It is for your buttocks.

March 2, 2009 by Tim

On of my favorite parts about Digital Overload setup on Friday is when the SUMO beanbags arrive. A truckload full of beanbag chairs which we can then amass into a huge pile and fling ourselves at, like a Chuck-E-Cheese ball pit for grown-ups.

But aside from that, I just love that we have these at the event. As a gaming event we couldn’t ask for a more perfect seating solution for lazing about all weekend playing games. And if you’re attending Digital Overload, who knows, maybe you’ll even end up taking one home!

If not, you can always get one afterward. My personal favorite is still the Sumo Sac Gigantor. It’s one best feature (size and comfort) is also it’s one minor drawback. It’s huge. Mine has not moved more than a couple of feet in any given direction since we set it up. It’s not really something you drag from room to room.

In my dream house (which my girlfriend will never approve), we’ve done away will all of the beds and sofas, and replaced them with wall-to-wall Sumo Sacs. And the robot butler feeds us expensive pastries from titanium diamond-encrusted hover-plates.

Speaking of pastry, I did manage to squeeze in a few chapters of Killzone 2 amongst all the event preparation mayhem. It’s a really good game. It’s fun, it’s gorgeous… in fact my only complaint, and this may sound odd, is that I have to play the game with the PS3 controller.

I would much rather play the game with the Xbox 360 controller, or even a mouse and keyboard. For this type of game, I just do not like the feel of the PS3 controller, and to get even more specific, I hate the analog sticks. I hate that they’re convex instead of concave at the tops. It is not an optimal thumb comfort situation there, and Killzone requires a lot of precise control.

I know people have told me there are ways to make a 360 controller work with the PS3, or to put a PS3 controller inside a 360 controller shell, or install linux (I’d rather stick my testicles in a paper shredder) onto the PS3, etc etc. Frankly that doesn’t realistically help the problem in any way, shape or size.

Again, it’s a minor gripe. The game is still super fun, and I’ll deal with the PS3 controller when I go back to playing the game. Which won’t be until next week. Because, you know… I’ve got this thing to do this weekend.

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