Diwali gifts for loved ones who like gaming
If you have an avid gamer in your family, a new game or a gaming accessory such as headphone or keyboard are some of the best gifting options you can consider. If you can stretch your budget, you can also consider a gaming console. Here are some of the games, accessories and consoles you can consider.
Rs3,999 (Xbox One, Xbox 360, Sony PS4, Sony PS3 and PC)
FIFA 18 is treat for football fans. It comes in three versions—Standard, Legacy and Ronaldo edition—with different freebies such as special player packs in each of them. The game is powered by EA Sports’s Frostbite game engine and offers some new under-the-hood features such as Real Player motion technology to deliver more realistic player movements. The game’s main attraction is the sequel to Alex Hunter’s Story mode. This feature is not available in the Switch, Xbox 360 and PS3 version, though. You can also add football legends such as Maradona and Pele in the Ultimate Team.
Rs3,999 (Xbox One, Sony PS4), Rs1,179 (PC)
F1 gaming series has always been revered by racing fans. The latest edition called F1 2017 is a lot grander and bigger. Developed by Codemasters, it offers an expanded Career mode which offers a new upgrade system, more in-depth management, and more information about the cars. A new Championship mode has been added with sprint and double header racing options. The game also marks the return of the iconic F1 cars such as 1988 McLaren’s MP4/4 and Ferrari F2002 cars. A total of 12 classic cars used in the last 30 years of F1 history will be available in the game.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
Rs2,755 (Xbox One and PS4) Rs1,990 (PC)
Sniper Ghost warrior is a tactical first-person shooter which requires players to be more discreet and patient. The game is divided into 26 missions spread over different regions. The game objective involves taking down snipers or soldiers quietly, rescuing hostages, collecting items and destroying bio weapons. Developed and published by CI games, this is the first game in the series to offer an open world environment allowing players to move anywhere they want.
Razer Man O’War 7.1 gaming headset
Gaming is incomplete without a powerful set of headsets which can provide the best audio experience. This is where Razer’s 2.4GHz Man O’War wireless headsets come into the picture. Powered by 50mm neodymium drivers and sound isolating cushions, the headphone provides a 7.1 surround sound experience. Designed for PC gamers, it works with any Windows 10 PC with a USB transceiver. The built-in battery can deliver up to seven days of backup on a single charge. The control panel on the headphone allows users to adjust the volume level or mute with a single tap. The customisable Chroma lighting jazzes up its looks by illuminating the outer cover with a light of your choice.
Microsoft Xbox One S
If you have been thinking of buying a new console, the recently launched Xbox One S is a good option. It is an improved version of Xbox One and is 40% smaller in size. The innards have been tweaked a bit to consume less power too. Its other highlights include HDR support and 4K up scaling, which means you can upscale 1,920x1,080p games in 3,840x2,160p resolution. The Xbox One S comes in two storage options—500GB and 1TB.
Amkette Evo Gamepad Pro 2
For avid smartphone gamers, touchscreen controls can be very restricting. This is where Amkette’s Evo Gamepad 2 can come in handy. It is a wireless gamepad which offers console like controls on a smartphone. One can install any Android smartphone with screen size of up to 6-inch on the flexible clamp and then connect it with the gamepad over Bluetooth. The gamepad supports over 400 Android games. There is a 400mAh built-in battery so you can use it anywhere.