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Would You Pay $1,380 for a Gaming Chair?

Christine Lusey 2011/06/02 15:00:00
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A really, really cool gaming chair, but still.

We're a week away from the big E3 video game conference in Los Angeles, and game companies are hustling to showcase their finest hardware and software. But a $1,380 steering wheel set?

From Playseat, the chair, steering wheel and pedal set retails for £839.00 (about $1,380), and is compatible with the popular "DiRT 3" driving game.

Playseat claims the rig "brings gamers the experience of rock solid steering, accelerating and braking without a slippery pedal or the disappointment of a trembling wheel attached to a desk."

Alas, as of this writing, Playseat appears to be sold out of the "Playseat DiRT 3 + Logitech G27," so if you've got that money burning a hole in your pocket, you'll just have to blow it on a frivolity like rent or a mortgage payment.

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  • haileyrawrr926 2011/06/11 06:59:13
    Yes
    haileyrawrr926
    it looks really cool but i couldnt afford that
  • Broken 2011/06/06 06:37:32
    No
    Broken
    It is seriously cool, but I do not think I will ever have that kind of extra money.
  • keliffa 2011/06/03 12:30:55
    Yes
    keliffa
    If I won the lottery, absolutely.
  • ELLIE 2011/06/03 12:19:16
    No
    ELLIE
    Before you get used to it there will be something new out on the market.It's just a waste of money and time.
  • Nudenz 2011/06/03 12:19:07
    No
    Nudenz
    Extravagance gone mad. Someone will buy it. More money than sense.
  • 神薙鋼一 2011/06/03 12:02:39 (edited)
  • Παναγιώτης 2011/06/03 09:03:03
    Yes
    Παναγιώτης
    why not, it only costs $1,380...
  • MAss_inferno 2011/06/03 08:41:55
    No
    MAss_inferno
    and only cuz they dont have one for first person shooters!
  • Merna 2011/06/03 08:12:33
    No
    Merna
    Buy a regular chair and give the rest to PETA.
  • steven.sutler 2011/06/03 07:27:34
    Yes
    steven.sutler
    +1
    if i could afford it yes you are paying for the experiance
  • bono95 2011/06/03 06:48:14
    No
    bono95
    Just for racings.... defenetly NO!
  • Died 2011/06/03 06:43:28
  • RealityHasALiberalBias 2011/06/03 06:42:08
    No
    RealityHasALiberalBias
    id buy a real car with that money
  • Lily Bl... Reality... 2011/06/03 07:29:11
    Lily Blooms Eternal
    You'd probably have to pay somebody to take the driver's license test for you, and that would cost extra.
  • RobertRowe 2011/06/03 04:30:16
    No
    RobertRowe
    i'd rather save 1000 and buy the picture save 1000 buy picture Thrustmaster   Wireless GT F430 Scuderia Edition Cockpit Controller save 1000 buy picture Thrustmaster   Wireless GT F430 Scuderia Edition Cockpit Controller
  • Nuke 2011/06/03 04:13:06
    No
    Nuke
    +1
    Only if I came into a ton of money though, if you have the money to waste then sure but frankly it's entirely too much to pay for a controller...I wouldn't even pay $200 for this and I thought it was awesome! >> lol
    money waste frankly pay controller pay 200 awesome lol mech controler
  • Zher 2011/06/03 02:57:53
    Yes
    Zher
    +1
    Absolutely, you have got to have all the essentials and a bitch'n chair is now one of them!
  • cents-less 2011/06/03 02:53:29
    No
    cents-less
    Let me rephrase. OH HELL NO.

    Use the money on more games... and beer.
    No, beer and more games.


    Skip the games.
  • Casper4690 2011/06/03 02:34:49
    Yes
    Casper4690
    If i actually had that kinds money to spend, than i would most def by it! its awesome!!
  • Happy 2011/06/03 02:15:07 (edited)
    Yes
    Happy
    if i had the money of course!!!!!!!!! of course all the games i play would probably not require the chair at all
  • * Ángel de la Muerte * 2011/06/03 01:33:10
    No
    * Ángel de la Muerte *
    No....i can go shopping with all that money...and you either going to get tired of it or its going to break....
  • ddd 2011/06/03 01:31:05
    Yes
    ddd
    +1
    your money if you want to spend how you see fit thats fine by me. hell put 20 grand in a pile and burn it, its your money.
  • rajonrondo9 2011/06/03 00:49:14
    Yes
    rajonrondo9
    +1
    hell ya
  • Dagon 2011/06/02 23:59:18
  • wandering mystery aka Relch... 2011/06/02 23:58:51
    No
    wandering mystery aka Relcho of Anid
    +1
    I'd buy books
  • fancyman9 2011/06/02 22:46:25
    Yes
    fancyman9
    +3
    Well if I had $1,380.
  • El Prez 2011/06/02 22:14:15
    Yes
    El Prez
    +1
    Sure, if that is your desire. Put it on yor credit card and stay home with your games. We won't have to watch out for you so much on the streets. Of course anyone who want s one and can afford one should get one. I could use $1,380 far better on something else.
  • Dave Brewster 2011/06/02 21:51:33
    No
    Dave Brewster
    +3
    This is for people with no bills or have that elusive stuff called "extra money."
  • Zher Dave Br... 2011/06/03 03:00:57
    Zher
    "extra money" is a total contradiction, you can never have enough! lol
  • fullmoon 2011/06/02 21:08:34
    No
    fullmoon
    +2
    cause i can build my own
  • Nuke fullmoon 2011/06/03 04:14:51
    Nuke
    That is awesome!
  • fullmoon Nuke 2011/06/03 20:42:49
    fullmoon
    +1
    just get a car seat, junk yard if you want the cheap route, racing seat from pepboys or your local auto parts store if you want the style of the $1300 rig above. a cheap desk from ikea or walmart and some wood from your hardwarestore, and the wheel and pedal set of your choice for your system. mount the seat to the wood, take components of the desk assemble the frame and top and attach it to wood the seat is mounted too, take another piece of wood and make a place for the pedals to be on, then mount wheel and pedals to seat and play away.
  • Nuke fullmoon 2011/06/03 21:44:16
    Nuke
    Great idea either way. lol
  • Sonny 2011/06/02 20:44:08
    No
    Sonny
    +1
    This is a new technology to make people develop seizures or epilepsy. anyone who buys this thing has mentally gone too wild playing video too much. try playing a relationship with a girl or a guy. that is just such a life waste.
  • holdenferall 2011/06/02 20:39:30
  • fullmoon holdenf... 2011/06/02 21:05:17
    fullmoon
    +1
    i want that instead
  • Zher holdenf... 2011/06/03 03:03:26
    Zher
    +1
    Nerd with nothing better to do FTW!
    Okay I have spent a lot on my computer and I enjoy it. I think I spend a good amount of time doing other things, so I have some balance there. Not that this isn't nifty but this guy has obviously TOO much free time.
  • holdenf... Zher 2011/06/03 03:59:18
    holdenferall
    +2
    I wouldn't be surprised if he's some sort of engineer.
  • Zher holdenf... 2011/06/03 04:02:28
    Zher
    +1
    I would hope so, that would at the very least be rational. If not, he should be. Like I said FREE time.
  • Nuke holdenf... 2011/06/03 04:15:30
    Nuke
    +1
    That is fantastic!

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