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If you're buying for a frag-loving button basher, these will keep them busy all year round...

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By  Matthew Wade Published  December 3, 2007

If you're buying for a frag-loving button basher, these will keep them busy all year round...

In control

Your goggle-eyed gift recipient is unlikely to win our Windows Gaming Competition unless he or she can accurately control and fine-tune their on-screen movements. That's why a quality mouse is so important. Step forward then Microsoft's Sidewinder release - the first ever digital rodent to feature an LCD display (for recording macros) as well as those ever useful tweakable DPI settings.


Wheely cool

Should the person you're buying for be PlayStation-minded and a fan of tarmac - munching driving sims, then why not help them meet their racing needs by bagging them this quality accessory. Capable of 900-degrees of rotation, and with three metal pedals, six-speed stick shift, and rumblicious Force Feedback technology built-in, this leather-stitched super sphere is the real wheel deal.


Shine it bright

Once your frag-addicted friend or relative has played their favourite multiplayer title on a huge, wall-sized display, they'll wonder how they ever survived without this inspired buy. Projectors you see, are a fantastic addition to any gamer's suite of solutions, particularly when combined with a pumping surround-sound audio system. You get a huge display, crystal clear graphics and the chance to lounge on the sofa rather than peering into a small screen. The particular edge ViewSonic's PJ258D ViewDock holds is its iPod function; the user just slots in their pod and projects its content directly onto their wall or screen. Includes an impressive year-long lamp warranty.


Sounds good

If your gaming buddy doesn't have a monstrous surround-sound system and you're on a budget, then head for Harmon Kardon's Soundsticks II. This three-piece plug-and-play multimedia speaker system churns out really high-quality stereo sound - helping the gamer to feel really immersed in the action - and looks absolutely distinct. Sure to impress.


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