Building The Perfect Environment For Your Gaming Setup
Not many are aware, but American adults have quietly overtaken children as the primary gamers in the nation. A study reported by USA Today indicates that over 215 million adults now regularly play video games, many of them investing considerable amounts of money into having perfect gaming setups. That’s true whether it’s expensively assembled PC and ergonomic desk setups, VR combinations in expansive spaces, or top-quality TVs hooked up to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox X. Whichever format is preferred, it’s arguable that these resplendent setups deserve a space around them that offers an equal level of joy – a gaming room fit for a monarch – regardless of the budget.
A cozy chamber
Gaming used to be the preserve of the rich, but it’s now a pastime for people of all economic backgrounds. TechSpot highlights the fact that you can easily build a powerful PC gaming rig for under $1000 – and the room you enjoy it in can be assembled without breaking the bank, either. In fact, one of the best ways to enjoy PC gaming is in cozy, small rooms, including box rooms and cupboards. Retailers like IKEA supply solid furniture at a low cost, and, in smaller spaces, the PC itself will provide much of the decoration. In terms of where to focus in the budget, consider using a monitor arm to reduce clutter and provide ergonomic safety. Finally, focus on LEDs – these low-cost and energy-efficient tools are key to cool gaming room setups with lights that provide ambiance while helping to maintain eye health.
Family-friendly entertainment centers
For many adults, the onus is on entertainment – whether for friends or just for their immediate family. Having a big screen TV is a must and an open area in which to enjoy activities like VR, or old-school gaming like Wii and its athletics, like tennis. In these spaces, it can be helpful to once again deploy LEDs, for a sense of ambiance, but also use a huge rug to center the room. This can do two things – give a central area to work around, and provide safety for VR and moving about. For the best experience, Salon Privé Mag recommends a high-quality surround sound service – which will elevate the immersion to the next level.
Focusing on the play
Immersion is a huge part of gaming. Getting lost in a huge title, whether that be God of War or The Witcher III, or in a historical land like that of Red Dead Redemption 2, is how the hour’s wind away and a truly touching experience is enjoyed. To achieve this, the gaming room should perhaps embrace minimalism. Rooms with little clutter and fittings that are designed to focus the attention on the game and nothing else are the key – and, once again, judiciously deployed LED strips can help to focus the eye even more.
Ultimately, however, the gaming room should be designed around your tastes. What’s good to know is that you can create a brilliant space for gaming despite your budget and despite the space, you have to work with.