A FashionWare Gamer's Holiday Gift Guide 2011
- By: Heather Savage
- Posted 21st Nov 2011
A Gamer's Life Should have a Soundtrack
Sure, Family Guy sent this up as a joke, with Peter using one of his three wishes from the Genie-in-the-beer-bottle to have a soundtrack added to his life, but wouldn't it be awesome if you could have cool sounds at your beck and call for those moments in life that really would benefit from having a personal life soundtrack?
Driving fast through urban traffic practically screams the need for the song "Katamari On The Rocks" (from Katamari Damacy) playing in the background, and your 5th period Driver's Ed course could only be improved with Instructor Mooselini's Car Rap (Parappa the Rapper), right? Any time you need high-energy motivation -- like when you need to do a ten-minute tidy of the house before your SO arrives -- having "Daddy Mulk" (from Taito's classic The Ninja Warriors) playing will just make the work go faster, and you cannot argue that being able to start up 'I Sawed the Demons' (Doom) the next time you take on one of your buddies in your favorite shooter would just be so cool -- and potentially unnerving for your mates!
I can think of hundreds of examples of how adding game tunes to your personal life soundtrack would make life better, and one way to make it happen: The Personal Soundtrack T-Shirt from Think Geek (RRP $29.99 over at www.thinkgeek.com) that features a working speaker on the front and can play background music and sound effects at your command using the included pocket remote that features 20 buttons and allows easy selection of 10 music themes and 10 different sound effects!
You can easily load your own sound effects and music onto the Personal Soundtrack Shirt using standard MP3 files, and you can even play songs from your iPod or iPhone on the shirt, which is powered by 4 AAA batteries.
We wanted to give you some great ideas for gifting the gamers and geeks in your life, and adding FashionWare to their wardrobe is a great start, but if you prefer the more traditional sort of gamer gifts, check out some of these:
-- 'b!tch c(.)ntr(.)L,' T-Shirt (RRP $40)
-- Game Over Diaper duty T Shirt (RRP $20.95)
-- Men's Formula T-Shirt (RRP $18.99)
-- Minecraft Steve Head (RRP $17.49)
-- N7 Armour Stripe Hoody (RRP $58)
-- Spartan 117 T-Shirt (RRP $19.95)
-- World Gaming Champion (RRP $15)
We hope that this helps get you started on your gift-choosing challenges for Christmas 2011 and we wish you a happy, game-filled, and healthy holiday season! Merry Xmas!