As the year draws to an end, 4 days left until Christmas, some of us may not quite have gotten our wish list out of the way. Of course you must have at least ONE nerdy person on your list. Not really in to “nerd culture” but still want to be relevant?
Here’s out Top Best Nerd Gifts for 2016!
The newly announced “Google Home” is a big topic for discussion and for your at home needs thanks to our buddies at Google Inc. With a machine white top and replaceable bottom grille that comes in a variety of colors to swap out to match your home decor, all you need to say is Google’s trigger phrase “OK Google” and voila! All your daily tasks, questions and whatever else you may want to say to it is there for those Android lovers on your list.
Logitech G633 Artemis Gaming Headset
Must have all the sounds! OK, so this lovely piece of headset technology is well needed for any game to “h@x t3h n00bz” with any shooter or well, any game where you need to speak to someone online. Going for under $200 with a pretty nifty aesthetic design (this thing lights up!); it comes with 7.1 Dolby surround sound, works with PC, Xbox One AND PS4, and you can mix in another audio source directly into the headset so you can listen to music and play your video games at the same time.
Marvel Comic Pumps
OK. Have a lady in your life (or maybe it’s you?). Loves comics? Shoes? How about both!? Need I say more?
Pixel Heart Heat Changing Mug
We personally own a pair of these and they’re brilliant and not very expensive. You can get them at thinkgeek.com or in our case, we found them at HMV. For any hot beverage lover on your list, even if they’re not nerdy, would probably love these.
These are just to name a few. A few good sources are Amazon, Think Geek and eBay if you’re on online buyer. Looking for a store? Try Walmart, Hot Topic, HMV, Spenser’s and Mind Games.
2017 is supposed to be bringing in a brand new and exciting era of video game releases. Which out of the list below in the first few months are you most excited for?
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone (PS4) – January 10
Night in the Woods (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux) – January 10
Road Redemption (PS4, Xbox One) – January 15
2064: Read Only Memories (PS4) – January 17
Gravity Rush 2 (PS4) – January 20
Urban Empire (PC) – January 20
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS) – January 20
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4) – January 24
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – January 24
Tales of Berseria (PS4, PC) – January 24
Yakuza 0 (PS4) – January 24
Disgaea 2 (PC) – January 30
Constructor HD (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – January 31
Hitman: The Complete First Season (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – January 31
Digimon World: Next Order (PS4) – January 31
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (3DS) – February 3
Touhou Genso Wanderer (PS4, Vita) – February 7
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (PC) – February 7
Nioh (PS4) – February 9
For Honor (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 14
Sniper Elite 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 14
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (PS4, PC, Vita) – February 21
Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One, PC) – February 21
Ys Origin (PS4, Vita) – February 21
Lego Worlds (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 24
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) – February 28
Torment: Tides of Numenera (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 28
Ghost Recon Wildlands (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 7
Nier: Automata (PS4) – March 7
Birthdays the Beginning (PS4, PC) – March 7
Danganronpa 1&2 Reload (PS4) – March 14
Star Trek: Bridge Crew (PSVR, Rift, Vive) – March 14
Dreamfall Chapters (PS4, Xbox One) – March 24
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (PS4) – March 28
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS4) – March 28
MLB The Show 17 (PS4) – March 28
Persona 5 (PS4, PS3) – April 4
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 4
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 7
Yooka-Laylee (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 11
The Silver Case (PS4) – April 18
Dragon Quest Heroes II (PS4) – April 25
Source: Game Informer
Watch Halo 5’s thrilling opening cinematic for Master Chief’s Blue Team.
We’re back on the Destiny bandwagon for the XBOX ONE. I must say, the expansion has done a lot to make any kind of improvement on the prior game play. You get new skill sets, a few other terminologies have been changed and dingle-bot isn’t around any more but it’s still enjoyable. Rumour has it that the original composer for Destiny got the book from Bungie since he complained about lack of pay and they basically “Oh well, off you go!” and got someone else to do it.
The Father of Crota, Oryx is a pretty bad-ass motherf*cker too! If you haven’t played Destiny before perhaps is now the time to change your attitude? I highly recommend this bad boy to XBox One players and even PC players.
Hoop’s Rating (Out of Three)