‘Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’ arrives on January 17th, 2020

When Bandai Namco said Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was coming in early 2020, it was clearly being conservative. The action RPG is now slated to punch its way to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on January 17th. On top of that, completists should be happy -- the gam...

Nissan envisions car-themed esports gaming chairs

Nissan's connection to gaming might extend beyond the occasional car in a racing sim. The automaker has joined with FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming to design a trio of "esports gaming chairs" themed around (what else?) some of its more iconic cars. The...

‘Gears 5’ will add new modes and maps in its first six months

Now that Gears 5 is out the door, The Coalition and Microsoft are ready to preview what's next. They've outlined what you can expect in the first six months, and there shouldn't be a shortage of new material. The initial season ("Operation" in Gear...

Nissan Designs the Ultimate Gaming Chairs, Inspired by Car Seats

If you love to play video games at your desk for hours on end, then you need a good chair with lots of support. Since Nissan knows a thing or two about engineering seats for long road trips behind the wheel, they decided to give it a shot, and came up with three awesome concept designs, each inspired by one of their vehicles.

First up is the GT-R NISMO seat, which has sharp and aggressive style, inspired by the $200,000+ track-ready sports car. The design envisions a seat made from carbon fiber and aluminum, which are both strong and lightweight materials. With angular cushions made from red leather and microsuede, and a sweet headrest audio system to surround your ears, this looks like the perfect seat for testing your track skills in Gran Turismo or Project CARS.

The second design is based on the rugged and sophisticated Armada SUV, styled to look like a captain’s chair, and ready to offer up comfort for the longest gaming sessions. It’s got Platinum Reserve black and brown leather, and like the seats in the full-size SUV, has integrated heating and cooling to ensure your back and butt stay climate controlled. I’m thinking this would be a comfy place to sit when building out extensive worlds in Minecraft.

Last, but not least is a seat inspired by the Nissan LEAF. It looks quite slick in light grey leather with electric blue accents. Like the all-electric car, it’s made using eco-friendly materials, and packs modern technology like USB charging ports so you can keep your gadgets juiced up while gaming. Out of the three designs, I think it’s the most conventionally-styled, but also the most practical, especially with its built in leg rest.

Nissan isn’t planning on producing these chairs at this point, but maybe if they get enough positive buzz, they’ll consider making them, especially now that they’ve partnered up with the Faze Clan and OpTic Gaming teams. Like the real deal, I’d like to sit my butt in the GT-R NISMO the most.

Even ‘Civilization VI’ is getting a battle royale mode

Firaxis and 2K are taking an all-too-familiar approach to revitalizing a game: tack on a battle royale mode in a bid to capture the Fortnite crowd. They've released an update to Civilization VI that introduces Red Death, a 12-player competitive mode...

PC-to-mobile game streaming arrives on the Galaxy Note 10

Samsung's PlayGalaxy PC-to-mobile game streaming app is ready to roll, provided you have the right hardware. The tech giant has released PlayGalaxy Link in the US and South Korea for Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ owners who want to play computer-quali...

EA meets with gamers to help curb toxic behavior online

EA knows online harassment is a problem with its games like anyone else's, and it's taking some (small) steps toward creating a less toxic space. The publisher used the recent Gamescom expo to hold the first meeting of the Healthy Communities Player...