Gaming comfort.

What is the most comfortable way you have found to play and enjoy video games for extended periods of time? What type of furniture is the absolute best? Also, what videogame are you currently into?

Here are my options:

A Lazyboy recliner, and I have currently been playing The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.

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  • A big, well-cushioned sofa couch chair...with a modified seat cushion filled with bean bag filling so that my ass doesn't fall asleep if i've managed to lose severe track of time while gaming x}

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  • It depends on what platform for gaming you're talking about. For console games, get as comfy as possible. For PC games, there is no better control system than a good mouse and keyboard. This setup easily beats any game controller on the face of the planet. Unfortunately, usually the mouse and keyboard setup require that you sit upright in a chair, at a desk... so while PC gaming offers the most precise game control, comfort is a bit lacking.

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  • I game comfortably in my bed with a sandwich and a carton of juice. As for games i am into at the moment i would have to say The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It is such a fun game!

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    • I agree, Ocarina of Time is one of the best games ever made :)

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  • I sit on the floor for consoles and sit in my desk chair for pc gaming. Currently loving League of Legends, and I'm playing through Diablo 2 and LoZ Ocarina of Time.

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    • What is "LoZ" Ocarina of Time? Is that an emulator or something?

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      • Legend of Zelda Ocarina Of Time which is on Nintendo 64 originally. They also have a game disk with just the regular and the Master Quest version for Gamecube and then they came out with it in 3d for the 3DS which I have all of them. :)

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        • *Facepalm

          I just lost a few nerd credits for that one... Totally missed the abbreviation. I am familiar with the Zelda games, but thank you for explaining that too.

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  • Lounge Chair. I need something comfortable with good back support. Sitting on the hard floor with my legs crossed is uncomfortable. I'll occasionally play in bed if I'm using my DS.

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    • Agreed! I need much comfort when gaming. Something I might even fall asleep by accident on. :)

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  • but Mario Kart is AWESOME!

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    • Wait, old school Mario Kart on the SNES, or new school Mario Kart on the Nintendo Wii or something?

      Warning, the answer to this question may or may not have a deciding factor in how cool you are :P

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      • At the risk of sounding totally uncool, I used to play MK64 on MAME and we'd have these super fun Mario Parties at home. I miss those days. I love the rainbow road circuit! Very girly, no? :D

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  • Battlefield1942 is great, too!

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  • The question made me miss my gamer-girl days so much. I quit when I finished Half Life 2. And before that it was Quake II and Duke Nuken. Hahaha. I had a Counter Strike server and played 0 lag, in a loveseat at the time. The best, because I could cross my legs and put the keyboard on my lap. Thanks for asking. ;)

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    • You are welcome!

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  • Don't play for extended periods of time, go outside and enjoy the sunshine.

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    • What is sunshine?

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    • But... but there's people out there... agh!

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      • and only half of us will bite you.

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        • But bites hurt and leave marks, I'm sick of being bitten, burnt and marked.

          Least on the internet, it's more like a superficial cut or burn. XD

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        • That's a pretty favorable ratio.

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    • Nope, not an option :P

      I do exercise though, and I try to do outside stuff when I can.

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  • i use my bed

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  • On my bed...where the magic happens.

    My Dovahkiin is a kick-ass mage.

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    • Well, my Dovahkiin is a hoarder. Lol.

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  • If it's a FPS(online) then I tend to sit on a chair(mine's wooden unfortunately) so my eye height is the same as my tv and the distance from the tv is enough to keep me focused. If it's a RPG or any other type of game I just lay on my bed, taking it easy and relaxing while playing.

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  • Great game by the way. I chose recliner, got tired of sitting on my blanket on the floor.

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  • When I'm playing competitive games such as Halo or COD, if I'm comfortable I loose focus..but if I'm playing a game such as Skyrim or Fallout, I can be relaxed since those games aren't as difficult and don't require a lot of attention.

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  • Couch or my bed depending on console (or chair if it's a computer game).

    Game History:

    -At a young age I would play Robo Pit or Lemmings and watch my brother play Nights. I think we also had an NES console with a joystick.

