Tired of getting your behind kicked every time you pick up a controller? If so, you are in good company. While gaming is, at its heart, supposed to be an enjoyable experience, it can be depressing when you are always getting nailed by better players. However, with a few simple tweaks – and a little investment – there is nothing to stop you from becoming a gaming ace. Let’s take a closer look at everything you need to do.
Invest in a bigger screen
Whether you play on your TV or a monitor, the larger your screen real estate, the more you will be able to see. As a bare minimum, we recommend finding the best 50 inch tv for the money you can afford. Not only will it make your gaming experience more enjoyable, but it will also help you pick out the minor details you need to avoid getting beaten. The more complex games become, the finer the margins are – and a big screen space can make a significant difference.
Lose the music
Another area of gaming that has improved dramatically is the sound stage. By turning the music down and the sound effects up, you will give yourself a chance of hearing people creeping up on you before you see them. Also, it goes without saying that you should wear headphones or earphones rather than rely on your TV’s output. You will find you can pick out incredible detail – as well as eliminate external distractions.
Customize your controls
Don’t like the controls of a particular game? There’s a simple solution – change the settings. Every game out there will enable you to do this, yet so many new gamers fail to do so. The simple fact is that you can change your controls so that you are completely comfortable – everything from button placement to sensitivity can be modified. It’s worth spending a few minutes perfecting your controller before you even consider pressing the start button. It could improve your performance by a significant amount.
Play against the best
You won’t learn anything by playing against gamers who are worse than you. While winning all the time does have its benefits – of course – you won’t progress unless you play against the best. Sometimes, you just have to accept that you aren’t going to win, and just watch and learn. Not only will you acquire new and game-winning skills, but you will also learn about strategy.
YouTube is one of the best gaming resources out there. Expert gamers are always posting videos of themselves in the form of walkthroughs – or even just mere showing off. Sure, it’s a little bit of an ego trip for them, but ultimately, if they are good enough you will pick up plenty of awesome tips.
Prepare for your gaming session
Finally, are you ready to play a game to the maximum of your potential? You need to learn how to get into the zone if you want to beat the best. Never play games on an empty stomach, either – and avoid coffee or alcohol, which will have an adverse impact on your performance. If you want to be a great gamer, you have to start thinking like one!