From 0 to Gamer in 6 Products: The 6 Essentials Every Beginner Gamer Needs
Whether you’re trying to take your gaming career to the big leagues, just casually starting off, or somewhere in the middle, different gaming products are going to fit your needs better than others. There’s a lot that goes into gaming, each component playing an essential role in the overall gaming setup. However, no matter where you are on the scale, these are the 6 essential products that every gamer needs.
Even if you’re a PC gamer, there are certain games that are just better with a controller in hand; even if you don’t use it often, you’ll be glad you have it when the time comes. If you’re not a PC gamer, a controller is even more essential because it’s the only way you can play. But why extra controllers? Different controllers offer different features that can be beneficial in gameplay. Some games come with their own controllers specifically designed for that type of game (and we have an entire article on those) while other games work just fine with a standard controller.
No matter what you’re looking for, we have tons of recommendations and options for you at any one of our locations. So come on in and check out our selection!
Collectibles from your favorite series
It’s one thing to become a collector because you truly love the game and want something to commemorate it once you’ve completed all the levels. But it can also pay huge dividends. We’re talking hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars for an old cartridge you found at a garage sale or on the shelf at Goodwill.
You can learn more about the rising prices of video games and how to sell them here.
A really comfy chair
A truly comfortable chair brings your entire gaming setup altogether. You will likely be spending long hours in front of the screen so it’s necessary to find a comfortable chair that offers neck, back, and head support. Some chairs even recline and have a kick-out leg rest. And some brands offer branded chairs which, if you’re a serious fan of a specific franchise, may be the way to go.
With all the multiplayer games now on the market, headsets are an invaluable part of the gaming experience. You can strategize with your teammates or talk crap to your competitors.
Gaming headsets come in both wired and wireless options and the quality of the mic will vary. Both of these variables depends on the headset you prefer. Once again, feel free to stop in one of our stores as we can provide recommendations for the best headsets.
In addition to a good headset, a headset holder is a great way to declutter your desk if you play PC games or even if you just want someplace to store your headset. Gaming comes with a lot of cords, monitors, keyboards, and controllers so having a way to organize that one additional device will really be a lifesaver.
Big screen TV
When it comes to picking a gaming TV, we say go big or go home. If you’re a console gamer, you will likely be sitting 6 feet or more away from the TV. The greater the distance, the larger the TV needs to be.
When you’re purchasing a gaming TV, chances are it’s not going to be used solely for gaming, so you want to find a TV that fits all the needs of the house in terms of size, usability, and efficacy for movies, TV, and gaming. It’s not about picking the priciest, shiniest, biggest model. We recommend looking for a TV that places the focus on picture quality, measuring the contrast and colors so everything looks as dark, bright, vivid, and true to color as the director or game designer intended.
If you’re going to be playing for long hours, good snacks are essential but obviously, that varies from person to person. Never sit down for a gaming marathon empty-handed.