'The Gaming Bed' Is A Thing, And It Is Yikes
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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