Your bedroom is no longer just where you sleep. When you wake up and your screen is the only light in the room, it transfers you already to another realm where you have to defeat, consume, or conquer enemies. It’s not just a matter of sitting in a chair clicking on buttons. It’s hearing every footstep around you and seeing even the tiniest speck of fire dust that gets you in the zone needed to win…win sweeter.
No longer were the days we would play the iconic, generation-defining, awesome racing video game Need for Speed in Windows 95 on 56kbit/s connection in our dad’s office. Now we have our own rooms with our own computers, playing games with better graphics and gameplays that can continue for weeks.
We need a more powerful computer, a better internet connection, somewhere to rest (maybe), and would be wicked if we can get our hands on all different consoles. Imagine playing different games on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch in one room. Four sides to a room, four different platforms and then maybe some space in the middle dedicated for the best VR games.
Options for gaming PCs are endless. You can fully customize your PC according to however you want with websites like CyberPower UK. There are also some that are specifically pre-configured for games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Call of Duty Warzone, Fortnite, CS:GO, GTA 5, and Apex Legends offered by Dino PC.
Or if money is just paper, you can choose Digital Storm’s Aventum X. This high performance gaming PC has built in fluid ports, integrated power panel, powerful liquid cooling, large heat exchangers, 8 hot-swap storage bays. Plus, up to 32-core processor, 5.0 GHz turbo boost, 512gb memory, 15TB storage space, and 260TFLOPs computer power. This seems like a good start.
Video game is not a video game if you can’t see it. And for an enhanced gaming experience, you want to be totally immersed with the visuals of the game. If you can see every detail, you can plan and execute your strategy better. The 32-inch Asus ROG Strix XG32VQR is one of the best gaming monitors around. This curved WQHD 1440p 144Hz monitor has a quick response time of 4ms. Imagine having 3 of them for a full panoramic view of the top 15 realistic games in recent history.
Having clear and crisp audio definitely adds to the optimal gaming-cinematic experience. When all your senses are glued to the game, it’s hard not to enjoy (or get freaked out) when playing games like In Silence which is one of the best horror games. If you have an awesome headset or speakers already, try listening to the Project Mara trailer. That should give you goosebumps.
Good audio also contributes to a successful gameplay when playing shooter games because crystal clear sound can help you locate opponents with directional audio. Whether it’s a wireless headset or not, a good one is not hard to come by. One of the crowd favorites is Razer Blackshark V2. It has amazingly crisp audio and a clear noise-cancelling detachable mic. It’s also lightweight at just 262g which makes it comfortable to wear for hours on end.
There are a lot of options for high-grade custom mice. Ergonomic or symmetrical customs ones; it’s available. White, black, colorful, with skins; it’s available. Wireless or wired; it’s available. Customizing the RGB lighting of your mouse to match your game room is also available. Regardless of where you, one thing is for sure…what you are looking for is a durable high performance balanced mouse that you can rely on when securing a shot like SteelSeries Rival 600.
Gaming keyboard is probably the most customizable item in this list. Ergo, design, material, and key placement are just a few of the things you can tweak when having one made. Of course you can also opt for a ready made one especially if you don’t know exactly what you want. One that is worth mentioning though is the popular Corsair K100 RGB mechanical keyboard which has stellar reviews across the board.
Do not come short on this one especially if you are the type of gamer that plays for 16 hours a day…or more. First thing’s first, you have to be comfortable. No one likes to play and no one plays well when they are sitting on a plastic chair. Quite expensive for a really good gaming chair, yes, but if it means you enjoying your game better, and making winning more glorious and sweeter, then why the heck no.
If you are thinking about getting a notable gaming chair but second hand, stop thinking about it. Like what Stu’s Review said, “No way am I going to buy a second hand chair where someone’s sweaty ass crack was sitting in it, farting in it for 8 hours a day.”
This one is meant for a separate article as we cannot possibly go through different platform controllers and try to go with it in detail. But for the purpose of this article, we go with what we can customize in any other controller out there. So basically you can customize the shell, buttons, thumbsticks, bumpers, and triggers with different colors and skins. You can also order a customized protective case to match your controllers. One of the many places you can check out is Custom Controllers UK. You can also add some KontrolFreak’s FPS Freek Galaxy performance thumbsticks that they have recommended for playing Fortnite.
Dedicated VR Space
If you have extra space in your room but not big enough to fully enjoy the VR experience, there is tech out there that you might just be interested in. Knoxlabs is offering KAT Walk C, the first personal VR treadmill. The equipment comes with its dedicated footwear which has anti-slip straps and customizable friction. So the next time you play Half Life Alyx, Pavlov VR, or any VR fitness games you are in for an incredible experience.
So now that our cart is full to transform the game room, we can continue playing games thinking and dreaming of the day when we can checkout.