Improving Immersion at the Screen

When you picture a PC setup, you will most likely think of the standard desk layout. A monitor, a CPU, and a speaker or two is enough for the job at hand. However, you can enhance this experience by going beyond the desk – setting up your PC accessories to go around the room. This is especially beneficial for those who love playing video games.

No matter how large the screen is, at the end of the day it is still a rectangular window to the action. It has borders, and anything beyond is back to reality. For those looking to enhance immersion, going beyond the standard setup can help immensely.

Feel Surrounded

A Surround Sound System is a fantastic addition to any gaming setup. The idea is simple – instead of having just one or two speakers, spreading them across the room can make you feel like you are inside the screen. With the help of a surround sound system, your audio can come from multiple directions. This gives you the feeling of being inside the game, and all it takes is a simple setup of speakers on key locations.

See Beyond the Screen

While the audio can help create a more immersive experience, visuals are a great way to bring the action to life. There are plenty of ways to synchronize lighting with your computer screen. Lights from your keyboard for example may change in color depending on what is happening on the screen. For those who can afford it, syncing the room lights themselves (or to a lesser extent, a nearby desk lamp) can enhance the visual experience. Playing horror games for instance will be more immersive if the lights start dimming depending on your location inside the game. Action sequences will also look more fun with light colors changing depending on what is happening on the screen.

While these may sound like ‘added’ expenses, those wanting to enhance immersion beyond the screen can try evoking more of their senses.

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