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Tech Guide’s 2018 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 5: Gaming

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Christmas! It’s nearly here and you’re running out of shopping days to find the right gift. That’s where the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas comes in to give you plenty of food for thought before buying presents for your friends and family.

Today were up to Day 5 which takes a look at Gaming.

Australians are huge fans of gaming which is enjoyed by both men and women of all ages.

Day 1: Cameras

Day 2: Smartphones

Day 3: Wearables/smartwatches

Day 4: Headphones/speakers

DAY 5: Gaming

DAY 6: Tablets/eReaders

DAY 7: Drones/Gadgets

DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices

DAY 9: In-car gadgets

DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K

DAY 11: Appliances

DAY 12: Computers

DAY 5: Gaming

Logitech G G502 Hero Gaming Mouse – $129.95

The ultimate sensor for speed, accuracy and responsiveness, the Logitech G502 HERO boasts Logitech G’s industry-leading HERO 16K sensor, the highest performing and most efficient gaming sensor Logitech has ever made.

Featuring an all-new lens and updated tracking algorithm to deliver ultra-precise tracking with no acceleration, smoothing or filtering over the entire DPI range, Logitech G’s revolutionary HERO 16K sensor is capable of exceeding 400 IPS and delivering 16,000 DPI tracking with pixel-precise accuracy.

www.logitech.com.au

Beasts of Balance – $149.99

Build balancing towers and fabulous worlds in Beasts of Balance, an award-wining new game of skill, strategy and creation.

Play solo or with friends and family to stack magical artefacts and watch as they evolve your world on a connected digital device.

But take care… the world ends when the tower falls!

Here is a game for younger families, get everyone involved on Christmas day with this fantastic new game!

Available from Australian Gepographic, Apple Stores and Kogan.

Fallout 76 – $99

Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4,  have gomne back to the beginning with Fallout 76.

It is the highly-anticipated online prequel where players will work together (or not) to survive.

Available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Xbox One bundle – $320

The Xbox One special bundle offer includes two select games which include Gears of War 4 Standard Edition Digital Code and FIFA19.

After your purchase, you’ll receive the Gears of War 4 digital code at the email address associated with your purchase within 10 business days of purchase.

Code will be provided to the customer after payment is confirmed.

www.microsoft.com.au

PlayStation Classic $149.95

For those who want to enjoy some amazing gaming nostalgia, take a look at the PlayStation Classic – an excellent – and miniaturised – reimagining of the original Sony console.

When you unpack the PlayStation Classic console from the box, you will be struck by just how cute it is – it’s actually 45 per cent smaller than the original.

But it looks exactly the same and contains 20 classic games so the memories will come flooding back the second you get it in your hands.

Read Tech Guide’s complete review of the PlayStation Classic

PlayStation VR megapack – $469.95

The launch of PlayStation VR (PS VR) made it possible for players to dive headfirst into fantastical worlds and experience immersion like never before.

Now Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announces the PS VR Mega Pack – a brand new bundle which contains everything you need to begin your virtual reality adventure!

The PS VR Mega Pack contains the PlayStation V R, the PlayStation Camera and five amazing games including the critically-acclaimed ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission, the blisteringly-fast WipEout Omega Collection, open-world adventuring with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, arcade thrills with DOOM VFR and five slices of dazzling VR experiences with PlayStation VR Worlds.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 – $99
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is the latest version of the blockbuster franchise but this year it’s not your typical release but it still manages to deliver exactly what the fans want.

This time out there is no single player campaign. Yes, you heard that that right, no campaign.

But it delivers on the most popular part of the game – multiplayer.
Read Tech Guide’s full review of Call of Duty Black Ops 4

Hyper X Cloud headset – $129

Anyone’s who’s into online gaming – whether it’s Fortnite or Call of Duty – will identify the value of a good headset and the HyperX Cloud headset has got everything you need to keep you immersed in the game.

The HyperX Cloud headset ticks all the boxes when it comes to audio quality, durability and comfort.

It has a sturdy aluminium frame along with padded memory foam cushions which are comfortable even for the longest gaming sessions.

Read Tech Guide’s full review of the HyperX Cloud headset.

NVIDIA Shield – from $249.95

There are already a number of streaming devices on the market but the NVIDIA Shield offers a few extras you won’t find on other products specially if you’re as much into gaming as streaming the latest TV shows and movie.

Running the Android operating system, NVIDIA Shield offers everything you’d expect including Netflix and Stan streaming services.

The unit is surprisingly small – slightly larger than a smartphone and comes with a small controller and (if you pay a little more) an impressive gaming controller.

But NVIDIA’s DNA is also evident here so you can also play Android games in comparable quality to a regular (and far more expensive) gaming console.

Read Tech Guide’s full review of the NVIDIA Shield.