If you spent your childhood on Dad’s lap while you played Pac-Man together, or bonded over if playing a bard in D&D will lead to a path of unbder-powered disappointment, chances are he’ll be happier with something a little different to the usual aftershave and tie combo this Father’s Day — but that doesn’t have to mean tacky Space Invader socks and WoW mugs. Looking for some fancier ideas for your gamer Dad? Here’s four he’s sure to love.
Perfect for bigger finger, if your Dad is into MOBAs he’ll be thrilled to get a hold of this mouse. Optimised for games such as DOTA 2, League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm, its seven programmable side-buttons are configured in a ring around a rubberised thumb rest. The 16,000 DPI 5G means a smooth, smooth ride.
s one of the most popular games of all time. If your Dad is into gaming, chances are Tetris was once a part of his life. With this Tetris Light he can not only deck out his gaming den with something pretty cool, but he can switch it up whenever he likes. The light is made up of 7 interlocking pieces that can be arranged however he likes.
Nothing says “I love you, Dad” like a custom controller, right? MorbidStix have a huge range of options — including full customisation — and are top notch quality. I’ve been using one of these for a few years now and it’s withstood my rage quit tantrums beautifully. LEDS, chrome-dipped, monogrammed — if you can dream it, they can do it. This FIFA-themed one is available straight off the shelf.
If you really need to get in Dad’s good books, or just have some cash to splash, the Xbox One S isn’t just a souped-up streamlined update to the Xbox One, the 500G version is also the cheapest 4K Blu-ray player on the market right now, by a good $200. Plus, it comes with the Halo collection. Now if that doesn’t have him grinning, I don’t know what will.
Of course, what your Dad might really, really want is the simple gift of time to play some games. So maybe mow the lawn while he jumps in an Overwatch match, yeah?