I Sit. I Stand. I Pwn: Gaming with the UPLIFT Desk
Old habits die hard. It’s one of the undeniable truths of life. Also true: that very phrase will likely be the title to a Die Hard movie sooner or later. Very recently, I’ve had a habit pop back up that had laid dormant for the better part of a decade. In many instances, this could be seen as a bad thing. But, in this case, the habit is actually good for me. See, a few weeks back, I started playing the game Evolve, which is a game with the simple premise of turning hide and seek into a monster hunt, with you and three others trying to take down some form of beast (controlled by another player) before it gets too strong. So what habit did this display of tension and strategy bring back to life? It made me stand up.
Now, I’ve been standing while working at Human Solution for the better part of six months. So it was fun to watch others give what is essentially my default setting a spin at the SXSW Gaming Expo. Gaming has a reputation for being a sedentary activity, and we at Human Solution don’t believe that has to be the case. Nothing says you have to take your licks sitting down.
One of the more entertaining aspects of watching people game on the UPLIFT was the exploration process. Each person would walk up and immediately try and find their "sweet spot." Kids as short as 5’2” and taller folk like myself (6’4”) can find their ideal position on this desk. Once that “getting to know you” phase was over, the next question was usually, “Does this work for console gaming too?” Short answer: yes. Since the UPLIFT can handle up to 355 lbs., even your mammoth flat-screen TV would fit safe and snug on one of our tops.
Listen, we take gaming seriously around here. If you’re going to do something, do it right. So when I step up to put monsters down in Evolve, or question my very existence in The Stanley Parable, I want to be comfortable, dagnabbit! And if the response at SXSW was any indication, so do you. Using an UPLIFT is the missing link between the arcade experience from the 80s and 90s and the home setup you're used to today. At least now, when someone screams at you to get off your butt instead of playing games, you can press one button and have the best of both worlds.
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