    -Then my brothers and I migrated into gamecube and gameboy advanced and sp where we played games like golden sun, golden sun the lost age, pokemon, mario (not sure which), legend of zelda (ocarina of time and majora's mask), mario part 4, mario cart double dash, super smash brothers melee and probably a whole bunch of others that I don't remember.

    -Then there was the computer game stage where I played games like backyard baseball, sonic, etherlords, shining force, golden axe, lots of the tycoon and sims games, etc. (some were later made into emulators)

    -Then we got a wii and ps2 and played DDR, mana khemia, dokapon kingdom, wii sports, fit, and play, and some mario and legend of zelda games.

    -Now, I pretty much only play a little on my DS lite

    You made have noticed the lack of bloody or M-rated games, and that's because I suck at shooting games and don't like/play them.

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    • If you have never heard of X-box Ahoy on youtube, check him out. He did a great retro review of Lemmings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkNSLLnXBwQ&list=UUaNrkDX-LtFkp-6a9a_l94A&index=6&feature=plcp

      Thank you for sharing too :)

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  • Whilst getting a blow job on the couch.

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    • Classic. I should have included that one in my options.

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      • admittedly it makes it harder to concentrate on the game, but comfortable, absolutely.

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  • Wow, this may be the most popular poll I've ever created. I had no idea it would get this many comments. Thank you everybody :)

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    • Technically, there are only about 30 usernames on this page (including me you and your alter ego as poll creator), but your welcome anyways!

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      • It just keeps on getting comments though! I can hardly keep up with all the notices in my inbox!!!

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  • Just sit on my bed <3 I never leave my bed^^

    I do EVERYTHING in my bed =P

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  • Personally it depends on what I am playing. Like if I'm on my PC I use my desk chair. But if I am on a console I'm usually on my sofa or on my bed.

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  • I generally just sit on the sofa. I need to start sitting up straight though.

    And lately I just started the Witcher 2 on the PC.

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  • Technically it's not gaming, but I also LOVE DDR!!! Also a ninja at it! :D

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  • I have too many comfortable ways I play my games. But I guess I normally do sit in my planet chairs playing my Gamecube, PC and 3DS. When I play with my brothers on their PS3 normally on my parents big poof couch.

    I'm not really into a specific game... I've been playing my Sims3 all the way to the Pets expansion. I also need to get further on 3D Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. Mario 3DLand and 3D Frogger.

    I do enjoy playing the Worms Ultimate Mayhem with my brothers on their PS3, awesome game. Plus Little Big Planet 2, trying to make my own level to publish with them.

    Then I guess I've been playing Animal Crossing, Sonic Adventure 2 and Legend of Zelda Wind Waker on Gamecube.

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    • What are planet chairs?

      You are quite the gamer it looks like :)

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      • They are round folding chairs. I got them at Meijers.

        Yeah I guess it does look like it. I use to be more addicted to them when I was younger. Just haven't been playing them as much though. Play them more with my brothers.

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        • That is good. Gaming can be a great socializing activity.

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          • Hi Shackleford96! :)

            But I do agree for sure.

            Have you ever played Uncharted? That is an awesome multiplayer game too.

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            • Hi Saycheese, how are you?

              I have played Uncharted, it's a great game. I have also played though Uncharted 2 as well. Also a great game. I tried playing the multiplayer once, but at the time I was too much into Call of Duty to get the hang of it, so I never really got into it very much. It seemed pretty cool though.

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  • I play on this soft large chair that has a big back rest and arm rests.
    I'm in to a few games, but it really depends on my mood.
    The game I play most of the time is Halo Reach, I think its multiplayer is best for when you either want a competitive game, or just want to make time go by faster.
    I play L.A Noire, Skyrim, Army of two, Resident evil, Mass Effect, Call of Duty, Fable, Assassins creed, and DeadIsland. I don't like playing Dead Island without one the person I usually play it with, Ithink it can get quite boring if there's only you in the game, but sadly the person's Dead Island dsk broke, so I'm waiting for him to buy a new one so we can continue playing.

