Welcome to the extremely last-minute Christmas Gift Guide - perfect for anyone who has just remembered they have a lot of gifts to buy, but doesn’t want to buy any old tat.Read More
Welcome to the Christmas Gift Guide for people who love great design and useful surprises. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re still pondering present ideas – much like the entire team here at New Rising Media.Read More
The standard gadgets recommended in Christmas gift guides across the globe are boring, and they quickly become unused after the first few days of use 'just to show Grandma you're enjoying her present.' It's with this determination to do better, both for you and your loved ones, that we have compiled ten presents that will not only fascinate people upon first use; but stand the test of time.
Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, Halo... Granted, 2012 like countless other years within this generation of gaming has bore witness to many of the usual suspects within our industry. But don't let that fool you, because there's still plenty of gaming goodness found within just waiting to be uncovered in time for Christmas. From epic naval battles in Assassin's Creed III, to the long-awaited return of a certain Master Chief, and the epic close to one of this generation's finest series. Not to mention the launch of the successor to one of the best-selling home consoles ever. Yes, 2012 was another fantastic year for games.
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We took a look around and noticed one particular constant: people already know what they want. These gift guides are, essentially, pointless re-hashes of old reviews that website has already done to give an air of assistance in a technological impairment that is buying for someone for Christmas.
Take a look at the consumer end also, these products are marketed to such an extent with the layer of 'newness' that the likes of a Galaxy nexus, Gears of War 3 or a Playstation 3 (£249 for console and 4 games, pretty good value). So what we have are two voices recommending exactly the same product, which is all good and well, as it fuels this festive season of praying to the Capitalist Gods.
But what about alternatives? What about those ideas that the person you're gifting to didn't realise they needed up until the point they open your present? Those small jewel-encrusted moments where you are genuinely surprised by a gift come few and far between, and we'd very much like to help with that. With this in mind, here's our Gift Guide.