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The NEW Ultimate Gaming Guide is Here!

Our 2021 edition of the ultimate Gaming Guide provides a review of the latest and most sought-after monitors, consumer TV and gaming equipment, and reflect on the opportunities that the gaming industry presents for modern-day gamers.

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Home Gamers

Those who enjoy gaming on occasion at home rely on having a good Wi-Fi connection to improve download speeds, a high-definition TV screen or PC monitor, and either an Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo console for the full set-up. Gaming is a hobby enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds with many devoting more than 20 hours a week to it.

Keeping up with such a hobby requires investment long-term in high-quality, functional gaming equipment to make the gaming experience fun and enjoyable for all. Here is a list of our top recommended gaming equipment for those who enjoy gaming on occasion at home.

Cello 65” Smart LED TV

Cello 65” Smart LED TV

C6520G4K

Gaming has never been easier, with built in Chromecast technology to stream gaming content, and 4x HDMI inputs for external devices and consoles.

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iiyama G-Master 34” Curved Gaming Monitor

iiyama G-Master 34” Curved Gaming Monitor

IIYGB3466WQSUB1

Widen your vision with the 144Hz GB3461WQSU Red Eagle, featuring 1ms MPRT, HDR, FreeSync Premium and Ultra-Wide QHD resolution.

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Bluetooth 2.1 Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer, Black

Bluetooth 2.1 Soundbar & Wireless Subwoofer, Black

SAMHWA550XU

The Samsung Soundbar delivers a powerful 410 watts of 3D sound and is supported by Virtual DTS:X technology, to place every gamer at the heart of the action.

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Lindy Chromo HDMI Cables (1m, 2m, 3m)

Lindy Chromo HDMI Cables (1m, 2m, 3m)

LINDY37871

The Cromo line of cables from Lindy offer superior performance, a sleek chrome design and support UHD resolutions for gaming of up to 4096x2160.

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Peerless Tilting Mount

Peerless Tilting Mount

PEERPT660

This mount allows you to mount any LCD or Plasma screen quickly and easily and tilt it forward/back for an improved viewing angle.

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CMS Ergo Single Screen Monitor Arm

CMS Ergo Single Screen Monitor Arm

CMSSINGLEBLACK

This monitor arm is easy to install, can hold up to 20kg and comes in 3 different colours to complement any gaming desk setup.

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Level 2

Amateur Gamers

Many gamers will find that an amateur gamer set-up is all they need, these solutions also offer a more affordable option for environments that need a large-scale installation, like compulsory education gaming rooms.

Building a functional gaming setup requires a few smart purchases. There is much debate in the gaming industry whether gaming monitors or TVs are better for the experience. Largely display decisions comes down to personal preference, but you need to ensure that all of your gaming rig works together, including audio, cables, mount and display.

Hisense 55” Smart QLED TV

Hisense 55” Smart QLED TV

55E76GQTUK

The beautiful, vibrant images produced, supported by Dolby Vision, along with a built-in Quad Core processor creates a cinematic gaming experience like no other.

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iiyama G-Master 32” Gaming Monitor

iiyama G-Master 32” Gaming Monitor

IIYG3271QSUB1

Gaming is better with people and the G-Master is built for team play. With a mere 1 ms response time too, to give gamers the edge over their components.

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B-Tech Full Motion Double Arm Wall Mount

B-Tech Full Motion Double Arm Wall Mount

BTEBT8221

Designed for large screens of up to 65” with integrated cable management and three swivel points so that it can be easily tilted and adjusted.

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C2G Performance Series High Speed HDMI Cable (2m, 1.8m)

C2G Performance Series High Speed HDMI Cable (2m, 1.8m)

C2G10377

This Ultra Flexible High Speed HDMI Cable supports communication between devices connected through the HDMI ports and resolutions of up to 4K for that high-quality gaming experience.

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MXL Mic (White, Black & Blue)

MXL Mic (White, Black & Blue)

MXLAC44

With a highly durable design, these MXL Mics are built to capture a wide variety of vocal sources, perfect for Twitch streamers.

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Shure Home Microphone

Shure Home Microphone

FSHUMV5CUSB

This USB microphone is optimised for home gaming setups with a specialised Speech Enhancement mode which increases the output of the voice for streaming content.

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Level 3

Professional Gamers

The rise of ‘eSports’ has created a new career option for gamers, whereas before there were hobby gamers and game developers, the increased popularity in watching games being played has led to people being paid to play games through sponsorships, fan contributions and prize money.

