Christmas Gift Guide 2020 – PC

Know someone who is attached to their PC? Maybe they are a gamer with a gaming rig that costs more than your last month’s rent, or they are a streamer who spends all their time in front of a camera talking to people in a chat room or someone who just is looking into PC gaming for the first time. Then this guide features a little something for every single PC user.

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PGA TOUR 2K21
Where To Buy: Steam
Price: AUD $99.95

PGA TOUR® 2K21 heralds the return of the great golf video game that fans have been missing. Developed by HB Studios, the studio behind The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR 2K21 marks the evolution of The Golf Club franchise and includes 15 licensed PGA TOUR courses, each of which was scanned using cutting-edge technology to bring the fairways, greens, bunkers, trees, lakes and ponds to life. Players can also trick out their own greens and fairways with thousands of custom options in the Course Designer.

Thomas is joined by 11 additional PGA TOUR pros, each of whom will present a challenge to players in PGA TOUR Career Mode as they compete to become a FedExCup Champion. Players can also create and personalize their MyPLAYERs with equipment and apparel from licensed brands including adidas, Polo Ralph Lauren, Malbon Golf, Callaway Golf, Bridgestone Golf, TaylorMade Golf and more.

Capping off the simulation experience, PGA TOUR 2K21 features a broadcast-style presentation with state-of-the-art graphics, dynamic cutscenes and a seamless replay system, all anchored by the play-by-play commentary of renowned broadcaster Luke Elvy and analyst Rich Beem.

PGA TOUR 2K21 is designed for players of all skill levels. Rookies can take advantage of real-time tutorials, tips and shot suggestions, while veterans can master their games with Pro Vision, Distance Control, Putt Preview and other innovations. Social gaming is at the core of the experience, as players can hit the links with friends in local and online matches, including Alt-Shot, Stroke Play, Skins and 4-Player Scramble. In addition, Online Societies will encourage players to invite their squad to hit the clubhouse and run full seasons and tournaments with unique entry rules and requirements, as well as handicap and event settings.

Through a partnership between 2K and sports lifestyle brand adidas, players who purchase the PGA TOUR 2K21 Digital Deluxe Edition will receive a 2K/adidas CODECHAOS MyPLAYER Pack featuring adidas CODECHAOS BOA® golf shoes and custom 2K/adidas gear, including a sport performance polo, Ultimate365 pants and tour hat, designed by adidas Golf exclusively for PGA TOUR 2K21, as well as the “Golden Touch” pack featuring a gold putter and driver, and a 2300 VC pack, which can be used to unlock in-game cosmetic items*.

*Cosmetic items can also be unlocked by achieving in-game objectives. No additional purchase necessary.

WWE2K Battle Grounds
Where To Buy: Steam
Price: AUD $99.95

Arcade-style brawler that brings over-the-top WWE action to a new level of intensity

WWE® 2K Battlegrounds is an arcade-style brawler that brings over-the-top WWE action to a new level of intensity. Players can take on challenges alone or compete with friends and family on the couch or online in cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes.

Developed by Saber Interactive, WWE 2K Battlegrounds features fast-paced action and an assortment of power-ups, special moves, unconventional melee items and interactive environments to take the brawl to the next level.

Borderlands 3
Where To Buy: Steam
Price: AUD $89.95

The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and an all-new mayhem-fueled adventure

Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four brand new Vault Hunters – the ultimate treasure seeking badasses of the Borderlands, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customization. Play solo or join with friends to take on insane enemies, collect loads of loot, and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Where To Buy: Steam, Epic Games
Price: AUD $99.95

Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization® VI is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Play as different historic leaders from various civilizations around the world and determine your path to victory. Settle in uncharted lands, improve your surroundings, build new districts, and see your cities – and your civilization – prosper. Take Civilization VI to new heights with the Gathering Storm and Rise and Fall expansions, adding new civilizations, leaders and major enhancements to gameplay such as Great Ages and an active planet where geology and climatology present unique new challenges.

