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I have a friend who loves gaming, but i personally hate it (sorry). Do you have any ideas as to what sort of birthday present i could get them?

What would be something you would love?

Ive only known him 7 months and i'm a girl btw so don't want to get something that makes me come across as more than friends.

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What console?
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(Original post by doctor_2_be)
I have a friend who loves gaming, but i personally hate it (sorry). Do you have any ideas as to what sort of birthday present i could get them?

What would be something you would love?

Ive only known him 7 months and i'm a girl btw so don't want to get something that makes me come across as more than friends.

Thanks in advace
Console and favourite genre?
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What console?
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Console and favourite genre?
Console? Why are you assuming that he's some kind of peasant?
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Maybe stickers of his favourite game for his console?

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(Original post by DiddyDec)
What console?
(Original post by Binary Freak)
Console and favourite genre?
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Console? Why are you assuming that he's some kind of peasant?
He has an Xbox 360... i'm not assuming he's a peasant
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Maybe stickers of his favourite game for his console?

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He's already got stickers of all his favourite games for his console
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He's already got stickers of all his favourite games for his console
oh

an XBOX live gift card?

this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Venom-Twin-C.../dp/B00284AI3K ?

this?

Headphones with a mic for him to play online?

idk look around in Amazon
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(Original post by doctor_2_be)
I have a friend who loves gaming, but i personally hate it (sorry). Do you have any ideas as to what sort of birthday present i could get them?

What would be something you would love?

Ive only known him 7 months and i'm a girl btw so don't want to get something that makes me come across as more than friends.

Thanks in advace
How much are you looking to spend?
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Maybe stickers of his favourite game for his console?

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those look like they got cancer
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those look like they got cancer
lmaooo yeah the ones on the controllers don't look too good XD
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How much are you looking to spend?
I think £30-40 is the most I'm probs willing to spend, but the less the better tbh.

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oh

an XBOX live gift card?

this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Venom-Twin-C.../dp/B00284AI3K ?

this?

Headphones with a mic for him to play online?

idk look around in Amazon
Thanx I will
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Do you know which type of games he enjoys most?

Oh well, it's a guy. So i'll play it safe and suggest Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain.
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A gift card is always the answer. It's precisely what someone who has a console or PC wants to get that's game-related. Don't buy a game, don't buy accessories, just buy a gift card for the same price you were willing to spend and let the person buy what they want.

Then it's a question of which gift card. Game and Amazon are the obvious choices. As it's Xbox 360, an Xbox Live gift card would be an option but that's bad value, the Xbox store is a ripoff. I got a £20 Xbox gift card a year or more ago and still haven't used it.
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Don't wanna sound like a ****, but if he "loves" gaming are you sure he's still on a 360... (especially since Xmas has just gone)
I mean the latest gen have been out years now and a hardcore would probably own one.
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Don't wanna sound like a ****, but if he "loves" gaming are you sure he's still on a 360... (especially since Xmas has just gone)
I mean the latest gen have been out years now and a hardcore would probably own one.
There's no such thing as a 'hardcore gamer', it's a self-given title for validation and self esteem purposes.

Also you don't know anything about him or his situation. Nor considered that he might not want another console, otherwise he would have it.
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ask him if he's got gta 5 and if not get him that. It is a great game, probably the best out there for the xbox 360. If he likes rpgs you could get him the witcher 3, and if he likes shooters call of duty advanced warfare is a good bet, or whatever he wants. There are quite a few good games out there. But the 360 is really retro these days. If you really want to treat him you should buy him a xbox one with a game, for about £250. That's if you really want to splash out??
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There's no such thing as a 'hardcore gamer', it's a self-given title for validation and self esteem purposes.

Also you don't know anything about him or his situation. Nor considered that he might not want another console, otherwise he would have it.
'no such thing as a hardcore gamer'

simply not true
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There's no such thing as a 'hardcore gamer', it's a self-given title for validation and self esteem purposes.

Also you don't know anything about him or his situation. Nor considered that he might not want another console, otherwise he would have it.
It's her words. If he doesn't want a new console, he probably doesn't "Love" gaming.

Of course there's such thing as a hard-core gamer.

Hardcore
The most active, committed, or doctrinaire members of a group or movement.

Gamer
A person who plays a game or games, typically a participant in a computer or role-playing game.

What's incompatible about those definitions?
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'no such thing as a hardcore gamer'

simply not true
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It's her words. If he doesn't want a new console, he probably doesn't "Love" gaming.

Of course there's such thing as a hard-core gamer.

Hardcore
The most active, committed, or doctrinaire members of a group or movement.

Gamer
A person who plays a game or games, typically a participant in a computer or role-playing game.

What's incompatible about those definitions?
Look, this is going to turn into an internet argument, which I'm sure you're not new to, because I'm going to have hit a nerve. So I'll go into detail and leave it at that, for anyone legitimately interested. You don't need to inform me if you've read it, or what you think of it, or how funny it is, save yourself the time:

There are some people who use terms like 'casual' and 'hardcore gamer', but it's when you look into who's using these terms and why that you see their real meaning. They'll use 'casual' to invalidate someone's opinion, and 'hardcore' to validate themselves. 'Hardcore gamers' so often turn out to be who have low self esteem, so they use games to make themselves feel like they 'achieved' via those lovely Achievements that tell them they did something. Or buy expensive PC parts to convince themselves they're in an elite group, even though anyone can buy a great PC really.

Think of a 'hardcore gamer', you'd think someone who plays religiously, trying to get every Achievement, find every item etc. The kind who complain on forums about the 'work' they put in, the 'skill', 'dedication', 'effort', about how they threw a controller. Then probably insult the imaginary 'casuals' for playing games wrong. Pretty hypocritical.

'Gamer' is actually similar, 'hardcore gamer' is really tautology. It's used to validate one's own self or opinion, a self-given title. Lots of people play games, yet the requirements to be a 'gamer' varies wildly depending on the argument going on. One day, someone who plays Facebook games isn't a gamer. A few days before, it was someone who said they like Call of Duty who isn't a 'true gamer'.

Another day, it's someone who doesn't have a PS4 or Xbox One...

I advice the second poster to look at what they wrote, and ask themselves how what I've just said doesn't apply to them.

I know the response to this is going to be angry or abusive, so to save everyone time and aggro, I'll tell you now I won't be reading any replies to this post, lest we get a multi-page ****-swinging contest. I know how this goes. Unless the reply's 3 words because that's kinda hard to not read instantly haha.
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