If you’ve been a video gamer for years or not all that long, odds are you have developed an appreciation for it.

With that thought in mind, are you apt to pitch gaming to family and friends anytime soon?

Doing so could land you some fellow gamers and along with that some competition before you know it.

If inclined to do so, think about reasons recommending video games to some people you know makes a lot of sense.

Video Gaming Continues to Grow in Popularity

According to Limelight.com, gaming is pretty serious for many people out there.

It was reported that the average video gamer dedicates some 6 hours and 20 minutes weekly on video games. If you play a little more or less, you still would be one who dedicates some worthwhile time to gaming.

So, among the reasons you may recommend gaming to some people you know:

  1. Equipment easy to come by – If one you’d recommend gaming to thinks equipment is hard to come by let them that is not so. While it is wise to spend whatever time it takes to shop for equipment, most of it will be easy to find. It is also rather affordable to boot. So, whether in need of the top gaming mice, a headset or other pieces let it be known these are not hard to locate. The key is taking time to view brands online. See what some of the top gaming experts recommend in buying equipment. If you have some family and friends close by and they have an interest in gaming, invite them over. Let them try out some of your gaming pieces to see what they may like. In buying gaming equipment, those you look to turn into gamers can be one step closer to playing.
  2. Gaming is a break – Whether one has a tough job, goes to school, is raising a family or some combo of those, life can be a grind. That said video gaming can prove to be a nice distraction from the daily beat. After a long day of whatever it is one does; turning to gaming can make for some fun times. It can also mean sharing the fun of gaming with their family members and some friends. Having gaming to look forward to can be a nice reprieve and relax one.
  3. Good means of making connections – Did you think playing meant stuck in a room on your own and not meeting people? If yes, by all means think again. Gaming is a great way to make connections and form some new friendships as time goes by. There are gaming apps you can come across online that allow you to connect with other gamers. Before you know it, you may have some new gamer friends that also share some other interests with you.

When you pass your love of gaming along to others, consider it one of the more positive things you have done as of late.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a beautiful, staggering, and sprawling game. The world of Red Dead 2 has some complex activities to complete, from horseback riding to hunting to general no-good. In actuality, it’s a bit overwhelming, which is why it’s nice to have challenges that help you direct your passion and skills into something productive.

The truth be told, these challenges are somewhat tricky but quite satisfying to complete, requiring that, say, shoot flying birds from a moving train or kill some enemies without dismounting. On the other hand, the game also has challenges like double down and win the hand 5 times at the Blackjack table. And while it may sound simple, it’s actually quite to solve.

Keep reading to learn how to complete the Blackjack challenge in the least painful way.

It takes forever

When playing Red Dead Redemption 2, the minigames are pretty good as they don’t waste much of the player’s time. For instance, Five Finger Fillet and Poker allow players to skip the betting sequence of other players so that they can directly play their own hand.

Not so with rdr2 Blackjack.

You’re forced to watch the move of every player at the table. The croupier has to reset his animation after every hand, and the amount of general dull work isn’t easy to tolerate.

It’s purely random

Many players don’t play Red Dead 2 for the realistic recreations of card games. Instead, they are there to shoot birds, kill animals, and wear them as hats.

According to many avid players, the absolute fastest way to blow through the Blackjack challenge is the double down on every single hand with the minimum betting amount. At times, you may lose almost all of your money, but the betting amount will be so small that it won’t matter much.

The number of statistically appropriate double down opportunities is so small that you’d be there all day if this were realistic Blackjack that involves the use of real money. But this isn’t the case. So, in order to get through the challenge, you can just hit the double down option and hope for the best.

This is in contrast to the Poker challenges, which are quite easy to solve if you play them in the way they’re meant to be played.

The best way to complete this challenge

If you’re playing Red Dead 2 on PS4 and happen to have a Vita, plug it and use the Remote Play option. Of course, the Remote Play controls aren’t that good, but they’ll work fine for the card games.

And while the game never forces you to complete these challenges, they do have an impact on your stats, with the gambling challenges rewarding more Deadeye experience. Also, you’ll need to complete all of them in order to unlock the Legend of the East Outfit, which gives Arthur the look of a straight gangster.

Whether that’s worth all the suffering, well, it’s totally up to you.