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The Top Xbox One Games and Gifts for Christmas
The holiday season has become the most important part of the year for hard core gamers. Christmas 2013 is going to be an even bigger event than usual for video game fans because of the release of Microsoft's new console, the Xbox One. Released in November, the Xbox One promises state of the art graphics and technology, unique multimedia experiences, and a whole slew of new games and accessories.
If you're looking to buy some cool new gadgets and games for the Xbox lover on your Christmas list, check out this guide to the top games and accessories for the Xbox One this Christmas!
Most Anticipated Xbox One Games for Christmas 2013
At the heart of any game console are the games. If there aren't any engaging titles for owners to interact with, you can safely assume the launch will be considered a failure. If you're at a loss for what Xbox One games to buy for your geek family and friends, why not try one of these top titles?
Forza Motorsport 5
Every big console launch will inevitably ship with a major racing game as part of the initial round of games. Why? Because racing games are an easy way to show off the new console's enhanced graphics while using tried and trued game play!
Forza is a Microsoft exclusive and looks to bring realistic racing action to the next generation. Touting unprecedented visual realism, Forza Motorsport is looking to set the pace for the Xbox One's level of graphical quality
Featuring some of the sleekest, coolest "dream machines" in the world, Forza Motorsport 5 is the go-to game for the car guy in your life.
Ryse: Son of Rome
Who hasn't imagined themselves as a citizen of the great Roman empire at least once? Joining a disciplined legion and marching across the battlefield to dominate your opponents, all for the glory of Rome. Ryse puts you in the boots of a vetran warrior and commander of a legion of highly trained troops.
This glossy action game takes advantage of the Xbox One's out of the box Kinect support and let's you use the voice functions to encourage your troops and issue battlefield commands. Fans of history will love this unique take on one of the most interesting historical eras in recorded history.
Just Dance 2014
Speaking of the Kinect, Just Dance 2014 is the latest edition of what might be the most popular Kinect-based series. Featuring music by Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, One Direction, and other pop superstars, Just Dance gets gamers off the couch and onto the dance floor.
This title is the perfect game for family fun this Christmas. Sweat off that big holiday dinner by shaking your booty with your friends and loved ones. Laugh, jump, spin, and maybe even vogue a little all thanks to the Xbox One. Warning: be sure to treat your grandma with respect after your hot dance moves leave her in the dust.
Other Top Xbox One Titles
Other super popular Christmas games for the Xbox One included the latest iterations in the Call of Duty and Madden Football series. Call of Duty: Ghosts continues the tradition of triple-A quality single and multiplayer first person shooter gameplay.
This year, there's an extra-special version of Madden: Madden 25. Celebrating twenty-five years of top quality football gameplay. Sports gamers can expect the most realistic NFL game in the history of the franchise.
Top Xbox One Accessories
Not sure what games to get for the Xbox One for Christmas? Why not get some awesome accessories and gadgets for the XB1 instead? Here are a few good accessories to pick up for the Xbox One for the holidays.
- An extra controller! You can never have enough controllers. The basic bundle of the Xbox One only comes with one, so there's a good chance an XB1 owner might need another. Buy one that comes with a charge pack to make sure the good times never end.
- A hot new headset! Headsets are great for gamers who like to play online with others and ensure that they hear every sound and communicate with crystal clear precision. As an added benefit, it keeps the house nice and quiet no matter how loud they have the sound turned up.
- An Xbox Live Subscription! Gaming online doesn't come cheap. Ask any Xbox owner and they'll tell you they always enjoy more subscription time.