Entertainment is one of life’s finer pleasures. Whether it’s sitting around a large television with your family watching the latest movies or sitting at your desk playing video games with people halfway across the world, it gives us a way to procrastinate and have fun while connecting with people around us. However, we can do better than that.
If you want to really connect with your friends and family by creating wonderful memories of enjoying some entertainment together, then you have to go supersize. Much like how fast food chains around the world are making their portions bigger and bigger, our entertainment is also getting bigger and bigger. From home theater setups to importing entire gaming arcades to our homes, here are a couple of ways to go big.
With the popularity of virtual reality setups such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, people are building up their own simulator-style gaming setups to experience video games and sports like never before. For instance, some of the best golf stuff you can get is the OptiShot 2 Golf Simulator. It comes with a massive net and loads of tools to get you started with the simulation. For gaming, you can get an entire rig setup for racing simulations. With a racing chair, the gaming industry’s best driving controllers and some amazing games such as Project Cars, you’ll be put into the driver’s seat and experience racing like never before. By adding in a virtual reality headset such as the HTC Vive, you’ll get an even more immersive experience.
If you’ve ever been to an arcade when you were younger, then you’ll remember slamming in coins just to continue playing games and whining to your parents when you had to leave the store. Arcade machines are becoming more and more popular due to the increased popularity of emulation and owning a piece of history. However, if you aren’t too interested in owning something like an old arcade machine, you can upgrade to something like a dancing game or an all-in-one cabinet with the help of arcade software like MAME. Arcade machines don’t cost that much but they do require a lot of maintenance. If you’re serious about supersizing your entertainment and setting up a home arcade, then you’re going to need to learn the ins and outs of your machines unless you know someone who can help you maintain them.
If you want the best movie-viewing experience, then you need to put in the dedication. With cable TV dying out thanks to the low cost of services such as Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, we can watch whatever we want whenever we want on our big-screen televisions. However, if you want the best quality you need to invest in a projector and BluRay copies of your favorite films for the best possible experience. If you aren’t interested in buying a projector or dedicating an entire room for entertainment, consider getting a large curved screen from the likes of LG or Samsung.