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Do you want to be a great gamer? Of course you do! Anyone involved in this glorious hobby knows how competitive and crazy it can get sometimes. It can also be incredibly fun. In fact, gaming is a great way to de-stress after a long day at work, spend your spare time, find ways to make extra money if you are good enough, or maybe just kick back with your friends for a bit. The way you choose the game is up to you, but sometimes you might want to take your performance to higher levels. In that case, there are plenty of things that can help you become a great gamer. In this article, we'll explore a few things—both tangible and intangible—that can help you get there. Read on to learn more.


Many action and first person games these days require exceptional reflexes and hand eye coordination. Reflexes are important for gaming because they help you respond quickly and accurately to the action in your game. Whether you're a by yourself or competing online, reflexes can help you succeed. Practice makes perfect here. You'll need to hone your skills as much as possible and find ways to challenge yourself. This might mean playing more fast-paced titles or practicing the game with different controller configurations to hone your reflexes while you play. In addition to honing your reflexes, video game playing can help with reaction time and heightening awareness of the world around you.

Attention Span

Gaming is an attention-heavy activity. Although there are certainly some games that don't require much attention, most serious players are going to be dedicating plenty of attention to what's happening on screen. It's not something that can truly be considered a passive activity. Indeed, having a strong attention span can be one of the most important aspects of gaming. It works hand-in-hand with concentration and focus. If you can't focus on the game, you're going to have a hard time playing and doing well. This is especially important in multiplayer games, where other players might rely on your actions to win or where they can take you down quickly at the first hint of a lack of attention. In single player games, losing focus can mean taking longer to finish the game and missing out on story elements or fun parts of the game. Ultimately, having a strong attention span is key to helping you get the most out of your gaming session and win as much as possible.


Remaining energetic while you play your games is absolutely vital to performing well. Without energy, stamina, and wakefulness, you won't be able to keep up. Online gaming is tougher this way, and a lack of energy can really mess things up in co-op or competitive modes. There are plenty of ways to muster up and improve your energy levels. You can eat healthy snacks, make sure you get a good night's rest, and to take a walk during your breaks. Sometimes, you can try natural supplements to help boost your energy with organic ingredients. The best natural gamer supplements can help boost your energy with natural ingredients like green tea, caffeine, and B vitamins. Moreover, they're tasty and don't have artificial ingredients or ingredients to which people are sometimes allergic (such as lactose and gluten).

Proper Nutrition

When it comes to being a great gamer, athlete, or having a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition is critical. The food and drinks you consume have a direct impact on how you feel and perform every day. Eating garbage and junk will make you feel bad. Healthy, high protein foods and other nutritious fare can make you feel good, improve your gaming skills, make you feel more energized during sessions, and even help prevent health problems down the road. It's also essential to make sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day; dehydration can lead to fatigue and poor performance in general – not just in games! So keep a water bottle with you at all times and aim to drink plenty of water (don't worry about that "eight glasses per day" stuff, though).


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Half the fun of gaming as a hobby is upgrading your accessories and setup every so often. Accessories make your games better and more fun. Here are just a few of the cool accessories to consider adding to your setup:
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Controller
  • Mouse pad
  • Speakers
  • Surround sound
  • New headphones
  • New mic
  • Cameras for streaming
  • Capture cards for streaming
  • Graphic cards
  • Fans
  • Sound card
Obviously, every gamer has different ideas and needs. So it's best to research, test, and understand what you want before making a purchase. Accessories and upgrades can help you take your games to a whole other level, and make your next gaming session one for the ages.