The UK video game industry is now bigger than the video and music industries combined and we cannot continue to ignore our gamer family members, friends and acquaintances. Gamers, regardless of their Vitamin D deprived skins and vampiric behaviour, still deserve our respect or, at least, a little treat for Christmas.
We can no longer pretend that gamers are just nerds and gift them books. The gamer community has released an official announcement that they will no longer tolerate patronizing gifts like a voucher for a visit to the barbers. On the same line, money for them to “buy whatever they fancy” just won’t cut it any longer. Gamers are the newest invisible trend but they are here to stay.
If you are also tired of ignoring the biggest most neglected cultural trend since the uprising (was there a decline?) of heavy metal fans, here is a selection of affordable Christmas gifts for gamers.
Every gamer worth their Xbox likes Mario. Too bad they don’t all dress like the Italian plumber. That would be fun, I reckon.
2. FF Dot: The Pixel Art of Final Fantasy
For them, Final Fantasy is as much of a classic as Shakespeare, is what I’m told. And this book is a hardcover, which is usually the biggest sign that a book is actually good.
3. Barsku Halloween Half Face Masks, Game Ghost of Tsushima Mask
Archaeologists have found some evidence that some gamers like to dress up and call themselves “cosplayers”. The scientists advise, however, that you should be cautious as not all gamers enjoy cosplaying. Be careful.
Gamers do read sometimes. Mainly during loo breaks. Mainly about video games. This is a good gift and you should get it for all gamers in your life.
In case you are wondering, yes. Gamers do need light.
Yes, they also need to keep track of time. How else would they know when the next Final Fantasy is gonna drop?
7. Gamers Digital Mini Wireless Keyboard
Tools of the trade…
Hyperlink to photo: Gamers Digital Mini Wireless Keyboard
8. Halo Mythos
Another loo break.
9. Official Gears of War Helmet Mug
Gamers do drink out of mugs like anyone else. It’s just what they drink that’s different: it’s called gamer’s juice and it helps them kill the enemies.
10. FUNKO POP!
This looks like a toy, but it is a collectable. Don’t. Ever. Call. It. A. Toy. Ever.