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2016 Holiday Season: The Xbox Gamer's Gift Guide

What's your fancy?

It's the spirit of the Christmas season and cries of "Oh Cool! I want that" are in the air. Everyone is trying to decide what shiny, new gift to get for themselves or loved ones, and we wanted to help out. The typical console or new game is usual, but there are so many game related gifts that get glanced over.
 
Below you can find the best gifts for Xbox gamers for this Christmas season. There are your typical console and game deals, but also some novelty gifts. Take a look at them below and hopefully one of them makes its way to you this year. 

Bundles & Games

Tom Clancy's 1 TB The Division / Minecraft bundle - $279 Jet 

 
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Jet has a good bundle for Xbox One that comes with a couple of games. You get Tom Clancy's The Division, Minecraft, 2 week Xbox Live Gold trial and a controller faceplate for $279. The Division just a huge overhaul with the Survival update and has turned around completely since launch. With 1TB of storage too, you'll have plenty of room

Battlefield 1 / Call of Duty Infinite Warfare bundle - $449 Overstock

 
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You can get this one for Battlefield 1 Early Enlister digital edition, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare actual disc, Xbox One S console 1TB, 2 weeks XBL Gold, two controller charging station and one month of EA Access. Battlefield 1 is the year's best shooter with a great take on Campaign mode with individual stories as well as great, fresh multiplayer. 
 
Gears of War 4 / Watch Dogs 2 bundle - $449 Overstock
 
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You get the Xbox One S 1TB console along with digital versions of both games and an extra battery + charging cable for it. Gears of War 4 marks the beginning of a new trilogy and offers up an incredible campaign with a jaw-dropping ending. The multiplayer adds new components, weapons and modes to an already established franchise. Watch Dogs 2 is the benchmark for what the first game should have been. Hack your way through San Francisco as you attempt to secure the citizens' civil liabilities. 
 
Gears of War 4 / NBA 2K17 bundle $449 Overstock
 
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Sports fans will be happy because they will get the best basketball game of the year along with the year's best action shooter in Gears of War 4. You will also receive a console bag for the Xbox One and a silicone sleeve for your controller. NBA 2K17 is the most in depth
 
Assassin's Creed Syndicate  - $23 Target
 
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The best game of the franchise with Black Flag, Syndicate takes on the role of twins Jacob and Evie Frie in London. Explore sidequests with Karl Marx, the Queen of England, Alexander Graham Bell and even Jack the Ripper himself. About 30 hours of gameplay involved, Assassin's Creed Syndicate will keep you involved in the series. 

Elder Scrolls Skyrim Special Edition - $40 - Amazon

 
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Bethesda remastered their Skyrim game that everyone loved on the 360 with several thousand hours of gameplay. Dragons, arrows to the knee and everything in full HD, it's something that every RPG fan will want. 

Rise of the Tomb Raider $39.99 Microsoft Store

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The best Xbox exclusive of 2015, Rise of the Tomb Raider is the 2nd installment of the newly rebooted franchise. Excellent cinematics, incredible animation, and exploration based gameplay reinvigorate the Tomb Raider franchise.

Gears of War 4 $48 Walmart

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By far the best Xbox game of the year, Gears of War 4 sets the mark for a new trilogy and ends on an absolutely incredible note. All new weapons, multiplayer modes and an amazing story make Marcus Fenix and his son JD on a not so new yet all new adventure. 

Forza Horizon 3 - $48 Walmart

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Forza Horizon 3 is this year's premiere racer on Xbox. No longer are you just a driver looking to participate in the Horizon Festival and rise in rank. This time, you're running the entire thing. Don't worry, though; Playground Games didn't turn the series into a glorified management sim. You're still spending nearly every minute of game time behind the wheel, but this time, you have a lot more say in what gets done.
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