Gaming Geek

The world of gaming is fun, exhilarating, and ever-changing which means it can be hard to choose your favourite gaming device. Avid gamers love to play all the new releases that come out, that is why they will check out guides and tips (there is more here about this) so they can be prepared and supported as they play. As gaming has advanced, so has the way we now play, a lot of it is for entertainment and to feel that rush of fun and excitement when trying something new, others are doing it because they are able to play games that make you money to help with finances. It is amazing what is out there and how it can be played.

Many of us opt for a few different devices over the years, try out new models and experiment with new makes but if you’re new to the gaming world, are stuck in a gaming rut or just want to try something new then this is the perfect guide for you.

At Accidental Geek, we have a number of Gaming Geeks in the office who will argue for days on end about the best console, games and generation. Here are some of our top tips for those who love to game.


Xbox is undoubtedly one of the most well-recognised and well-used gaming consoles in the world. First released in 2001, the Xbox is a console manufactured by Microsoft.

Microsoft now hails the Xbox as the most powerful console in the world with its impressive hard drive, a whole host of games and the newly released Xbox Live which allows users to game online and in real time with others.

The newest Xbox One is a sleek and stylish model with immersive 4K gaming and runs smoothly.

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The PlayStation is a home video and console manufactured by Sony and the ultimate rival of Xbox.

Many users have their preferred console and won’t venture into the dark side, but occasionally it’s good to try.

First launched in 1995, the PlayStation is older than Xbox and hosts a number of exclusive games which Xbox users are unable to get. The newest model on the market is the PS4, another sleek device with a Pro version if you’re seriously into your gaming or want to indulge in the VR world.

PlayStation is the world’s best-selling console with 500gb or 1TB of storage and stunning HDR visuals.

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Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is a gaming console you can play both at home and on-the-go making it ideal for families, couples and friends who like to get competitive.

You can’t find the array of games like you can on OBox or PlayStayion, but Nintendo is much more lighthearted and intended for a bit of fun.

Released in 2017, the Switch transforms your at-home and historically static gaming device into one you can take anywhere, game anywhere and does not have to be plugged into any mains (bonus).

The game range isn’t as big but with time we are sure this will avail and with its current popularity, I’m sure it won’t be long. The Nintendo Switch seems to be targeted at young gamers so don’t expect to see Halo or Fall Out on there anytime soon.

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The Wii is a family gaming device which is good fun and energetic.

The device, again created by Nintendo comes with a unique controller that redefines the dynamic of playing games together. Similar to the Switch this device features gaming such as Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda and Splatoon, again highlighting its younger audience.

If you’re a serious gamer this probably isn’t for you but it is fun and great at home device to have for Sunday afternoons with all of the family.

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