Gamers, If You Want to Score the Lowest Prices on Gaming Gear, Here's Where to Look

So you’ve decided to coop yourself up in your room all vacation long. Perfect. Now you have more time to focus on your gaming skills and finally leave the noob zone. But how exactly do you do that? 

For starters, choose a game you already love. It’ll be easier for you to put in the time and effort needed to improve. But if you’re unsure about which games are for you, you can ask friends for suggestions, check out what’s trending among pro gamers, or enter forums for casual gamers and see if they have recommendations. Pro tip: You can also score the lowest prices on essential gaming gear by browsing through Cyberzone via the SM Malls Online app.

Now that we got that out of the way, here are five more tricks to help you become the next star gamer. 


Practice *at least* two hours a day


You don’t need to buckle down with a formal training regime. Playing casually will help you learn new techniques and improve your individual skills. Take a break every hour or so, play another game, then come back the next day to learn again.

But if you plan on practicing for more than five hours, make sure you invest in a laptop that has good thermal performance like the Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH315-54-55NE). It has a custom-engineered 5th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D Fan Technology, which supports a greater airflow and a more aerodynamic airstream for optimized cooling. Purchase a unit now via the SM Malls Online app for P72,191. (Save P7,808!)


Play with a friend—or against them


Practice sessions are more exciting if you have someone to share the thrill with. You can always play a game with a friend or a random gamer online. Not only will they motivate you, but they’ll also challenge you to improve quickly.

The Asus TUF Gaming F15 (FX506LH-HN110T) is powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core™ i7 CPU, allowing you to have a smooth multiplayer gaming experience. You can buy this heavy-duty laptop via the SM Malls Online app for only P41,288—17% off its original price.


Make it a habit to watch pro gamers


Be it on YouTube or Twitch, watching pro gamers can give you an idea of the kind of skills and techniques you need to work on to follow their lead. Just don’t forget to watch from a beginner’s standpoint; don’t attempt to copy what they do. Come up with your own strategies inspired by theirs.

Follow your fave gamer’s every move on the Asus ROG Strix G15 (G513IH-HN009T). It has a 15.6-inch full HD screen with 1920x1080 resolution, which can make videos look clearer and sharper. Order the device via the SM Malls Online app now to get a 10% discount—from P54,995 to P46,988.


Opt for devices with brighter screens


The brighter the screen, the clearer you’d see the graphics and the easier it would be to discern what you’re doing. Most laptops that have above-average brightness scores (at least 400 nits) are on the pricier side though. So if you’re on a budget, you can go for the Acer Swift 3 (SF314-43-R4CP), which supports fairly decent brightness levels of up to 300 nits. Get it via the SM Malls Online app for P39,129.


Mentor a complete beginner


Confidence can do wonders for your gaming abilities. Mentoring a newbie can help you gain confidence and learn to have patience with others. Convince your younger sibling to start gaming with your help by giving them a new laptop! The Acer Aspire 3 (A315-35-P5N9) is not only good for gaming, it can also be used for studying and other things. It’s priced at P23,059 in the SM Malls Online app.


Lastly, don’t be too hard on yourself 

Gaming is supposed to be fun, so it doesn’t matter if you can’t be as good as your gaming icons. What’s important is that you’re genuinely enjoying the thrill of it all. Keep things all the more enjoyable with the best deals from SM Deals and SM Malls Online! New customers get an extra P200 off on all delivery orders with the voucher code SMOGOESONLINE, no minimum purchase required. You can also get free delivery with the voucher code FREESHIPPING with a minimum purchase of P500.