What used to be a market filled with bloatware and digital atrocities has begun to produce amazing AAA quality games. The market that once offended true gamers has now slowly shifted toward real mobile gaming with Apps like Fortnite and PubG offering the quintessential mobile experience. Technological innovation has lead to powerful apps for streaming your games to Windows and Android devices. And with a new mobile market comes a need for devices that allow you to play on the go.
The best gaming TV balances a number of factors. Regardless of what price range or feature set you’re shopping for, if you’re buying a new television now you’ll want something that will display games in 4K to best effect – even if you’re still trapped in the 1080 era, 4K is rapidly becoming the baseline, so you’ll want to future proof yourself. Beyond that, though, there are several considerations – do you want HDR support for Xbox One X or PS4 Pro (or for piping your high-end PC through your TV)? If you are attaching your PC, you’ll want a high refresh rate for the silkiest gameplay your gaming rig can output, though if you’re primarily interested in supporting the current generation of consoles, 60Hz might suffice, and save you some precious cash.
And solid state drives are no longer just the preserve of the PC gaming elite – even the best SSDs are now more affordable than they’ve ever been. And faster too… way, way faster. The top of the tech tree is still dominated by Samsung SSDs, but Crucial, SanDisk, Intel, and HyperX have all still got something to add to the storage conversation too, whether it’s about capacity or price.
When it comes to gaming if your graphics are great, but your sound isn’t, then you’re not getting the most out of your game. Surround sound, in particular, helps create the ambiance hardcore gamers strive for. And yes, surround sound will make your game more competitive. Picking up on every little noise your opponents make will help you react that much faster.