Games gifts

Dominic Sacco

Games gifts

MCV picks out some of the most interesting gizmos on shelves this Christmas.

1. AFTERGLOW XBOX 360 CONTROLLER
Price: £19.99
Vendor: PDP
Contact: 01753 272120
The LED effects make this gamepad perfect for late night gaming sessions. Also available for PS3. 

2. HALO WARS MEGA BLOKS
Price: Various
Vendor: Mega Brands
Contact: 01844 350033
Fans can commemorate Halo’s tenth anniversary by recreating their favourite battles.

3. WII MAGNETIC INDUCTION CHARGING DISC
Price: £19.99
Vendor: I-Globe Accessories
Contact: 020 3006 6760
This magnetic disc refuels two Wii Remotes at once, offering a smart new take on induction chargers.

4. CP-KIT: PERFORMANCE GAMING KIT
Price: £69.99
Vendor: A4T/4Gamers
Contact: 01204 369228
An officially licensed PS3 bundle featuring a charge station, 3D-compatible HDMI cable and headset.

5. MARIO KART WII K’NEX
Price: Various
Vendor: K’Nex/Tomy
Contact: 020 8722 7300
Bring the action of Mario Kart into the living room with this range of cars and track construction kits.

6. NYKO?ZOOM FOR KINECT
Price: £29.99
Vendor: Nyko
Contact: +1 310 446 6602
This handy lens solves space issues for Kinect users, allowing them to play in smaller areas.

7. DUALFUEL AMMOCLIP
Price: £19.99
Vendor: Gioteck
Contact: 07748 807617
Available for Xbox 360 and PS3, the AmmoClip charger folds away to the size of a game case.

8  SKYLANDERS CHARACTERS PACK
Price: £7.99 (Single) / £19.99 (Triple)
Vendor: Activision/CentreSoft
Contact: 0121 625 3388
Dozens of Skylanders are available that, when placed on a portal, come to life in the game.

9. ANGRY BIRDS SPEAKERS
Price: £49.99
Vendor: Gear4
Contact: 01494 435530
They can’t fly, but when plugged into any music player, smartphone or tablet, these birds can sing.

10. QUICK FIRE DESTRUCTION PAD
Price: £39.99
Vendor: BigBen Interactive
Contact: 07787 283951
Featuring programmable buttons and vibrations, this camouflaged controller is ideal for shooter fans.

11. EEERZ
Price: £29.99
Vendor: Ubisoft/Gem
Contact: 01279 822800
Based on the popular Rabbids series, these vinyl figures can be decorated and customised.

12. STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC KEYBOARDS
Price: £TBC
Vendor: Razer/Realtime Distribution
Contact: 01480 442437
Available in Sith or Jedi flavours, these keyboards feature hot keys optimised for The Old Republic.

13. XBOX 360 WIRELESS SPEED WHEEL
Price: £39.99
Vendor: Microsoft/Gem
Contact: 01279 822800
Microsoft released this official wireless racing wheel alongside Forza Motorsport 4.

14. GAMEGADGET
Price: £99.99
Vendor: GameGadget/Blaze
Contact: 01302 776480
This unique handheld lets consumers legally download games iTunes-style. It’s due early next year.

15. INFLATAKART
Price: £29.99
Vendor: CentreSoft/Gem
Contact: 0121 625 3891/01279 822822
These inflatable seats were created by Nordic Games and house a Wii Remote in the steering wheel.

16  HORRID HENRY 3DS ACCESSORY PACK
Price: £12.99
Vendor: Blue Ocean
Contact: 01256 385200
Little rascals can keep their handheld safe with this colourful bundle, featuring a case and stylus.

17. GAMES POSTERS
Price: Various
Vendor: GB Eye
Contact: 0114 276 7454
Gamers can enjoy the stunning artwork from some of the latest blockbusters and classic IPs.

18. UDRAW GAMETABLET
Price: £59.99
Vendor: THQ/Advantage
Contact: 0121 506 9585
Having debuted strongly on Wii back in March, this drawing tablet is now available for 360 and PS3.

19. MUSHROOM EARBUDS
Price: £14.99
Vendor: Venom
Contact: 01763 284181
Mario is everywhere this Christmas, so fans will love these funky mushroom earphones.

20. MOSHI MONSTERS PLUSH TOYS
Price: Various
Vendor: Vivid Imaginations
Contact: 01483 449944
Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters has really taken off this year, thanks is no small part to this toy range.

21. R.A.T. 9 GAMING MOUSE
Price: £119.99
Vendor: Mad Catz/EntaTech
Contact: 0333 101 9690
The high-end mouse boasts a response time as fast as one millisecond and a custom weight system.

22. RESIDENT EVIL MAGNUM
Price: £29.99
Vendor: Vidis/White Room Games
Contact: info@whiteroomgames.com
No zombie will mess with a Wii owner when it spots this mean-looking weapon in gamers’ hands.

23. AVENGER CONTROLLER
Price: £49.99
Vendor: Lime
Contact: 01795 432550
360 and PS3 users can improve their reaction time with this joypad’s customisable levers.

24. MODERN WARFARE 3 HEADSETS
Price: Various
Vendor: Turtle Beach/Lygo
Contact: 0191 2306 650
A set of official Call of Duty headsets for FPS?fans from popular audio brand Turtle Beach.

25. GAMING T-SHIRTS
Price: Various
Vendor: Insert Coin Clothing
Contact: 01702 351153
Insert Coin’s range features brands from the worlds of BioShock, Assassin’s Creed and more.

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