February 16, 2016
Gadgets for PC Gamers Review
Despite naysayers pointing towards its demise, the PC gaming platform continues to blossom. According to a report by SuperData, in 2008 consoles accounted for 42% of the gaming industry, with PCs coming in at just 37%. Now, however, PCs account for the majority of market share at 51%, with console gaming second (30%) and mobile gaming third (13%).
With the rise of online games being made available through portals that offer free bingo games and other incentives, pricey next-gen consoles may suffer a dent in popularity, as more and more players are booting up their PCs and paying online.But if you want to get serious about your gaming experience, it’s worth investing in a few gadgets, sitting back and truly immersing yourself. You can’t go wrong with any of these highly coveted pieces of kit.
SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Controller
This handy little gamepad is ideal for gamers who flip between devices. Connecting via Bluetooth, the Stratus controller is compatible with PCs and Macs, as well as Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. With a bumper 10 hours of battery life and a comfortable, familiar button layout, the Stratus delivers a console style experience to online and mobile titles.
Leap Motion Controller
The Leap Motion Controller brings smooth gameplay to your fingertips. The USB device makes it possible to control your games using hand gestures. Say goodbye to the old point and click titles, and quite literally wave hello to a completely new way of playing.
Mad Catz R.A.T 9 Mouse
A trusted staple for PC gamers is their mouse. You can’t even get started without one. However, serious players will tell you that a standard, run of the mill mouse won’t cut it in the online world. You need to give that little mouse some claws. Invest in a Mad Catz R.A.T 9 Mouse and you won’t regret it. This odd-looking gadget can be adjusted to fit your grip and comes with wireless technology for lightning-fast response times.
The next big thing on the horizon seems to be 4K monitors, boasting bigger and better visuals than ever before. These monitors can display pin-sharp resolution, at around 8.3 million pixels. If you’re wondering, a 1920x1080 screen measuring it at 23-inches only summons up about 2 million pixels. Things are quite literally going to start looking better for PC gamers.
Beyerdynamic Mmx 300 headset
Once you’ve got the visuals right, make sure you don’t neglect the audio. Developers dedicate a lot of time and money to soundtracks and effects, making sure they set the right mood and create the atmosphere that lifts you from your chair and drops you right into the battlefield.
Formerly the favourite accessory for console gaming fans, there are a plethora of decent headsets available on the market. However, with a head-hugging design and fantastic audio support, the Beyerdynamic Mmx 300 headset is a cut above the rest.