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Dream Team Gaming’s must-have games and tech Christmas gift guide

Struggling for inspiration as to what gifts to get the gamer in your life? Look no further!

Christmas is just around the corner and we can barely contain our excitement here at Dream Team HQ home!

After you’ve eaten your body weight in turkey and chocolate, there’s no better way to spend the evening than getting hands on with that new game or tech you unwrapped earlier.

Struggling for inspiration as to what gifts to get the gamer and tech lover in your life? Look no further!

We’ve done the hard work for you and put together the ultimate guide of must-have gifts…

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Xbox & PlayStation games

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War

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The iconic Call of Duty series returns with Black Ops Cold War, a direct sequel to the original, Black Ops, and set in the early 1980s… excited yet?!

Developers Treyarch and Raven Software have worked together to drop you right into the depth of the Cold War’s gripping experience where nothing is as it seems.

Dive into an immersive all-new campaign, bring an arsenal of Cold War weapons and equipment into multiplayer, or see how long you can survive in the brilliant co-operative gameplay experience with Zombies… good luck!

If all of that somehow wasn’t enough, cross-play IS supported on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War across current and next generation systems.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available to play NOW across all platforms and next gen.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

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The next instalment in the hugely popular Assassin’s Creed series is here and we can barely contain our excitement.

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you play as Eivor, a Viking raider raised to be a fearless warrior, and you must lead your clan from icy desolation in Norway to a new home in the farmlands of ninth-century England.

Find your settlement and conquer the new hostile land by any means to earn a place in Valhalla.

Sail across the icy North Sea to discover and conquer the broken kingdoms of England and immerse yourself in the Viking experience as you take part in hunting and drinking games.

Start your Viking adventure on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla NOW.

Watch Dogs: Legion

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The much-anticipated third instalment in the Watch Dogs series, Watch Dogs: Legion, drops you right in the heart dystopian London in an open world thriller.

The hacker group DedSec seek to clear their names for a series of bombings that they have been framed for and want to liberate the city from the control of an oppressive private military company… and we thought 2020 was bad!

Explore a massive urban open world and visit London’s plentiful famous landmarks – including Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Camden, Piccadilly Circus, Whitechapel, and The Shard.

Pick up Watch Dogs: Legion on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One and upgrade your game to next-gen at no additional cost. 

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

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Ladies and gentlemen, Crash is officially back!

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, is the first original entry in the Crash franchise in over ten years, with developers Toys for Bob bringing their own magic to the beloved franchise.

Crash’s latest adventure is based around the unifying four new Quantum Masks and using their powers to help restore order to the multiverse.

Spin, jump and, wump on conflicts of cosmic proportions, while discovering expansive new worlds, unexpected allies and larger-than-life boss battles.

Pick up where you left off over ten years ago and take on Crash Bandicoot’s latest wild adventure.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

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We spent plenty of time back in the day grinding (quite literally) hours on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 and we couldn’t be happier to see the games fully remastered and looking better than ever!

Vicarious Visions have beautifully revived the games that defined a generation, with original levels, classic pro skaters, old-school tricks, and they’ve even stuck with the iconic soundtrack from the original franchise!

The remastered versions feature added HD graphics, new tricks and a new pro-roster to give you an incredible gameplay experience as you jump on the board.

Take a trip down memory lane with Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 remaster this Christmas.

Ghostrunner

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Ghostrunner is a first-person action slasher game with slick parkour-inspired gameplay elements.

The game tells the story of a world that has already ended and its inhabitants fight to survive, as you assume the role of an android ninja who must combat enemies, all in front of a breathtaking backdrop of neon cyberpunk skyscrapers.

Ghostrunner gives you a wide range of movement abilities, including wall running, sliding, and time manipulation to eliminate all enemies in your way.

Immerse yourself in the stunning future world that Ghostrunner offers.

FIFA 21

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We’ve sacrificed far too many hours playing FIFA 21 since its release in October, but we can categorically say that we wouldn’t trade them back for anything.

All of your returning favourites including Career Mode, Ultimate Team, and VOLTA have been overhauled to add a completely new dimension to the popular EA Sports series.

You can read our full review of FIFA 21 here.

FIFA 21 is the perfect gift for the football fanatic in your family.

