2018 has been a great year for gamers with Far Cry 5 coming in as the best selling game of the year, breaking the Ubisoft franchise record, with $310M in consumer revenue in the first week after its launch. And let’s not forget about the Fortnite dance takeover that took over both the gaming and non-gaming media in 2018, with the Floss being the most recognizable of all.
New gaming technology like the Oculus Go VR headset debuted with high praise this year as critics coined it as, “the first semi-affordable VR headset of its kind.” Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora of the Evil Geniuses team came in at the highest paid gamer of 2018 with an estimated $2.8M in earnings during his gaming career. So how do we top a year of new tech, incredible gaming experiences, and top scores? Never fear gamers, 2019 is rolling in hot with new games, advanced gaming tech, and the promise of your best scores yet.
We’ve put together a comprehensive list of everything you need and need to know for gaming in 2019, check it out to stay a league ahead of your top competitors.
Top-Performing Gaming Accessories for 2019
High-performing gamers need the best in gaming accessories, and 2019 is chock full of top-notch accessories we’re looking forward to. Here are some of our favorites:
Secret Lab Titan Series Gaming Chair
Why we love the Titan Series Chair:
- Extra tall backrest and advanced cushioning for comfort that lasts marathon gaming sessions, so you’re not interrupted during high-intensity battles.
- XL P.U. Casters make this chair super mobile and durable.
- Adjustable lumbar support to address discomfort exactly where you need it.
OMEN by HP Keyboard 1100
Why we love the OMEN by HP Keyboard 1100:
- Backlit blue mechanical switches make this keyboard super responsive so you don’t miss a beat with quick moves.
- Durable product made for high-performing daily gamers. Perform aggressive moves and destroy your competition without worrying about your keyboard taking the hit.
OMEN by HP Headset 800
Why we love the OMEN by HP Headset 800:
- Ultra clear and retractable microphone for unparalleled communication so you can collaborate with your team to take down your competition with agility and precision, every time.
- Comfortable, padded ear cups and high-quality audio technology so you can catch every detail and fully immerse yourself in your gamescape.
- Noise-canceling tech that rivals all others so you can focus on the crucial shot at hand without distraction.
Games You Need in 2019
Some of our favorite games of 2018 were the best horror games for pc including Resident Evil 7: Biohazard by Capcom as one of the best survival games of the year and possibly our favorite rendition in the series. Alien Isolation by Creative Assembly allowed us to encounter the extra-terrestrial in a terrifying tribute to the film, Alien.
2019 definitely won’t disappoint with even more survival, action, and horror games stealing the spotlight. Here are some of the most anticipated games you can expect to see winning over gamers in 2019:
The first edition of the Resident Evil series was originally released in 1996 has become a cult classic, and some would say it paved the way for the popular zombie-centric media we’ve seen in recent years. The second edition has been remade and we’re desperately awaiting its arrival in late January.
An all-new action RPG takes players through a gorgeous sci-fi universe with fully customizable suits and superhuman abilities.
- Metro: Exodus
Think you can survive post-apocalypse? Metro: Exodus gives you the chance to test your skill in an unpredictable world with horrifyingly realistic gore.
- Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5 is a third-person action game blazing into 2019 with refined, detailed game details and a demon-hunting avatar that seriously slays.
Best Gaming Conventions for 2019
With new games and technology to impress gamers this year, we’re obviously anticipating a huge turnout for the world’s top gaming conventions in 2019. Gaming conventions give gamers, developers, and professionals the opportunity to collaborate and get more details about their favorite features, characters, and upcoming tech to expect in the year to come.
Here are some conventions we’re most looking forward to this year:
- Ludicious – Zurich Game Festival (Jan 31, 2019) – Zurich, Switzerland
- Game Developers Conference (March 18 – 22, 2019) – San Francisco, CA
- Comic-Con International (July 18 – 21, 2019) – San Diego, CA
Welcoming New Tech in 2019 Gaming
Each year gaming gets even more impressive. With new technology, immersive games, and some amazing events coming up, 2019 will surely be a year for gamers to remember.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.