Headsets that use smartphones to generate virtual reality imagery are a lot less expensive than standalone VR headsets like the Oculus Rift, though obviously you’ll have to factor in the cost of a compatible high-resolution mobile device. Google’s latest version of its Daydream View headset works with Google’s own Pixel smartphones and an expanded range of Android-based phones from Samsung, Asus, LG and Motorola, among others. Unlike some cheaper all-plastic smartphone VR headsets, the lightweight Daydream View is covered with breathable fabric and designed to stay comfortable for long periods of play.
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Unlike TriHard, cmonbruh’s emote has always been slightly controversial. It’s difficult to pinpoint when CmonBruh really became a meme, but the earliest known mention dates back to 2016, according to Know Your Meme. The emote is primarily used to express confusion over something being said on stream, usually in response to a chat participant saying something with a racist connotation. The emote is also used, however, to illustrate a more general confusion — hence the “c’mon, bruh” language.
When it comes to actually choosing which exact version of the Corsair One is best, we recommend sticking with a few necessities (feel free to browse around what they offer to see which price-tag is justified for your budget). Keep in mind the following: 16GB of RAM, at least an i7 processor with 3.0 Ghz+, as much hard drive memory as you need (1 TB should suffice, and we do recommend a portion being solid-state drive at that), and a video card to hold it all together (something like an NVIDIA GTX). The Corsair One is going to keep you going for not only the present but for many years to come, even as the demand games ask for better internal builds of PC’s continues as well since it’s currently ahead of the curve.

“Memes in general are about cultural literacy,” Caldwell said. “How can you show your membership to certain subculture? This is exactly what’s going on with Twitch emotes, and some of these are really hard to grasp. Being able to have a firm grasp of how these emotes work is important in order to participate. I think we’re going to see more and more emotes, and more and more variations of the same emotes.”
Advances in battery tech and Bluetooth mean wireless headphones don't always carry a hefty price tag anymore. Among the best of the bunch are these lightweight stereo headphones from Jabra, which give up to eight hours of audio on their rechargeable batteries. They also come with a cord so they can be used when the batteries run out, or on airplane flights.
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Offering an accuracy advantage, durable mechanical keyboards produce a click sound with each keystroke, which can reduce errors when typing. Other features that can aid in accuracy and speed include anti-ghosting and macros. Anti-ghosting minimizes the number of possible key combinations, reducing the likelihood that your keystrokes will be ignored if you accidentally press multiple keys at once. And some keyboards feature extra keys that can be used to program macros so that a single keystroke handles a complex string of commands.
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Once you’ve gotten your hands on your new gaming system you’ll probably want some accessories to go with it. Extra controllers will be a necessity for multiplayer games and you’re going to want a headset for online gaming. Some excellent models from manufacturers like HyperX, Corsair and Razer will be discounted, as well as DualShock and Xbox wireless controllers.
The Razer Wolverine is a wired gaming controller for Xbox One with an incredible set of customization options. They include swappable thumbsticks and D-pad, six bumper and trigger buttons you can remap, and a built-in audio control panel. The gamepad also features the gaming giant's signature Chroma lighting experience — you can adjust it via an Xbox app.
Xbox and PC gamers can get the full feel of car racing with this force-feedback wheel, gearshift and pedal set from Logitech. (PlayStation 4 racers can check out the very similar Logitech G29 wheel.) The game navigation buttons are better integrated into the steering wheel, compared to Logitech’s older versions, while the black anodized metal centerpiece and the real leather steering wheel cover give it a sleek and refined racing look.
Conventional and virtual reality games are demanding more and more graphics power, which means even if you purchased a high-end computer graphics card for your PC a few years back, it's likely time for an upgrade. It’s possible to spend thousands of dollars on the latest high-resolution graphics cards, but Nvidia’s GTX 1080 sits at a sweet spot in the market, at just over $500. The GTX 1080 is also one of the least expensive graphics cards that can handle the latest 4K displays for gaming with reasonable frame rates.
Full-ear gaming headsets surround you in audio and cancel out background noise. You can choose from a single speaker for each ear, or multiple speakers in each ear cup for a true surround sound experience. You can also take your gaming to another level with your choice of virtual reality headsets, which surround you in the audio and visual elements of games.

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What it means: TriHard is an extremely popular, yet controversial emote — and it has a detailed history. Based on a face made by streamer TriHex while at an anime convention in Dallas, the emote didn’t officially become “TriHard” until 2014 when TriHex was speedrunning Yoshi’s Island and noticed a Twitch staff member hanging out in chat. TriHex told Kotaku he did everything possible to get their attention and, essentially, was trying way too hard. So he became TriHard.
Is a chair just a chair? Is a ‘gaming chair’ really a ‘chair for gaming’? We’re getting pretty philosophical here, sorry. We do have one question, however — what’s an optimal gaming flow and experience without sitting on something comfortable? We all know those long days and nights, no shame at all! Although this is one of the last items listed as the best gear for gaming and one that you may upgrade later down the road, you never know when it’ll come as a need, especially with how much time we spend sitting down to game. The Steelcase Gesture is a high-end chair that is designed with a few advancements that not only make it comfortable with a platinum metallic frame and leather all around, but will certainly help improve your posture. Equipped with adjustable arms that move like a human arm, it allows the gamer to obtain support no matter what position they are in. Our long-term health should be taken into consideration, no?
As it became more popular, members of the Twitch community began to associate the cringe-worthiness with young kids on the platform. “I’m 12, btw” became punctuated by hahaa as a way of pointing to someone with the immaturity of a 12-year-old. It has since then become an emote used to illustrate a cringe-worthy moment on stream, and insult other people.
It’s possible to spend much more on wired stereo headsets for gaming, but the HyperX Cloud Stinger has most of the functionality you could need for just under $50. It’s lightweight and comfortable to wear, thanks to the large over-the-ear foam cups, and features a sturdy design — essential for its survival if you ever drop it. The ear cups also rotate to fold flat, which makes the headset easy to carry around.
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Most gaming keyboards are a mix between console-style controllers and traditional keyboards, but the addition of advanced ergonomics and a raised palm rest for the most-used keys add a level of comfort, especially for first-person shooter games. This newest version of the Tartarus Chroma keypad from Razer features 16 programmable game keys, a scroll-wheel, an eight-way thumb pad for additional controller buttons, and customizable RGB back-lighting.
We think the following is gear gamers should upgrade if they’re able. Again, you can either do so systematically as you gather some cash, grab a few at once, or setup an entire new rig — it’s all on you! Or perhaps even start building your own gaming computer if you want to save some money as well. If there are some different recommendations or even gear you feel we left out, let us know in the comments. Just as a heads up, click on the links below of the gear to jump to that specific section’s recommendation. We’ll also link you to some of our guides in case you want some more information or additional gear picks to compare and contrast.
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