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Tech Guide’s 2016 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas – Day 6: Gaming

Welcome to Day 6 of the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas gadget gift ideas which is designed to provide the inspiration to find the right gift for your friends and family.

Today we’re talking about gaming – consoles, hardware and individual games – that are sure to provide an amazing experience.

Gaming has become a massive industry in Australia that generates more revenue than the cinema box office thanks to incredible titles that are like playable movies.

And gaming isn’t a pastime for children – the average age of an Australian gamer is 34.

Here is the full list of Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas.

Be sure to check back to Tech Guide every day to see all the categories and great gift suggestions.

Day 1: Smartphones

Day 2: Cameras

Day 3: Fitness wearables/smartwatches

Day 4: Speakers

Day 5: Tablets/e-readers

Day 6: Gaming

Day 7: Headphones

Day 8: Drones

Day 9: TVs/Blu-ray Discs

Day 10: Gadgets

Day 11: In-car gadgets

Day 12: Computers

DAY 6 – GAMING

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PLAYSTATION 4 PRO – $559

This is the PlayStation 4 on steroids which is capable of 4K HDR (high dynamic range) gaming with the biggest titles upgradeable to these higher standards.

It has 8GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive plus 802.11ac wi-fi connectivity to provide an all-new level of entertainment.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE PLAYSTATION 4 PRO

PLAYSTATION VR – $550

Virtual Reality is here and PlayStation is the only console with a dedicated VR headset that immerses you into games to provide a whole new experience.

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And the good thing is there are plenty of titles already available that take advantage of this incredible technology.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE PLAYSTATION VR

XBOX ONE S – $549

The latest Xbox is now 40 per cent smaller yet a lot more powerful than the previous version.

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The console has HDR support for games and can also play 4K Ultra High Definition movies on disc so it’s an all-round entertainer

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ON THE XBOX ONE S

CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE – PS4, XBOX ONE S

The blockbuster franchise has moved from Earth and out in the galaxy but it still delivers the signature blockbuster action and compelling storyline.

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And, of course, the multiplayer mode is still one of the best parts of this amazing package.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REVIEW OF CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE

THE LAST GUARDIAN – PS4

Here’s an action adventure that is as beautiful as it is exciting and tells the story of a boy who befriends a mystical creature named Trico.

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This is a game that showcases the power of the PlayStation Pro and demonstrates how a game can truly be a work of art

SKYLANDERS IMAGINATORS – ALL PLATFORMS

The latest Skylanders version which brings toys to life in the game will give players the ability to create their very own Skylanders.

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You can select new powers and battle gear – the possibilities are endless.

DEAD RISING 4 – XBOX ONE S

Picking up one year after the event of Dead Rising 3, Dead Rising 4 returns to the zombie research facility of the original game – and as you’d expect – chaos ensues.

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And, of course, you battle a lot of zombies. Not one for the kiddies.

About Stephen Fenech

Stephen is the Tech Guide editor and one of Australia's most respected tech journalists. He is a regular on radio and TV talking about the latest tech news, products and trends.

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