iPhone from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 7+.

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Pokemon Winter Sweater

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Rating: N/A

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Price: On sale for $29.99, usually $49.99

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Buy: ThinkGeek

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Sure, the Pokemon winter sweater isn't the most "Pokemon" gift out there. But, if you know a Pokemon fan who needs an ugly holiday sweater, then you're set. The winter sweater is also a decent choice if you really don't have any other good ideas i.e. a new significant other or a Secret Santa in the office.

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The sweater ranges in size from XS to 3X. The pattern is on both sides and features Pikachu, snowflakes and pine trees. The sweater is 55 percent cotton, 45 percent acrylic. If green isn't the right color, then check out the red winter sweater.

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Pokemon Gym Badges

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Rating: 4.7/5 stars (159 reviews)

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Price: $11.98

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Buy: Amazon

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For the Pokemon fan who loves the anime or is dead set there are only 150 Pokemon, then these Pokemon Gym Badges are a good choice. The lapels each come with a gold trim and a butterfly pin attachment. They're an awesome collector's item as well as a nice detail to a Pokemon trainer cosplay.

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If the Indigo League badges aren't enough, then consider the 58-piece set, which includes the gym badges from Generations one through six.

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Koffing-Themed Coffee Mug

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Rating: 5 stars (14 reviews)

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Price: $15.99 (11oz); $18.99 (15oz)

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Buy: Society6

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Koffing isn't the most appetizing Pokemon around, but the pun is just too cute. You read the word "koffee" and you can hear it in Koffing's voice. This "Koffee Mug" is great for the Pokemon fan who loves coffee, who loves Koffing, and/or who just needs a new Pokemon-themed mug.

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The mug is available in two sizes: 11 oz. or 15 oz. It's also dishwasher safe and microwave safe. Even if the Pokemon fan in your life only likes tea or hot cocoa, nearly every Pokemon fan will enjoy or find a use for this coffee mug.

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Crocheted Gyarados Scarf

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Rating: 5 stars (78 reviews)

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Price: $30.00

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Buy It: Etsy

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The crocheted Gyarados scarf is the perfect gift for Pokemon fans young and old. It's approximately four feet long and is made entirely of yarn. With colder weather on the way, even Pokemon fans could use another scarf.

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As the picture shows, you can get the traditionally colored, blue Gyarados scarf or the shiny variant, red Gyarados scarf. But wait there's more! If that wasn't already cool enough the scarf is customizable and custom-made upon ordering. So, if you'd like different colored eyes or a different colored Gyarados, then ask away.

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It's that time of year again, where we make our lists and check them twice, so we don't forget to give anyone a present. And just about everyone has a Pokemon fan on their list, whether kids aged one to ninety-two, a friend, coworker, or significant other.

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It may seem like there's plenty of time before Christmas, but since some of the items in this gamer gift guide are made-to-order or running low in stock, you won't want to wait until the last minute. Here are some of the best and most practical gifts for Pokemon fans!

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Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for YouTubers and Streamers https://www.gameskinny.com/efvrl/gift-guide-the-best-gifts-for-youtubers-and-streamers https://www.gameskinny.com/efvrl/gift-guide-the-best-gifts-for-youtubers-and-streamers Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:49:54 -0500 Sarah Elliman

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There was our gift guide that will suit your YouTuber or streaming buddies perfectly! 

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What did you think of the guide? Are there any gifts you think are perfect for content creators? Let us know in the comments!

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Razer BlackWidow Mercury Edition Keyboard

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Price: $149.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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The price tag does jump significantly with this piece, but if the person you’re purchasing for is serious about gaming or about their online platform, then this keyboard is perfect. This keyboard offers maximum response times, so you can play your best every single time. However, it does mean if a match doesn’t go well you can’t blame the keyboard.

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The most beautiful part about this item is the programmable back-light keys -- so many pretty colors. Side note, if your friend doesn't use Razer than it is best to stick to the equipment brand they use.

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Razer DeathStalker Keyboard

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Price: $43.31
Buy it on: Amazon

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Once again, every aspiring YouTuber or Streamer needs good equipment, no matter what content they are creating. This is one of the lower-end Razer keyboards, but all their keyboards are expertly made. Whether you’re editing videos or filming your gaming content, having a good keyboard is key to your success. It would be hard to work without them.

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Recon 320 Gaming Headset

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Price: $39.95
Buy it on: Turtle Beach

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Having a good headset is key to getting the audio on your videos perfect and for fine-tuning the audio on your streams. Even if your friend isn’t a gaming content creator, a good headset goes a long way. This headset focuses on clarity of sound, both in games or in chat. It is easy to set-up and you don’t need to be exceedingly techy to understand how it works.

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Glitch Pillow Plush

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Price: $25
Buy it on: Amazon

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If your friend is going to get thirsty while streaming, then they are definitely going to get uncomfortable. Sitting in the same position for long periods of time is something nobody wants to do. You can make their streaming lives easier with this adorable pillow, so they can stream in style and comfort.

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Eat, Sleep, YouTube, Repeat Unisex T-Shirt

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Price: $19.50
Buy it on: Redbubble

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The motto printed on this shirt couldn’t be more adequate in explaining the hectic lives of most YouTubers -- you may have already heard from your favorite channels how much work goes into making one video. The work load can be exhausting, and it's realistic to expect all they have time to do is 'Eat, Sleep, and YouTube.' Also, they may have some very angry subscribers if they're late with content when they don't stick to your schedule. This T-shirt is perfect for your hard-working YouTuber friend.

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Pac-Man Pinky Ghost Plush

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Price: $15.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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Nobody likes to be alone all the time, and when you’re streaming or creating videos sometimes it may feel that way. That is why you should gift your friend an adorable desk buddy, like the cute little pink ghost shown above. You can get creative with this and find an item that suits your friends interests and hobbies. Gaming wise, Pac-Man inspired gifts are always a safe bet. Plus they're always super adorable!

