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Setting Up A Games Room? Here’s What You Really Need.

August 30, 2016 by  
Filed under Ent., Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

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(ThyBlackMan.com) Nowadays, video games are a bigger industry that music, movies and TV. They might grow bigger than all three of them combined. That’s why so many guys and ladies are starting to be a lot more confident in displaying their love. Even creating more space in their home and lives for their electronic hobbies. We’re not talking about the casual game of Pokemon Go, but real gaming. If you want to own your passion for gaming, you need the right room for it.

Comfort

Most importantly, you need to think about positioning and how comfortable you will be in your gaming. You are going to need different seats, or an adjustable one, for the different gaming stations. Chairs for gaming allow plenty of manoeuvrability. That way, you can be as comfortable getting support when PC gaming as when you’re looking at your widescreen television. Don’t use any chairs that are too stiff or immobile. That’s an easy way to start 2017black-man-gaming-room_exccramping up.

Lighting

Speaking of your comfort and health, lighting is just as crucial. We know it can be tempting to dim everything down and just zone in on the game. But that will easily lead to things like eyestrain and migraines. Instead, use environmental lighting on either side of your screen. You don’t have to light the whole room up. You just need to soften the contrast between the screen and its surroundings.

Sound

Getting the best visual you can matters. However, if you want to really immerse yourself in your game, then you can’t neglect the sound. Look into the better surround sound systems you can get, particularly ones that you can easily switch to support your TV or your PC. Making sure that the sound doesn’t travel too far from the room matters, as well. Look into soundproofing your gaming room, or just investing in a high-quality pair of headphones.

Décor

Just because the room is built specifically for a function doesn’t mean that it can have some awesome style to it, either. As a game’s room, you can consider turning it into your shrine for gaming. For example, a lot of us will have old consoles lying in our attic disused. Why not think of giving them a clean and putting them on shelves as part of a display? Consider it a museum of your passion.

Keep it easy to manage

What’s more important than looking great is making it easy to look great. That means organising and tidying it all up. Gaming consoles, TVs and PCs produce a lot of wires for one. So use things like cable ties so you’re not dealing with a tangled mess in no time flat. Similarly, don’t leave your controllers lying around. Instead, think about fixing yourself up a wall mount that can keep them all in place.

We hope these tips give you an idea of how to create an awesome gaming room. All you have to do now is sit down and enjoy your latest passion.

Staff Writer; George Palmer



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