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A 12-Step Guide To Getting Ready For The PS4 And Xbox One

It's NOT just about the PCs and consoles
by Neps Firmalan | Oct 11, 2013
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FHM Nation, allow us to make a prediction: 2014 will be the gaming geek's year!

It's a pretty bold statement, we know, but we have one big reason for claiming such a thing: the arrival of two highly-anticipated next-gen consoles, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November.

So, like dudes holding their pee in rush hour Edsa traffic, we can't wait. We're already daydreaming about how we'd prepare for the new brand of gaming it'll bring (like the many ways we could stack junk food in our kuwarto for the upcoming walang tulugan game-athons). But, for now, it's best we focus first on the things that could complement these hardware beasts.

Below is a list of items that you'll need if you want to experience the full capabilities of next-gen gaming consoles. Because, as far as hardcore gamers are concerned, a little bit of pimping will go a long way.

1. A big-as-heck Full HD TV

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Those gaming graphics are served best in large sizes, so we say, go big time, brotha! A 55-inch or bigger TV will drown your eyes in high-def awesomeness, allowing you to appreciate the finer graphical details and enhancements next-gen consoles will deliver. In other words, size matters for your eyes. We can see it now: Dead or Alive on the PS4 on a full HD display. Sigh.

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You could say, "I'll just buy a cheaper, HD-ready TV." That might be better for your pocket but, we have to warn you, HD-ready doesn't mean Full HD and you might find yourself having to make do with a lower 720p resolution when your games are good for 1080p resolution. Bummer, right?

How about 4K a.k.a ultra-definition TVs that pack four times the resolution of their Full HD counterparts? Hold your horses if you're getting the PS4; the console will support 4K for multimedia files but not for gaming. The Xbox One, however, will be able to play 4K content, including games, so a 4K TV might be a nice investment.

2. For your PS4, get a PS Vita!


If you're planning to buy a PlayStation 4 and still have moolah to spare, then we recommend also getting a PlayStation Vita. Why the added gastos? Well, for starters, the Vita can act as a second screen for your PS4. You can play your PS4 games on it if ever you get tired of staring at your TV. This tandem can also provide you with more gaming flexibility and viewing options, like being able to view a different set of visuals from what's shown on your TV. That's a one-two punch right there, Sony fans!

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