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Trust us, finding a gift for gamers can be a complex affair. If you’re getting your gamer buddy something special this year end, here’s a list of the best gaming commodities in the market that’ll make for excellent Christmas gifts.

Best Christmas gifts for gamers in 2020

Sony PlayStation 5

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There are two versions to it: 4K Blu-ray drive and a pure Digital Edition. The Digital Edition is much thinner than the other, thanks to the removal of the disk-reading drive. Underneath the hood, we see an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU. It’s also using a proprietary SSD solution to boost load times for games. The SSD will provide a generous 825-GB of storage and 5.5-GB/s of performance. We’re expecting the PS5 to rep 8K visual quality too. System memory will be 16-GB. Literally one of the best Christmas gifts one can get.

Price: Rs 39,999 onwards (Expected)

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Apple Arcade Subscription

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If the guy or girl’s a smartphone gamer, a subscription might be a cool appreciation gift for them. Apple Arcade is the brand’s new and exclusive service that offers an over-and-above range of games better than what the general offers. With hundreds of games waiting for you, you can cloud data between devices, play offline and not worry about security at all.

Price: Rs 99/month.

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Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse

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This right here, is meant for two things – Speed and accuracy.  The Razer HyperSpeed wireless technology brings together extreme low-latency and interference reduction for true wireless freedom. More so, it uses Bluetooth to cut town reflex lag. It also comes with 6 programmable buttons, all reprogrammable. Expect 450 hours of battery life too. Might be odd, but it’s a great Christmas gift for an intense gamer.

Price: Rs 5,499

Available at Amazon India.

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ASUS ROG Phone 3

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The ASUS ROG Phone 3 is unquestionably a magnum opus of the smartphone gaming industry today and for good reason. It’s the world’s first smartphone to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor that’s 5G ready. More so, the apex variant comes with a gargantuan 16-GB of RAM, which again is a global exclusive. It boasts a 6.59″ FHD+ AMOLED display with a stunning refresh rate of 144-Hz. This right here in itself is a winning combination.

Price: Rs 57,999 onwards

Available at Flipkart.

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HyperX Cloud Orbit S

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When we think of precision 3D audio, it’s all about hearing beyond a conventional stereo setup. Here’s a headset that takes you into a different dimension altogether with its reactive sound system. Rather than having a single centre of focus, it takes our head movement into account. For example, if there’s a car honking in the game on your left and you face your head into the opposite direction in real life, the car’s honk will seem softer.

Price:  $330 (Rs 25,100* approx)

Available at HyperX’s global online store.

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Assassins Creed: Valhalla

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If you’re wondering what Thor would look like as a Viking warrior, this is it. Bringing the grunge, stealth, and visual brilliance of Assassins Creed to a brand new realm, the title is set to take place during the ninth-century “against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages,” according to a press release. The central figure of the title, Viking leader Eivor, can be played as either male or female. Eivor will be tasked with building a settlement to serve as a home base while concurring several kingdoms across England with his or her crew.

Price: Varies as per gaming platform

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Alienware AW2518HF

Alienware know their area of expertise and ace it with every product they launch. Bred for gaming, this Alienware tech tool comes with a stunning 240Hz refresh rate and 1-millisecond response time which is undoubtedly one of the best in the business. It also features an AMD freesync, which eliminates distortions and visual glitches during use. Design-wise, the panel is clamped up by a uniquely structured support stand which actually might occupy more space than we’d like it to.

Price: Rs 55,900

Available at Amazon India.

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Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.