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Gaming for recent grads

Properly prepare the recent graduate in your life with a smattering of the best video game hardware on the market.

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Jeff Bakalar

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Nintendo 3DS XL

The 3DS XL is the perfect portable for commuting and quick pick-up-and-play gaming sessions. It's the must-have tool for the professional and gamer on the go.

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PlayStation 4

The Sony PlayStation 4 has a narrow lead in the current generation console wars, not to mention it can be had for $100 cheaper than the Xbox One.

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Xbox One

Xbox One boasts an impressive array of features, even though some of them aren't fully realized just yet. The Xbox One is a great addition to a new apartment and has a decent amount of games in its early library.

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Xbox 360

Don't count out the classics just yet. The Xbox 360 has plenty of gas left in its tank and is easily one of the most affordable gaming systems currently on the market.

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Sony PlayStation 3

The PS3 has a huge library of games that most players have yet to even make a dent in. There's plenty left to enjoy on the platform and its affordable price tag makes it a compelling alternative to the more expensive newer consoles.

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PlayStation Vita Slim

The Vita has hit its stride and makes for a great gaming on the go experience thanks to its impressive graphics and dual analog stick control. It's a haven for indie games too, plus the PSN cross-buy feature is a massively appealing feature. The newest slim Vita also packs in a better battery and micro-USB port for easier charging.

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