Video Game Must Haves


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.

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.)

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!

Let us know what are your video game must haves in a comment below!


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Whitney is an artist who enjoys the cuter side of life. She loves video games, horror movies and dreams of owning a Beauty and the Beast style library (sliding ladder and all). She enjoys painting, drawing, digital graphics and exploring new art mediums which can be seen at Whitney Lynn Art. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area surrounded by her books.

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