Gift Ideas for Gamers On Your List
My husband is a gamer and so are three of my nephews, my sons haven’t gotten into games yet but this year we think that may change. If you have a gamer on your list here’s some suggestions of the hottest new games out right now.
Disclosure: Some of the items below were provided for inclusion in my Holiday Gift Guide. This post contains affiliate links, clicking them and making a purchase helps support my site.
Guitar Hero Live
You’re probably familiar with Guitar Hero but this year the game has been taken to a whole new level. Guitar Hero Live introduces a revolutionary new take on the music rhythm genre, delivering a console-quality experience on Apple TV with its two game modes: GH Live and GHTV. GH Live, a first-person perspective, live-action experience, delivers the full emotional roller coaster of being on stage and performing in a real band in front of real crowds that dynamically react to how well you play. GHTV, the world’s first playable music video network, is a 24-hour game mode that lets fans play along to a continually-updated collection of official music videos, across a wide variety of genres. GHTV launched with more than 200 songs, with over 70 new songs to be added by the end of the year at no extra cost beyond the price of the game.
Learn more: Guitarhero.com
Purchase: MSRP $99.99 via Amazon
I love seeing how Skylanders continue to evolve and add more features to their games every year. This year the new Skylanders SuperChargers. For the first time ever the game is also available on iOS, so you can enjoy the game on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Apple TV. Pilot an unstoppable fleet of incredible vehicles over land, under sea and through sky to stop Kaos and save Skylands! Includes new online multiplayer race and co-op modes.
- 1 Video Game
- New Portal of Power®
- 2 Skylanders Figures
- 1 Skylanders Vehicle
- 1 Collection Poster
Game Features for Skylanders SuperChargers
- Single-player Adventure Mode
- Online and local co-operative Adventure Mode
- Local 2-player head-to-head racing in split screen (offline)
- Online competitive racing with up to 4 players playable in land, sea, and sky environments
- Includes time trials and lap races
- Voice chat can be activated with friends
- Optional expansion packs will be available upon launch to unlock extended content and will come with three toys (a SuperCharger, their signature vehicle, a villain trophy)
- A dedicated combat racing game, Skylanders SuperChargers Racing, will be made available on Wii and Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo guest stars: Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser and their respective vehicles will debut on Nintendo platforms
Learn More: Skylanders.com
Purchase: MSRP $49.99 on Amazon.
Minecraft Story Mode
Minecraft fans all over can now enjoy their favorite game in a whole new way with Minecraft: Story Mode. Available on most major gaming platforms including digital download on iOS and Android. Minecraft: Story Mode is an all-new narrative driven, episodic game series, developed by Telltale Games in collaboration with Mojang and members of the Minecraft community. Set in the world of Minecraft, the game series introduces new characters and familiar themes, but is an entirely original Minecraft experience inspired by the game that continues to inspire a generation. With Minecraft: Story Mode you drive the story through the decisions you make: what you say to people (and how you say it), and what you choose to do in moments of thrilling action will make this YOUR story! Thanks to Telltale Games I have a download code up for giveaway. Be sure to enter via the tool below.
Learn More: Telltale Games
Purchase: MSRP $29.99 on Amazon.
Monster High: New Ghoul in School
My daughter is a huge Monster High fan, she just loves the movies and dolls. Whenever they release a new game I am always excited because I know she’s love it. Mattel and Little Orbit debuted their brand new video game Monster High: New Ghoul In School™! In the game, Monster High™ fans will be transported to the Monster High world where they will be a new student and have the time of their unlife attending school with their favorite Monster High ghoulfriends. Roam the halls of Monster High in full 3D, and for the first time experience a ghoul’s high school life on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3! Join the student body and begin your education as the newest ghoul in school. Customize your avatar to become the monster of your dreams, with clothes, hair, and other choices. Attend classes and spend your spare time screaming up a storm with your new high school friends.
Learn More: Little Orbit
Purchase: MSRP $39.99 on Amazon