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Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Gamers Geeks In 2015

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Script written by Briana Lawrence He’s makin’ a list. He’s checkin’ it twice. He’s gonna find out who’s nerdy or... you get where we’re going with this. Join WatchMojo.com as we countdown our picks for the Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Gamers Geeks In 2015. We’re here to help you get the perfect present for that person in your life whose shirts are full of gaming wit or snarky nerd humor. Or, if that person is you, here’s some more stuff to ask Santa for besides the new Fallout, a hard to find amiibo, or tickets to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We’re not going to have specific game titles because, well, that list would go well beyond ten. We can’t overload Santa too much, right?
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Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Gamers/Geeks in 2015


He’s makin’ a list. He’s checkin’ it twice. He’s gonna find out who’s nerdy or... you get where we’re going with this. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, andtoday we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Christmas Gifts forGamers/Geeks in 2015.

We’re here to help you get the perfect present for that person in your life whose shirts are full of gaming wit or snarky nerd humor. Or, if that person is you, here’s some more stuff to ask Santa for besides the new Fallout, a hard to find amiibo, or tickets to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We’re not going to have specific game titles because, well, that list would go well beyond ten. We can’t overload Santa too much, right?

#10: Paladone Pac-Man Ghost Light

This is dedicated to the geek in your circle who is always on websites that advertise gaming decor, those loved ones who are constantly sprucing up their homes and offices... or who think a Minecraft Ore Block is a must-have item. Made in the image of the iconic Pac-Man ghosts, this light phases through sixteen different colors, but the real fun happens when you put it in party mode. No, we’re being serious, you can use a USB cord to plug it in and set it to music! Well we know what we’ll be doing during our Monday morning meetings now.

#9: Elgato Game Capture HD60

With the rise of let’s players (0:30), live-streaming, online reviews, and top tens -- ha, see what we did there? -- it’s no surprise that people want to capture footage of their gameplay. The tricky part is finding the right equipment. Thankfully, Elgato Gaming has you covered. If you or someone you know needs game footage from the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, 360, or the Wii U, then this is exactly what you’re looking for. With unlimited capture, built-in live-streaming to YouTube, Twitch, and Ustream,and a built-in commentary feature, it’s perfect for high quality footage of your best gaming moments -- or worst, depending on what you’re creating.

#8: Valve Steam Link + controller

On the eighth day of Christmas gamers want to receive... some great new games for PC! Or a Steam gift card, but that didn’t rhyme as well. Now what if there was a way to PC game anywhere in your home? And no, we don’t mean transporting your laptop around the house. If you hook the Valve Steam Link up to your PC, it’ll act as a bridge to connect your PC to any television in your house. All you have to do is grab one of several compatible controllers and you’re good to go... just... don’t play in the bathtub.

#7: PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset

Headsets are one of the toughest accessories to shop for -- even if you are a gaming expert. However, you don’t need to be an expert to know that the best-selling PlayStation 4 headset on Amazon is a wise gift giving decision, especially since it works for the PlayStation 3, Vita, PC, and even the iPhone. We could go on and on about the 7.1 surround soundand wireless connectivity, but the best thing about this headset is the exclusive, downloadable game modes made to enhance your gaming experience. The only hard choice to make is a color: jet-black, white, or the 20th anniversary edition.


#6: Microsoft Xbox One Controller with Cable for Windows

Let’s paint a picture for you. It’s Christmas morning and you’re anxious to see your loved one’s face when they open up that nice, game console sized box that they’ve been eyeing all week. They squee in excitement and are anxious to play with their friends... until they realize they only have one controller. Pro tip: always get a second controller, but especially get this particular controller. It comes with a cable that’ll connect it to your PC, and since we’re talking Microsoft here, the compatibility with your favourite master race titles is basically guaranteed.

#5: Tetris Heat Changing Cup

It has been said that no cubicle, desk, counter, or cabinet is complete without a witty coffee mug, which makes an awesome cup the perfect gift for us... we don’t mean us here at WatchMojo, we mean “us” overall -- but if you do want to send... kidding, we’re kidding... mostly. Tetris is one of those games that even the non-gamers in your life can talk about, and this cup is the perfect homage to it. When you pour a hot beverage in, the image changes to show the dream scenario of the game: drop that stick in to clear those four lines!

#4: BB-8 App-Enabled Droid

We assure you this is, indeed, the droid you’ve been looking for. It’s no surprise to see a rise in Star Wars merchandise this holiday season, but Sphero may have just outdone everyone in the galaxy with the dorkiest, and most loveable, of products. We’ll try our best not to gush, but... oh who are we kidding,you can own a replica of BB-8! You can guide it with your smartphone! BB-8 will respond to your voice, move the way it does in the movie, and project holographic videos that you record! The force is definitely strong with this one.

#3: Toys To Life

Kids always want videogames for Christmas, but sending Grandma to the store to get you this year’s hottest title is a recipe for disaster – we’re looking at you Lee Carvelo’s Putting Challenge. Toys to Life figurines solve this problem in a novel way. Whether you’re talking about Amiibos, Disney Infinity or Lego Dimentions, these little statues unlock and enhance the content of the games that younger gamers love. Just make sure to verify that the gamer you’re buying for has a compatible set of hardware and software to pair with these guys – or just buy them a starter set to guarantee that they will.

#2: Razer DeathAdder Chroma Gaming Mouse

Let’s paint a picture for you... again. Christmas. Squeeing. Yadda yadda. Only now, instead of no extra controller, there’s no good gaming mouse for the PC. This is a bit tougher to deal with than our #6 scenario. PCs already come with a mouse so, to the non-gamer eye, that’s all you need, right? But anyone who level grinds or takes on an absurd amount of missions will tell you that a good keyboard and an ergonomic mouse with quick responsiveness and heat maps to analyze your gameplay is preferable -- the customizable colors are also a nice touch. Thanks for that, Razer.

Before we get to our number one gift, here’s some more stocking stuffers to satisfy your nerd necessities:

Super Mario Chess Board

Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad

PowerA DualShock 4 Controller Charging Station for PlayStation 4

#1: New Nintendo 3DS XL

Sure, there’s several gametastic reasons to ask Santa for something Sony or Microsoft flavored, but you can never go wrong with the 3DS XL – a peerless entry in the mobile genre. Whether you’re downloading indie games from the Nintendo eShop, playing games in the current 3DS library, N64 classics, anxiously awaiting the new releases, or enjoying the classics made for the original DS, Nintendo’s handheld will be entertaining all throughout Christmas, New Years, and all that lies ahead. Plus, now the 3D actually works without headaches or vomiting, so that’s a definitely plus, no? With that being said, we recommend that you give this gift after the family dinner, otherwise, your beloved gamer will miss out on the candied yams.

Do you agree with our Christmas list? What geeky gifts are you hoping to find under your tree this year? For more holly, jolly, top tens published everyday, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com -- no cookies and milk required. Happy Holidays, Mojoholics!

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