Mafia Trilogy
Where To Buy: Steam, Epic Games
Price: AUD $99.95

From the storytelling experts at Hangar 13

From the storytelling experts at Hangar 13 comes Mafia: Trilogy, the only interactive entertainment series that lets you live the life of a gangster across three distinct eras of organized crime in America

XCOM: Chimera Squad
Where To Buy: Steam, Epic Games
Price: AUD $29.95

XCOM: Chimera Squad delivers an all-new story and turn-based tactical combat experience in the XCOM universe

After years of alien rule, humanity won the war for Earth. But when the Overlords fled the planet, they left their former soldiers behind. Now, five years after the events of XCOM 2, humans and aliens are working together to forge a civilization of cooperation and coexistence.

Welcome to City 31, a model of peace in a post-invasion world. However, not all of Earth's inhabitants support interspecies alliance. Chimera Squad, an elite force of human and alien agents, must work together to destroy the underground threats driving the city toward chaos.

Your agents are unique: each of them equipped with special tactical abilities and driven by a different motivation for joining Chimera Squad. Deploy targeted team members to investigate and combat the dangers that pervade the districts of City 31. Lead Chimera Squad through a new experience that innovates on XCOM's turn-based legacy, utilizing strategy, teamwork, and new breach-and-clear gameplay to complete your mission objectives.

The future of City 31 depends on you.

Razer BlackShark V2 headset
Where To Buy: Available at all local retailers and at Razer.com
Price: $174.95

Possibly one of the most comfortable pair of headsets you can find, the BlackShark V2’s ultra-soft memory foam earcups reduces the headset’s clamping force, while the FlowKnit fabric cover allows breathability for long periods of time on the chair and longer durability over time.

Equipped with THX Spatial Audio and Razer’s TriForce Titanium 50mm drivers, listen out for footsteps and gunfire from every direction so that enemies won’t stand a chance sneaking up on you.

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro headset
Where To Buy: Available at all local retailers and at Razer.com
Price: $299.95

If you’re looking for an even more serious pair of headsets, the BlackShark V2 Pro is for you.

Razer’s best-in-class wireless headset made for those who constantly push their limits, packed with Razer’s most potent technological innovations.

With everything you loved from the BlackShark V2, comes BlackShark V2 Pro, upgraded with Razer’s Hyperspeed Wireless – high-speed transmission and extremely low latency, this wireless esports headset has an industry-leading 2.4GHz wireless connection to ensure lossless audio that’ll always stay synced to your game.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro mouse
Where To Buy: Available at all local retailers and at Razer.com
Price: $224.95

The Razer DeathAdder V2 – an ergonomic mouse designed for comfort, speed and accuracy. 

With over 10 million Razer DeathAdders sold, it has become the most celebrated and awarded gaming mouse in the world, known for its exceptional ergonomic design.

Experience it for yourself with the DeathAdder V2 Pro that not only continues this legacy, but also pushes the limits of gaming mice – retaining its signature shape while shedding more weight for quicker handling to improve gameplay and overall comfort.

Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro keyboard
Where To Buy: Available at all local retailers and at Razer.com
Price: $394.95

Razer’s most iconic mechanical gaming keyboard emerges with its next game-changing evolution.

Enter a new wireless meta with the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro—with 3 modes of connection for unrivalled versatility, and a satisfying gaming experience comprised of best-in-class switches and full-height keys.

Armed with Razer’s most advanced wireless technology for low-latency gaming and hyper-responsive inputs—made possible through an optimized data protocol, ultra-fast radio frequency and seamless frequency switching in the noisiest, data-saturated environment.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Where To Buy: Blizzard Store
Price: AUD $99.95

The iconic Black Ops series is back with Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War – the direct sequel to the original and fan-favourite Call of Duty®: Black Ops. Jump into a realistic and gritty world of deniable operations, off-thebooks missions, and come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths as the game introduces the next generation of global combat. This is the most exciting Black Ops title to date, making it the standout choice and a must have for Christmas 2020.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
Where To Buy: Blizzard Store, EB Games
Price: $59.95

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, the eighth expansion for Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed multiplayer online role-playing game, sends players to the ultimate undiscovered frontier—the Shadowlands. As one of Azeroth’s greatest champions, you have been granted the power to cross over in body and soul. Now you must investigate a conspiracy to unmake the cosmos, and help Warcraft legends journey back... or fulfill their ultimate destiny.

