Whether you are an experienced gamer or a novice that has time on their hands due to lockdown and has taken up a new hobby, you will all want to take your gaming to the next level by taking advantage of the latest cool equipment that is available. It is also important to be as comfy as possible as you are likely going to spend hours a day sitting in front of a screen, so posture, lighting, and your overall health are going to be important things to look into. Here we are going to take a look at the best ways to spice up your gaming setup.
A gaming chair
As every gamer knows you are going to be sat in one place for an awfully long time so finding a comfy seat is essential if you do not want to ruin your back. It is all very well propping your existing seat up with cushions, but these are going to do nothing for your posture and you might in fact end up doing more harm than good. There are now many companies who specialize in gaming chairs and they are probably one of the wisest investments you can make if you want to avoid costly osteopath or chiropractor bills.
Lighting too is essential for gameplay, but it is also extremely important to protect your eyes. You may well be wearing glasses to protect your eyes from the glare, or you may be wearing an augmented reality headset, but in both instances, you need to make sure you are sat in optimum lighting conditions. As gamers often play late into the night artificial light will be needed, so invest in LED lighting with a stand that you can position behind you so that you are not straining your eyes.
As gaming has evolved so have the number of screens that we play on and the type of games that we play, so often the small, traditional playmat is no longer sufficient for our needs. Indeed, you can now visit an online store and have a much larger mat made that is also fully customizable! You can have an image of your loved ones or your favorite characters directly in front of you whilst you’re playing. Furthermore, those annoying moments when your mouse slips off its mat will be banished forever allowing you to defeat more enemies than you thought possible.
There is nothing worse than when you are in the middle of an epic battle with sweat streaming off your forehead into your eyes, and you can’t concentrate, or maybe it is mid-summer and the rays are beating into your bedroom making you feel sleepy when it is only noon. Well, help is at hand in the simplest form ever: a desk fan. Technology has advanced so that fans no longer have that annoying whir, yet they will still satisfyingly blast cool air in your direction all through the day and night. Invest in a good quality fan and your gaming will not only become more comfortable but you’ll give the impression that it is all a doddle to your fellow gamers.
Portable hard drive
Maybe you are such an avid gamer that you no longer have space on your PC for all the games you play, or maybe you are tired of downloading the whole game every time you want to play? If either of these scenarios ring a bell then why not invest in a portable hard drive? These will allow you to store content remotely from your PC allowing for immediate gameplay rather than waiting for a particular game to download each time you want to play it.
Technology is increasing daily and as a result, so are the graphics in the latest games. Some of us are stuck with old PC’s and cannot afford to upgrade, so a much cheaper way of doing this is just to upgrade your graphics card. This will allow for sharper, smoother gameplay at a fraction of the cost of investing in a whole new PC. Make life easier for yourself by upgrading the small things that make a difference, and you will have a much more enjoyable gaming experience.
Spicing up your gaming setup can be done relatively cheaply, as we have just discovered, and it will greatly enhance your gaming experience. Invest in a new chair and lighting to protect your back and eyes and a fan in summer will cool you down permitting you more game time. Purchasing a large playmat will allow you to experience better gameplay in many action titles, and if you have too many games to list, buy a hard drive to store them all away from your PC. Happy gaming!
Get notified of all our new news by ringing the bell at the bottom right corner!
The Seeker Newspaper is located at 327 Second Street E., Cornwall, ON K6H 1Y8 -- All rights reserved The Seeker does not accept responsibility for errors, misprints or inaccuracies published within. The opinions and statements of our columnists are not to be presumed as the statements and opinions of The Seeker, and should not substitute professional or medical advice.
ISSN 2562-1750 (Print) ISSN 2562-1769 (Online)