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  • Reclining office chair. I use my PC.

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  • I play minecraft. Only because i have a macbook and can't download anything else. I usually sit/lay in my bed.

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  • Don't judge me for this as I only ever do it when I'm ill, but...

    I have a projector and a bedroom which is the whole top floor of where I live, with a high ceiling. If I angle the projector right and get into bed when it's dark outside, it's like being at the movies, except I'm snuggly in bed, and I'm playing games. If I think I'm going to be ill for a while, I'll put my woofers under my bed because they just fit flush to the bottom of my mattress.

    It makes me worthwhile being ill. On the other hand, I have to play on my own because I'm not getting in bed with my male friends!

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    • That sounds awesome! Do you ever "call in?" Lol

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      • Nooo, I'm a good boy. I will admit that there were days when I was a bit sniffly on a Saturday and I told myself, "Nononono, you can't get out of bed. You need to recover for Monday. And play some games while you're doing it".

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        • Well, that's good :)

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  • A chair at a desk with a REAL COMPUTER.

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    • What are your specs?

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      • Except for screen resolution, I'm sure your console numerically superior in pretty much every way. That's not what I care about. I care that I own it, I control it, and I can do what I want without Sony or Microsoft breathing down my neck. (And no, you won't find malware like Steam computer either.)

        Anyway, I didn't really mean to start a console versus PC fight, I just thought it was odd that you apparently hadn't considered PC gamers at all from your poll options.

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        • Firstly, I asked you purely out of curiosity and genuine interest, not out of competition. I have a (dated)laptop myself, and have been wanting to build my own computer for some time now.

          I apologize if you feel that I left out PC gamers in my poll somehow. That certainly wasn't my intentions.

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  • When I DO play a game or two, I am usually at my computer. I don't know what it is, I just never (literally) bought in to consoles. I think that mainly has to due with money and the games themselves, but I'm usually playing computer games.

    I always use my office chair for that!

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    • PC's are arguably the best for gaming because you can always upgrade them with the latest technology. Many casual console gamers don't fully realize this fact.

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      • But if the computer gets severe viruses or its outdated and the ram isn't big enough the game might not even play thats why consoles are ideal as every game has the same disc and layers if not more but the console can still read it outdated yes but easier.

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  • I don't care how I'm seated. I don't notice.

    Often I have a fierce backache when I rise from my gaming trance.

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    • Gaming in comfort is the only way to go for me :)

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  • I am playing Orochi warriors 3 soon as it gets here, I was addicted to gaming for over a decade taking dex,energy drinks with lots of caffine until one night it felt if my heart stopped and was in pain so that was my wake up call to start excersing more and eating more healthy.

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    • Wow, that sounds pretty scary. Glad you got a reality check before it got any worse.

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  • I don't play for long usually (I get tired of gaming after about an hour or two, so I take breaks), but when I do I just kick back in my computer chair and play (console). After a while, I lie down on my bed, then switch around, etc.

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  • Left for dead 2.
    World of Warcraft.
    Thinking of quitting WoW though (getting boring), and picking up Diablo 3.
    Could get some nice cash from selling it too :D
    Don't play much other games, most games have short longevity or get boring.

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    • Yes, I am typically into shooters or action type games. I enjoy them, but they don't lase very long.

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  • I sit on the couch. I'm playing assasin creed revalation.

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    • How do you like it compared to the other Assassin's Creed games? I've only played 1 and 2 so far.

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      • Its not as goood as brotherhood though it has its perks. I like the story line thats going in brotherhood more it seemed more fun. In revalations sure you get to do alot of cool new amazing stuff but... he's old.. I like the younger ezio much more, fun to look at. I feel that the reason I like brotherhood more is because I finished it and have become fond of it. I just started revalations so maybe thats why I'm not feeling the love...plus he's old... ^,^

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        • Lol at your seemingly prejudice attitude against "old Ezio." I haven't played Brotherhood, but I'd like to sometime.

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          • You should!!! Though I'll warn you.. something naughty is gonna happen... cover you eyes! c:

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            • Lol, I'll keep that in mind then!

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