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Gaming Makes a Great Hobby: Here’s What You Need to Get Started!

There’s no denying that gaming makes a good hobby. If you’re after something to do that kills time and really occupies you then then gaming won’t disappoint. While it can be expensive to get started, once everything is paid for you can play for basically free, plus it’s at home so is easily accessible so is a useful hobby to have if you want something hassle free. Here are the things you’ll need to get set up.

Computer System

Your first decision is to decide which platform you will be gaming on. If you already have a bunch of friends who game together on one platform it will probably be an easy choice. If not, spend a bit of time researching which would suit you best. You could look at the controllers, games, game play and price to come to your decision. If you’re going for a console you’re likely to be deciding between the Playstation and Xbox. If you want to go for PC gaming you will need to purchase a PC or laptop, sites like laptop.review can help you find the perfect one. The types of games you want to play and your budget will depict the best machine for you.

Desk or Gaming Chair

Once you’ve decided on the computer system you want to go for, your next step is to complete your setup. If you’re PC or laptop gaming you’ll need a desk- go with something sturdy and big enough to be comfortable to sit at. Since gaming marathons can go on for many hours you need a supportive chair. If you’re at a desk a good computer chair is a must, go to a store and physically sit in lots of different models to test them out. If you’re console gaming, a gaming chair will provide you with a comfortable spot and will support your head and neck properly. At a push a comfortable recliner armchair would do but a gaming chair would be the better option.

Tv and Sound System

If you’re a console gamer then a decent tv with clear, HD picture is going to be an essential feature in your gaming room. Newer models have 4k picture and are the best on the market currently. One option for if you don’t have much space is mounting the tv on the wall, a sound bar is a good space saving alternative to full surround sound too. Pc gamers you will need a high quality computer screen, find something that’s neither too small or large for your desk, and go with the best you can afford. It will massively improve your gaming experience. If you plan on playing multiplayer games and speaking to friends or other players, you will need a headset too. There’s a social side to gaming that many people seem to overlook, it can be a great way to socialise with friends and meet new people.

Are you considering taking up gaming as a hobby?

Nick Saban

By Nick Saban

Nick is a social and community editor for gaming news. He spends his time figuring out how to involve readers better in our journalism, and trying to ensure we cover the topics and angles they want us to cover. As-well-as gaming he also writes about politics, books, music, film, technology and cycling.