Where do you game with your Console?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by gkarris, Aug 31, 2017.


Where do you game with your console?

  1. On the couch with TV<55"

  2. On the couch with TV>=55"

  3. Sit up to TV really close (any size)

  4. At my desk

    0 vote(s)
  5. I only play mobile

    0 vote(s)
  1. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    I was wondering how people game with their consoles.

    More and more games I'm playing, I can't even read the texts on the screens were you do crafting, loadouts, etc...

    For example, EVERSPACE (Windows and XBox One). I first played it on PC at my desk. Then to support the developers, I bough an XBox One copy. I can't really read the crafting screens from my couch - the text is too small (I game on a projector but it is only 1024x768 so small text is hard to read).

    Some games don't seem as bad (No Man's Sky I can read when playing from the couch).

    I was wondering if anyone game on their desks using their computer monitors...

    Thanks for voting and your thoughts!
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Kicked back in the recliner on the 65" TV for me. I could never go back to being hunched over the computer screen.
  3. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2005
    Couch in the living room. Around 4 meters from my tv. 49" until today. About to unpack my new 55" OLED. :)
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I have a 50 (or 51, I forget, but its under 55") TV and do it on my recliner or couch which ever is free.
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    In my living room on a 70 and my bedroom on a 32 inch (about to be changed to a 50)

  6. 0098386 Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    See I’m really flexible. I guess that’s why I like the Switch so much, and it’s all I have played since it launched.

    - sat up close to the TV is my fave TV one. I dunno, there’s something filling and arcadey about it. I’m a few feet away from my 55” TV. Pixels are obvious but that’s part of the retro charm.
    - sometimes I sit far back, usually to get the full benefit of surround sound.
    - portable, being able to play anywhere is a god send. I tend to play it on my desk in tabletop mode, or in proper handheld mode if there’s nothing to stand the display on.
    - BUT! A rare treat of a position because it sends me to sleep so fast, is using a tablet stand beside my bed, so the Switch sits above the bed looking straight down. Joycons are separated and you can lie right back on the bed. It’s just incredible if you get the occasional arm/shoulder/neck pain like I do. I cannot stress how comfy this is! You have got to try it! But like I say it really knocks you out too. Often I’ve woken up at 5am still holding at least one joycon!
    --- Post Merged, Sep 2, 2017 ---
    Yup. That’s the only way I don’t play games any more. It’s just too uncomfy having been spoilt with couches and beanbags and beds. Haven't bothered with PC gaming in years because of it.
  7. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."

    (Google'd "tablet bed stand"...)

    OMG..... :eek:
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I have a "Gaming" room with 60" Samsung 4K and two twin JBL surround surround sound set up's/woofers to immerse the experience even more. I'm the type of gamer who wants the full experience, especially with a good first person shooter or role playing game like Uncharted 4.
  9. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    There's a solution for that.. :p

    Personally I game on our 50" screen (Usually only during winter, since we have a LOT of light comming into our current apartment, so I can't see anything when it is daylight), sitting 3 meters away in our couch.
  10. 0098386 Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    Oh my yes it’s the ultimate lazy thing, but also incredibly useful! I wanna get a few around the house now :) honest to god try it with the Switch. THE best way to play console games ever.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 6, 2017 ---
    Yes! I love the growl of my receiver and surround setup. Sound is way too important to just have it pump out of TV speakers. When I’m using the Switch undocked I use some Audio Technica M50’s and it sounds gorgeous.
  11. c8rlo, Sep 20, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2017

    c8rlo macrumors 6502


    Sep 1, 2015
    desk - 43" Sony
    room - 49" Sony

    both are 4ktv's w/ HDR and in my room, i just turn right and away from the desk if i use the 49"

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