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Celebrate the new grad with the best games and gear

Know a recent grad? Odds are they'll want to blow off some steam after graduation. Help them do it with some of the best games and gear available now.

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Nintendo Switch

Price: $300

Availability: Out now

The Nintendo Switch is a great hybrid console that launched with one of the best Zelda games ever made. Just don't expect them to get anything done for the next few weeks.

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Razer Blade Stealth

Price: From $1,449

Availability: Out now

Razer's sleek gaming laptop is lightweight and powerful enough for gaming on the go.

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Sony PlayStation 4

Price: Around $250

Availability: Out now

The PS4 is our favorite platform for console gaming at the moment and it also doubles as a fairly competent streaming device.

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Apple iPad (9.7-inch, 2017)

Price: From $329

Availability: Out now

The new iPad is secretly Apple's best yet, at a super-affordable price. There's plenty of entertaining games available on iOS and more coming out every day.

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Microsoft Xbox One S

Price: $349

Availability: Out now

The Xbox One S has a leg up on the PS4 Pro when it comes to displaying 4K Blu-rays. It's a solid streamer, and of course, it plays a lot of great games.

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Samsung Gear VR

Price: $130

Availability: April 21

Samsung's VR headset now ships with a remote, making it one of the best values around for entry-level VR. If the PSVR seems like too much money to shell out, look no further.

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Persona 5

Price: $60

Availability: Out now

The cult classic JRPG is back with a brand new story and all of the peculiarity that its fans have grown to love.

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Horizon Zero Dawn

Price: $60

Availability: Out now

An action RPG of epic proportions, Horizon delivers everything we want in a captivating adventure.

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