Seating position

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I noticed that a fairly decent conversation was building up in the 'Crysis 2... Awsome' thread about seating position.

Like I said that I prefer sitting on the sofa like a coach potatoe and juts losing my self in a game. Sheer relaxation.

I moved from PC's to console for that reason amongst other smaller reasons.

How do you guys sit? I am ALWAYS lazed back, never sit forward and on the edge of the sofa.

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I sit on the rug in front of the TV. Sofa is too far from the TV to see my foes in detail. I do want to invest in a giant bean bag to sit on though so I can almost have it like a seat.
 
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I have a corner sofa, my housemate likes to sit on the seat facing the TV, I however am lazy and sit with my legs up on the L part of the sofa :D

I find this is better for my posture anyway, as if I sit on a seat/pc game I tend to bend forward and it gives me a bad posture.

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I have a recliner chair which I move about a metre, sometimes less away from the TV (52") when I am gaming, as I need to feel focussed on the game which I can't achieve by being on the sofa!

However... it does depend on the game - a lot of sports games I can play happily lounged on the sofa, and even some platformers - but anything FPS or anything very competative I need to be close and "IN THE ZONE!"
 
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I noticed that a fairly decent conversation was building up in the 'Crysis 2... Awsome' thread about seating position.

Like I said that I prefer sitting on the sofa like a coach potatoe and juts losing my self in a game. Sheer relaxation.

I moved from PC's to console for that reason amongst other smaller reasons.

How do you guys sit? I am ALWAYS lazed back, never sit forward and on the edge of the sofa.

ags

Chairs??? Wicked child! In our house we sit on spikes..

I still game at my desk on the xbox, mainly because that justs where my xbox is. I actually find it more confortable than my sofa for extended periods though. I get backache just watching a film from the sofa in the living room.
 
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I have a recliner chair which I move about a metre, sometimes less away from the TV (52") when I am gaming, as I need to feel focussed on the game which I can't achieve by being on the sofa!

However... it does depend on the game - a lot of sports games I can play happily lounged on the sofa, and even some platformers - but anything FPS or anything very competative I need to be close and "IN THE ZONE!"

What this man said.
 
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Depends on the game, stuff like Fifa, Skate I'm relaxed but if it's an FPS, especially online I have to be sitting up and leaned forward.
 
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Laid back on the sofa! Or well bed at the moment, but I prefer sofa :) I'm not a big fan of PC gaming for that reason as I have to sit so close and it's just not the same to me.

Also have a very bad habit of having to have my feet up on something :( Being on the PC the wall is just in the way and I get annoyed after an hour.
 
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Depends on the game. If I'm playing NFS:HP I'm always sat leaning forward so I can see the cars ahead before I plough into them at 250mph or whatever.
 
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Depends on the game, stuff like Fifa, Skate I'm relaxed but if it's an FPS, especially online I have to be sitting up and leaned forward.
This. Any game that requires mad reaction times will get me sat forward and fully alert, but more casual games are always played sat back on the sofa, or on the relciner chair with my feet up.
 
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Growing up with all the old classic FPS games on PC, I tend to sit forward. The only reason I moved to console was because all my mates had consoles and I seemed to be missing out on the fun. I'll bring a chair up to a metre away from the TV and lean forward in the TV, I just feel I focus better this way. For Beat 'Em Ups it's even worse, I'll start out learning forward but if the fight starts to get really close I actually stand up no idea why I do it.

I just can't aim when I lay back, I feel like I miss stuff too on screen. I have a mate who's pretty decent at FPS and he can lay flat on his back in his bed playing FPS, I have no idea how he does it.
 
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Chairs??? Wicked child! In our house we sit on spikes...

HAHA! Brilliant! BlackAdder 2...awesome stuff, especially that episode. "Luck! Wahaaaay, get it!? Sounds almost exactly the same as F..." Cue themetune!

As for seating position. I sit arms length from my small (19") monitor on a nice comfy fishing chair!
 
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depends what game on playing i think, driving games for instance im leant forward with full focus on the tv, if im on a platformer, im flaked out nearly in bed :cool:
 
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I can't concentrate if I'm lying down when playing a game so I have to sit up, usually with my legs crossed and a cushion in my lap to rest my elbows on.

Cool story bro. :p
 
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