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Twitch Tumbler Cup

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Price: $15
Buy it on: Etsy

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Streaming is not the easiest activity in the world -- the constant commentary for hours on end can take its toll while streaming. So, why not invest in a cup sporting the Twitch logo? Streamers can keep themselves hydrated through those five-hour streams while supporting the very platform they use! There is no doubt that this tumbler cup will be useful for anyone who is an avid streamer.

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Cell Phone Camera Lens ZPTONE

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Price: $11.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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We are all aware that vlogging has taken the internet by storm and many YouTubers have already incorporated this style of video into their channel. Your friend could be out in the world and spot a perfect vlogging opportunity, but perhaps they don’t feel their camera is up to the job. This easy clip-on lens can turn a wide variety of devices into a vlogging machine, able to capture more content at a more consistent quality.

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Twitchin': The Basics of Twitch Streaming for Beginners

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Price: $3.51-$9.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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This book is the closest you'll get to a Twitch for dummies. Well it’s a bit nicer than that, but you get the point. This is an ideal item for someone who is starting out in the streaming scene and wants to understand the platform. It can be tricky when you’re learning the ins and outs of something new, so having a guide can be really beneficial. Furthermore, if your friend own a Kindle, or has the app, it cuts the price down to $3.51!

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Retro Vintage YouTube Poster

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Price: $5.45-$12.28
Buy it on: Etsy

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Etsy is a wonderful site to find unique and handcrafted items that suit your interests. This expertly-made poster is a fantastic way to inspire your friend to get up and make some videos. In addition, if they love what they do, then this poster is a great reminder that they have found something that makes their time worthwhile.

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YouTube boasts a following of over one billion people, with most users watching hours upon hours of content created for the site. Furthermore, the popular streaming medium, Twitch.tv, boasts 15 million active users daily! These entertainment mediums have become ingrained in our culture and many people use these platforms to replace watching TV.

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So, there is a fair chance you know an aspiring YouTuber or streamer trying to make their way in the digital realm. Or, you know someone who has already "made it" and you’re looking for the perfect gift for them. Look no further as our gift guide will present you with the perfect presents for your YouTuber or streaming buddies.

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Gift Guide: 9 Fragtastic Care Packages for Call of Duty Fans in 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/ditq8/gift-guide-9-fragtastic-care-packages-for-call-of-duty-fans-in-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/ditq8/gift-guide-9-fragtastic-care-packages-for-call-of-duty-fans-in-2017 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:28:23 -0500 Jonathan Moore

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Whether you're looking for stocking stuffers or something a little meatier, there are plenty of awesome gifts out there for the Call of Duty fan in your life. This list of gift ideas only scratches the surface of the options at your fingertips, with Amazon, ThinkGeek, Etsy, RedBubble and other physical and online retailers stockpiling tons of great choices. 

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From the games themselves to durable backpacks, jackets, drones, and more, Call of Duty has expanded from a $5-rack PC-shooter to a multi-billion dollar household name. As you prepare to storm the beaches on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, make sure to keep some of these gifts in mind -- they very well could be the linchpin in your gift-giving strategy. 

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Call of Duty: WWII -- War Zone Front Line T-Shirt 

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Price: $19.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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Sure, you don't want to be that guy (or girl) that gives your special someone socks for the holidays -- but gifting them a kick ass Call of Duty shirt is another thing entirely. Made of 100% cotton, this unisex T-shirt comes in five different colors and an array of sizes. 

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Of course, there are a ton of other Call of Duty inspired clothing options out there, but few of them are as elegant as this particular shirt (if you can ever actually be elegant wearing a T-shirt ...). The design is subtle, yet emblematic of the CoD franchise as a whole, and it comes in at an affordable price. It might not be as flashy as some of the other gamer gift ideas on this list, but it's a nice addition to any Call of Duty fan's warchest. 

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ASTRO Gaming A10 Headset -- Call of Duty 

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Price: $64.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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Finding a reliable gaming headset for console players can be a long, tough journey. There's a plethora of budget brands and models that just don't get the job the done -- and sifting through the detritus to find the headsets that are worthwhile can be a time-consuming process. 

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Luckily, you can pretty much always count on ASTRO to bring the big guns. Outside of Turtle Beach, ASTRO is one of the best manufacturers of console headsets you can currently find. And the company's Call of Duty branded offering is no different.

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Hearing your enemy before you see them -- or they see you -- is a huge advantage even in casual Call of Duty play. You can't rack up killstreaks and get care packages if you don't have the jump on your adversary. And with ASTRO's A10 Call of Duty headset, you can rest assured that you'll hear every movement two steps ahead. 

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Not only is it comfortable for extended multiplayer frag fests, but it's used by pro CoD players the world over -- so it's well worth the $65 price tag this holiday season. 

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Call of Duty -- Woods Funko Pop Figure

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Price: $7.50
Buy it on: Amazon

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Leading the charge in the Call of Duty: Black Ops trilogy, players saw Frank Woods go from a marine in the Korean War to an SOG special agent -- becoming a veritable bad ass in the process. And the only way Woods could be even more badass is taking up a post on your desktop. 

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Funko has been making figures and bobbleheads of your favorite gaming characters for a while now. The company's catalog is constantly growing, while the quality of its products only gets better. As someone who has far too many Star Wars Funko figures, trust me when I saw that these guys are as tough as MSGT. Frank Woods looks. 

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Of course, Woods isn't the only Call of Duty character to grace the CoD Funko line. You can also find Nazi zombies, Modern Warfare's Capt. Price, a Juggernaut soldier, and much more. Affordably priced, Funko figures and bobbleheads are great stocking stuffers for any Call of Duty fan this holiday season. 

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Call of Duty Zombie Mode Replica Ray Gun

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Price: $176.87
Buy it on: Etsy

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Another holiday gift straight from Call of Duty's zombie horde mode, this replica ray gun brings one of the franchise's most powerful weapons to life in flawless form. Any long-time CoD fan will immediately recognize the gun that helped them defeat wave after wave of relentless undead. 