As eSports has become a billion-dollar industry, gaming even expands college and career opportunities. Colleges and universities have not only embraced this industry, offering both graduate and post-graduate degrees, but are also allowing gamers to win scholarships through eSports.

Staffordshire University features a dedicated eSports lab and ‘pro-gamer training facility’, this is where players will level up their skills and train for upcoming tournaments.

iiyama G-Master 24.5” Gaming Monitor

iiyama G-Master 24.5” Gaming Monitor

IIYGB2570HSUB1

Get the competitive edge and unleash your full gaming potential with the Fast IPS Red Eagle, featuring 0.5ms MPRT, 165Hz and FreeSync Premium.

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LG UltraGear 27 inch Gaming Monitor

LG UltraGear 27" Gaming Monitor

LG27GN600

Fully G-SYNC® Compatible for a smoother, faster gamer experience. A speed of 144Hz allows gamers to response rapidly and aim at targets easily.

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LG HBS-FN4 Earbuds

LG HBS-FN4 Earbuds

LGHBSFN4

With sound designed by Meridian, these earbuds deliver clear audio at all times and have a sleek, comfortable design, turning the true wireless earbud experience up a notch.

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C2G Performance Series High Speed HDMI Cable 2m, 1.8m

C2G Performance Series High Speed HDMI Cable 2m, 1.8m

C2G10376 | C2G41363

Providing higher quality video for streaming gaming content including resolutions of up to 4K. Connecting a variety of devices from TVs to monitors.

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Chief K1D Height-Adjustable Desk Clamp Mount

Chief K1D Height-Adjustable Desk Clamp Mount

CHIEFK1D120B

The perfect monitor solution for any gaming setup with fingertip monitor positioning and Extreme Tilt technology and a quick-release monitor interface for easy mounting and maintenance.

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Level 4

Game Developers

The game developer, whose full-time job is creating compelling game content and producing exceptional gaming experiences that resonate with their audiences, will undoubtedly require the most up to date gaming hardware and accessories.

This gamer type will need additional hardware such as microphones, cameras, cables as well as a high performing PC to run game creation tools and software such as Unity and Unreal Engine 4. Here are all the hardware needs and equipment essentials for the professional game developer.

Samsung 55”, 65” & 75” LED TV

Samsung 55”, 65” & 75” LED TV

SAMLED75AU9000

Ramp up the motion with Samsung’s Motion Xcelerator Turbo technology, capable of doubling refresh speed rates and reducing motion blur, to deliver a life-like gaming experience.

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Philips 55” Monitor

Philips 55” Monitor

559M1RYV

For true console gaming enthusiasts, the Momentum display with Ambiglow lighting for deeper immersion, delivers a new era of gaming.

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LG HBS-FN4 Earbuds

LG HBS-FN4 Earbuds

LGHBSFN4

With the help of Meridian audio technology, these earbuds produce clear and spatial audio, and can deliver up to 18 hours of battery life, for those late-night gaming sessions.

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Lindy Chromo HDMI Cables (1m, 2m, 3m)

Lindy Chromo HDMI Cables (1m, 2m, 3m)

LINDY37873

The Cromo line of cables from Lindy are perfect for use in the gaming world, where high levels of performance and design are essential.

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PMV Large Universal Mount

PMV Large Universal Mount

PMVMOUNT2036FX

The PMV mount is built for LFD and Interactive Screens, with rocker-type tilting arms to keen screens close to the wall and multiple fixing points for easy installation.

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All you Need to Know about eSports

Consumer TV, monitors, and gaming equipment have been the driving viewership in the world of esports and turning passionate esports fans into engaged customers. Here we highlight the need for gamers and brands to invest in high-quality technology used to market, showcase, and run eSports events across the globe.

What are eSports?

In the past two decades, gaming has evolved from a hobby into eSports which is organised, competitive and professional. Gamers and players have upskilled and, in many cases, gained millions of fans in the process. Find out more here.

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The Best eSports Technology

One of the most crucial elements of any properly functioning eSports tournament is the latest display technology to engage the audience of fans and followers of professional gamers around the world. Read more below.

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Gaming Monitors vs TV

The main benefit – and why some gamers will choose a TV over a gaming monitor – larger screens are more enjoyable to play split-screen multiplayer games. Details tend to get lost while playing split-screen on a gaming monitor as they cannot compete in size. Find out the difference here.

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Why consider eSports?

The eSports industry has seen tremendous growth over the years, both in terms of viewership and revenue, with billions of pounds being invested into the biggest and largest eSports arenas, gyms, leisure centres and even custom-built eSports hotels.

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