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How to Make Money Playing Video Games

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What do you want to do when you grow up?

Maybe you’ve been asked this question too, and the first thought that came to your mind was “VIDEO GAMES!” Who wouldn’t want to make a living playing video games?

The good news is that you can make a money playing video games. In this day and age there are multiple avenues in which an individual can make some cash gaming. That’s the good news! The bad news is that it’s not easy. There are more people than ever trying to make money with video games. But don’t let this stop you! We believe that if you work hard and hone your craft you can make money doing what you love. Read More

Gamer Grub For Those Who Want to Die Young

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You’re preparing for a night (or long weekend) of gaming, and you want to make sure you’ve got the right food to keep you strong. We’ve put together a list of gamer grub that you will guarantee enjoy, but will certainly take a few years off your life. We know that this list isn’t the healthiest, but damn you’re going to enjoy these little treats.

Cheez Its

They are the perfect snack, because they are delicious and perfect to munch on. The more Cheez Its you eat the more cheesy they get. Two words of warnings! First – don’t eat these things too recklessly as the sharp edges can shred your mouth. Secondly – they can be crack and crumble. If you are a PC Gamer you’ll want to make sure not to let the crumbs drop onto your keyboard. Keep safe out there! Read More

Call of Duty Blackout Tips and Tricks for Victory

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how to win blackout

I’m a huge battle royale nerd, and have been enjoying the genre ever since Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds ushered it into the limelight. When Call of Duty Black Ops 4 was released I was excited to jump into their version of Battle Royale which they dubbed BLACKOUT. The premise of Blackout is simple. Anywhere between 88 to 100 individuals drop into a battlefield where they duke it out to be the last remaining survivor. There’s a certain satisfaction that can only come from winning a round of BR. I have put hundreds of hours into CoD: Blackout, and wanted to help others get 1st place! Here’s a few lessons and tips to get better and get victory in Blackout!

 

Don’t Waste your Perks

You may be tempted to use all of your perks the moment you pick them up, but this would be a huge mistake. Specific perks can provide a massive advantage if used at the right time during a match. For example, the Dead Silence perk is great for close quarters when you’re trying to quickly sneak up on an enemy. If you have Iron Lungs you should wait until you’ll be making a lot of “hold your breath” sniper shots. Many people might think that “Outlander” is a crappy perk, but if you’re far outside the circle you will be glad that you saved that sucker. Read More

You’ve arrived! The World’s Best PC Gaming Podcast

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hey you video game podcast adviceWe get it! There are thousands of video game podcasts in the world right now. Every group of 20 year old dudes with a microphone believe that they have what it takes to create a godly gaming podcast. The world is flooded with video game podcasts clamoring on and on and on about the latest and greatest in gaming. This podcast arena is flooded with chumps, and it isn’t easy to weed out that chaff.

That’s why we’re glad you made it here. I’m going to cut to the chase and save the humility for another time. We are HEY YOU VIDEO GAME podcast, and we’re the world’s best PC gaming podcast. Imagine two best friends hand crafting each and every podcast episode to perfection. Two gamers who have been in the trenches of PC gaming for nearly two decades, and have the experience, wit, and humor to talk about it. This is the best damn video game podcast in the universe, and we are so glad you came to join us! 

Go ahead and delete every other scrappy PC gaming podcast, and subscribe to us.

You can find us at all the popular podcast locations or just click here for all of our episodes. I’ve also put a taster that you can click on below.

Listen – I am not here to convince you to listen and subscribe to our podcast. I won’t grovel and beg for you to review us on iTunes. I definitely won’t be pleading for you to tweet, shout out, post, or to share us with your wife, friends, coworkers, dad, and Uber driver.

Instead I’m just going to proclaim a few reasons why the Hey You Video Game Podcast is the best PC gaming podcast around. Read More

The Video Game Adventures of Monte McGnarly – Review

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video game book 2018Today was a good day! I opened the mail to find a copy of “The Video Game Adventures of Monte McGnarly.” The author, George Giese, sent us a copy to check out and review. I’ve been waiting patiently each day hoping the mail man would bring it in, and it has finally arrived!

The Video Game Adventures of Monte McGnarly are the tales of ten year old Monte McGnarly who receives a magical cowboy hat from a garage sale. What makes this hat magical? It has the power to put Monte inside video games! What kid (or adult) wouldn’t want to have a hat like that? Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Gaming Glasses

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gaming glassesNot To Be a Buzzkill, But Your Eyes May Be Messed Up

Do you love gaming as much as we do? Are you spending hours every day (or week!) in front of a screen? Chances are that the amount of time you’re spending looking at the television or monitor is causing damage to your eyes. This damage can lead to eye symptoms such as double vision and blurring. We’re not trying to scare you, but give you the facts. In 2016 it was estimated that over 70 percent of people who find themselves in front a screen daily for extensive periods of time suffer from some sort of eye issue (also known as computer vision syndrome).

