The hottest ticket in consoles is still on most gamers' short list of must have items.
PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, smart interface, blazing
performance, near-perfect controller and better indie offerings give it a
slight edge over the Xbox One as both consoles enter their second year.
the PS4 remains our overall pick in the next-gen console
battle, the Xbox One's significant first-year changes make it a better deal than
ever, and a much better bargain than when it first debuted.
Don't forget, regardless of which one we think is better, if all your friends play on Xbox One, it will be first on your list.
Maybe the game addict in your life already owns an Xbox One or PS4. So why not surprise him or her with a Wii U?
Nintendo's console has overcome many of its original growing pains to deliver a unique gaming experience. It's chock full of exclusive titles such as Super Smash Bros and Bayonetta 2 -- not to mention a long list of great downloadable retro Mario and Zelda titles that you can't get on any other current home console.
bold Alienware Alpha makes good on its promise to meld
the gaming PC and living room game console. It's a little more expensive than a console though, starting at £449.
Many gamers prefer the PC gaming experience over mainstream consoles -- and they'll like that they can take their PC exclusive games to the living room. It even works with a
standard Xbox 360 controller.
Battlefield Hardline plays more like a cable-TV cop drama than the traditional
Battlefield military shooter, and the new approach is a welcome one. The narrative
oozes good-cop-bad-cop cheese, but it's a fresh enough take on
storytelling to make it a great choice for fans of first person shooter (FPS) games.