With the holiday season upon us, how about these great gifts for the PC gamer in your life?
PC gaming continues to grow in popularity as it becomes more accessible to more people. From the very young to the very old and everyone in between, all can enjoy PC gaming in some capacity. If you're looking to bring a smile to the face of your favorite PC gamer this holiday season, why not take a look at this little lot!
Steam gift cards
What better way to surprise your favorite PC gamer than with more games?! Steam is the largest distribution service for PC games and rather than individual games, why not send a currency gift card their way to spend on anything they like from the vast catalog.
Given the frequency of Steam sale prices, a little can go a long way!
Xbox One controller
A controller? For PC gaming?! Truth is not everyone likes playing every game with a keyboard and mouse, and there are some titles out there that definitely benefit from having a controller. Forza Horizon 3, for example, is a lot nicer to play with a controller.
And if you're getting a controller, why not get the best and get the Xbox One controller. The latest generation even has Bluetooth on board for wireless gameplay to a PC. Pretty nifty!
Microsoft gift cards
Slowly but surely, Microsoft is starting to build out its Windows Store game portfolio, starting at the top with its own AAA releases.
Games such as Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4 and ReCore are all available through the Store, as are many others. And the latest ones also support Xbox Play Anywhere, should there be a console interest too. So why not drop a gift card their way?!
Hyper X Cloud X headset
A good headset is an essential in any setup so why not help your favorite gamer get an upgrade with the superb Cloud X by Hyper X. Well made, extremely comfortable and very well priced, it's perfect for PC and console.
Thrown in to the deal is a sturdy carry case to accommodate the headset and microphone. They're also very stylish, looking more like premium headphones than a gaming headset, so you can use them as such without feeling embarrassed!
Steelseries Rival 300 mouse
In PC gaming, your input devices need to be on point. A good mouse is an essential, and there are a heap to choose from. The Steelseries Rival 300 strikes a great balance between features, build quality and price.
There's an optical sensor, 6 programmable buttons and a range of DPI settings to choose from, not to mention a few color variants and a CS:GO special edition. Throw in a 3D printed nameplate and a 30-million click rating and you've got a solid piece of gaming equipment.
Razer Blackwidow Tournament
The keyboard is the second of the 1-2 punch at the heart of your PC gaming experience along with the mouse, and it's an important thing to get right. Razer's Blackwidow Tournament is a great all-rounder, with its compact size making it great to throw in a bag when hitting the next LAN party.
The Blackwidow range is well respected, and Razer's own switch design is a worthy alternative to the more common Cherry MX. It looks pretty great too!
HP Omen gaming backpack
For the gamer on the go, a good quality backpack is a great addition to the gear lineup. HP's Omen backpack is not only stylish, but has all the space inside a mobile gamer will need. Pack a laptop, keyboard, mouse, headset and a whole bunch more into its commodious internals and hit the road.
It's padded for both protection and comfort while carrying, made from durable materials and has a full one-year warranty for a little more piece of mind. All this at a great price, too.