Gaming gifts for everyone in your family

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and tech gifts are a popular item this year.

Wondering what to get the gamer in your family? Whether it’s for your father, daughter, or the whole crew, Ben Howard, Gamespot’s VP of content, shares some ideas.

For the conversation with Howard, see the video player above. For his breakdown of his top picks, see the information below from a release.

Top Games of the Year

• Super Mario Odyssey – Classic Mario feel with groundbreaking new mechanics and fun fan-favorite characters.

• Star Wars Battlefront II – Fight on the ground and in the stars in a galaxy far, far away as fan favorite characters from Han Solo to Darth Vader and Yoda.

• Assassin’s Creed Origins -An action adventure that takes players to ancient Egypt where they can explore and engage in dynamic combat.

• Call of Duty: WWII -Features an epic single player campaign through Europe during World War II and the action-packed multi-player modes we have come to expect from the series.

•Madden NFL 18 -The annual favorite football game made a big splash with its story mode that takes players from high school to the NFL and beyond.

Top Consoles of the Year

Nintendo has had an incredible comeback in 2017 and is going into the holiday season strong with two gotta-have-em-can’t-find-em consoles.

The Nintendo Switch, both a portable and home console is incredibly popular and with major hits like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, they have had a hard time meeting gamer demand for the console.

Gamers are clamoring to get their hands on an SNES Classic, a miniature version of the retro favorite from the ’90s. High demand plus low supply means this console sells out in mere minutes every time it becomes available at Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop.

Xbox recently released the Xbox One X, the most powerful gaming console ever. At $499, this console is for gamers and techies on the absolute cutting edge who want to make the most of their 4K TV screens