Gaming is a world billion-dollar industry with a huge potential in the Kenya market. According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report, the video gaming industry in Kenya was worth $44 million (Sh4.4 billion) in 2013 and is expected to triple (22.4% increment) by 2020.
Internet penetration rate being at 89.7% according to the Communications Authority, online gaming is set to take center stage especially during this COVID19 lockdown as game developers continue innovate battle royale games such as Minecraft and Fortnite. In addition, PlayStations and Xbox consoles have become quite affordable as the gaming moves towards the online platforms. The next thing is looking for the right gaming display.
When LG first introduced OLED TVs back in 2012, it created a phenomenon. When placed next to the world’s best LCD TVs, it stood out for eliminating the panel of pixels with a backlight idea, and reinvented a display where every single pixel could light up individually.
This has impacted the gaming arena as console developers rushed to produce 4K machines as seen with the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X by Sony and Microsoft respectively.
With so many TV sets to choose from, finding the right one for gaming could prove to be difficult. From refresh rates and screen size to resolutions, these are some of the factors to consider when choosing the right display. It can be hugely frustrating, especially when playing battle royale games such as Fortnite, where lagging can cost participant. There isn’t a gamer out there who hasn’t been forced to rage quit due to tearing, stuttering or display lag.
LG’s partnership with NVIDIA was set out to resolve the various issues, gamers may have encountered when looking for the right screen. This has resulted with incorporation of the G-SYNC Compatibility on all OLED TVs to ensure superior performance and image quality for smooth and immersive gaming experience without any flickering, tearing or stuttering.
Developers further evolved by introducing of the HDR10 technology, which that allowed creation of atmospheres within the games by changing the brightness or intensity on screen as seen in The Last of Us ,The Witcher 3, Call of Duty and Resident Evil 7, where the mood is set through cinematic scenes with dark and brooding colors.
LG’s award winning OLED TV models are capable of bringing out best experience such games by supporting HDR10 and Dolby Vision. This delivers up to 120 frames per second for Full HD content and takes advantage of HDMI 2.1 specifications such as auto low latency mode, variable refresh rate and audio return channel. All these features can be found on the 2019 and 2020 models.
In conclusion, thanks to the combination of vivid colours, perfect blacks, remarkable screen resolution and incredible responsiveness, as well as real-time corrections from NVIDIA G-SYNC, there is no doubt that any gamer will be infatuated by the range of LG OLED TVs.