There’s a few reasons why gamers are at risk for developing vision issues from long-term screen use.

1) The text that you read on a printed paper or book has sharply defined edges, but those on a screen are made of pixels. These pixelated characters have blurred edges (ever so slightly), and can make it difficult for our eyes to focus. In an attempt to focus the blurred edges our eyes can be strained and become fatigued.

2) Unconsciously while gaming for long periods of time people don’t blink. You can’t blink when you’re anticipating an enemy coming around the corner. On average a person blinks 17 plus times a minute. Those on a computer are blinking approximately 12-15 times a minute. The lower blink rate causes eyes to dry out, and can cause irritation.

3) Screen glare causes our eyes to strain and can be harsh on our poor eyeballs.

We found most of this information and more from this well researched study on Computer Eye Strain (it’s a bit dense, but informative!). Read More

The Complete Dr DisRespect Setup

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dr disrespect gaming setupThe Complete Dr DisRespect Setup

Are you hoping to imitate the Doc and purchase the complete Dr DisRespect setup? This machine is at the tippy top of greatness, and you’ll be glad that you upgraded from your old slow rig. We’ve put together a quick list of Dr DisRespect’s gaming setup. It’s an absolute beast that helps him keep at the pinnacle of his game, and it can help you get there too. Obviously it is his pure athleticism that make him so damn good at gaming, but his setup helps too. Read More

Gamer Thumb Can Ruin You

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thumb hurts from gamingI have been gaming since I was a child, but I am no longer a kid anymore. I am 31 years old, and have a few gray hairs coming in. My body is starting to get a few aches and mystery pains, and I don’t recuperate from sickness as quick as I used to. This is all part of getting older and I have accepted that. Most of this doesn’t concern me, but I began to wonder how long term gaming would affect my body. I don’t know about you, but I want to be gaming for the entirety of my life and don’t want to be set back by any gaming related injuries. Out of curiosity I decided to research typical gaming injuries. While doing my research I came across a common injury that many gamers suffer from called gamer thumb.

Gamer thumb is a condition that affects the thumb and wrists. It can result in pain and sometimes a popping noise near the outside of the thumb or near the wrist. The symptoms can also include sore thumb joints and pain while flexing the wrist or while trying to grab something. Many gamers can feel pain and soreness while gaming and once developed even after setting the controller down. Read More

Everything You Need to Know about Toxic Gaming Culture

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toxic gaming communitiesIf you have played any multiplayer video games online there is a good chance that you’ve had an encounter with a toxic player. We’ve all had those situations where we’ve fired up our game to enjoy a fun session only to be harassed and bothered by a toxic player. Toxic gaming culture seems to be on the rise with more gaming allowing for online multiplayer interactions. It would be surprising if an online gamer had never had an experience with a toxic player.

By toxic I am referring to any individual you meet in a video game who abuses and harasses other players. Perhaps they’re also engaging in activities in game that ruin the gameplay for all involved. This can include exploits, cheats, intentional team killing, and purposely losing matches. 

Have you ever been purposely killed by a teammate for no reason? You just encountered a toxic player! Someone shout bigoted, sexist, or racist slurs at you? You spotted a toxic player! Did you just listen to a teammate explain all the reasons why you’re the worst gamer on the planet? You encountered a toxic player? Did you join a team with another player who intentionally lost the match? You have come across a toxic player! Read More

Does Playing Video Games Hurt Your Eyes?

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video games hurt eyesThe average American spends 10 hours and 39 minutes a day looking at a screen. This includes mobile phones, television, computer screens, and tablets. As an avid gamer I am not surprised. Think about all the time you spend on a daily basis checking your phone, playing your Nintendo Switch, or gaming on the PC. As gamers we spend a good chunk of our time staring at a screen, and so we were curious if this was causing damage to our precious eyes. Does playing video games hurt your eyes? Here’s what we found out.

Playing Video Games Can Hurt Your Eyes

Extended amounts of time playing video games (or looking at any screen) can lead to a condition called digital eye strain. I have heard hardcore gamers call it “video game eye strain” and it’s an issue that about 50 percent of people who work (or game) in front of a screen experience. The symptoms of the eye strain can include drys eye, eye fatigue, irritated eyes, itchiness, red eyes, and headaches.

I have experienced digital eye strain myself. When I was younger I could game for hours without any of these symptoms, but now as an older man find that prolonged gaming sessions will make my eyes bloodshot and fatigued. My eyes could be bloodshot for up to two days. Knowing that my gaming was having a negative impact of my eyes led me to ask the question below… Read More