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Measuring in at about 15", this piece is perfect for both a desk accent piece or for cosplayers that need to complete their Call of Duty look -- and stand out while doing it. The ray gun comes with authentically-branded batteries and can shoot its included two-painted ammo. Just be sure to go ahead and order this bad boy if you're considering it -- shipping from the United Kingdom, the ray gun typically takes a three to five weeks to ship. 

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Juggernog Soda LED Light

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Price: $20.99
Buy it on: Etsy

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There's little (read:no) doubt that every Call of Duty fan knows what Juggernog is and what it can do for them in the heat of battle -- especially when they're staring down a ravenous zombie horde, Nazi or otherwise. But they may not know that they can get their hands on this magical elixir in real life. 

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Sure, they might not actually be able to drink this Juggernog and gain unbelievable superpowers, but these true-to-form LED lights will make any war room look even more authentic.

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The hand-crafted, 12oz. glass bottles use three A76 Cell batteries to power the wireless LEDs inside. But even though you can't run down to the store and pick up new ones if they run out, these batteries are rated for more than 100,000 hours of use. That means this Juggernog's got legs. 

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Call of Duty Six-Poster Set

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Price: $60
Buy it on: Etsy

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Although not official artwork from the Call of Duty games, this six-poster set from PSRDesign elegantly captures the raw aesthetic of the franchise. Inspired by some of the best games in the series, from Call of Duty: Ghosts and Modern Warfare to Black Ops III and Advanced Warfare, these handmade art pieces are the perfect accents for any CoD fan's command center. 

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Each poster measures 18x12in and takes up to three to five days to ship once ordered. There are, of course, other CoD-inspired prints and posters out there, but these are some of the most true-to-the-series pieces currently available. Just keep in mind that you'll also have to buy frames for these grunts -- no pre-framed options are provided by the seller.  

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Razer DeathAdder Chroma Call of Duty: Black Ops III Edition

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Price: $45.95
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (82 reviews)
Buy it on: Amazon

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Sure, Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a few years old at this point, but it's one of the more popular entries in the franchise, with thousands of gamers still playing it on Steam each and very month.  

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Sure, the design on this mouse is pretty killer, but more important than its design is its functionality. Razer is well-known in the PC world as a top-tier mouse manufacturer -- and the DeathAdder is one of its most popular gaming mice ever made. It didn't quite make our list of best gaming mice for hardcore gamers in 2017, but don't let that fool you: the DeathAdder is an accurate and precise mouse plenty of gamers would love to have in their peripherals arsenal.  

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KontrolFreek FPS Freek Call of Duty: WWII

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Platforms: Xbox One, PS4
Price: $19.99
Buy it on: Amazon

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There's little doubt about it: Kontrol Freek makes some of the very best performance thumbsticks there are. Manufactured with high-quality materials, these emblazoned, high-rise (12.2mm) sticks give Call of Duty players the advantage not only in campaign modes, but also in multiplayer modes such as team deathmatch and free-for-all. 

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These sticks are meant for high-speed gunplay, where accuracy is an absolute must, and they allow CoD players to adjust their controller sensitivity to pull off the necessary kill shots to win the match. On top of that, the concave design of these thumbsticks better helps players secure their grip on each stick -- and gain better control of their in-game movements and actions. 

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Of course, that won't mean players will have the accuracy of a gaming mouse on their console, but it does mean they'll be decidedly deadlier than their console compatriots. And if these thumbsticks don't suit your fancy, there are dozens of other Kontrol Freek thumbsticks for a variety of playstyles.

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Call of Duty: WWII

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Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Price: $59.88
Buy it on: Amazon

Call of Duty: WWII takes CoD players back to the beaches and hedgerows of Western Europe during the Second World War. It's a return to the series' storied roots and sees the reappearance of health packs and jetpack-less multiplayer. Players will still find in CoD: WWII the huge, sometimes unbelievable set pieces that have come to define the franchise over the years, but things are much more anchored in reality this time around. 

The gritty campaign lasts between five and eight hours, but the series' vaunted multiplayer adds to that dozens of hours with modes like team deathmatch, headquarters, and free-for-all. On top of that, the popular Nazi Zombies mode makes a terrifying return, adding classic horror elements to the horde mode experience. And you can get even more play time if you also purchase the Season Pass for $49.99. 

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For those CoD players that don't already have WWII for their console or PC, it's the perfect Nazi-bashing holiday gift. 

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Whether they're fighting Nazis on the beaches of Normandy or intercepting bioweapons in the skies above Antarctica, Call of Duty players are tenacious, dedicated, and fervently loyal to the FPS series that reinvented the genre. And the best way to commend their continued service this holiday season is to send them a care package full of Call of Duty loot and gear. 

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From the games and their expansion passes to bobbleheads, art prints, clothing, and more, there's a plethora of gifts in the CoD commissary for any and all fans of the series. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, now's the time to start looking -- and securing -- those coveted supply drops. 

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Gift Guide: 9 Ultimate Gaming Keyboards for Under $100 https://www.gameskinny.com/mtz18/gift-guide-9-ultimate-gaming-keyboards-for-under-100 https://www.gameskinny.com/mtz18/gift-guide-9-ultimate-gaming-keyboards-for-under-100 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:00:01 -0500 Pierre Fouquet

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Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016

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  • Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
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  • Price: $79.99 - 99.99
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Razer makes pretty look good! And with Razer's own, and proven, mechanical switches to be almost as good as Cherry's, you know that you will be getting a durable and nice-feeling gaming keyboard.

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As with the Corsair STRAFE there are a number of different switches you can pick from here. The Clicky is Razer's version of the Cherry MX Blue (which is also an option); the Stealth, which is similar to the Cherry MX Red, and the Clicky - Metal, which is the same keyboard with a metal construction.

