#1 Posted by GalacticGravy (664 posts) -

Please no office/desk chairs (unless they're really special) or couches. Please do not ask why. I will be doing most of my gaming in front of a TV, and not on a PC. Again, please do not ask why, as that is not the discussion I am opening up.

I have been playing my games in this chair (except mine's black) for the better half of a decade.

I'm planning on moving across the country in a few months, and I won't be taking it with me. It's treated me well and I think it's time for a change. The padding is a bit worn, and honestly the metal bar at the bottom is starting to make my legs so numb after 30+ minutes of playing.

I've seen rockers, recliners, dish chairs, bean bags, and even blow-up chairs that people swear by. Most of my gaming is on consoles (for reasons I will not discuss or change), so keep that in mind.

So what do you use?

#2 Edited by Sackmanjones (5189 posts) -

My chair recently broke so I'm using an excercise ball in its place. It's either that or sitting at the edge of the bed

#3 Edited by Subject2Change (2971 posts) -

Most people I am assuming play from either a Sofa/LazyBoy or Office Chair. I know I do. I will however sometimes sit in front of my sofa and just lean my back against it.

#4 Posted by Hunter5024 (6308 posts) -

I bought a lazy boy at a local used furniture store. It only cost 60 bucks, plus another 30 I paid to have someone clean it (just in case.) It has treated me well.

#5 Edited by Winternet (8235 posts) -

My advice is not to make double threads.

#6 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (6270 posts) -

A comfortable one.

#7 Edited by GalacticGravy (664 posts) -

My advice is not to make double threads.

Sorry, it gave me an error when I first put it through. I didn't know it worked. Can a mod kill this one?

#8 Posted by SomberOwl (851 posts) -

I would get a big comfy recliner chair, possibly a La-Z-Boy. I currently use a couch but thats only because it's what I have. I hope to get a nice big comfy recliner in the future.

#9 Edited by mosespippy (4746 posts) -

I know you said no desk chairs but I went with an executive desk chair that reclines. Good padding, good back support and it's on wheels so I can move it from the desk to the living room depending on which PS3 I want to use. It cost me about $375 and has a 15 year warranty. It's probably the best purchase I've made since leaving high school except for replacing the mattress I had since I was 4 that was too short.

#10 Edited by Emperor_Norton (47 posts) -

I play on a pile of bricks covered in old blankets, but you should get this

Only $5,950!

#11 Edited by Legion_ (1669 posts) -

Chairs are for losers. Couches are where the cool kids are at.

Edit: Maybe this belongs in the off-topic section.

#12 Edited by Blue_Eon (19 posts) -

I've been looking for one because mine is old and offers little to no support. Sadly, to get a "good" chair, it seems you have to fork over quite a bit of money, but if it lasts you ten or so years, that's not so bad. The wrong kind of chair can mess your back and hips up, so getting a good one is key.

As for console or TV gaming, a recliner is great, provided you don't fall asleep while playing.

#13 Edited by PillClinton (3352 posts) -

Dude, I have that very same chair, also in black! But I hate it! The metal bar digging into my legs is the worst. As for recommendations, I have none, as I need some myself.

#14 Posted by Kidavenger (3867 posts) -

I've been sitting on this damn chair for what seems like forever just waiting for it to break so I'll have an excuse to get something nice.

It's never going to break...

#15 Edited by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

I have one of these for my Gaming Room/Console gaming needs
It did cost a little more than just a chair but it's sooo comfortable and totally worth it.

images are there, the language probably makes no sense to the majority of the people