The new age gamer – what once was simple gaming with a plain control and simple games is now a complex art form. The perfect set up is needed in order to immerse oneself and truly succeed on the battlefield. What can we do to improve our play style and gaming? Immerse yourself in it, 100%.
You need the best of the best gear to succeed in your mission – and that gear can be anything from dedicated gaming mice, to headsets, to cards, and more. Here are some of my favorite gaming items that have given me a huge improvement in playing and getting immersed.
A gaming mouse was one of the best investments I made for my gaming PC. Something these mice have that normal ones don’t is an extremely high DPI (dots per inch) which is normally adjustable. This means every smidge you move your physical mouse, the cursor will move MORE on the screen. Giving you much more control, precision, and speed.
Not to mention these mice are more comfortable to your hand. Often featuring extra buttons that can be binded with features. These gaming mice are more comfortable to hold in general all day – even when not gaming, they make for a much better PC browsing experience.
Price wise it’s a good investment if you keep it under $100 and be smart. Buy online from Newegg or Amazon.
A gaming headset is one of the best investments ever. Putting that cruddy stereo TV/Speaker sound to rest – and getting what sounds like the action INSIDE your head. Isn’t that crazy? You will be IN the game literally.
Footsteps, movement, whatever, you will hear it. Not only is this good for knowing where your deadly enemy is – but you can appreciate the game better and be more immersed.
Most gaming headsets have 5.1 sound, but lots do have 7.1 surround sound. They all have an attached mic so after defeating people online, you can talk trash to them all in gorgeous sweet 7.1 surround sound. Awesome! Right?
A graphics card will greatly increase the look of your game on a computer by what you never though possible. Huge increases mean huge improvements in the immersivness of your games. Not just that, but the better the GPU, the more frames per second you get. Thus meaning the smoother your game looks, while also looking better. A great trade off.
Most top of the line cards can run from $300 to $600 – but a decent and still powerful one can be gotten for $180 – $250 range. Don’t over spend in here as technology changes rapidly. A solid $200 card can last you years if taken care of.