With most of our time being spent indoors, many of us are turning to gaming to pass our spare time. It’s fun, we get to virtually hang out with our friends, and there’s the potential of turning it into a career (or at least launching a YouTube channel).
If you’re one of those who are looking to step up your gaming career, here are 6 things you’ll need:
A PC, console, or mobile device, depending on the type of gamer you are
A regular PC or laptop won’t cut it, so you’ll need a gaming device to smoothly run graphics-heavy games. Luckily, there are plenty of options now at different price points, so there’s a device that would suit your budget. Make sure to look at the processor, which will affect performance. Other things to consider include the graphics card to make higher resolutions playable, RAM, and the hard drive. Consoles are easy to use and fuss-free, while mobile devices can be used practically anywhere. Find out what type of gamer you are to know the right device for you!
A stable internet connection
Of course, your gaming gear wouldn’t be complete without a stable internet connection. Invest in a good plan so your viewers can enjoy your streams clearly and without any lags. Answers seem to vary online, with some saying that at least 3 Mbps is needed, while others say 4 to 8 Mbps minimum is ideal. Whatever the case, the higher the Mbps, the better.
A gaming chair
If you’re going to spend long periods of time playing, make sure you’re seated comfortably. Gaming chairs not only look cool, but they also have great benefits. They support good posture, are adjustable so you can play at eye level, and engage your back, arms, abs, and leg muscles. They’re also super cozy to sit in.
Headsets are great because you can immerse yourself in your game without bothering anyone around you. Gaming headsets come with a mic so you can speak to your teammates and your viewers. Of course, the difference between headsets lie between brands and models, so do your research and see which one has the best sound quality for you. Plus points: many of them come in cool designs and cute colors.
If you’re using a PC, you will need to invest in a good webcam so your viewers can, well, watch you. Get a high-resolution one so your streams are always clear.
You’ll be spending long periods of time seated so it’s a good idea to have a snack nearby. We’re currently in love with Prifood’s Super Crunch, a line of corn chips, nacho chips, and Chipcharon (made from green peas). The corn chips come in four delicious flavors: the Cheddar Cheese, Cheesiest, Tasty Sweet Corn, and Beefy BBQ. The Nachos are perfect for when you’re craving the dish, and you can choose between Cheese and Barbecue. For something local, we recommend Chipcharon, with Filipino flavors like Lechon Kawali, Suka’t Sili, and Pinoy Bawang!
Super Crunch is available in leading stores such as Waltermart, Super8, Metro, Rustans, Robinsons, Landmark, Puregold, and Mercury Drug.
If you want to take your gaming to the next level (either by pursuing it professionally or starting a streaming channel), make sure to have these essentials. Don’t forget your snacks so you don’t go hungry!