Gaming Gear and You
INSIDER ESPORTS - TehKorean talks about gaming gear and how essential it is for him.
PC gaming requires three essential components, which would be some sort of stereo out putter such as headset or speakers, a keyboard, and a mouse. As the years have gone by companies like Creative, Steelseries, Razer, Logitech, Plantronics, Microsoft, and much more have created different forms of the three essential gaming components. All at the
same time these companies are pushing the bar higher and higher to what a “gamer” should definitely need. However, I am not here to advertise what a gamer needs, but rather I’m here to know if it actually helps in your gaming.
When it comes to gaming, I use my crappy Dell standard keyboard, my 5 year old Logitech Optical mouse, and a Plantronics headset I bought a year ago. True not the very best gaming gear but to me it’s the best gaming set I could have ever asked for.
Some people might ask me why I don’t switch to a new keyboard or mouse that’s built for gaming. Well I’ll give all of you a firm solid answer; I have!
I’ve bought multiple types of gaming mice such as the Logitech MX518, G5, and G9. I’ve also used the Razer Deathadder, Microsoft Habu, the Mamba, the Fata1ty 1010 mouse, and even the Razer Krait. When it comes to gaming keyboards I’ve tried the G15 gaming keyboard from Logitech, the Razer Tarantula, and the Razer Lycosa. How did I get all these gaming peripherals you ask? Let’s just say Best Buy got screwed over by me.
Now on a serious note, yes I have tried all of those gaming devices and for some apparent odd reason I can never get an edge on my gaming. Before anybody says anything I’ve also used each gaming gear for at least two months to make sure that there would be sufficient time for me to get used to the mouse or keyboard.
Honestly, I’ve lost a lot of hope for gaming gear as for me I haven’t been able to find anything that truly gave me better shots or faster mouse speed. However, I keep on hearing from all of my teammates and such of how great their new mice or keyboards are, while I’m stuck with my same crappy gear.
I’m full of great frustration in my predicament, but my case doesn’t seem to be the same for everyone else around me. There’s also the fact that it shows how eSports is affecting even large scale companies because gamers have demands for this gear, which brings the gaming companies revenue and that’s all hope and joy for all of us isn’t it.
In the end, I made this column as a discussion almost. So I’d like to hear does gaming gear really help you or not?