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Featuring 10-key anti-ghosting, as well as dedicated headphone and mic jacks in the back and striking Green backlighting, and of course all the customizability of the lighting, you would expect this gaming keyboard to exceed $100. But it doesn't. So while Razer hasn't made their keyboard as bloated with features as Corsair or Logitech, it still stands next to them.

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That's about all the typing my keyboard can manage today -- I need to buy myself one of these. Which, if any, are you picking up? Are there any great typers you think should have been included in this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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Corsair STRAFE

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  • Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
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  • Price: $89.99 - $99.99
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Being the bigger brother to the K65, the STRAFE offers a very similar feature set, but with the added bonus of having red LED backlighting. However, this does mean it lacks dedicated media keys (they are useable by using the function key).

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This, and the next on this ist, are the only mechanical gaming keyboards that allow you to pick which Cherry MX switch you want. Is it the smoothness of the Red you are after? Or the very tactile feedback of the Blue? Maybe you want the audible click of the blue, but the speed of the red so opt for Brown? What if you want the feel, but not the sound and go Silent? It doesn't matter. You can choose whichever fits you best.

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On top of that, you get textured keycaps (W, A,S, D, Q, E, R, F) you can swap out, as well as a USB passthrough that can be used for any device. This all means that once again, Corsair has made another "Best of Gaming" keyboard -- just make sure you don't buy the RGB backlit version if you want to stay under $100.

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Corsair Vengeance K65

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  • Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
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  • Price: $72.49
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The Corsair K line may not be the cheapest when you go up the range, but when you start right at the bottom, you still have one of the best gaming keyboards on the market. With Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, an anodized aluminum frame, standard key spacing with a tiny body and a detachable braided USB cable (with built-in cable management), this is a tiny powerhouse.

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You also have full anti-ghosting, dedicated volume controls (with the other media keys being on a dedicated function key), and the ability to lock the Windows and Context Menu keys from working when gaming.

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So while there is no backlighting, we couldn't ignore this gaming keyboard for being one of the most compact, yet feature rich, keyboards out there.

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Logitech G213 Prodigy

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  • Rating: 4/5 Stars
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  • Price: $69.99
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  • Buy it on: Amazon
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Having RGB is lovely, but it does cost. Really, though, who cares when you have 5 zones from which you can make a whopping 16.8 million colors, matching your gaming room perfectly with your gaming keyboard?

So while this isn't a mechanical keyboard, Logitech are very good at making keys that still feel really great to the press, and are very good at cramming features into a sleek product.

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Dedicated media keys that don't overstate themselves and the F-keys able to become dedicated macro keys (if you wish them to be), as well as being spill resistant and having the durability to withstand even the messiest gamer, the G213 Prodigy is a great gaming keyboard that shouldn't be overlooked (unless you need to have mechanical switches).

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Logitech G105

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  • Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
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  • Price: $34.99
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  • Buy it on: Amazon
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You can't get more budget than the G105, yet, it is still one of the best gaming keyboards on the market. It doesn't have fancy backlighting that does eleventy one different things. It doesn't even have full anti-ghosting (at only a 5 key rollover).

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But what you do get is the durability of Logitech keyboards, as well as media keys on the function key, a soft blue backlight and 6 customizable G-keys with macros that can be recorded on-the-fly. Oh, and you also get a fancy button that turns off the Windows and Context Menu keys

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G.Skill RIPJAWS KM570

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  • Price: $89.99
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This compact keyboard is made by the same people, G.Skill, who make some of the best RAM in the business, so you know that this keyboard will last a long time. Alongside this, you have Cherry MX Red switches, giving you smoothness with each key press. And if you want customization, you can do that here, with the very relevant red LED backlighting, too.

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While you don't get full dedicated media keys -- play/pause are on the function keys -- you do have dedicated volume controls, as well as on-the-fly macro support, with each key being customizable. The KM570 might feel a little light on features, but being made by G.Skill, it's bound to last you for a long time.

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HyperX Alloy FPS

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  • Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
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  • Price: $99.99
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This is a compact keyboard, so it's easy to transport (and fit on your desk). It also has a detachable cable for when you transport it. And, I almost forgot the mention: This is a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches, so each press has an auditory and tactile feedback for the press -- they are very loud.

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Along with this, there is also an extra USB port on the back of the keyboard for charging your phone -- or anything else. But don't worry about the keyboard breaking, the frame is a metal alloy, as the Cherry MX switches will keep you gaming for years to come. And on more thing: The anti-ghosting is on every single key, so every key press is registered.

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Roccat Isku FX

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  • Rating: 4/5 Stars
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  • Price: $74.99
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RGB lighting is all the rage, and this Roccat Isku lets you set them at 6 different brightness levels, making lighting customization high on this keyboard's list.

Along with this, there are 5 completely customizable keys to the left of the keyboard and 3 under the spacebar, as well as 5 profiles that store lighting and macro information, meaning you can have 40 different macros on these keys at any one time.

This is one of the most customizable keyboards out there, so while it's not mechanical, it still has a medium key height, making each press feel great.

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Along with all of this, there are 8 different media keys (which are also programmable), and non-slip rubber feet, meaning those quick music pauses when you thought you heard someone won't make your keyboard run away from you -- and yes, there is also full anti-ghosting.

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SteelSeries Apex M500

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  • Rating: 4/5 Stars
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  • Price: $96.99
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The Apex M500 features mechanical switches, Cherry MX Red, so you have a nice smooth press without a loud audible click. You also get blue LED backlighting and full anti-ghosting (a full 104-key rollover).

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Along with durability that lasts for more than 50 million clicks, as well as each click always feeling the same no matter how many times it happens, the backlighting LEDs are placed directly underneath the keys so no matter what you can always see them.

On top of that, every key can be programmed, and you just need to use the function key (the SteelSeries logo) to use the media keys.

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SteelSeries Apex 350

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  • Rating: 4/5 Stars
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SteelSeries are well known for a lot of reasons, mostly because they make quality products -- and that is evident here. With low profile keys that still have a good feel to them, 16.8 million color backlighting (RGB),and looks that could slice through the most competitive of environments, this keyboard would look great next to the rest of yourself.

