Gaming Chairs

marteebe

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I'm looking to 'upgrade' my gaming experience overall, be that with a new console, some nice new lighting and all that but one thing I've always looked into but never gone for is a gaming chair. Are they really worth the money over a normal chair? They do look comfy and boy do I want to be comfy but has anyone here got a gaming chair? If so which one and how is it?

I'm looking to maybe get one or two for me and my friend(s) when they come over so we can have a little gaming session together but I don't want to shell out the money if they're just not worth it!
 
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Nerdface

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I've never really looked into them to be honest, I'm quite happy gaming on the sofa or on the floor..

I'm guessing they're more useful for some games than others (ie. FPS)? My brother swore blind that wearing headphones whilst playing Counter-Strike on the PC helped him to hear the direction his enemies were running from. Perhaps you can get the same effect from the speakers built in to a gaming chair?
 
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Gopnik

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In my opinion the gaming chairs help when you are into a long gaming session or usually spend a lot of time sitting in the chair. They are designed to be comfort and I think they are more comfortable than regular chairs. Well, after all it's up to the person if they find any difference. I don't have a gaming chair because of the beefy price but if I could get one I would definitely do that.
 
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Nova

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If you have IKEA and other similar stores out there in the market. Then you may want to consider looking at the price. Also there are some custom chair shops too. So there is plenty to choose from in terms of the quality and also the price. Do visit such shops in person instead of internet browser shopping.
 

whiteagle

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I looked into getting a chair last year in the summer and when visiting EGX here in the uk i managed to do some research by visting some of the stands like Overclockers especially as at the time i was using a dining room chair which was hell on my back after 2/3hrs of gaming.

In the end i picked up a cheap office chair my friend was giving away and im still trying to decide wether purchase a new seat in the future.
 

Gopnik

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I'm interested in a good chair I need something more comfy then the carpet haha
I see that a lot of people have gaming chairs from DXRacer. They are also used in some big tournaments like CS:GO majors and for other games too. But they aren't cheap in my opinion - the cheapest one available is priced at $289 USD. Well, it seems the standard price for a gaming chair.
 
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I'm looking to 'upgrade' my gaming experience overall, be that with a new console, some nice new lighting and all that but one thing I've always looked into but never gone for is a gaming chair. Are they really worth the money over a normal chair? They do look comfy and boy do I want to be comfy but has anyone here got a gaming chair? If so which one and how is it?

I'm looking to maybe get one or two for me and my friend(s) when they come over so we can have a little gaming session together but I don't want to shell out the money if they're just not worth it!
I agree with you! It's hard to play when you are not comfortable. That was my problem too since when I'm playing with my computer. I searched out and look for the gaming chair that definitely worth it with my money and has a unique and cool style. Now, I got one in Anda Seat. And I am satisfied with my choice.
 

Nova

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Comfort. Regular chairs give you shoulder and arm injuries if you be on them for hours. In case of gaming chairs that part is what they look at for fixes.
 

Shortie861

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Gaming chairs are great for keeping you comfortable for hours. Companies who make gaming chairs have gamers in mind when they create them and know that gamers will be sat for quite a few hours at a time playing a game and that comfort is always important. I myself have a gaming chair and I can sit and play games on it for a good few hours and not have any issues with pain at all. I am also a streamer so having a chair that I can sit in for long periods of time is a must. I know Ebay has great offers on Gaming chairs as does Amazon as well so they are great places to look if you are looking for something not too expensive but something comfy that will last.
 

Nova

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I noticed that using the beanbag often has the issue and playing on it for hours is not a good thing. And same applies to couch too. So having a good chair definitely helps there.
 

Jayson

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Well, I'm not motivated to get a gaming or computer chair (I have a desktop PC.). In fact, normally, I just put some pillows on a regular chair to make it more comfortable. Anyway, if had a higher income, I might buy gaming chairs etc., but now I don't see it as something worth spending.

However, though, of course - the looks of pillows on a chair isn't so good - unless they were brightly colored with cartoon characters or something. :) In fact, I would probably take the pillows off, if visitors came to my room.

O.K., does anyone else do something similar?
 
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Barida

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I looked into getting a chair last year in the summer and when visiting EGX here in the uk i managed to do some research by visting some of the stands like Overclockers especially as at the time i was using a dining room chair which was hell on my back after 2/3hrs of gaming.

In the end, I picked up a cheap office chair my friend was giving away and I'm still trying to decide whether to purchase a new seat in the future.
Getting a new chair depends on if the one that your friend gave you is not working the way that you want or you don't get the comfort deserved. This is one of the reasons you should think of getting a new chair instead. To me, if it is serving you better, then you have to make do with what you have and save cost.
 

Allcopstan

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I don't think it takes a lot of time to choose a chair. Here you need to try it yourself. One chair is hard and the other is too soft. Then to each his own.