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Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Gamers at < $50.00

With ThanksGiving around the corner and Christmas fast approaching, you should be wondering what to buy and where to buy for those near and dear ones. Here I would like to list out the top 10 gifts you could choose from for kids and adults of all ages interested in games and accessories.

1. Halo 3 Series 3 – Spartan Soldier Hayabusa

If your favorite gamer already has a collection of these Halo figures, an addition to the series will go down well in his list. Halo follows the events of an inter-galactic war between the last surviving members of the human race and an advanced collection of alien races known as The Covenant. The first title in the series, Halo: Combat Evolved, was the flagship title for Microsoft’s Xbox video game console when it was released in 2001. The game achieved both critical acclaim and financial success, selling more than 6 million copies worldwide. The Spartans are highly trained warriors. Although individually less powerful than the Master Chief, an army of Spartans is a lethal force. Unique to HALO 3 are the alternate armor and helmet styles worn by these soldiers.

2.Mario Kart Wii with Wii WheelWii Games) –






I have never owned a Mario Kart before so can’t compare to the other versions but this one for the Wii is a fun game. I was worried before I bought that the Wii wheel would not work very well. I was way wrong, I think it works very well. Mario and his friends are back and ready to race once again in Mario Kart Wii! Experience new tracks, enhanced Wii graphics, extraordinary gameplay and much more! Place first in Grand Prix circuits or clear skill-based missions to open up increasingly difficult and thrilling circuits. Players can have multiplayer races on any open courses or battle in arenas. Also included with Mario Kart Wii is the Wii Wheel! Now you can feel like your Mario and steering to avoid obstacles and doing incredible stunts – in the safety of your home of course.

3. Forbidden Island with FREE Deck of Playing Cards

If your gamer is more into Board-Games, then the Forbidden Island will have him/her craving for more playtime. For $11 you couldnt have got a better deal, the free deck of cards makes this even better. There are so many things we love about this unique game: from the rich illustrations, to the collaborative nature of play, to the innovative set of rules, to the infinite possibilities generated by the tiles and cards. Don’t be surprised if your pulse starts pounding faster soon after you start playing – it’s a game that instantly generates an electrifying atmosphere of tension and excitement.

4. UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves – Game of The Year EditionPS3 Action Games)

With several playing consoles out there, you need to decide which game you need to buy particularly when giving as a gift. If your gamer has a PS3 console, you wouldnt make him/her happier than by giving the perfect gift with the best game ever – the Uncharted 2. I’ve only had a PS3 for a few months and to be honest, I wasn’t initially that interested in the Uncharted games. But a friend of mine told me that they were the first games I should be playing, saying they were like Tomb Raider with a Gears of War cover system and with voice acting that made it seem as if you were watching a movie. Well, he was right.

While Uncharted was a really fun game, Uncharted 2 surpasses it in every way and wowed me enough to inspire writing this review. While number one took me a couple hours to really get into, number two hooked me from the very beginning.

5. PlayStation Move HeroesPS3 Games)

Speaking of PlayStation 3, if the gamer is owning the PS3 Move bundle, then think of getting a game which can be played with the Move controller. What this game is is a collection of over 50 “challenges”. These challenges aren’t minigames as others have been claiming. You have full control of your character and each of these challenges takes 3-4 minutes to complete. They all have a secret item you can find to unlock different costumes, and have bronze silver gold ratings. Replay value is great if you want to get all of these things.

6. Dance CentralXbox 360 Games)

Let us complete the series of games available for the play consoles with Dance Central for XBOX Kinect. Though I dont personally own an XBOX, I have read several positive reviews about this first real Dance video-game experience that stands out from any other games making Kinect a league of its own.  Brought to you by Harmonix, the developers who created the world-wide blockbuster Rock Band. Take it step-by-step with Break It Down or jump right in and start performing for your family and friends. Either way, you won’t just learn dance moves, you’ll own the dance floor!

7. LeapFrog Leapster 2 Learning Game System – GreenLearning and Education Toys)

LeapFrog has been the most promising pre-school gaming handheld device in the market for a long time and can make you the “favorite uncle/aunt” on christmas. Kids love it and parents do not mind to allow their children to play as long as they are learning good stuff. I have one for my 4year old daughter and she loves it, there are 30 various learning games with characters that kids love the most. This is the best gift you can find for those toddlers in your circle. The console has a comfortable, curved shape, although it may be a tad large and heavy for smaller hands. It features a full-color touch screen and sound that’s a far cry better than the beeps of old-school handheld consoles. (Parents will appreciate the volume control and a jack for headphones!)

8. LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney?Pixar Toy Story 3 (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)Learning and Education Toys)

If looking only for LeapFrog games to a kid who already owns the LeapPad or Leapster, you will find out that kids love ToyStory characters and would love to have this in their collection. Play as Buzz or Woody as you use your phonics skills to move your way around this interactive board game and compete in 16 challenging missions!


9. Syma S026 3CH Cargo Transport Mini R/C Helicopter

The Syma S026 3 channel Mini Cargo Transport RC Helicopter is the world’s smallest and lightest 3 channel helicopter with 2 rotors. This helicopter is designed for indoor flight only. The double rotor design helps stabilize flight and makes it easier to control. This model is the smallest and easiest to control 3 channel on the market.


10. Monopoly NintendoMoney Games)

How can I forget the classic game of Monopoly when speaking of games and gifts during Christmas. Monopoly has proved to be the best family game ever to be invented and has been evolving and enhancing to include more and more features. With this Nintendo version, no controllers are necessary as you join forces with Mario, Luigi, Link, Zelda, Kirby and your other favorite characters on a quest to defeat your opponents and own it all. Collectors game features iconic characters from Nintendo 7’s most popular video game properties.

About the author

Praveen Rajarao

Praveen Rajarao is an Entrepreneur and in his spare time blogs on his website – and His topics range from blogging to technology to affiliate programs and making money online and how-to guides. Daily Morning Coffee is also accepting Guest Posts from Professional Bloggers at this time, take a look at “Write For DMC” page for more details on the same.

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