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With the Apex 350 you get 10-key anti-ghosting located around the WASD area -- which also just happen to be textured -- the RGB backlighting has 5 independent zones, which can be set, as well as 22 macro keys -- which can be recorded on the fly-- and dedicated media keys. You can also swap out the keyboard's feet if you want a flatter or more tilted gaming experience.

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As a PC gamer you interact with your entertainment via your mouse and your keyboard -- for those who are able to do so. Not everyone is able to.

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But with so many options out there, and for a wide range of prices, what do you buy if you are on a budget?

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There are three main types of keyboard: membrane, mechanical and a mix of the two. The membrane keyboard is similar to the one you might find on your laptop; they don't have much feeling when you click, and their buttons can often get stuck if you are a messy gamer. Suffice it to say, these types of keyboards will not be found on this list.

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Mechanical keyboards, on the other hand, will. These come in a wide range of types. Some are harder to press, while some are easier, some click when pressed, some depressed when pressed and some just don't click at all. Arguably, the best mechanicals are made by Cherry with the MX range (there is also the ML range for low profile [laptop] keyboards).

Then, the mix-type keyboard marries the height and the (overall) feel of mechanical keyboards with the cost effectiveness of the membrane types. These don't feel as good, but they also don't cost as much. 

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And of course, it's all about finding the perfect middle ground between functionality and comfortability. 

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So which gaming keyboard is the best keyboard? Lucky for you, here is a list of sub-$100 keyboards that might sound budget, but definitely aren't in quality.

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Just make sure you also have a good gaming headset too.

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Gift Guide: Holiday Gaming Sweaters https://www.gameskinny.com/ymcd7/gift-guide-holiday-gaming-sweaters https://www.gameskinny.com/ymcd7/gift-guide-holiday-gaming-sweaters Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:01 -0500 Caio Sampaio

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Super Mario Bros Blue Christmas Sweater
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Price: $42.99

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Buy it on: Merchoid

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Do you want to make a gamer friend feel nostalgic this winter? This Mario sweater is a gift that will send your friend back to memories of the game that turned an entire generation into gamers.

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Send you friend back to his earliest gaming moments, through the nostalgia this sweater represents. 

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Conclusion:
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As holidays get near, you will need to push video games aside, in order to spend some well-earned rest with your family, after an entire year saving the world in virtual universes.

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That does not mean; however, that you need to completely abandon your favorite hobby.

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Take your gamer pride wherever you go, with these sweaters, that will keep you warm, whilst sending a message to your friends and family about what you will be doing throughout 2017.

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Fallout: Happy Holidays Knitted Christmas Sweater
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Price: $49.00

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Buy it on: Merchoid

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In 2016, Fallout fans received the sequel they have been waiting for and this sweater is perfect to gift a fan of the series, especially after the year in which he got his hands on the latest entry of the franchise.

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This winter is not nuclear, but this sweater will certainly help to keep things warm.

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Playstation: Blue Knitted Christmas Sweater
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Price: $39.99

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Buy it on: Merchoid

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Do you have a PlayStation fan in your life? If you do, he certainly remembers the surge of feelings he had once he unwrapped a PlayStation console under the Christmas tree for the first time.

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Bring back those fond memories from his best holiday and gift him with tPlayStation-themedemed sweater.

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Classic Sonic Official Christmas Sweater
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Price: $28.69

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Buy it on: Yellow Bulldog

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Gotta go fast? Not this time. Your friends certainly want to enjoy this special moment of the year and this sweater is ideal for the Sonic fan in your life.

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We from Game Skinny are very positive that even Sonic would like to see Christmas going by as slowly as possible this year. Why not? It's arguably the best time of year ... even for hedgehogs. 

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Halo: "Wake Me When You Need Presents" Knitted Christmas Sweater
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Price: $49.99

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Buy it on: Merchoid

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Halo's Master Chief may have Power Assault Armor to protect him from the hazards of the battlefield, but you may present a friend with a sweater to protect him from the cold weather of winter.

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Unfortunately, the sweater does not include a Cortana. Perhaps next year.

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Assassin's Creed Holiday Sweater
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Price: $16.21

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Buy it on: Yellow Bulldog

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After dinner on Christmas Eve, our stomachs will be full of the marvels we have eaten. If you have a friend who is an Assassin’s Creed aficionado, he probably will not be able to perform the stunts featured in the franchise after ingesting so much food.

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But he can sure look the part!

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Buy him this sweater, so he may have another way to show his support to his favorite series during holidays.

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Retro Zelda Holiday Sweater
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Price: $38.95

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Buy it on: Amazon

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Celebrate one of the most cherished sagas of the video game industry during holidays with this sweater that combines visual elements from the Legend of Zelda franchise with the spirt of Christmas.

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This unisex sweater is the perfect gift for the gamer guy or the gaming girl in your life.

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The holidays are drawing near. This special time of the year brings the joy of spending some time with our beloved ones, but it is also an opportunity to display your gamer pride to your family.

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There are many ways to do that, but in order to accomplish this (whilst maintaining the Christmas mood), a video game sweater is the best way to do the trick.

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Whether you are looking to buy one for yourself or wanting to gift a fellow gamer in your life, we have picked some of the most notorious gaming sweaters for you to spread the joy of gaming during holidays.

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Gift Guide: Custom Controllers and Controller Skins https://www.gameskinny.com/t55j1/gift-guide-custom-controllers-and-controller-skins https://www.gameskinny.com/t55j1/gift-guide-custom-controllers-and-controller-skins Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:29:12 -0500 Lampstradamus

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Red Burst Controller Skin

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Price: $9.98

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Rating: 5/5

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Buy it on: Decal Girl

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The simplest controller skin on this list, the Red Burst controller skin doesn't have a complex design or custom art. Instead, it's just something that looks good. The colors of the skin are vibrant yet soft, and the skin makes the controller stand out without needing an intricate design.

