Whether you are looking for a gamer boyfriend or girlfriend, February 14th tends to inspire the best and the worst in everyone. Either you are head over heels with a beautiful human, or you loathe the sight of happy couples. If you happen to be in a happy relationship, most couples exchange tokens of love and affection each year.
However, many of us forget to go gift shopping until the week before, but never fear, Xidax is here to help!
We all know that this day of love is not ideal for the prices of roses, and there will be an abundant stock of chocolates so no worries there. But what about a thoughtful gift or date? We only have nine days to prepare, and there is a chance reservations for dinner would be hard to find.
You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t love PC gaming, so PC games are a great place to start! There are many designed to play with a partner, and who is better than you and yours? A huge plus, you can buy these online, making the gift process seamless, and it’s an excellent option for long-distance couples as well.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows
Developers: Developers: Hazelight Studios, Hazelight
Publisher: EA Originals
After a couple tells their daughter Rose the news about their divorce, she takes her hand-made dolls, which look like her parents, into the family shed and tries to fix the family through play. However, when she cries on the dolls, the parents find themselves trapped inside their bodies. The only way to free themselves is to work together to save their family.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, iOS, Mac OS X, Linux, Android
Developers: Trendy Entertainment
Publisher: Reverb Triple XP
Dungeon Defenders is a multiplayer game that combines the genres of tower defense and action role-playing games. You build characters and work together to defend yourselves from monster invaders.
Platforms: Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac
Developers: TMG Studios B.V.
Publisher: TMG Studios BV.
This game is about two travelers who are separated and locked away in the mysterious ‘Castle Rock.’ Their only way of communication is a walkie-talkie. Through the walkie-talkie, they must work together to guide each other through the puzzles ahead.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Amazon Luna
Developers: Team17, Ghost Town Games
Together with a gamer boyfriend or girlfriend or solo, you work to cook up many different recipes and overcome challenges in the restaurant!
Platforms: PlayStation 3, macOS, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Classic Mac OS
Developers: Valve Corporation
Publisher: Valve Corporation, CyberFront Corporation
Chell is still trapped in the Aperture Science Enrichment Center alone or with a partner to work together to escape GLaDOS’s endless maze of puzzles, learn the truth and defeat the AI once and for all.
All of these games and more would be a blast to play with your partner. Even just a friend, if your Valentine’s Day does not feature a significant other this year.
Soft Cuddle Supplies
Gamers are good at collecting; we collect Mt Dew cans, anime dolls, mugs, cheesy t-shirts, etc. However, gamers are also good at amassing things to cuddle with, which brings us to plush. A study in 2018 shows 43% of adults have a stuffed friend, so plush is a safe bet.
There are many options; many video games, movies, and TV shows have plush and blankets made as merch. You can also get some plush figures as bouquets instead of roses.
You can also get a variety of soft blankets and pillows that are good for the occasion, as well as cold game nights. If you get a blanket big enough, you can benefit while getting cozy with your partner. There are hundreds of other cute video games or other PC accessories that would be perfect for the holiday.
At this point, we know YouTube holds many of the world’s answers, and it does not disappoint when you are trying to make an easy, low-budget, homemade meal that is worthy of an at-home date night. Prominent creators like Joshua Weissman and Babish Culinary Universe and smaller creators like Stevescooking and Moni Menu offer videos and recipes on easy cheap Valentines/date night meals.
A gamer boyfriend or girlfriend coming home to a meal with you will usually become the highlight of an evening! Don’t forget to clean up after yourself as you go. A present you have to clean up after isn’t much of a gift.
Any of the ideas above could be combined into a full day or weekend with your partner, and sometimes we could use a bit more dedicated time together where the focus isn’t on the world at large.
We here at Xidax wish you the best of luck with a date night for yourself, a friend, or your gamer boyfriend or girlfriend and encourage you as always to game on!SHOP XIDAX