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How to Revamp Your Online Gaming Setup

by Carlton Whitfield. Published Sun 23 Dec 2018 11:23, last updated: 23/12/18

Got a new release you just can’t wait to binge? In the market for a comfier seat while you play your way through the next AAA title? Or maybe you just want to see your man cave be the best it can be – whatever your motivation, upgrading your gaming setup is no mean feat. And that’s why we’re here to help!

From chairs to peripherals to the online VIP experience, here’s the best the market has to offer.  

Lumbar Support for Long Hours

Nothing’s worse than a crooked neck, a stiff back and an aching wrist after a long session in front of the screen. Taking that into account, one of the best things you can do for yourself when it comes to equipping any office, even a gaming one, is to invest in gear that will help keep your body in check.

Big brand names like Razer have their own gaming chairs, and there are plenty others out there competing for your cash.
And yes, there’s something to be said for their effectiveness and sleek design. But you can’t go wrong with a classic lumbar support office chair, either. Names like Ergo-Tek and the Setu Chair come to mind. Consider, too, mousepads and keyboards which come with ergonomic support for your joints (if you’re playing with a mouse and keyboard) – take a look at the Razer Blackwidow, for example.

High-Powered Entertainment

High-end games won’t get you very far without a high-end machine backing them up; that’s why it’s so important to keep your setup up to date. If you want the best graphics and the best experience, investments have got to be made. That might mean swapping out your PS4 for a PS4 Pro, your Nintendo DS for a Switch, or your 2 GB graphics card for a 4. Whatever your playground, there are always improvements available.

To that end, if you’re interested in building your own PC gaming machine, consider employing professionals in the process. Many companies offer custom builds these days, and it's often more cost-efficient than a premade brand at that.  

Backstage Passes

It’s all well and good playing games, winning prizes and taking down the boss in your own time. With your new chair, console and title in hand it might seem like you’re at the peak of gaming indulgence and professionalism – but not quite. There are even upgrades that can be made to the experience itself.

Spice up your subscriptions with the Humble Bundle, for example, a charity fund that rewards donators with a spree of games, comics and other nerd paraphernalia every month at huge discounts. Or how about PlayStation Plus? Again, there are discounts to be had, and free titles to claim and enjoy. Some gaming sites like Club Royale will go even further, offering tailored one-to-one concierge services, exclusive high roller live tables in their casinos and real-world adventures for their most concerned of clients.

There are so many moving parts involved in a gaming setup, from the machine itself to the screen, the controller, the chair you sit in. It's important to prioritise those you value most, to budget effectively and to enjoy the results in luxury as a result. More power to the 24-hour session with your friends. More power to ultra graphics settings. More power to high rolling at the casino in your PJs from home. 



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