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And there you have it! Ten very cool controller skins for your favorite gamer, all assured to bring a smile to their face this holiday season. 

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Journeying Inward Controller Skin

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Price: $9.98

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Rating: 5/5

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Buy it on: DecalGirl

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One of the few non-referential items on the list, this controller skin is something that I found to be very appealing to the eyes, without needing to fill in a niche. This skin is something that you could buy for almost any gamer.

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Tetrads Controller Skin

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Price: $9.98

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Rating: 5/5

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Buy it on: DecalGirl

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Looking for a gift for a retro or Tetris fan? Then this controller skin might be what you're looking for. The skin features Tetris blocks falling like in the game, with a black background providing a nice contrast that doesn't distract you from the real action: the game you're playing!

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X-Wing Custom Controller

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Price: $119.98

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Rating: None Yet

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Buy it on: Controller Chaos

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If you have a Star Wars fan on your list, then this custom controller might be what you want to gift them. The theme of the controller is based off the rebels of the titular series and the design itself is nice and grungy (just like those beat up old X-wings). 

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Creeper Custom Controller

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Price: $89.98

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Rating: None Yet

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Buy it on: Controller Chaos

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One of the cheaper custom controllers on this list, the Creeper Custom Controller is a nice gift for those who enjoy Minecraft, or maybe they just enjoy the color green. The design is comprised of a bunch of green pixels that actually go easy on the eyes.

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Starry Night Controller Skin

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Price: $9.99

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Rating: 5/5

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Buy it on: DecalGirl

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If you have a gaming art fan as a friend or just know someone who enjoys a nice Van Gogh, then this Starry Night controller skin is a nice pick. The skin takes the famous painting of the same name and sticks it onto your controller.

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Arkham Knight Custom Controller

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Price: $119.98

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Rating: None

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Buy it on: Controller Chaos

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Another custom controller, the Arkham Knight custom controller has a Batman theme. The design and color scheme is nice and subtle, while also being pretty cool and faithful to the Arkham series of Batman games. 

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N7 Carbon Custom Controller

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Price: $119.98

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Rating: 4/5

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Buy it on: Controller Chaos

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One of the pricier items on this list, this N7 Carbon Custom Controller is super cool, despite the price. And with Mass Effect: Andromeda getting a slew of new information and hype, this custom controller is perfect for any Mass Effect fan jonesing to get their hands on anything ME.

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Webslinger PS4 Controller Skin

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Price: $9.99

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Rating: 5/5

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Buy it on: DecalGirl

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The Webslinger PS4 controller skin is the perfect skin for those Spider-man fans in your inner circle. The skin has a very clean look and the color scheme keeps to the super-hero theme. 

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Charmed PS4 Controller Skin

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Rating: 5/5

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Price: $9.99

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Buy it on: DecalGirl

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The Charmed PS4 controller skin is a very colorful and tasteful skin for your Playstation 4 controller. The triangular design and gradient is colorful without being obnoxious. It's nice, stylish and cheap enough to not burn a hole through your wallet, but look cool at an affordable price.

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When it comes to the holidays, buying gifts for friends and family is always the most difficult thing that you can do. When it comes to your console gamers, many of them already have all of those Triple-A titles or brand new consoles, so what are you to get them?

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Well, you let them customize.

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Whether you're looking for an affordable gift or a luxury gift, here are some stylish customized controllers and controller skins to choose from.

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Gift Guide for the eSports Lover in Your Life https://www.gameskinny.com/k3yrn/gift-guide-for-the-esports-lover-in-your-life https://www.gameskinny.com/k3yrn/gift-guide-for-the-esports-lover-in-your-life Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:01 -0500 Lampstradamus

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Buying for others may always be difficult but a gift is a gift.

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Whether you buy the cheapest gift or the priciest gift, as long as you put in some effort and buy thinking of the other person, they're sure to enjoy what you get them.

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Virtual Reality Headset
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Price: $20-$799

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Rating: 5/5

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Buy it on: Amazon

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A virtual reality headset can be a really expensive gift for an eSports lover, depending on what kind of headset you get. Now you may be wondering, "Why a VR headset?" Well, it's because in VR, you get an entirely different viewing experience.

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VIrtual reality lets you watch Twitch streams inside of a movie theater while still sitting in your small apartment. Many people do not have large spaces or the ability to purchase large televisions, so a VR headset is a nice alternative. Plus, it's just a rad gift to have! 

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Official Game-Related Merchandise
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Price: $9.99-$49.99

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Rating: 4/5

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Buy it on: Amazon

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Though fan-created and unofficial game merchandise might have a wider variety of gifts to choose from, you can't go wrong with official and professionally created merchandise.

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Official game merchandise for the games that your eSports fan loves will let them show their support for the game and the eSport itself.

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Fan-Created / Unofficial Merchandise
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Price: $1.99 - $29.99

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Rating: 4.5/5

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Buy it on: Etsy

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Some of the coolest merchandise for a game doesn't come from official sellers but from the fans. Many fans love the games they play and they have boundless creativity and skill to bring their love for the game to real life. 

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On Etsy you can find a variety of fan-created merchandise for most games that your eSports loving fan may love. There is always something for someone, you just gotta look hard enough.

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Team Apparel/Mechandise
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Price: $9.99-$64.99

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Rating: 4/5

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Buy it on: ESL Gaming 

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Like with sports fans, eSports fans also have teams that they love and follow. These fans take pride in the team that they follow and sometimes, they want to show off that pride. From T-shirts, to hoodies, to bags and posters, most teams have a great variety of items to choose from. You can buy things as cheap and simple as a keychain, or more expensive letterman jackets and headsets.

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These types of gifts are more personalized and focused toward the interest of the eSports lover. As long as you know what team they root for, you can't go wrong.

