Gift Buying Guide for Christmas 2021!

Christmas Tree Family Ecran Partage

So many games, so many consoles, so many computers! Not sure what to choose for your child?

Here is the file of the end of the year holidays of Shared Screen! We will group on this page all our articles that can help you choose the best gift for your entourage. This page will be updated each time a new article on this subject comes out.

So start buying the gift paper and follow the guide! 🙂

Which console to choose?

To see our selection of games directly, go to Game Tests. Click Features on the right side of your computer screen. Select Editor’s Choice from the list. And then on the big red “Search” button at the bottom of the search list.

Play on TV or anywhere with Nintendo Switch, alone or with your family

The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console. It can be taken with you or be plugged into the TV via a dock.

It exists in 3 models:

Nintendo Switch: the normal, ordinary model that can be played in handheld mode or on TV

Nintendo Switch OLED: the normal model but improved, with especially a better screen (OLED so), which can be played in portable mode or on the TV like the ordinary model. More details about this model here.

The Nintendo Switch Lite: the exclusively portable model of the Nintendo Switch. It is lighter, cheaper, and smaller so more easily portable. The controls are attached to the console. So you can’t detach controllers (joy-con).

More details in the articles below:

What is Nintendo Switch? Console models, games

What is Nintendo Switch OLED?

Which Pokémon game to choose? (On Nintendo Switch)

Which Mario game to choose? All mario games on Nintendo Switch explained!

The Ultimate Nintendo Switch Game Buying Guide (30+ games quickly summarized)

Our game sheets for Nintendo Switch

By age:

3 years old and more

7 years old and more

12 years old and more

16 years old and more

18 years old and more

Technologically powerful consoles and their entertainment applications

The Playstation 5 and its Japanese exclusives

The Playstation 5 is Sony’s current console.

It exists in 2 models:

The Playstation 5 can play games on Playstation 4 or 5 discs when you have the Blu-Ray disc player on your console.

More details in the articles below:

What is PlayStation 5? Console models, games

Our game sheets for the Playstation 5

By age:

3 years old and more

7 years old and more

12 years old and more

16 years old and more

18 years old and more

The Xbox Series and its American exclusives

The Xbox Series is Microsoft’s current console.

It exists in 2 models:

  • Xbox Series X with blu-ray disc drive and more computing power
  • Xbox Series S without blu-ray disc player, a little cheaper, and less powerful.

Xbox Series X can play games on Xbox One or Xbox Series discs.

More details in the articles below:

What is Xbox Series? Console models, games

Our game sheets for Xbox Series

By age:

3 years old and more

7 years old and more

12 years old and more

16 years old and more

18 years old and more

Play on computer

Consoles are as popular as ever, but the past few years have seen personal computers rise in popularity. Using a computer, after all, brings its share of advantages: access to virtual reality systems (like the Oculus Rift, valve Index and so on), more power, more customization… For gamers on a budget, powerful computers can even play their favorite games with more detailed graphics (better graphics, textures, shadows, and resolution) than on console!

Playing on a PC or Mac is an interesting option for both novice and passionate gamers, but the platform that offers this freedom of choice is also… a little difficult to understand. There are so many ways to start playing, it’s to get lost.

More details in the articles below:

Playing on a computer: what parents need to know

The puzzle of game launchers on PC or Mac computers

Our game sheets to play on PC computer

By age:

3 years old and more

7 years old and more

12 years old and more

16 years old and more

18 years old and more

Items for games and apps available on multiple consoles and computers

Which Sonic game to choose? All Sonic games on consoles explained!

What is Twitch?

Deals, promos, cheap and free games of the moment!

Quebec and Canadian video game release schedule

Fortnite’s strategies to make you spend

What is Google Stadia?

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About Marc Shakour

Former video game programmer, columnist for RDS Video Games, teacher, competitor ... Marc has always been very familiar with the world and industry of video games. He decided to help all those who know nothing about it, to discover new universes, worlds and fantastic creatures.

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