So, you’ve got a spare room? Well, this article is all about how to transform it into something especially cool. Unimaginative people might go for a study or guest bedroom, but not you. You’ve decided to create the ultimate gaming room – kudos! Now, you’ve probably already thought about all the consoles and computing equipment you need. You’ve also probably budgeted for the biggest TV and speaker set you can afford. But what about the things that aren’t so obvious? The little touches that will separate your playground from those of lesser gamers? Read on for inspiration.
If you take your gaming seriously (and why else would you be building a dedicated gaming room?) then you’re likely to be spending hours and hours in front of your consoles or PC. It only makes sense, therefore, to invest in something comfy to sit on. At two hundred pounds the X-rocker Vision 2.1 Wireless Gaming Chairmay by pricey, but if you’re not going to do this properly, why bother at all? It comes with built-in 2.1 surround sound, a powered amp and connectors for your iPod/iPhone, plus a standard headphone jack.
Want to stay up all night gaming without antagonising your nearest and dearest? Then consider investing in some Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 wireless headphones.They’ll set you back a mere £130 and with their superior sound quality and noise-cancelling technology it’ll be like a gentle sound massage for your ears. Or maybe not so gentle.
There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of a heated deathmatch with friends, only to realise you’ve run out of beer. But why make everyone wait around on pause while you run down to the kitchen for more supplies? Especially when you can pick up a second-hand beer fridge for as little as twenty quid on eBay! Never again will you suffer the agonising worry of wondering whether your mates are unpausing and shooting you in the back the second you’re out of the room.
If you’re settling down for a hardcore gaming session you’ll want to be sure you don’t run out of energy after a mere three or four hours, right? What you need is some proper gaming fuel and, as everyone knows, that means pizza. But don’t keep shelling out for Dominoes, especially when that means leaving your beloved gaming room to answer the door. Simply shell out £60 and get yourself a pizza oven.Rumbling stomach sorted!
Finally, beer is all very well and good, but you don’t want to get dehydrated. Dehydration causes headaches and that might interfere with your concentration when you’re busy making headshots, right? My solution? Simply run a hosepipe from the nearest tap with an adjustable gun attachment and you’ll never suffer from a dry mouth again. Of course you could just fill a few big bottle of water from the tap and leave them next to your chair, but that wouldn’t be half as much fun.
So now the only reason you should need to leave your ultimate gaming cave in a hurry is to go to the toilet. And I’m not going to help you with that.
Ed Prior is a third year creative writing student, very amateur Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and gamer. He is committed to trying new things, and enjoys writing on a range of topics for sites across the web. He is here writing for Budget Windows who provide quotes for lean to conservatories and home improvement solutions. Ed may or may not fear pineapples.