Valentines Day Gifts for the Gamer in Your Life
Listen up geeks! Valentine's day is fast approaching, and that means we are about to be assaulted by an orgy of card-swapping, flower-giving, and chocolate gobbling. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you have a special someone in your life who enjoys video games, why not mix things up a bit this year? We guarantee you that any of the gifts listed below will make a bigger impression than a boring old box of chocolates. Unless they were Mario-shaped chocolates.
Metallic Rose DS Lite
If you are lucky enough to have a gaming girl in your life, may we suggest this exquisite pink Nintendo DS Lite (oh sorry – metallic rose). We guarantee that it will make her squeal with delight, even if she already has a DS. Throw in a copy of Professor Layton or Hotel Dusk and you will be a god among men on Valentine’s day. The only challenge will be prying her away from the machine when you want to spend some time with her.
Xbox Live Subscription Card
Is your sweetheart an Xbox 360 fanatic? Do they spend more time cavorting with their online buddies than they do with you? There probably isn't much you can do to change them at this point, but why not show your support with a truly useful gift this Valentine's Day. We gamers always need more Live online time, and this subscription card fits nicely into a valentine card. Another sure bet are Microsoft Points cards, which can be redeemed for downloadable content.
The Ultimate History of Video Games Book
Is your gaming sweetheart a bit of a nerd in real life? Do they like hanging out on message boards and arguing over which Sonic mascot is the most annoying, or which English translation of Final Fantasy IV is the most accurate? Then they will probably love this book, and the person who gives it to them. Full of fascinating factoids from the golden era of the video game industry, The Ultimate History of Video Games is a true nerd's delight. Hear Kaz Hirai talk about the decision by Sony to go it alone with the PSOne, and learn all about the attempt by Atari to hack the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Hello Kitty Mouse Pad
Are you lucky enough to be dating one of the girls from Frag Dolls? Does your gaming girl destroy camping n00bs all day long in Team Fortress 2? If so, we wish you luck. But you might also want to check out this adorable Hello Kitty mouse pad, a perfect way to emphasize to all those n00bs that they just got beaten, by a girl. As an extra bonus, the mouse pad comes with a special gel-filled support, so your sweetie doesn’t get carpal tunnel.
Endless Ocean Wii
Alright, so maybe you don’t have the cash to take your sweetie on an exotic snorkeling trip to Tahiti. But thanks to Endless Ocean for the Wii – a game that is not really a game – you can experience some of the beauty of the sea from the comfort of your own home cinema. Described by reviewers as “transcendent” and “mesmerizing”, this is an obscure title that is sure to get your wii-loving lover in the mood.
Retro Valentine's Day Cards
Remember these? Perfect for the retro gamer in your life, these vintage push-out cards will be sure to put a smile on their face. The book comes with 25 different cards and envelopes, each one requiring a bit of construction for that DIY feel.
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