If you are a gaming enthusiast, then you may find yourself hunting for the best accessories because playing games on a desktop is not quite the same as playing on a console: you will be best off tailoring your PC accessories for the best playing experience on your chosen game! This is especially true for non-strategy games where the computer mouse suddenly loses its significance. So, here is our overview of the five must-have accessories for computer gaming in 2014 that will make your gaming experience on par with console gaming.
5. Gaming Keyboard
Seasoned gamers know that standard PC keyboards are not always the best bet for more complex games. Specially-designed gaming keyboards such as the Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard have programmable keys, allowing you to access game-specific commands at a simple push of a button.
Some even come with small video displays, allowing you to see certain in-game screens (such as item menus) without having to access an option. This would go great with the Herman Miller Mirra 2 Chair.
4. Wireless Headset
There are multiple good reasons for wanting a wireless headset while gaming. One is if you are playing some multiplayer title online, and need an all-in-one headphone and microphone set so that you can communicate with other players online. If you are an avid gamer, having essentials like this is a must-have! With this being said, it is never too late for anyone to treat themselves to wireless gaming headsets.
Another reason you can buy one is so that you don’t bother the other people in the building with all the (often quite noisy) action from your chosen video game! Products such as the Plantronics RIG or Razer Kraken Pro will give you all that you need in this area.
Sometimes all of this equipment might get a little cumbersome and you will find yourself wishing for the stripped-down feel of a console. Well, here is the solution for you: invest in a PC gamepad and it will be almost as though you are playing on a console.
In fact, certain items such as the Microsoft Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows are console Gamepads adapted for PC use. Alternatively, you could try out a joystick such as the Thrustmaster T16000 M.
2. Racing Wheel
If you are into racing games, then a wheel is a genuine must-have. If you want to go all-out, then pick a product such as the Thrustmaster Ferrari Wireless GT F430 Cockpit or Genius TwinWheel F1 Vibration Feedback F1 Racing Wheel which come with pedals for that genuine in-the-driver’s-seat feeling.
1. Wide Monitor
The biggest noticeable difference between console gaming and pc gaming is usually caused by a third entity; screen size. Computer monitors are usually much smaller than living room televisions nowadays and are also of low resolution which in turn makes pc gaming experience inferior to its console counterpart.
With the right selection of computer monitor, pc gaming can be equally enjoyed. You could for example try out NEC MultiSync PA301W as it packs some real punch w.r.t both size and performance.
What other gaming equipment can you recommend to your fellow readers? Shout out in the comments!
Gaming mouse is definitely number one thing that actually makes a difference in multiplayer fps games. Oculus Rift might also become a must have accessory in the near future.