Tech

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SONY WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

SONY’s most advanced wireless noise cancelling headphones yet, the WH-1000XM4, boast exceptional sound quality and a range of smart features to give you an unrivalled listening experience this Christmas and beyond.

The WH-1000XM4 headphones provide a seamless, hands-free listening experience, with ‘Speak-to-Chat’ definitely our favourite feature of the bunch so far – pausing your music the very moment you speak.

‘Adaptive Playback’ detects whether your headphones are being worn or not, thanks to the proximity sensor and two acceleration sensors.

The WH-1000XM4 headphones blend sophisticated styling with exceptional comfort – super-soft, pressure-relieving ear pads help to distribute pressure and increase ear/pad contact for a stable fit.

The headphones are designed with a light-weight design, so you’ll barely even notice that you’re wearing them, and you can change the track, turn the volume up or down, or make calls all with a simple tap or swipe of the panel!

The WH-1000XM4 headphones offer a huge 30 hours of battery life, and you can get five hours’ worth of charge after just TEN minutes, ensuring that you’re never caught short on power.

Be at one with your music and get your hands on the SONY WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones this Christmas.

Turtle Beach Wireless Gaming Headsets

Our friends at Turtle Beach are making sure that no gamer is left out in the cold this winter!

The best-selling gaming headsets out there just got even better with the Stealth 600 & 700 Gen 2 wireless headsets providing massive upgrades to gamers.

The Stealth 600 & 700 Gen 2 wireless headsets ensure Turtle Beach gamers are given a definitive audio advantage, whether it be on the battlefield or the pitch.

The headset brings pro-level performance to every game, match or battle, clear communication and long-lasting comfort.

Uniquely shaped ear cushions with soft, breathable material allows for a wider soundstage, with a larger, high-sensitivity mic improving chat clarity.

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 & 700 Gen 2 headsets are available for both Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.

Revolutionise your gaming experience with the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 & 700 Gen 2 wireless gaming headsets.

Venom Charging Tech

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Venom vast selection of charging products should be on every gamer’s wish list this festive period.

Venon have a set of new twin rechargeable battery packs designed specifically for the Xbox Series X/S and available in both black and white.

Charge up as you play and pick up your Venom Twin Rechargeable Battery Packs.

For those of you who have jumped over to the PlayStation 5 (and actually managed to get your hands on one), Venom have you covered with the Dual Play & Charge Cable for your controllers.

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The 3m cable is perfect to power up your controllers while you don’t miss a second of the action.

Make sure you’re never caught short of power with the Venom Dual Play & Charge Cable for PS5.

Toshiba Gaming Hard Drives

If, like us, you constantly find yourself running short of memory on your console, then fear not!

Toshiba have just what you’re looking for to eliminate all of your storage troubles this Christmas.

The new Toshiba Canvio Gaming models deliver storage solutions in a portable hard drive, allowing gamers to expand their library of games easier than ever before, with the ability to carry up to 100 titles in the 4TB model.

The Canvio Gaming external portable hard drive also features a firmware-customised “Always-On” mode to support responsive gameplay.

The Canvio Gaming hard drive is the solution to all your storage troubles this festive period.

Wise Protec Antiviral Face Mask

2020 has seen face masks become the new normal and Wiseprotec have taken it upon themselves to produce the world’s very first antimicrobial ‘AntiViral Wise Mask’.

The mask is scientifically proven to reduce 99.5% of the COVID-19 virus in under 30 minutes and the antiviral fabric used is scientifically engineered to self-wash in 24 hours, so it doesn’t need to go into the wash after every use!

The mask comes in several versions to combat common mask-wearing issues and side effects that we are all starting to experience, such as lack of breathability, discomfort and skin irritation.

Protect yourself with the innovative Wise Protect antiviral face mask.

MobVoi TicPods ANC

Our friends at MobVoi have dropped their next generation of cost-effective noise cancelling TicPods just in time for Christmas.

The TicPods ANC offer up to 4.5 hours of continuous music playback or talk time when ANC is enabled, or without ANC, the battery will last for up to 5 hours.

The uniquely designed buds give you the ability to switch modes at will, altering between quiet mode, sound-passthrough mode, and ANC-Off mode.

The TicPods ANC also support Siri & Google Assistant, touch control, AND bluetooth 5.0.

The TicPods ANC are designed with comfort in mind and you can pick up a pair in time for Christmas.