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The Best Gaming Laptops in 2022 – High-End to Budget Options
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The Best Gaming Laptops in 2022 – High-End to Budget Options

Sure, PC purists might despise the evolution – or, “devolution” – of the desktop to the laptop. But you can't deny the practicality gaming laptops bring to the table. They’re compact and portable, making them ideal for those who don’t have much space at home or are constantly on the go. You won’t have to sacrifice power either. Modern gaming laptops are loaded with fast processors, high-end GPUs, and heaps of SSD storage. The best gaming laptops can even run triple-A titles at max specs effortlessly. There are all kinds of gaming laptops in today’s market. Whatever your budget, preferences, and needs, there’s sure to be a gaming laptop out there for you. Why not start off your quest for the perfect rig by browsing our top 5 gaming laptop picks below? The 5 best laptops for gaming in ...
How to Analyze Replays in League of Legends
Esports & Competitive, Guides

How to Analyze Replays in League of Legends

Watching your replays is one of the best ways to improve as a player. It allows you to easily identify your mistakes and can help strengthen your macro awareness. However, knowing how to effectively watch your replays and learn from them is a challenge in itself. Without the right approach, you can end up spending hours sifting through replay after replay, only to be no better off as a player from when you first started. In fact, the wrong approach can even make you a worse player. That’s why today, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on how to effectively spectate yourself and make the most out of your replays. These tips and techniques are sure to help, no matter your elo. To analyze replays in League of Legends, first, focus on your own mistakes rather than observing your teammat...
How to Stop Laptop From Overheating While Gaming
Gaming, Gaming Gear

How to Stop Laptop From Overheating While Gaming

Portable, slim, and packed with FPS-bestowing power, gaming laptops let you battle it out in your favorite virtual realms. And you can do it without being constrained to your desk. You can take your gaming setup anywhere and everywhere without feeling like you’re lugging around a power brick. But unfortunately, the laptop’s slim and compact design is a double-edged sword. It makes the device prone to overheating, especially when you’re putting the GPU and CPU under heavy load. Stuttering, thermal throttling, hardware damage – overheating can cause a whole host of problems. These problems will no doubt ruin your gameplay experience and affect the longevity of your laptop. A hot-to-the-touch chassis can even leave you with some serious thermal burns. To prevent your laptop from overhe...
How to Earn Blue Essence in League of Legends
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How to Earn Blue Essence in League of Legends

Previously known as IP (Influence Points), Blue Essence (BE) is the main, in-game currency in League of Legends. Every single champion in League can be bought from the shop with BE. However, champion prices vary. Newly-released champions cost 7800 Blue Essence, while old champions cost as little as 450 BE. Aside from champions, Blue Essence can also be spent on rune pages, mastery tokens, and chromas during the Blue Essence Emporium. Today, we’ll cover all the different ways you can earn Blue Essence in League of Legends. We’ll then discuss the best strategies for earning BE fast.  Blue Essence can be earned by leveling up, completing missions, accumulating honor, and disenchanting unwanted champion shards. You can find out how much BE you currently own in the client. Look for the...
Best Microphones in 2022 – Budget and High-Quality Options
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Best Microphones in 2022 – Budget and High-Quality Options

Our world is constantly changing and evolving, and for once, we can see what we’re headed to. We’re moving to the digital world. Every form of communication is online. From chatting with friends, talking to teachers, to working from home. Online communication is a key part of our lives. Whether you want a microphone for livestreaming on Twitch, recording videos for Youtube, recording music, or just for conversation, you're going to need a nice microphone. Many people are curious if there is a best microphone to use in 2022. The answer is that the best all-around microphone to use in 2022 is the Blue Yeti. With 4.5 stars with over 25,000 ratings, the Blue Yeti is the best microphone to use for streaming, recording, and video conferences. It is high quality, durable, and will cover all of...
This is the HARDEST Video Game EVER Made – Never Been Beat
Challenges, Gaming

