At a time when the world is practising social distancing, one of the best ways to fill the void from minimal socialising is through video games. Video games foster genuine psychological benefits and feelings of community as well as provide interested players with a new skillset.

For all the prospective gamers who don’t know where to start, the team at Acer Middle East share their top 10 tips on how to start gaming with efficiency.

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1. Identify which game fits you and your interests: whether it’s Multiplayer Online Battle Area (MOBA), 1st player Simulation RPG (Role Playing Games), Map games where you complete the different objectives in different campaigns, Racing, E-sports games that allows you to play your favourite sports in first player or within a team setting, etc.

2. Make sure to have a good gaming device with the proper specifications, this will make your gaming more enjoyable and exciting. Ensure that the specifications of the device match the requirements of the game you want to play.

3. A super Graphics Pocessing Unit (GPU) which is a specialized electronic circuit designed to sharpen and accelerate the images presented in a frame, Cooling systems to ensure the device doesn’t overheat and Killer Wi-Fi/Ethernet are some of the topmost important things to consider when looking into which device to purchase– the last thing you want is to be kicked out in the middle of a game because of lagging WiFi!

4. Get your mind in the zone by setting up a cool gaming area, equipped with mousepads and gaming headphones to take your gameplay to the next level.

5. Don’t be afraid to play around with your settings to ensure you get the best possible performance out of your gaming experience.

6. Make your screen brighter, as most games are made a bit dark and brightening your screen will really help the colors stand out and provide contrast. If you need a new or better gaming monitor, read this awesome article on gaming monitors under 300 dollars.

7. Watch tutorials and other “How To’s” to learn all the roles and player tips and tricks that will help you improve your gaming technique.

8. Always start new games in easy mode and gradually work your way up, as you become more comfortable with the controls and objectives.

9. Don’t be afraid to play online with other gamers who are more skilled at the game, it can be useful for enhancing your gaming skillset.

10. Keep practising but give yourself time off every once in a while and come back with a fresh mindset.

Acer’s wide range of high-performance gaming products offers its users premium performance, long battery-life and are equipped with innovative technology for optimum gameplay. For rookies looking to take it to the next level, check out some of Acer’s top gaming products:

Acer’s Nitro 5 

• The Acer Nitro 5 is packed with a powerful performance - up to 9th Gen i7 Intel Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650

• With a 15.6” FHD IPS display and lifelike colors using a 72% NTSC, 300 nits panel, the display is stunning. To top it off, we’ve boosted screen-to-body ratio of 80% with narrow 7.02mm bezels.

• Equipped with twin fans, AcerCoolBoost technology™ and quad exhaust port design to help cool the laptop quicker for the excited new gamer.

To buy the Acer Nitro 5, click here!

Predator’s Triton 300

• The Predator Triton 300 encompasses a 15.6-inch IPS panel with a lurid color display. In addition to this, it has a 77% Screen to Body ratio and 8.6 mm narrow bezels for a maximized viewing experience.

• Take control over your gaming rig with PredatorSense™. Our custom utility app allows you to monitor your system, overclock, create macros, customize RGB preferences and much more. All this is done within a personalized, intuitive interface geared around maximizing your system’s potential.

Predator Triton 300

• Residing within the metallic shell is a 9th Gen IntelⓇ Core™ i7 Processor, GeForceⓇ GTX 1650 GPU,16GB of DDR4 memory and 1TB HDD

To buy the Predator Triton 300, click here!

Predator Helios 300

• The Predator Helios 300 is armed with NVIDIA GeForce GTX™1660Ti graphics, 9th Gen IntelⓇ Core™ i7 Processors and custom-engineered 4th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D Technology

• This gaming machine comes ready with either a 15.6” or 17.3” 144Hz IPS panel for that immersive gameplay experience

• No one wants to lose a match due to latency, so the Predator Helios comes prepared with Killer’s E2500 Ethernet Controller, Wireless AX1650 and Killer Control Center 2.0, keeping ping low and 100% optimized

To buy the Predator Helios 300, click here!

Predator Orion 5000

• The Orion 5000 is lit up by the RGB case fans and houses everything your gaming heart desires. It even includes a filter under the PSU intake to weed out dust, the bane of any desktop that utilizes fans.

• Boasts NVIDIA RTX™ Technology bringing strong GeForce RTX™️ graphics cards, giving users up to 6X the performance of previous-generation graphics cards

• With the extreme processor the Orion has under the hood the AIO (All-in-one) Cooler MasterⓇ CPU Liquid Cooler is the perfect fit

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To buy the Predator Orion 5000, click here!

Predator XB3 Monitor

• Predator’s XB3 Monitor demolishes the possibility of motion blur with a 4 ms response time and refresh rate overclockable to 144HZ

• Gamers can enjoy smooth, tear-free gaming that is illuminated in the darker blacks and brighter lights of the NVIDIAⓇ G-SYNC™️ HDR display

• Users will also get the chance to select the right mode for them, using GameView, which provides three game modes to choose from: action, racing and sports

The Predator XB3 Monitor is coming soon to