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There’s more to modern gaming that keeping on top of the latest releases. Having the latest tech can drastically improve your gaming experience. Here are a few gadgets that every pro gamer ought to consider getting their hands on this year.
Virtual reality gaming has taken off in a big way, allowing for an intense and immersive experience like no other. They’ve made adventure games more epic and horror games more terrifying. There are now all kinds of headsets available on the market – some of which are surprisingly affordable. Just take a look at some of these models, most of which are under $100. High-end models such as the Oculus Rift will certainly give you more comfort, responsiveness and overall visual quality, but if you just want to try out the trend casually you needn’t fork out on one of these.
4k gaming monitor
Screens have now moved beyond HD and onto Ultra HD (or 4k). For fast-paced PC games, a 4K gaming monitor could give you the edge over other players by giving you an even sharper visual quality. You’ll find all kinds of models online such as these 4k gaming monitors worth giving a glance. Ensure that your PC’s graphics card is up to date enough for you to note the difference. Giving your PC a quick cleanup may also help boost the frames per second so that you can really feel the power of a 4k screen.
If you’re often playing games on your mobile, a controller attachment could be a fun little extra to invest in. You can buy specific controllers to fit all modern smartphones, which operate by attaching onto either end of the phone with the screen in the middle. In many cases, you can customise the controls for each game. Not only could this get you racking up much higher scores, it’s also more ergonomic and comfortable for your hands.
The Raspberry Pi is a mini-computer set-up to help people develop coding and hardware skills. However, many people have also found that it can be turned into a cheap but effective custom retro games console. You can practically enjoy the gaming experience of every console built before 2000 by downloading some simple software onto a Pi and then plugging it into your TV and hooking it up with a controller. Whether you’re an old-skool gamer wanting to recapture the nostalgia of past consoles, or a new-age gamer wanting to experience the old times, the Pi is a handy piece of kit to have for the job.
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