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Game Gift Cards for In-Game Items
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Price: $4.99-$49.99

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Rating: 4/5

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Buy it on: Amazon

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When it comes to many of the games that eSports lovers play, many of them have some form of in-game cosmetics or other in-game items to purchase. Whether it be League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone or Counterstrike, each game has something that you can buy and gift to your eSports lover.

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These types of gifts are a good choice because it gives your eSports lover items in the game that they love. You can't go wrong with in-game items.

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With the holidays fast approaching, the conundrum of what to buy for your friends or loved ones is always present. There are many things that you could get, but it is always best to buy something that falls into the interest of that special someone.

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This guide focuses on those of us who have eSports lovers in our circle of family and friends. There might be many people out there who might know what to get for them, but there are many that might not. If you need some help, then this guide is here for you.

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Gift Guide: Best Games to Buy from 2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/sqzyz/gift-guide-best-games-to-buy-from-2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/sqzyz/gift-guide-best-games-to-buy-from-2016 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:01 -0500 Unclepulky

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Civilization VI
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Rating: 89/100

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Price: $52.90

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Buy It: Amazon PC, Mac

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Civilization VI may not have gotten the same overwhelmingly positive response from fans as its two most recent predecessors, but it's still a worthy entry in this phenomenal turn based strategy franchise.

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This title preserves the glorious presentation the series is known for with superb graphics and an equally brilliant score. More depth has been added to the gameplay than has been seen in any other Civilization title, and while that's great for veterans of the franchise, it may be a bit intimidating for newcomers. As such, I recommend this as a potential gift for fans of strategy games, be they real time or turn based, and fans of the Civilization series.

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Civilization VI is available on PC and Mac.

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Broforce
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Rating: 83/100

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Price: $14.99

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Buy It: Steam

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Do you like crazy, over the top action? Do you like the idea of blowing things up with your best friends? Are you a fan of classic run and gun games like Contra and Metal Slug? If your answer to any of these questions was yes, then Broforce may just be the game for you.

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There really isn't anything too complex about this one. This is a game designed to just let you have a good time shooting things alongside three of your best mates, and be as "Manly" as humanly possible. The imagination that must have gone into creating Broforce must be commended above all else. After all, most of the designs in this game look like they're from the cover of a metal album.

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Broforce is available on PC, Mac, Linux, and PS4.

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Dark Souls 3
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Rating: 89/100

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Price: $39.80

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Buy It: Amazon PS4, Xbox One, PC

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Dark Souls 3 may be the continuation of a series, but you shouldn't be turned away if you haven't played the other games, as the stories are unrelated. Nor should you be turned away by this game's incredible difficulty, as, much like its predecessors, it is an incredibly frustrating game at times. For while it may be hard, it's still incredibly satisfying to eventually overcome the hurdles put in your path.

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I started off with mentioning the two things which may make you, or someone you know, hesitant to play Dark Souls 3, because once you do sit down and play it, you'll realize it's one of the best action RPGs of this generation. It does everything the first two Dark Souls games did right, and just adds onto it.

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Dark Souls 3 is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Oxenfree
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Rating: 79/100

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Price: $19.99

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Buy It: Steam, PS4

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 I've never played a game quite like Oxenfree. With the exception of its expansive decision based conversation system, it plays like a fairly standard adventure game. However, there's nothing standard about this title's story and atmosphere. Starting with the latter, the visuals are minimalistic and striking, and the OST, which is purchasable on its own for $9.99, is positively haunting.

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Both of these aspects contribute to the story, which manages to be both an homage to class 80's horror movies, as well as a deep insight into the nature of grief. For more details on the story, I highly recommend that, AFTER you play the game for yourself, you read the article I've linked to here. Oxenfree is far from being appealing to mainstream audiences, but fans of horror and philosophy will love this strange and wonderful experience.

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Oxenfree is available on Steam and PS4

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Stardew Valley
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Rating: 88/100

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Price: $14.99

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Buy It: Steam

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In complete honesty, this was not a game for me. However, for the many people I know who are fans of simulator games, this has been one of their favorite titles to come out in 2016. According to them, and the tens of thousands of fans who've reviewed the game on Steam, this is one of the all time great farming simulators.

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And part of the reason why players feel that way is because in addition to have crisp pixel art graphics and a smooth interface, you do so much more than just farming in Stardew Valley. There's mining, fishing, foraging, and even combat. For someone who just wants to escape from the stress of the real world, this indie title is perfect.

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Stardew Valley is available on Steam.

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Street Fighter V
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Rating: 77/100

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Price: $19.99

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Buy It: Amazon

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Capcom isn't the most popular game developer and publisher these days, but that doesn't mean they don't still make great games. Street Fighter V was a bare bones game at launch, but even then, the core fighting mechanics were some of the best to ever grace the franchise. And since then, the released DLC has made the game a complete package, definitely worth your time.

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You shouldn't be getting this for someone just because they enjoy Super Smash Bros. though. While this game can be enjoyed casually, only dedicated fighting game fans will get the most out of it. It may have taken awhile, but Street Fighter V is now one of the best games on the fighting game scene.

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Street Fighter V is available on PS4.

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Owlboy
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Rating: 89/100

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Price: $24.99

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Buy It: Steam

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Retro inspired games may be common, but Owlboy should most certainly not be lumped in with the rest. This game has been in development for almost a decade, and while people have been hoping Owlboy would be something special, no one could have anticipated how emotional an experience it is.

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With one of the best soundtracks to come from an indie platformer, due in part to being done with full orchestral music, solid, if not revolutionary gameplay, beautiful sprites, and a story which will make you laugh, cry, and feel genuine hatred, Owlboy can be enjoyed by anyone. If you know anyone who's a fan of either retro games or games with deep plots, this title will make a perfect gift.

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Owlboy is available on Steam.

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Pokemon: Sun & Moon

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Rating: 86/100

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Price: $39.82

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Buy It:  Amazon Sun, Moon

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Whether you know a long time Pokemon fan or someone who was introduced to the franchise through Pokemon Go, any owner of a 3DS will be happy to get the newest installment in the franchise as a gift.