This is the HARDEST Video Game EVER Made – Never Been Beat

A widely popular game series, which you've most likely played if you were alive in the 1990s, holds the single hardest video game ever made. It's so difficult, in fact, it could be considered impossible. So what is the hardest game ever made? The hardest game ever made is Wave Race. Yes, we're talking about the jet skiing game released by Nintendo. You may be thinking you've beaten the game and it wasn't that hard, but you'd be mistaken. Wave Race 64 Released on September 27, 1996, gamers around the world were introduced to the synth-driven jet ski racing game Wave Race 64. With a Metacritic score of 92/100 and commercial success, Wave Race 64 sold 1.95 million copies in the US alone. Worldwide, Wave Race 64 had 2.94 million sales, putting it in 15th place for most sales of any ...
Top 8 Gaming Mouse and Keyboard Combos in 2022
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Top 8 Gaming Mouse and Keyboard Combos in 2022

Sure, you could settle for your bog-standard office keyboard and mouse, but they aren’t going to level up your gameplay any time soon. Whether for casual gaming, competitive gaming, or speedrunning, gaming mice and keyboards are designed to give you a competitive edge. Gaming mouse and keyboard combos come with speedy response times, precise controls, and ergonomic designs that provide long-lasting comfort. Many even sport programmable macros and customizable RGB lighting (to "glow up" your gaming setup). Everyone had different needs and wants when it comes to their gear. We’ve gathered the top 8 gaming mouse and keyboard combos in 2022, from budget-friendly picks to premium sets with all the frills. Each set in the list caters to totally different preferences and setups. So whether you...
5 Blindfolded Speedruns You Have To See! – SGN
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5 Blindfolded Speedruns You Have To See! – SGN

As if speedruns weren't impressive enough, let's try them blindfolded! The world of speedrunning is quite vast and exciting. Not only because pretty much any game you think of might have a speedrun of it. But also because speedrunners use various methods to beat the game. Some people have been using dance pads, guitars from Guitar Hero, and VR controllers. There's also hand tracking, and even bananas. That's bananas! However, of all the unconventional ways one could speedrun, one stands out. To many, the most impressive will always be speedrunning blindfolded. Of course, none of the runs we list are the fastest way to beat the game. With that said, the sheer fact that they are doing it blindfolded is something you must check out if you love speedruns. https://youtu.be/wtgtCavisqo T...
Getting Started Guide to League of Legends – Tips for Beginners
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Getting Started Guide to League of Legends – Tips for Beginners

My friend ‘Greebo’ and I have a friend who was just getting into League of Legends. Now, in no way are we elite challenger players, coaches, or professional gamers. With that said, we still wanted to do what we could to help our friend get started. We’re just two people who love the game and have played for a couple of years. Being excited to have our friend join in our games, we compiled a list of useful tips as a guide, and have ultimately decided to share it with you and anyone else who might need it. Please let us know about any additions or edits in the comments and we'll be happy to update! Welcome to a ‘timeless’ time-sink! So, you started playing League of Legends. First of all, welcome! While the game does get some bad rep, there’s a reason why Greebo and I have been playing...
The Sky is the Limit: Discussing the Future of Video Games
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The Sky is the Limit: Discussing the Future of Video Games

The Frontier Gaming is here to stay. The presence of video games over the past few years, and especially so during the pandemic has been undeniable.  To name a few:  Hades, Red Dead Redemption, God of War, Persona, Yakuza. The list goes on, and it hasn't even considered behemoths like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Warzone. Mobile gaming has taken off as an industry, and the sky is the limit. What is the next step? Are VR and AR finally going to breach into the mainstream? Evolving worlds, growing narratives; We are pushing the frontier of video games, and it is incredibly exciting. Pushing the Envelope -  Art and Immersion We have seen games take a massive leap over the past few decades. Long gone are one-note stories and paint-by-numbers narratives. Creating a cohesive single-...