4 Ways to Enhance Your Gaming Experience Today

The video games industry is growing year in year and has become a multi-billion dollar industry. More and more people every year are gravitating toward video games as the ultimate form of entertainment. This is something that has become even more accessible in recent years as a result of the number of opportunities there are to enjoy games moving forward.


There are so many things you have got to keep in mind, and it is important to assess what you can do to get the best possible experience when gaming. There are plenty of things that combine to make up the gaming experience, and this is something that you have to bear in mind. Here are some of the best ideas that are going to help you improve your gaming experience.


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Practice Makes Perfect


They say that practice makes perfect, and there is a lot to be said for this. It is important to understand what it takes to improve your skill and ability at a particular game. The best way to do this is to practice and play more and to play against people better than you as well. This is important to focus on because it is a great way of getting better at gaming, and being able to spread your skills across different games. Plus, do you really need an excuse to play more video games?!


Get Tips and Hints Online


There are a lot of places you can go online to get hints, tips, cheats, or walkthroughs that can help you to enjoy a game that little bit more. Whether you want to buy OSRS gold, or you’re looking through a walkthrough, so you don’t get lost, there are tons of online options. The internet has made the world of gaming much more enjoyable and accessible, and this is certainly something you need to keep in mind when it comes to your gaming experience.


Set Up a Gaming Room


In order to be able to have a more enjoyable time of things, it is important that you set up a designated space for your gaming. This could be in the spare room if you have one, and you could choose to kit it out the room with furniture and equipment that is going to leave you with the perfect gaming room. If you don’t have a spare room, then you could still make some changes to the living room in order to gear it more towards gaming. For instance, you might consider buying a new TV unit to fit all your consoles on, or make space for your gaming chair, etc.


Utilise Different Devices


You can use plenty of different devices these days in order to enjoy gaming more. There are consoles and PCs, which offer countless games across different genres, but handheld devices are also popular. And, in recent times, there has been a growth in the mobile gaming sector, providing a convenient and remote opportunity for gaming on the move. There are so many excellent mobile app games that you can enjoy, and this really goes a long way toward providing a more complete experience.


There are a lot of things you can do that are going to help improve your gaming experience. This is one of the great social activities you can enjoy these days, and inviting friends over is really important when it comes to making a big difference. So, you need to make sure you are focused on improving and enhancing your experience by following the suggestions above.

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Pure StreamR

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The Pure StreamR carries a bit of weight behind it and for good reason. The sound on this little device is very very impressive! It has a HUGE kick in the bass and we love that!

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Thursday, 16 January 2020

We love our music here at How To Kill An Hour, so we’re always on the lookout for fantastic pieces of kit. One of which is portable speakers. We’re huge fans of Pure, so when we saw the Pure StreamR it was a speaker we just had to check out.

Upon taking it out of the box, we discovered it is a very small device. But it is hefty. It carries a bit of weight behind it and for good reason. The sound on this little device is very very impressive! It has a HUGE kick in the bass and we love that! It’s the perfect speaker to take out and about with you.

It’s portable so has Bluetooth streaming on it, so you can play all of your favourite music from Apple Music or Spotify. Furthermore, why not play your favorite podcasts while on the go? *cough cough*

Not only that the Pure StreamR has digital DAB radio built in as well as Alexa voice technology! Furthermore the speaker is 360 degrees, so wherever you’re sitting you will enjoy powerful, crystal clear sound. The StreamR is one of the few bluetooth speakers to offer Alexa too. The onboard microphone connects to the Pure Home App on your smartphone via bluetooth. Then it will connect to Alexa using Wifi or mobile data. Therefore allowing you to have access to Alexa, wherever you are! Ask her for the weather, your schedule or even play a playlist.

With the Pure Home App you can also customise your speaker settings and be notified of software updates. So you’ll never miss a beat!

Pure have also added an aux-in cable, so for those not wanting to use bluetooth, this is the speaker for you! The Aux cable also acts as an antenna for the digital radio! How cool is that?!

The sound fills the room and sounds just as good outdoors and with a 15 hour battery life, you simply cannot go wrong.


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Pastimes: What’s The Perfect Go-To For You?


We all have hobbies. Even if you think that you don’t. Even if you see Adam at work with his mountain climbing expeditions. Or Trish at church that bakes. Even if your hobbies don’t tend to take shape in the form of something active or creative, you most certainly have them. Maybe you like to watch TV and a certain kind of movie genre? Or you like to play football on the weekends? No matter what you like to do, it’s an important part of your life.


Or, maybe you’re someone that generally starts to watch Netflix in the evenings and you’re bored? You’re tired of doing the same old thing? When this is the case, you’re definitely going to want to try and find out what the perfect pastime is for you. And this can sound hard at first, but it’s really not. By taking a look at your interests and passions and what you truly love to do, you’ll find it.


