We’d like to wish you a happy New Year from HipShotDot! Now, we know very well that we’re not going to get as many people reading this blog as we usually do. After all, December is a big gift-giving holiday, and we know many people are too busy using their new TPS and FPS screen dot — The HipShotDot — to read a blog. (And if they didn’t get it as a present, they most certainly use their gift money in order to get what they really wanted, and it’s stuck to their TV or computer monitor right now.)
Since it’s the new year, we thought we’d take a little time to make some suggestions of resolutions you might make. Yes, we know that not every gamer is the same, and that not everyone is going to need all of these resolutions. But our aim dots were created by gamers, for gamers...so we know enough about our gamers to make a few suggestions.
Resolve To Not Get Angry
Look, video game anger isn’t new. People have been throwing their controllers around in frustration for as long as there have been video game controllers. Most NES controllers logged more flight time than the average airline pilot. (We blameSilver Surfer andBattletoads.)
Of course, back then you were mad at the game, and not at faceless people from every corner of the world. This can lead to a dehumanization of other people and make you feel less empathy for others. Are there going to be modders to get angry at? Yes, but not as many as you think. There’s a really good chance that the person on the other end of the internet is just better than you. Or maybe your internet lagged for two seconds and they got the jump on you. No big deal.
Anger affects you directly in so many ways. Anger is fine once in a while, but putting yourself in a position where you’re more likely to often get angry (like online gaming) can lead to increased anxiety, digestion problems, depression, and high blood pressure that could eventually lead to heart attack.
Think of it this way: what’s anger going to do for you? People who get angry lose their concentration, and they end up doing worse at whatever game they’re playing whether it’s football, MMA, orCOD. Instead of getting angry, get even with our red dot on screen for FPS and TPS.
Resolve To Not UseThose Words
You know the words we’re talking about. It’s the name-calling words that end up disparaging millions of people across the world. You’ll hear these unfortunate words all the time during online gameplay, and we highly advise making a New Years resolution to not use those words.
Sure, we know that the best way to get someone to do something is to tell them that they can’t do it. But we’re not saying youcan’tuse those words, just that youshouldn’t. It’s not about being PC...it’s about basic human kindness.
Now here’s the problem with ourKotion gaming headsets: if other people are using these words, you’re going to hear them loud and clear! What can you do? If it’s a teammate, chat them and ask them to stop. If it’s a stranger, you can do the same or just block them. They’ll hopefully get the hint if enough people ban them...but they’re more likely to just blame some shadow organization, because nothing is ever their fault. Don’t be “that guy”!
Resolve to Look For That “Next” Game
Do you ever feel that you’re always just a little late to the game when it comes to the next hot online shooter? Did you jump on the Fortnite bandwagon a bit late, and now everyone seems to be better than you or has already gone in search of the next great game? Basically, do you wish you could get your use out of a game before the 12-year-olds come and take it over?
This year, resolve to be at the forefront of the next hot game. Now you’re probably asking “how do I know what the next hot game is going to be?” Basically, just don’t close your ears. There are signs all over the internet of games that are about to explode.
Resolve To Play the Campaign
It used to be that people would buy the game for the campaign first and the online playing second. Of course, this was in the days when most people were still used to the sound of dial-up going “uuuuuuuppppppanngwechongwechongsqueeeeeeeeeepongblang.”
Today, many people will toss the disc in (or download it) and just start playing the multiplayer first. And in some ways, we get it. Like we were just talking about with Fortnite, you don’t want to be a week behind everyone else when the game is released.
But you should treat yourself to the campaign as soon as possible. Hundreds of people put tens of thousands of hours into creating it, so why not enjoy the fruits of their labor? The campaign will sometimes give you information behind the maps you’re on and the weapons you’re using, increasing your enjoyment of the game. Oh, and it also lets you get used to the controls before you go online, letting you tweak everything before you put yourself up against other players.
Resolve To Get Outside...
...and we’re not just talking to you! Most of the American population needs to get out and do more. Instead of staring at a screen, head to a park and take in the fresh air. Go on a hike in the desert and revel at just how good close the sand in the Tatooine levels scenes inBattlefrontlooks like real sand. Yes, video games are fun, but they shouldn’t be dominating your life so much that you’re not enjoying the great outdoors.
And while we’re talking about being healthy...
Resolve to Exercise
Again, we’re not just talking to gamers here. There aren’t many people in our country who doget enough exercise.
Yes, exercise is good for your health, we all know that. But did you know that it also makes you a better gamer? ProfessionalOverwatch playershave an exercise routine every day, because exercising makes you more alert.
The good thing is, you don’t have to have any fancy exercise equipment to get healthier (and therefore get better at first-person shooters). Science shows that the 7-minute workouts are legit...it’s just that you have to go really hard for seven minutes. So while your console is updating, don’t pick up your phone. Just run up and down the stairs 50 times and really get your heartbeat going. You can feel good knowing you got your exercise in for the day, and you’ll be a better gamer because of it.
Resolve to Dominate!
If you can incorporate just one of these suggestions into your life, you’ll end up being a happier, healthier gamer. And we bet you’ll get better at your games, too.
Of course, there’s another way to get better at your games: use our red dot on screen for FPS and TPS. Airdrop Gaming’s HipShotDot is the fastest way to get better, so resolve to dominate your opponents this year by picking up ared dot aim assist!