Look, we like to highlight the rare times that the gaming industry steps up and caters to anyone except the default gamer, be it someone not served by a traditional controller or who can't or won't spend 14 hours slouched over a desk doing a single World of Warcraft raid. And in the spirit of that, we should celebrate Bauhutte's gaming bed, a revolutionary new piece of gaming furniture that allow players of all physiques to relax and game with dign--
Is that lube?
In what has to be the most horrific example of accidental synergy with the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese nerd-themed furniture company Buahutte has unveiled its gaming bed, a rig designed for those unable/unwilling to remain upright for too long but want to keep on gitting gud. The gaming bed is assembled from the company's many other gamer-focused furniture, not unlike a Voltron that still lives with their Voltron parents. The design itself, according to the website, is supposed to feel like a "cockpit" ideal for "single player" experiences -- emphasis on "single" and "pit," not on "player" or any kind of sex parts.
Again, despite it looking like your average Ikea lifehack and missing several key accessibility features of a hospital bed, the gaming bed (or cot, if you really look at the base item) could relieve a lot of physical strain for gamers unable or unwilling to stay vertical for too long. But hoo boy, between the black-and-red motif, the body pillow that's just one special edition print away from becoming someone's significant other and, again, the lube, this feels a lot like the racing car bed for people who consider racing car game players not to be true gamers.
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