With the holidays just around the corner, we at MTV Geek want to help you out with your shopping lists! Here’s our Official Gift Guide for the gamer who has it all!
Power-up Arcade Light Switch
This retro light switch cover turns any standard switch in your home into an awesome arcade stick and with buttons that make classic “PEW PEW” arcade sounds when they’re pressed. It can also double as a gaming-themed nightlight to keep the boogeyman away.
Before you can fill a stocking with gaming goodies, you’ll need to pick up a proper stocking. This 8-bit stocking is just what you’re looking for. It’s 14 inches tall (plenty of room for the little things!) and would make for a very merry retro Christmas. On top of that, it’s pretty darn cheap.
Inflatable Portal 2 Personality Core
Everyone needs a buddy, especially the lonely gamers out there. While these inflatable personality cores probably won’t have too much to say while they sit on your desk or bookshelf, they’ll sure look good doing it. Best of all, there are two different versions to choose from – Wheatley and Space Core.
World of Warcraft Monopoly
Sometimes you need to take a break from the virtual world, but that doesn’t mean you should leave the World of Warcraft behind entirely. This limited edition Monopoly set takes the classic property trading game into the world of elves and men with WoW themed playing pieces, properties and more.
Blizzard Store: $39.95
The History of Sonic the Hedgehog
Alright, so you’ll have to pre-order this one and I’m not entirely sure it will get there in time for the holidays (Amazon lists the publish date as Dec. 25th), but it looks pretty awesome. Sonic the Hedgehog has been around for a long time and this 300-page hardcover books details every version of the “Blue Blur” from video games, animation, comic books and more.
Amazon Pre-order: $31.49
Legend of Zelda Ocarina
Nintendo 64’s “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” saw players learning how to play virtual songs on the main character’s magical ocarina, hence the game’s title. Now you can get a real ocarina from STL Ocarina, inspired by the groundbreaking Zelda title. There are several designs and price points to choose from and there are even song books that will teach how to play tunes from Ocarina of Time and other games such as the Final Fantasy series.
STL Ocarina: $16 – $84
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Blu-ray/DVD
Gamers have always wanted a live-action feature film set in the Halo universe. While that has yet to happen, Microsoft did finance the live-action mini series “Forward Unto Dawn” to promote Halo 4 and give gamers a taste of what a Halo film could be like. Now, “Forward Unto Dawn” is set for a Dec. 4th DVD and Blu-ray release and is already available for pre-order. It’s a gift any Halo fan would surely cherish.
Amazon Pre-order: $16.99
Hoodies and T-Shirts
There are loads of awesome gaming t-shirts and hoodies available on the web. The three you see above – Diablo III Tyrael Hoodie, Plants vs. Zombies Tee and the Mass Effect N7 Tech Hoodie – come from ThinkGeek, but their selection is just the tip of the iceberg. Do a search for your giftee’s favorite game or character and you’re bound to find something they’ll like.
ThinkGeek: Prices vary