The pandemic has been a good time for computer game makers, with more people staying home and seeking their entertainment in virtual worlds. With 2021 drawing to a close and 2022 coming up, here’s a sneak preview of what the hottest new games might be next year. All these games have one thing in common: they all have gorgeous graphics that you’ll want a good computer, and a vivid monitor mounted on a desktop monitor mount, to play.
Bethesda Gameworks is a giant of the gaming world, being well-known for their seminal Elder Scrolls games through the decades, including the latest in the series, Skyrim. However, they’ve almost never released a new intellectual property outside of the Elder Scrolls‘ world of Tamriel. That all changed in November 2022, with the release of Starfield, which Bethesda head Todd Howard has likened to “Skyrim in space”.
Built with Bethesda’s new Creation Engine 2, in Starfield, like Skyrim, your character will travel and fight through a massive universe in space, navigating between different factions and earning reputations among them, while completing missions and participating in different stories. At the same time, you get to build your character and your ship to suit your playstyle.
2. God of War for PC
The fantastically popular God of War action-adventure fighting RPG series has always been a game PC gamers have drooled over, but never had a chance to play. However, now Sony has tipped its hat to this important demographic, and ported the original 2018 game over to PC, together with numerous bells and whistles such as improved FPS speeds and new armour and equipment.
Releasing January 15, 2022, God of War follows Kratos, the former Greek god of war, as he lives in the Norse world with his demigod son, and eventually becoming embroiled in the conflicts of its pantheon, fighting a host of enemies, monsters and deities along the way.
3. Elden Ring
From the creators of the challenging and sometimes incredibly infuriating Dark Souls games, and in collaboration with George R. R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame, comes Elden Ring, an open world combat and adventure RPG with the hallmarks of the Dark Souls genre.
In Elden Ring, your character must find the shards of the Elden Ring, a powerful artefact that blessed the world of the Lands Between, which was broken and its pieces scattered across the lands, where they are now held by the offspring of Queen Marika the Eternal, who has usurped the rulership of the land. Your job will be to fight through the Lands Between, defeat each of these entities, corrupted by the power of the shattered ring, and reunite the shards to become the new Elden Lord.
Laptop or Desktop?
With these games becoming increasingly graphics and processor heavy, any gamer would tell you to use a desktop PC with desktop monitor to play them, since these can use more powerful hardware, and also have better cooling capabilities.
However, if you’re just playing casually and don’t demand the highest quality, or if you still need some moderate mobility around the house if not outdoors, you could just use a gaming laptop or even a regular laptop with a good graphics card in a pinch.
However, if you’re playing at home, regardless of whether you’re using a desktop or a laptop, it’s highly recommended to use a desktop monitor, mounted with a high-quality desktop monitor mount, for maximum ergonomic comfort for those long hours of gaming.
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