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PC GAMING: ARE KEYBOARDS OR CONTROLLERS BETTER?

Over the last 10 years PC gaming has evolved significantly. In the world today you can game on a computer just as much, if not more, than a game console. If you can play on both then you may have the question of, “Why even buy the extra device?”

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KEYBOARD OR CONTROLLER GAMING?

PCs are keyboard controlled where as games consoles are controlled by hand held controllers. Like I said, PCs have greatly improved themselves. With that being said, you now have the option to use a hand held controller with your PC. You may be thinking, “That’s great! What’s the problem with this evolution?” Nothing is wrong. In fact, it is great to have the option of both keyboard and controller. However, how do they compare?

When assessing comfort a controller may be more practical. Laying back in your chair or sofa is probably more preferred by everything considering the alternative, which is sitting up right in an ordinary chair. Nevertheless, when using a controller for long periods of time you begin to experience fatigue.

Your palms  may become sweaty and your muscles may start to cramp. In comparison, keyboards are not ideal for long periods of usage as well. Resting your wrists on the keyboard pad will eventually lead to Carpal Tunnel. Just as the controller, your body will cramp up. Where as the controller induced cramps resignate in your hands and arms, keyboard induced cramps are localized in your neck, back, and shoulders.

WHICH WILL GIVE YOU A BETTER PERFORMANCE?

Keyboards obviously have more buttons compared to a controller. Hence, you have quicker access to additional moves for your character. On the contrary, you can access these same actions with a controller. The downfall is you have to use pop-up menus to gain access to these abilities. In turn, it slows down your speed. With that being said, you have more speed when using a keyboard and mouse.
Unfortunately, most, if not all, PCs do not include a controller in their packaging. You must purchase them separately. In spite of that, if you choose to purchase a controller or two you now have the opportunity to play multiplayer. Keyboards do not have that option, no matter how many keyboards you own. A keyboard and mouse are typically always expected to be in PC packaging. If not then you might want to consider contacting your provider…

All in all, even though keyboards offer you extra gaming outlets, it would not do any damage to have a hand held controller on standby. For further assistance in your exploration of keyboard vs controller, feel free to check out the link I have provided. It is full of short reviews based on who prefers what and why.

HOW TO BECOME INVOLVED IN MAJOR LEAGUE GAMING TOURNAMENTS

Your Nintendo is no longer the thought that comes to mind when someone mentions “Gaming.” Your GameBoy also is not thought of in the same situation. “Gaming,” is not a fancy new term for a baseball or hockey game. It is now a live online network of people who compete in games professionally. Online gamers have become so extremely prevalent and zealous they now have their own professional league, Major League Gaming. To some, it may not be considered a sport because of the lack in physical activity, but online gamers have persevered and made a pathway for themselves in a big way.

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED YOU ASK? I THOUGHT YOU WOULD NEVER ASK!

The MLG consists of teams going against one another in tournaments. If you are reading this passage then I assume you already have a favored game and console. Good, because that is the first step in enrolling. If not then I suggest searching for a game that speaks to you. One that you are not only good at, but also enjoy. After deciding on your game it is now your job to grab the attention of others. Make them look at you and think either I want to join this person or I want to stay on their good side.

HOW DO YOU GET ALL OF THIS EXPOSURE WHEN YOU ARE SITTING COMFORTABLY AT HOME?

Excellent question. XBox Live has made exposing your talent extremely accessible. You literally have everyone in the world at your finger tips. Including the people you want to impress. Another thing to keep in mind, you may have been engaged in your game of choice for years, but it is imperative you learn the rules set by the tournament. It is one thing to be proficient at the game, but it is another to be proficient at the game while honoring their rules.

The online game world is like a trail run for you. Think of these as your tryouts. Although, before beginning you must conjure a team, and name a team captain. The team captain is the one with permission to invite the rest of the team into the tournaments. If you do not already have a team do not fret. There are plenty of people in your position, looking for team members who want into the tournament life. MLG Custom Forums has access to players you can add and invite to be a part of your team. http://gamebattles.majorleaguegaming.com/forums

Once your team is established the next step is essential. Practice! Practice against other teams as much as possible. This not only helps with exposure, it also allows you to work out the kinks and wrinkles in your teams’ game plan.
To gain access to tournaments visit Active Tournaments to decide which you and your team desire to be a part of. As you successfully compete in these tournaments, you are catching the eye of very important people in the MLG.

FIVE TIPS FOR BECOMING A GREAT FIRST PERSON SHOOTER PLAYER

Not everyone can be good at FPS games. You need to learn some tactics to become a great FPS gamer. In the beginning, you will experience some embarrassing killing footage and misclicks. Slowly, you will learn from your mistakes. Here are some tips for you.

LEARN THE MAP

Map knowledge is important as it is going to tell you about the location of your power-ups, health packs, resupply of ammo, etc. For games like Call of Duty or Battlefield, the map will let you find out the enemy spawn point and also tell you where your teammates are.

FIND A GUN

You should select a weapon with which you are comfortable. You should use a gun that you like and smoothly handle. Stick to the same gun and try to master it. Get used to the play style and then keep on refining your technique.

USING BLIND SPOT

When you come across a blind spot, such as a corner, increase your volume. Listen so that you can hear is someone is approaching. If you know that someone is there, go all in and surprise your enemy.

THROWING GRENADE

The best time to throw a grenade is when you have your team with you. Only toss a grenade when you are sure that you can kill one of more people.

THE TARGET

You should target whoever is facing you first. It is not necessary to shoot the person who is closer to you. You should try to line up your targets so that after killing one you can move to your next targets.

Practice these tactics and soon you will become a master in this game. You should have the patience and concentration to improve your gaming techniques.