Up Your Game: Creating a Better Home Gaming Experience
Gaming is no longer just for kids. Millions of adults, who grew up playing Atari, are still avid players on gaming platforms such as PlayStation and Xbox or have found a whole new world of casual games on their daily commute. For those adults with families, they often find that their kids are now also infatuated with gaming.
What does this mean for families? Families that play together stay connected in more ways than one.
Whether that means you are a parent sharing an arcade classic like Pac-Man and Centipede, or a console game like Mario Kart, that you grew up with or taking time to learn the latest pitfalls of last release of Kingdom Hearts with your child – it’s an opportunity to spend time together doing an activity you each relate to that boosts downtime family fun.
It also often means everyone is sharing (and possibly overloading) your one home network at the same time. Home networks can be strained with bandwidth demands, especially if there multiple systems running at the same time, i.e. Dad is playing Xbox in his “office”; Mom is puzzling out her latest Sudoku square on the sofa; Daughter is playing Words With Friends on a tablet with a friend; and, Son is rocking PlayStation online with his buddy next store.
With all this gaming and connectivity happening in the home front, it’s best to have a router that can perform at high capacity, without hampering the experience of any gamers (or frankly, those that are simply surfing the web).
When shopping around for an efficient, workhorse of a router, you should check out the Western Digital (WD) My Net HD series of routers (N600, N750, N900 & N900 Central). These routers feature FasTrack technology and will enable you to handle multiple content demands and stream high quality, HD entertainment any time.Continued on the next page