Maybe you never knew what FPS stood for before you met your current significant other, or maybe you first met each other over a rousing game of Wii badminton; in any case, your boyfriend's a gamer and you want to give him something that will reflect his likes for your anniversary.
...look for compatibility in all things.
Finding video game anniversary gifts for your boyfriend is fairly straightforward, but if you want to do something very memorable, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. To make your shopping a little bit easier, remember to do your research and to look for compatibility in all things.
When you are thinking about what the best video game anniversary gift for your boyfriend would be, you definitely need to narrow it down some. It doesn't do you a lot of good to narrow it down just by platform, either. Whether he's devoted to his Wii, can't get enough of his Playstation, or is dearly dedicated to his Xbox 360, you'll find that there are still many, many games out there. If you can do it unobtrusively, start looking through his games and find out what he likes to play. Chances are, he's talked a lot about his games to you, but that might not be enough to help you make a decision.
Think about the format and make sure that the subject matter is something that he is interested in.
When you are thinking about anniversary gifts for your boyfriend, you might find that you are in a good place to really think about what he likes to play when it comes to video games. Maybe he's very fond of war games like Call of Duty, or perhaps he prefers First Person Shooters like Halo 3. Take some time to figure out what he really likes to play. Think about the format and make sure that the subject matter is something that he is interested in.
Because anniversary gifts should stand for something that you do together, think about your own gaming preferences as well. Whether you are simply superior when it comes to Counterstrike or you haven't played video games since you were ten, you'll still have something that you are interested in trying. Think about what games you can play together. Many games these days either have a multiplayer mode, or are designed as multiplayer games, so think about what you would enjoy playing. You can find games with cooperative modes or, assuming that it won't lead to strife and bloodshed, find one that has a great competitive mode.
One of the most addictive games to come out in the last few years is Dance Dance Revolution (DDR).
When you are looking for video game anniversary gifts for your boyfriend, don't forget that you can also spend some time thinking about great accessories as well. One of the most addictive games to come out in the last few years is Dance Dance Revolution (DDR). Essentially, you can think of the interface as buttons that you press with your feet; as arrows stream up the screen, you step on the appropriate arrows on the pad on the ground. You'll find that this is a great way to have some fun and to get in shape as well. You might also be interested in Guitar Hero or Rock Band if you like video games that have interesting new interfaces.
Don't forget that you can also look towards apparel as well. If your guy needs new t-shirts or around the house wear, take some time and try to find him some great video game apparel. You'll find that there are plenty of shirts and clothes that have your favorite video game characters on them, and if you are interested in having a really fun evening, look for underwear that has interesting and familiar logos on them.
...an old Nintendo set up, or even an Atari 2600 can bring back some great memories...
You can also take a step into the past. Check on eBay and at your local gaming stores and see what kind of old systems you can find. You'll find that an old Nintendo set up, or even an Atari 2600 can bring back some great memories, especially if you can think about what games he used to play, and this can get you points for both remembering his preferences and having great retro taste.
If you are looking for some terrific video game anniversary gifts for your boyfriend, take some time and make sure that you find some games that you will both enjoy!