Are you a gamer who is coming to Korea? If you are, you are in for a great treat! Korea has the best gaming lifestyle on the whole planet. Korea is creative and constantly inventing new gaming experiences for us to enjoy. To be honest with you guys, I am totally addicted to the Korean gaming experience after my first trip to a PC bang
What is a PC bang?
PC bangs are entertainment centers where people go to play video games. They can be seen on every street corner of cities in Korea as they are really popular among youth and a place to relax and forget about life issues for a while hanging out with friends.
Computers are usually state-of-the-art and pre-loaded with all of the most popular games. Everything there is just jaw-dropping. PC bangs are astonishingly cheap. For example, the cost of 2 hours is 2,000 to 3,000 won. The longer you are going to play, the cheaper the price is going to be per hour.
As far as a day of entertainment goes, PC bangs are one of the cheapest options. Plus, if you are a gamer, it is going to be one of the best experiences in your life, so don’t worry about the cost at all.
In the PC bang, there is one feature that surprises me the most. Let’s say that you have been gaming for 2 hours straight and then you feel the urge to get something to eat. You want a snack or even a full-on dinner, but you don’t want to stop gaming to go out and grab a quick bite.
No worries, you don’t need to go anywhere. Right on your PC, there is a screen where you can order food! In a couple of minutes, the food will be delivered to you, right at your seat and you don’t have to move at all. That is the reason why I got addicted to PC bang because it makes me feel like a boss for a short while. ^,^ For me, this is the best feature of Korean PC bangs. However, even if you don’t order any food, you will undoubtedly have a great time.
For some PC bangs, they also have special zones like the couple zones or team zones. Couple zones are for gamer couples who come to play video games together. The seats are together but separated from others making a comfortable space for the couple to enjoy. For the team zones, they include rooms with 5 or more PCs where friends can meet in person to strategize and play games without disturbing the people around them.
Making an Account
In PC bangs, you will need to create an account in order to buy your playing time. But, it is not a difficult process, so you don’t need to freak out. If you have an intermediate level of Korean language skills, you won’t have a problem. However, for those who need a little help, here is how you do it.
So first, you need to pick a free PC seat and start the system up. Secondly, there will be a login box shown on the screen and in the box, there are options like find ID (ID 찾다), find password ( 비밀번호 찾다), and create an account ( 화입 something I don’t remember). Click create an account, then a pop-up will be shown. The first step is agreeing to the terms and conditions. The second step is to pick the phone service that you are using and fill in your phone number and name to confirm the verification code. However, if you don’t have Korean phone service yet, you can use your friend’s phone number instead.
The third step is to create an ID, password, and fill in the rest of your personal information. After creating the account, you need to buy time. There will be a machine where you can buy time near the front door. At the machine, you just need to choose your payment method and then type in your ID and click the number of hours you want. Then, you are good to go and enjoy the best gaming experience of your lifetime.
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