Game Informer’s Graduation Gift Guide 2024

By admin May16,2024

Students across the land are donning gowns and readying their cap-throwing arms. If you’ve got a gaming or tech fan celebrating their big accomplishment, it’s likely you may also be looking for a way to congratulate them on their achievement. We’ve assembled a curated selection of tech, toys, tabletop games, and more to delight the new graduate this year.

Disclaimer: Recommended products are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company, GameStop.

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Headset For Consoles

Razer’s continued iteration on the BlackShark headset line has borne fruit with this excellent product release, which joins a prior iteration that was more targeted to PC players. Extremely impressive battery life is a big selling point, as is the overall sound quality. That high fidelity is supported by THX Spatial Audio tech, which does wonders in a tense game when zeroing in on targets. If you’ve sometimes struggled with mic issues, that’s another win, as the captured sound is crystal clear. The headset is exclusively wireless, and there are separate versions for Xbox and PS5, so that knowledge should factor into a purchase decision. Nonetheless, for a well-rounded and satisfying gaming audio solution on your console of choice, it’s an excellent selection $200

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iBUYPOWER Slate Mesh Gaming PC

So you’re looking to go big for your grad gift but not quite ready to spring for that new car? We’ve got you covered. IBUYPOWER’s pre-built PCs provide an excellent route into high-end PC gaming for those not interested in fiddling with a piece-by-piece build. The spec (as priced) has no problem handling even the most technically demanding of modern games, thanks to components like its Intel Core i7-14700KF Processor and GeForce RTX 4070 Super graphics card. If your giftee is instead the type who wants to craft their own, the beautiful and customizable ARGB case is an affordable start to the build. $1,900 (Full PC), Case ($99)


For The Queen

This surprising storytelling card game is seeing a refresh and re-release under Darrington Press, complete with brand-new breathtaking art. Players set out one of 13 lavishly illustrated art cards to represent the queen, and each player takes on the role of part of her entourage on a long journey. A series of question cards prompt each player to detail and expand upon the nature of the queen and their relationship to her, leading to a new emergent narrative every time it’s encountered. The game is quick-playing, creative, and compact enough to take anywhere – a perfect fit for the story enthusiast in your retinue. $25


The Lord of the Rings Artisan Keycaps

Does the target of your gift-giving celebrate the works of Tolkien, enjoy the feel of mechanical keyboards, and spend ample time at the computer? Congratulations, we’ve found your gift! These gorgeous individual keycaps from Drop are handcrafted by Dwarf Factory and made of resin with transparent elements. Each features a tiny but incredibly detailed call-out to the world of Middle-earth visualized in 3D, including the helm of Sauron and a Morgul Fellbeast. For our money, it’s hard to beat the Eye of Barad-dur, gazing out across its domain. Each keycap is an SA R1 profile cap compatible with the ubiquitous Cherry MX switches and its clones. $65 apiece


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