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6 Must Have Gaming Accessories

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Computer games have come a long way from the time “Pacman” became hugely popular decades ago.  Nowadays, computer games have become very sophisticated because of technological innovations. As it becomes sophisticated, it therefore requires complementary gaming accessories for you to enjoy such games.

What are these things you should have?  We list them down below. But as a reminder, before you go and have a frenzy buying gaming accessories, check if your computer is also up to the challenge first. It should be equipped with a large memory storage space, the latest processor, updated video cards, and other stuffs.

Gaming Mice

An ordinary mouse will work well but the intensity of the game and the need to have play buttons within fingers reach is also important.  You do not want to waste time finding and ensuring you pressed the right control and function keys in your keyboard.  In addition, a gaming mice have better palm grip; thus, you navigate the games comfortably.

Gaming Keyboard

A special keyboard that has extra keys to allow you to play the game mercilessly and at the same take control of music, volume, rewind and forward mode as well as monitor computer usage through LED screen just on top of the keyboard, have programmable extra function keys, and most of all features lighted keys so that you can still play even if it is dark.

Gaming Headsets

What is special about gaming headsets when compared to ordinary ones is that the audio effect is better and you get to hear voices in the background, allowing you to detect and preempt enemies when playing gun games.  In addition, clear audio is also important to relay and receive messages from your teammates.

Gaming Controllers

These are gadgets that you need for better maneuvering in games like race, sport, and action games.  Thus, you need a gaming wheel to drive your way through the Indy 500 video games.  Gaming controllers like the Logitech Wingman Extreme are for better fight engagement in computer games.

Gaming Consoles and Speakers

It is the game itself; it is a device where games are stored.  It is quite similar to video games console of long ago like Atari Pong consoles. The latest game consoles have built in games and features compatible only with their own system.  Unlike its predecessors, the latest gaming consoles have superior video displays and offer more functions and features and can even function as a Blue Ray DVD player.  The speakers are important in order for you to feel the sound effects of the game.

Gaming Table and Furniture

While there is no such thing as specially designed computer tables and chairs for gaming purposes, it is important also to consider these.  Some considerations include a sturdy computer table that can withstand banging and other extreme actions and with a wide or large enough space to accommodate gaming accessories.  Computer chair is also a prime consideration.  It must be comfortable and big enough to allow extreme body movements like bouncing your butt and jerky body actions.  Of course, do not forget that it can enable you to sleep well in a sitting position after you get tired playing games.

Soon, new models will be introduced and more gaming accessories will be recommended so better prepare for their arrival!

Best Gadgets of 2012

best gadgets of 2012

On the first day of 2012, BBC News published an article about the most wanted gadgets in 2012.  The list includes updated Nokia Lumia, Apple upgrading its iPod with a thinner and bigger screen, Sony smart phones, Xbox 720 (became Xbox One actually), Playstation 4, new Nintendo Wii, Tomb Raider, Grand Theft Auto V, and Mass Effect 3.

After the year has passed, let us take a look at the best gadgets of 2012.  Does the list include gadgets enumerated by BBC News? Read on.

According to resources online, the bestselling electronic gadgets on Amazon.com are Kindle readers.  It holds the top four positions with the Tom Tom GPS coming in fifth and the Apple iPod 8g coming in sixth.  This information proves that people are still into reading.  The Tom Tom GPS gadget on the other hand is an indication that people are buying technology that helps them in their everyday life.  The Apple iPod 8g affirms what BBC reported in their most wanted list.

The bestselling phones of 2012 (overall) on the other hand so far are the following – Samsung Galaxy Note, Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy Y, Samsung Galaxy SII, Blackberry 9900, Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia Asha 300, and Sony Xperia Ray.  While Nokia has somehow managed to pose a threat in the mobile phone market, there is no doubt that Samsung remains the strongest brand in this gadget category.  Let us find out if the divorce between Sony and Ericsson will yield positive results for both brands.

BBC News excluded specific electronic gadgets like digital cameras in their list. Anyway,  the Panasonic Lumix series is the bestselling brand in this category.  The driving sales factor can be attributed to several features of this brand and its models.  For example, Panasonic Lumix TS3 has the latest technology to capture high resolution images for underwater shots and other solid features like shock, dust, and water proof.  If you want high definition images, then go for Panasonic Lumix FZ45 which can capture movie and picture images at high speed range.

Other bestselling electronic gadgets also include electronic pointers, speakers, computer accessories, and other stuffs.  Here, you won’t find brands like Nokia, Sony, and Samsung.  Rather, you will find Boogie Board LCD writing tablet, Optical finger mouse, Portable Sphere speakers, SMW Green Laser Pointer, power adapters, USB cable charging devices, wireless controllers for PS3, Smart pens, and network media players as some of the brands and products electronic consumers are buying in 2012.

Electronic manufacturers won’t stop; they will continue to launch new products of the latest models with up to date technological features embedded as well as upgrading of current lines with more sophisticated tools and applications.  This will alter the total sales make-up of the electronic industry for the years to come.  With aggressive promotional tools, popular brands like Sony, Nokia, and Samsung will ward off threats from rivals like Blackberry, Apple, and Nintendo.  Really, the race for technological supremacy has never been exciting and electronic consumers are just too happy to accept the latest with open arms this 2013.

Candy Crash Cheats

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Everyone’s going loco over Candy Crash, a phenomenal game app as popular as the likes of Plants and Zombies, Angry Birds, and Temple Run. Although it appears to be a simple pairing game where you just mix and match the same candy variety to earn points and accomplish goals, the game actually becomes more challenging as you progress towards each level. You’re lives are also limited that once all of it are used up, you will have to wait for 24 hours before you can play again.

What a bummer, most especially if you are glued at one level and needs to continue playing to move on towards the next and you can’t wait for an entire day just to play again. So what do you do? How far can you go for another try? Will you resort to utilizing Candy Crash cheats? I know I did. 😉

Types of Cheats

The most common cheat is advancing the time at the device used (phone or tablet) to make it look like it’s been 24 hours past since you’ve lost. There are also more complicated cheats which include downloadable software (often applicable only for computers) that can alter the game’s features. You can multiply the number of attempts allowed for a single game to increase your chances of accomplishing the goal. This will also automatically boost your overall score since you have more moves than usual.

Such cheats make me sometimes think that players with abnormally high scores and have passed seemingly impossible level tasks are cheating. But I know I did use such software at some point when playing the game through Facebook. 😉

Game Guides

Maybe not everyone with outstanding scores and uber high levels have cheated. Maybe they have read game guides such as this – Candy Crush Levels Help Guide.

Purchase Lives or Upgrades

If you’re not a fan of applying tricks like the above, you can always buy lives or purchase upgrades. You will need a credit card for this purpose though. And although I admittedly said that I’ve cheated on several occasions, I did make purchases a couple of times. I’ve also availed of several special offers such as inexpensive Facebook credits.

But not all are willing to shell out money (in USD at that) for a game. Others may not have a credit card to use (although a debit card also serves the purpose). Hence, cheats are a Candy Crush gamer’s friend.

So how about you, will you go as far as using Candy Crush cheats to play?