How You Like To Spend Your Time


To start with, analyse how you spend your time. Think about what you really love to do. Do you love to play games, like www.critiquesdecasino.com, or do you love to write? Really think about what you do that you enjoy. But also identify what you do that you don’t love, because this can tell you a lot.

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How Your Spent Your Time As A Child


But then also, you need to strip this back. Think about what you loved to do when you were a child. What were you most passionate about? When you think about this, it’s going to point you in the direction of what might just be perfect for you personally.


What You’re Passionate About


Another way to look at this, is to discover what you’re most passionate about. And this can be tough. It really can. Because your mind can be clouded by what others are doing, and what’s cool, and what you think you SHOULD be doing. So trip that back. Think about finding what you are truly passionate about, as www.themuse.com shows. This can then help you to find out what you should be doing with your spare time.



What Makes You Happy


And, of course, you can get real simple here. Think about what makes you happy. What do you love to do? What makes you smile? What could you spend hours doing that you would feel absolutely be fulfilled by? Do that.


How You Want To Live Your Life


Finally, one thing that you need to do here, is to take a look at exactly HOW you want to live your life. So ask yourself, what does an ideal day look like for you? How do you want to spend your time? Because that’s the thing. It’s not just the image of your perfect life. It’s more than that. It’s about how you FEEL every day. How your life and your work and your hobbies add to your life. So think about what you want to do to make sure that you’re spending your time in the most rewarding way possible.



Anthem is EA’s brand new game that really surprised everyone during E3 2017. It’s a brand new game, a brand new franchise in a completely new universe. It’s a futuristic open-world RPG that many are excited about and for good reason!

Anthem is an upcoming online only, multiplayer, open world,  third person RPG game that’s being developed by BioWare Edmonton and published by EA. Due for release in 2018, this game is said to be HUGE and it’s release is not too far away. February 22nd to be exact! You and your friends take take on a role of a Freelancer in a group of up to 4 bold and courageous people who leave their civilisation to explore a dangerous yet beautiful landscape.

If the gameplay trailer didn’t get you excited the demo surely will, the VIP Demo is available for a short peroid between January 25th-27th. A few weeks prior to it’s release on February 22nd.

How do I get access to the VIP Demo?

Well you can pre-order the game, join Origin Access or join EA Access to experience Anthem before everyone else. Furthermore by playing the VIP Demo you get an in-game item. Highlighting that you were one of the first gamers to play!

For more information on the VIP Demo please click here to head to EA’s website.

Pre-Order Anthem here!


miwhip – Cool Uber Competition

Uber has some competition at it’s doorstep. It’s called ‘miwhip’ and will give users the chance to ride in a supercar mini-cab for Londoners who download and use the app from today! It’s the first of it’s kind to hit the streets of London. How cool does this sound? A guaranteed supercar surprise for every 100 rides!

miwhip Supercar Lottery

The miwhip supercar experience is given to riders on a lottery basis, where 1 in every 100 rides booked on the app will for the exact same price as a regular ride, be given a supercar to travel in. However, this doesn’t sound like it’s “guaranteed” does it? Well, there’s more! For loyal users of the miwhip app, riders will get the chance to secure a suprise supercar rude for their 100th booking.

The cars available are:

  • Lamborghini Aventador
  • Ferrari 488
  • Rolls Royce Ghost II
  • Mercedes G Wagon 
  • Mclaren 720s 


Single rider bookings which are pick up and drop off in Zone one for £5 a journey, if they book one of miwhip’s old liveried smart cars called ‘the mione’

miwhip are looking to increasing their market share by recruiting 5,000 of London’s existing private hire drivers on the miwhip app and are hoping for 10,000 drivers by the end of the year.

But why would they join?

Well drivers who use the luxury ride sharing app, will recieve the lowest rates of commission at a fixed rate for life of 15%. Other operators run at 25%, therefore drivers who opt to drive on the app will be earning 10% more for each ride. Daily payouts are also available, drivers can also track their earnings with full transparency with a wage calculator which is on the drivers app.


The app is funded by the family founders of some major London success stories! Such as sneaker care protect brand Crep Protect, Presented By and KLEKT one of Europes leading sneaker platforms.

What set’s them apart?

Riders using miwhip, whether they’re tourists or Londoners will be able to see different areas of London! Through the social aspect of miwhip called ‘nearby’. It will suggest locations near to the user places to shop, eat and entertained!

 “London is one of the most glamorous, cosmopolitan, exciting cities in the world. This is about putting a bit of magic into London lives. We are creating EPIC rides in EPIC cars for all Londoners to enjoy. What better way to experience our phenomenal city and all it has to offer than riding in an exclusive and surprisingly wonderful gold supercar mini-cab.” Amerah Ahmed, Co-owner of miwhip Ltd

So, why not give it a go? Download miwhip: iOS / Android

(miwhip can download and use the app from today and is available to use over the next 6-8 weeks)


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