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With over 100 new Pokemon, and a slew of new features, Sun and Moon have breathed new life into a franchise people have long decried as stale and repetitive. I'll be picking up Moon for myself soon, and I can't wait to play the latest game in my favorite RPG franchise.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon are available for the Nintendo 3DS.

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Overwatch

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Rating: 91/100

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Price: $34.99

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Buy It: Amazon PS4, Xbox One, PC

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In terms of pure fun, there are few games which can match Overwatch. No, it doesn't have a story, that's left to external material like web shorts and comics. It doesn't have any sort of single player campaign, but it will be a long time before you become tired of the modes the game does have to offer.

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In addition to the addicting normal matches, which I'd dumped over 300 hours into, there are also the game's new modes, such as 1 on 1 matches, 3 on 3 elimination matches, and a variety of 6 on 6 matches with special rules.

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The game is bright, colorful, and its cast of characters are all incredibly diverse and lovable. Overwatch is my all time favorite FPS, and I can't recommend it enough.

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Overwatch is available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

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With the release of the Mini NES, it's clear that retro games are all the rage these days. However, when it comes to buying games as gifts for your friends and family, no one will be complaining about receiving one of the best games to come out in the past year.

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This Gift Guide will include indie games and AAA titles alike, so no matter what your price range is, you'll be able to get the people you care about some truly spectacular games. I haven't played all of these titles myself, -- I'm only one person -- but due to each game's popularity and reviews, they speak for themselves.

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All Ratings are based off of each game's Metacritic Score.

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Gamer Gift Guide: Great Gifts for Cosplayers https://www.gameskinny.com/9pisf/gamer-gift-guide-great-gifts-for-cosplayers https://www.gameskinny.com/9pisf/gamer-gift-guide-great-gifts-for-cosplayers Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:01 -0500 SarahKel

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So there we have it, 10 of the finest cosplay items available on the market - from outfits, to weapons and shields, we've covered it all. Yes, some are a little pricey, but it's Christmas and loved ones deserve the most special of gamer cosplay at this time of year!

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World of Warcraft Ogrim Doomhammer's Cosplay Weapon

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Price: $22.99

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Rating: 8/10

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Buy It: EZ Cosplay

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A great item for those who wish to cosplay as Ogrim Doomhammer from the Warcraft universe.  A great item for those who game as Warrior class too. The item itself is highly detailed and is a great accessory for the Doomhammer costume.

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Portal Gun

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Price: $250.00

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Rating: 9/10

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Buy It: eBay

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Every gamer needs and wants a Portal gun in their life, it’s a real dream gift. This is a really fantastic item as they are often difficult to obtain and there is definitely a kudos to owning one. The gun comes with a stand too, so perfect to use and to display.

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Overwatch Reaper Cosplay Double Guns and Mask

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Price: $155.99

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Rating: 8/10

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Buy It: Ali Express

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A great item for cosplaying as Reaper. The two guns and mask are available as a set and also individually, but it would be an amazing set to buy as a gift for a dedicated Overwatch player.  Definitely a great item for someone who wants to duel wield pistols too!

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The Legend of Zelda Hylian Shield Deluxe Replica

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Price: $59.99

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Rating: 9/10

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Buy It: True Swords

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A deluxe replica Hylian sword, absolutely great gift for those who love Zelda and want to cosplay as Link. This is a great versatile item, as it can be used for cosplay -- the arm bands make it easy to be worn comfortably -- or can be mounted on the wall, with a sword, as a display piece.

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Star Wars Battlefront: Stormtrooper helmet

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Price: $371.96

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Rating: 10/10

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Buy It: Shepperton Design Studios

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This is the ultimate, high quality Stormtrooper helmet, for a cosplay outfit as authentic as possible. This is a really great item, perfect for those who love this game, but also a great entry level into the highest quality of stormtrooper cosplay. At an additional price, buyers can purchase stands to make it look more special for display.

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Devil May Cry 3 Vergil Costume

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Price: $147.89

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Rating: 9/10

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Buy It: Cosplay Sky

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This great choice of outfit is perfect for those who love Devil May Cry 3 and want the opportunity to stroll around in the infamous long coat. The outfit includes the coat, neckerchief, pants, gloves and vest. There is only general sizing for this outfit, but private message the seller with more specific measurements and requirements.

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Super Mario: Deluxe Yoshi Costume

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Price: $54.99

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Rating: 8/10

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Buy It: Buy Costumes

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This super cute Yoshi costume is amazing for the fun cosplayer in your life! It is an officially licensed Super Mario costume too. Of course its entirely up to the wearer if they want to provide piggy backs for Mario! The outfit includes the jumpsuit and head piece.

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Alice Madness Returns Alice Steamdress

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Price: $136.45

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Rating: 10/10

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Buy It: Cosplay Shopper

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This fantastic dress is perfect for those who love the Alice Madness games and of course, Steampunk. The outfit includes not just the dress and apron, but gloves and stockings too for the full Alice experience. Again, this outfit can be fully customised for an additional $15.00.

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Bioshock Infinite Elizabeth Costume

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Price: $99.53

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Rating: 8/10

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Buy It: Cosplay Shopper

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This costume is a perfect gift for those who love Bioshock Infinite. The costume is coat, top and skirt and is available in a full variety of various sizes and for an additional $15.00 the outfit can be tailor made specifically for the recipient.

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Cosplaying is a great experience. Wearing a costume from a game that you love at conventions, and the pride of wearing the same outfit as a beloved character. Some people enjoy crafting their own costume, but when there is so much able to purchase online, it can be a great idea to purchase the costume in advance.

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There is so much choice, costumes or accessories, such as armour and weapons too. But it is about quality items and their accuracy that is most important, as this creates the highest level of character immersion for the wearer.

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But what are the best items out there? Luckily, we've searched the web for the best cosplay items out there. Check them out, not just for your cosplay loving friend, but maybe it inspires you to wear cosplay too.

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