Wednesday, August 29th 2018

Acer Announces the Gaming "Thronos" to Rule Them All

Acer have gone out of their way in designing a gaming chair that makes all other huddle, frightened, in a corner. The Thronos is built upon an "excessively grandiose" philosophy (my words, not Acers'), and... Saying that it's eye-catching really doesn't cover it. No. The Thronos is the gaming chair equivalent of a Redwood tree - you may wish to avoid it, but it's just impossible to look away. Especially because of its 1,5 m height, over 485 pounds in weight (oh don't you just love the price of shipping on that one).

The Thronos is a battle-station, a command center that houses up to three 27" monitors (the cockpit is actually motorized to allow you to adjust these as you see fit) and your gaming rig of choice (be it a Predator-branded one or not), and is fully built in smoky black steel. Built in the same design language of other Predator products, the Thronos has white or blue accents cut into the metal and illuminated via LEDs. The chair reclines a full 140 degrees and features a built-in foot rest. Did we mention it has vibration motors that work alongside the game you're playing? Pricing of this monstrosity wasn't unveiled, but it will not, in any circumstance, be cheap, and you should expect something in the few thousands of greenbacks.
A video of this craziness follows.

Sources: Tom's Hardware, The Verge
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23 Comments on Acer Announces the Gaming "Thronos" to Rule Them All

#2
Raevenlord
News Editor
Liviu CojocaruPrice? ...more than 3000£ I recon
No price given, updated the story.

But yeah. You're likely not far off.
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#3
dj-electric
Give this device a pleasuring ability and we good.
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#4
R0H1T
dj-electricGive this device a pleasuring ability and we good.
I don't think Acer would like (frivolous) lawsuits, especially in the US :D
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#5
AnarchoPrimitiv
This thing would only be worthwhile if it could accept 3x 32" monitors and had 6 axis motion simulation like a racing sim
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#6
windwhirl
Unless it can do this, it's not worth it :D

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#7
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
for that level of pricing Should have Built in Chiller for your Red Bull AND CUP HOLDERS
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#8
mouacyk
And bullet-proof glass housing.
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#9
Liviu Cojocaru
Obviously at that price this item has a quite small customer target group but imo there will be more than a few orders for this
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#10
deu
Haha. Looking at the thumbnail it looked like a VR headsetkit to up on face! that solution caters to more players than the latter; (at the price of 6+ VR headsets :p
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#11
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
MWE Labs Emperor is from $5300..



... but can be specced up to $15000. You can even get a heated seat! $3000 sounds about right.

EDIT: Wait, vibration motors. Sounds premium. $4000.

It's pretty ugly tho.
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#13
R0H1T
FrickMWE Labs Emperor is from $5300..



... but can be specced up to $15000. You can even get a heated seat! $3000 sounds about right.

EDIT: Wait, vibration motors. Sounds premium. $4000.

It's pretty ugly tho.
If I had that amount of money to burn, I'd get the real thing instead of fakes :pimp:
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#14
TheoneandonlyMrK
dj-electricGive this device a pleasuring ability and we good.
Says it's got rumbles, you just need the software and possibly a stick on depending on your fancy ,not for me that though the chair looks good except , I would want active movement for racing games given the size and somewhere for a wheel.
Or do i cart my pc and screen between this and my playseat!(a brand of racing seat jic)! .
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#15
CheapMeat


I could see this as a show piece in a gaming lounge / gaming cafe and charge more to play on it instead of the regular desktops.
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#16
GamerNerves
I think the front where the monitors lie should slowly rise up when you enter or get out. You could ask your console peasant friend to your house and greet him sitting in this device.
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#17
robot zombie
CheapMeat


I could see this as a show piece in a gaming lounge / gaming cafe and charge more to play on it instead of the regular desktops.
LMAO, first thing that popped into my head.
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#19
Rockarola
theoneandonlymrkSays it's got rumbles, you just need the software and possibly a stick on depending on your fancy ,not for me that though the chair looks good except , I would want active movement for racing games given the size and somewhere for a wheel.
Or do i cart my pc and screen between this and my playseat!(a brand of racing seat jic)! .
Let me guess...SPARCO or Recaro?
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#20
hat
Enthusiast
I... well, I can believe such a thing exists, but this is kinda sad.

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#21
Vayra86
When your kid has this, you know as parents you've lost the war.
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#22
hat
Enthusiast
I can only imagine some kid yelling at his parents to quit bothering him while he's pwning in Fortnite in his wtfchair that they're gonna be paying off for the next 5 years... :shadedshu:
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#23
TheLaughingMan
Nobody made a Game of Thronos reference. Game, gaming, games. Throne, Thronos. Too easy I guess.
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