Gaming Holiday Gift Guide for 2019
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Gaming Holiday Gift Guide for 2019

Gaming Hardware
This is a weird holiday season to buy a gift for a gamer. We're only a year away from new XBox and Play Station consoles, and there really isn't anything super compelling in the world of streaming game services, which is code for there's no business buying Google Stadia right now. So where does that leave us? Well, if you're looking to buy someone a console this year I basically have one answer Nintendo Switch. [MUSIC] This system can seemingly do no wrong. You wonder why? Because you can't really find a great deal for one this holiday season. That's how you know it's selling well. There are bundles out there that include a game along with the console but you really need to do your homework to make sure you're getting the one with the better battery in it. So if the box that you're looking at is all red, like this one, then that's the one with the improved battery. Anything else likely has the older battery but that might mean you could get a better deal like the older Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle. Okay, so why the Switch? Simply put, the thing is a beast. It's got at least a dozen must play titles in its library and so many indie offerings You're really never going to run out of things to play on it. So if I've sold you on a switch already, make sure you play Breath of the Wild supermario, Odyssey Louise mentioned three and Super Smash Brothers ultimate [MUSIC] The switches very much in the prime of its life cycle. Where XBox won in Playstation 4 in their winding down phases. And it's not to say there aren't still great games left to play in their respective libraries but it's just tough to justify an investment in an XBox or Playstation right now especially since backwards compatibility seems like it will very much be a thing with next gen counsels. So that covers home console. What else is there? Well, it's always a great time to give the gift of a gaming PC though of course it's a much more expensive option, especially if you're starting from scratch. [MUSIC] You're looking to buy a brand new gaming rig you can buy all the parts and build one yourself, which is almost always much less expensive. Or you can buy a custom built one from a boutique gaming PC manufacturer. There are tons of them out there so you're going to want to price match, but for the money I'd go with main gear, I just really dig their build quality. Their pricing is totally fair for what they offer. Finally, if you're just looking for the cheapest way to give the gift of gaming this holiday season, why not get someone a subscription to Apple Arcade? [MUSIC] It's actually kind of awesome and at $5 a month. You can gift multiple months and you're not gonna break the bank. There's an impressive value there, too. I mean, you're talking 100 games on that platform and some really solid titles like What the Golf, Grindstone, Mini Motor Race, and many more. So that's just about a dozen from my holiday gaming gift guide, happy holidays, everyone. And if you somehow found an amazing gaming deal, pop it in the comments section below. [MUSIC]

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