As my wife and I walked into Staples to pick up a toner cartridge for our printer — we also wound up buying an iPhone charging cable, right in the entrance were “gaming chairs” with a special cooling system.
They looked like rebranded office chairs intended to capture the “spends a lot of time sitting but may not have an office job” market, but whatever.
My own days of playing video games were somewhere between the Stone and Middle ages, but I get that. Time changes; technology changes. If the Commodore 64 were the height of personal computing we’d all be in trouble.
But I’ll never get esports — what is the entertainment value of watching other people play video games aside from the comic aspect of my college buddies and I trash-talking while playing Sega NHL Hockey — and someone’s going to have to explain to me why you need a special chair to play video games and why that chair has to have fans to keep your rear end cool.
Thus endeth my yelling at cloud.
2 thoughts on “Apparently, people need special gaming chairs. Who knew?”
I dunno – I quite enjoy watching other people play video games on Youtube or Twitch – largely, because like a lot of people I can’t afford the latest console or PC upgrade, let alone the funds to drop on all the new game releases on Steam. So I watch the gameplay and commentary of those who do. 🙂
The whole thing seems kind off odd to me, but then again, I’m probably not who they’re after anyway.