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The best PC games and gear to beat lockdown boredom

The current lockdown has allowed gamers to escape into an immersive storyline and unleash that inner competitive beast that’s been waiting to climb the ranks. This time can also be used by gamers to bond with family, the kids and even friends by challenging them to some of the biggest titles in the gaming world to see who comes out on top. Although that shouldn’t be the primary aim – remember, the focus should be on spending quality time together.

Whether it’s to connect with family, compete with friends or go at it solo – below is a list of the best PC titles, and gaming gear, that players can use to beat the boredom during the lockdown.

Connecting with the kids

roblox

Roblox has seen a jump in popularity in the last few months, with media outlets reporting roughly 120 million players monthly. Roblox is an online multiplayer and game creation tool that allows you to play with your kids and make a stack of games and fun projects to do together. There’s also a host of games created by other users that you can jump in and play. If you’re in search of some homeschooling inspiration, you could create unique games or class lessons in Roblox to engage your little ones. Most importantly, Roblox offers up parental controls so you can ensure your kids are safe when searching for new games to play, even if you’re not with them at the PC.

Pair it with: The Logitech G G305 Wireless Gaming Mouse. This mouse isn’t too bulky, so little hands will find it easy enough to use and you’ll have a gaming option when they’re no longer playing. The G305 offers up Logitech G’s Lightspeed wireless technology and Hero Sensor 12000 DPI.

Competing with friends

rainbow six siege

Players looking to compete with friends in one of the most tactical first-person shooter games will be in for a treat with Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. This online multiplayer puts teams of five competitors up against each other as either an attacking or defending team in real-life rescue type situations. Game modes include defusing a bomb, rescuing a hostage or taking control of an objective in a room. A quick play game takes around 15 to 20 minutes and each player has the option to choose an “operative”, with specific abilities and weapons, to play as. new operatives will be launched in-game on 18 May and the best part is, one of them happen to be South African!

Pair it with: The Logitech G Pro X Headset. Arguably one of the most popular PC gaming headsets as worn by top international streamer Shroud, leading esports teams NAVI, Astralis and G2 Esports as well as South African esports team White Rabbit Gaming and local gaming personalities Dangerous Dave from Super2bit and Sam “Tech Girl” Wright (that’s me!).

When you need some “Me Time”

F1 game play

Are you in dire need of some alone time during the lockdown? Well, buckle up and get ready to find solace in hitting the road at speed. F1 2020 arrives on 10 July and it guarantees to transport you into the world of competitive motorsport, where you’ll be able to spend your weekends in Lewis Hamilton’s racing shoes. F1 2020 is the official video game of the 2020 Formula One and Formula Two Championships, and it allows players to burn rubber on all of Formula One’s 22 circuits and recreate the “championship that never was” after Covid-19 disrupted the 2020 season.

Pair it with: The Logitech Driving Force G920 – this gaming racing wheel will give you a real feel of being in one of the cars you’re racing: adapting to terrains, turns and your driving style. A realistic response to your dream of being a racing great.

This is undoubtedly a tough period for everyone across the globe, but the lockdown has also presented an amazing opportunity for gamers to sharpen their skills and connect with the people they love while playing some of the best titles the gaming world has to offer.

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