The Gaming Chairs Of The Tokyo Game Show

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Photo: Brian Ashcraft (Kotaku)

Every year, the Tokyo Game Show seems to have a specific theme. One year, there was a plethora of mobile games and another year VR was getting all the buzz. This year, there are certainly a good number of gaming chairs.

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DXRacer and AKRacing even have their own booths, which are filled with gaming chairs for people to get butts-on impressions.

Illustration for article titled The Gaming Chairs Of The Tokyo Game Show
Photo: Brian Ashcraft (Kotaku)
Illustration for article titled The Gaming Chairs Of The Tokyo Game Show
Photo: Brian Ashcraft (Kotaku)
Illustration for article titled The Gaming Chairs Of The Tokyo Game Show
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Illustration for article titled The Gaming Chairs Of The Tokyo Game Show
Photo: Brian Ashcraft (Kotaku)
Illustration for article titled The Gaming Chairs Of The Tokyo Game Show
Photo: Brian Ashcraft (Kotaku)
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Illustration for article titled The Gaming Chairs Of The Tokyo Game Show
Photo: Brian Ashcraft (Kotaku)
Illustration for article titled The Gaming Chairs Of The Tokyo Game Show
Photo: Brian Ashcraft (Kotaku)
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This year is truly the year of gaming chairs.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

DISCUSSION

chasehessman
Copperbottoms

Man I just cannot believe the way this community is so taken by these damn chairs. They’re literally cheap Chinese race seats packaged with extra pillows because shocker, seats designed for racing are horribly uncomfortable. They’re made to keep you secure, accomodate a harness, and support your helmet covered head in a wreck. Not for lounging, healthy posture, or keeping your butt from getting sore.