World of Warcraft has been a fan-favorite for more than 15 years. Shadowlands represents the perfect opportunity for players to continue their adventure, return after a break, or begin their expedition into  Azeroth for the very first time this holiday season.

Overwatch
Where To Buy: Blizzard Store
Price: $54.95

Overwatch®: Legendary Edition comes complete with all the latest characters, maps, and game updates. It features 31 unique heroes, each with their own incredible powers and game-changing ultimate abilities as they do battle on objective-based maps set across the world. Players can switch heroes mid-match to adapt to the ever-changing situation on the field—but victory will only be achieved when heroes combine their powers and work together as a unified team.

RIG Headset Range
Where To Buy: JB Hifi, EB Games
Price: AUD $59 to $249

ELITE AUDIO - UNCONTESTED.

Control the battlefield with the exceptionally engineered RIG  headset. With its metal exoskeleton, precisely-tuned acoustic chambers, powerful drivers and the first-ever RIG game audio dial delivering intuitive volume control, victory is at your fingertips.

  • Precisely tuned drivers deliver game-changing sound
  • Lightweight metal exoskeleton earcups offer comfort and stability
  • Noise-isolating acoustic chambers provide high-resolution audio and low distortion
  • Isolated closed-cup design and dual-material padding block outside noise
  • Easy-to-reach RIG game audio dial for fingertip master volume control
  • Inline controls let you adjust audio without using console menus
  • Dolby Atmos® for Headphones prepaid activation code included*

*Dolby Atmos® requires an Xbox One or Windows 10 compatible device, and a Microsoft account and login. Activation for one device only.

JBL Quantum Headset Range
Where To Buy: JB Hifi
Price: AUD $49 to $349

As a legacy audio brand, JBL knows great sound and they are intent on making their mark in the gaming industry.

Fuelled by years of research, the combination of precisely engineered headsets with custom, cutting-edge software puts gamers in the center of the action. From the thrill of tracking enemies in FPS games to engaging in epic MOBA battles, the JBL Quantum Headset Range amplifies victories with the ultimate sound experience. Meanwhile, the JBL Quantum DUO (RRP $249.95) gaming speakers bring every game to life, filling the room with sound and lighting effects.

The JBL Quantum headset range includes options for both casual and competitive gamers, from wired to wireless, and entry to the professional level. All headsets are fully compatible with any gaming system, including PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, mobile, and VR.

“Sound quality is key to the competitive edge of a gamer and nobody does sound better than JBL. We have spent years developing the Quantum range of gaming headsets and speakers with the input of gamers themselves. It has taken time, but when Sound is Survival in gaming, we wanted to ensure we were giving gamers the best that JBL sound has to offer” says Marcus Fry, Country Manager for Harman in ANZ.


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AVerMedia Live Gamer Duo
Where To Buy: Amazon
Price: $249.99

Ah, the Avermedia Live Gamer Duo, a capture card that features two inputs! Connect your secondary PC and a console, a DLSR and a console, or whatever you want to this device. Perfect for content creators or streamers, just who this device was intended for.
  • Two separate HDMI inputs, one for your gameplay and one for you
  • 4Kp60 High Dynamic Range (HDR) Pass-through
  • High Refresh Rate Pass-through at Full HD up to 240Hz
  • Simultaneously record from both inputs in uncompressed Full HD
  • Capture HDR gameplay from input one in Full HD
  • Ultra Low Latency allows you to play right on the software device monitor
  • 3 preset RGB modes to make your case unique
Be sure to check out our Avermedia Live Gamer Duo review. It comes highly recommended.