2019 is already proving itself to be an exciting year for gaming, and we’re only a quarter into the year. Whether you’re a PC gamer or a console champion, there are dozens of great gaming products out there that are sure to make your in-play experience more comfortable, more intuitive, and way more awesome.
Here are the 2019 gaming products that are totally worth your money.
If you still haven’t downloaded Steam, make that #1 on your to-do list. Steam is the brain-child of Valve Corporation, which is the developer of the PC gaming juggernauts, Half-Life and Portal. Valve created Steam as a digital distribution software for games. You can make a free account and download PC games from a massive catalogue of titles, old and new.
Most of the latest and greatest releases are available on Steam. But if you’re trying to indulge your nostalgia, you can download plenty of classics from the 1990s and early 2000s. You don’t even need an emulator or an old computer to run them.
What’s great about Steam is that the service is free, so you can spend more of your money splurging on all the available titles. Always be on the lookout for the sales. Steam is famous for its seasonal sales in which you can get amazing discounts on titles. We’re not kidding: it’s better than Cyber Monday.
If you’re looking for the best PC gaming monitor, consider getting a curved monitor. Curved monitors are all the rage these days. The curved screen is stylish, but it also serves a functional purpose. Humans have peripheral vision. We can view things from the very far sides of our eyes. A curved monitor accommodates our peripheral vision because the sides of the display curve into our line of sight. You’ll be able to see more of the display on a curved monitor than on a standard monitor. For that reason, a curved monitor will give you a more immersive gaming experience and it’ll also help you see enemy combatants at the very edges of your character’s POV.
A great gaming chair is always a good investment—and there’s a plethora of amazing gaming chairs on the market. Why? Because if you’re going to be gaming for hours at a time, you need a chair that will keep your tailbone cushioned and back supported. You don’t want to be bogged down by the aches and pains that come from marathon gaming.
There are a ton of different kinds of gaming chairs you can buy. From rolling chairs, to stationary chairs that can swivel, and even bean bag chairs, find the one that’s right for you—and make sure that it’s primed for ergonomic gaming. You might also consider getting one with built-in speakers.
Here’s an item for the PC gamer: a top-notch GPU. Games in 2019 are pushing graphic boundaries, with greater details, dynamic colors, advanced lighting, and larger game landscapes. You’ll need a high-powered graphics card if you want to keep up.
AMD and NVIDIA produce some of the best graphics cards in the business. Check out some of their latest models and consider making a GPU your chief computer upgrade this year.
PlayStation VR Headset
Now let’s get into some products for those who aren’t keen on mouse pad gaming. If you own a PlayStation® 4, try out PlayStation VR. This is a VR headset that allows you to play some of your favorite PS4 games in virtual reality. Some of the most popular PS4 games have VR functionality, including Borderlands 2, Skyrim, and Resident Evil: Biohazard. There are also a number of fun games that were developed exclusively for the PS4 VR platform. Virtual reality is the way to go if you’re trying to make your PlayStation gaming experience more immersive.
Xbox Adaptive Controller
If you or a gamer you know have limited mobility, try out the Xbox Adaptive Controller. This is an innovative controller for Xbox that makes gaming easier for those who find it difficult to use a standard palm-gripped controller. The design of the controller was shaped by the input of numerous organizations and communities. It’s a brilliant way to making gaming accessible for everyone.
The last three quarters of 2019 will see the release of great new games for PC and consoles. Don’t miss out! Gear up with good gaming products now.