“Video games are bad for you? That’s what they said about rock-n-roll,” said Shigeru Miyamoto, video game designer. For those who think that the violent representation on video games might be a cause for so much violence in American schools, Marcus Brigstocke, an English comedian brings to us another point – “If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.” So, next time you see your little brother engrossed in video games during his free time, don’t get too worried. Gamers are extremely passionate people. They are skillful and do not underestimate their knowledge. Gaming experience is so detailed today, that their knowledge about space, time, mythology, history, geography and demography about the world around them is pretty good. So, this year, gift your birthday an appreciation of what he is so in love with.
7 Awesome Gifting Ideas for Your Gamer Brother
You do not have to buy him games to show your appreciation. Instead, there are other interesting things that gamers would love:
1. A video game magazine subscription is a great gifting idea because it is simple and informative. Gamers love staying up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. Magazines are not only news for them, but also a collector’s item.
2. You could buy him Comic Con passes. The Comic Con is one of the biggest events in the gaming world that does not happen in the virtual world. If you live in a city that has Comic Cons every year or close to a city with Comic Con, take your brother out for a treat.
3. If you want to be a little humorous on your approach, try personalized chocolate gold coins. They are the perfect way to express that you are trying to help your brother fight the obsession with gold coins in the gaming world. These scrumptious delights that are hard to resist even for gamers are also customizable with logos and pictures.
4. Watches with dials designed on retro gaming motifs are quite an interesting gift for them, as it is useful and flashes their love for games too.
5. Antique video gaming merchandise. Although Pac-Man has become an obsolete game, it still holds special memories for people in the gaming world. Merchandise for Pac-Man has an antique feel to it.
6. Mario Brothers sweat shirts are very popular among gamers, as they like wearing what they play. So there is a large collection of t-shirts, caps and sweatshirts with gaming themes to choose from.
7. DVDs and Blu-ray discs of movies based on video games are quite a treat for your brother too. Whether it’s the Resident Evil series or Max Payne, you have several movies to choose from.
Your brother would marvel at your taste in gifting if you research a little more about their passion. Listen to him talk about the latest trends in the gaming world. This would also give you an idea about what he likes.