The best Christmas presents for racing game fans

The best Christmas presents for racing game fans

Struggling to decide what to give the racing game fan in your life for Christmas? OverTake is here to help!

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Christmas is approaching fast and it’s time to start frantically searching for gifts. You know your loved one is a keen gamer as they can’t be torn away from endless hours of GT Sport and Assetto Corsa. If this sounds familiar, then worry no longer, as we have compiled a list of epic gifts that will delight any sim racers out there!

Wheel and pedals

We’ll kick off this list with the obvious stuff first. The number one component any sim racer needs is a wheel and pedals – a controller just won’t cut it. There are loads on the market and finding the correct one can seem like a daunting prospect, but our racing wheel guide will help you out.

However, if you are searching for a solid setup that won’t break the bank, you could also head straight to the Logitech G920/G29. For around €250, this combo offers excellent control and feedback for a very reasonable price. They are available straight from the Logitech website.

The Logitech G920 and G29
The Logitech G920 and G29. Photo credit: Logitech

Need some refreshments?

Ok, so a wheel might be slightly predictable – time to move on to something a bit cooler (pun very much intended). As we know, sim racing is thirsty work, so it’s crucial to keep your snacks and drinks close at hand. This mini fridge is small enough to sit alongside your monitor or just tucked in a corner, yet still offers 17 liters capacity. It also comes in a variety of designs, including one with retro controllers and joysticks! Visit the Kuhla website if you’re interested.

Racing is thirsty work
Racing is thirsty work! Photo credit: Kuhla

A handy little suggestion

Gaming wheels are soft to the touch, covered in luxurious alcantara – but even this can be abrasive after hours of hard driving. So give your hands a break with these Hypergrip gaming gloves from Sparco! Designed specifically for gamers, they feature a microfiber construction that ventilates the hand, and removable thumb and fingers to aid control. At €39.90 they aren’t cheap, but perhaps that’s a small price to pay for an authentic motorsports feel!

Racing gloves
Racing gloves for improved grip and steering accuracy. Photo credit: Sparco

A reality check

Now you might have thought that virtual reality was out of reach, requiring a powerful computer and a thick wallet to run and purchase it. The Oculus Quest 2 proves that this doesn’t have to be the case! Starting from just $299.00, the Oculus is the affordable route into the 3D world. Friend of OverTake ‘GamerMuscle’ tested it out for himself on Assetto Corsa – check out his review here:

Real-life Rocket League

The game Rocket League has proven to be a great hit in the virtual world, but how about playing it in reality? Well, Hot Wheels has brought the game to life! The set features infrared sensor goals to keep score, and it comes with two rechargeable cars that you control using your smartphone or a tablet. Hours of fun, for a reasonable $139.89. Check out the review by TTPM Toy Reviews below:

The dreaded socks

Socks – perhaps the most uncreative and disappointing gift in the world, right? Normally, yes. But not when they are covered in the liveries of the most iconic racing and road cars of all time! Heeltread has the ultimate stocking filler – a low-cost gift that will delight any motorsports fan. So grab a pair or two now!

THE DREADED SOCKS
Corner like an Audi Quattro in these rally-inspired socks. Photo credit: Heeltread

What’s on your Christmas wish list? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg!

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