What to Really Get a Game Developer for Christmas
Books and Games
Bluetooth NES Controller $35-$40
Get even more retro with this original NES modeled controller that looks and play just like the original. Only the original wasn’t wireless and could transform your phone (android or IOS) into a small game console. The NES30 works best on touch screen devices like tablets, laptops, and phones. The buttons are programmable, and the controller even features added left and right bumpers.
Video Games and Next Gen Consoles $60-$500
Something that’s likely to inspire your game dev to greatness playing one of the hottest, most beautifully rendered games out today! Available for current, next gen consoles and PC platforms, most of these game cost around $60 each.
Before buying a video game, however, you may want to add a new console to your cart before checking out. Here are the next gen consoles and handhelds. While a little higher in price, they’re still a great deal to help a game developer do more “research”.
Wrap up an Xbox One for $400-$500
Microsoft’s next generation Xbox One consoles come in two versions: with the Kinect (left) and without it (right) and run around $500.00 and $400.00 respectively. You might also think about your recipient’s gaming friends and add an extra Xbox One controller for another $60.
Surprise them with a PlayStation 4 for $450
Getting them a Destiny 500 GB Console Bundle would also include one of the most popular games of the year!
Give them a Smashing good gift with the Wii U Console $350.00
Gifts For Work
Of course all game devs are in need of gifts that help with inspiring creativity and increasing productivity at work. Any one of the following will have them sending many thanks and appreciations to you this holiday season.
A great idea for a handy, portable activity tracker, the Fitbit Flex comes in a variety of different colors, tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes so devs can stay up on your active lifestyle. The LED lights on the top of the band show how your day is stacking up against your set goals. It also monitors how well you sleep and can wake you with a silent alarm.
Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet – $220-440
The Emperor Workstation $6,000-$22,000
You can really treat your game dev like royalty by giving them MWE Lab’s Emperor Workstation, a comfortable, immersive and aesthetically unique environment for all the long hours spent in front of computer monitors. The Emperor comes in two models, the 1520 and the LX. Although a bit pricy, these innovative workstations are a good investment that will make “work” and “comfort” seem synonymous.