With an amazing 2015 lineup including Batman: Arkham Knight, Persona 5, Yoshi’s Wooly World, and many more, gamers are more excited than ever for what they will be playing this year. But playing video games is much more than just buying the game itself. Having the right hardware can take your gaming experience to the next level. We’ve come up with nine video game must haves to completely immerse yourself into the world of your game.
$169.99 | Best Buy
Razer BlackWidow Chroma One of the best gaming keyboards on the market, the Razer BlackWidow Chroma is responsive, sleek, and has a great amount of macro keys. This mechanical keyboard also has full RGB illumination so you can customize its colors in any way you want.
$70.61 | Walmart
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse It comes across as intimidating at first, but this all-purpose gaming mouse has been regarded as one of the best on the market. The Proteus Core has 11 programmable buttons and the software it comes with creates separate profiles for every game installed on your computer.
$299.99 | Best Buy
ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Headset The Astro brand is synonymous with gaming headsets and for good reason. The A50’s are compatible with Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. With a long-lasting battery life, a comfortable design, and crisp sound, it’ll be even harder to say no to one last match.
$14.99 | GameStop
$14.99 | GameStop
SquidGrip for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Long matches of Destiny and intense boss fights in Bloodborne can leave you with sweaty hands. SquidGrip is made to help alleviate sweaty hands and improve overall grip so you’ll never miss a second of play time wiping your hands on your jeans. (Also available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.)
$172.99 | Rakuten
Elgato Game Capture HD60 If you’re interested in streaming your gameplay over Twitch or YouTube, investing in the right equipment is key. The Elgato Game Capture HD60 records and streams your footage in 1080p quality with 60 fps.
$69.99 | GUNNAR
GUNNAR Gaming Eyewear Give yourself the ultimate edge against your enemies with GUNNARS. The lenses make it more comfortable to play for long periods of time as well as increase on-screen contrast with the protective anti-glare coating. GUNNARS are also available in prescription. (Model shown above: Intercept.)
$48.42 | Rakuten
$49.99 | Sony Store
Xbox Live & PlayStation Plus Time Cards If you play online with your console, chances are you’re set up with a subscription to Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus. The convenience of renewing automatically is great (not one day of down time) but at times you can scour the internet for great deals on these time cards and use Ebates to get Cash Back with them. Rakuten has one year of Xbox Live right now for $48.42, normally $59.99!
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