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Control Freaks: #3 - The Action Chair

The Matel Power Glove (yes, THAT Power Glove) and the Quickjoy Foot Pedal were its companions when it made its TV debut in 1992 on the second episode of Channel 4's legendary Gamesmaster. However while one of those has drifted into legend and the other been somewhat transformed into a successful peripheral now used with steering wheels worldwide the one I want to talk about today is something I only got to use once and which has drifted into obscurity. Welcome to Control Freaks.

Episode 3 - The Sega Action Chair

After Burner 2, one of the games that should've worked with the Chair

The chair was a fun enough item, but like a lot of peripherals around at that time the technology wasn't there to fully realise the idea. Maybe an analog version sometime in the future could work but until then the Action Chair remains a one of a kind item and a true Control Freak.


(Just a quick PS, I wanted to start a new series today on games I'm proud to own but I'm tired and ill so you'll have to wait for that)
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About njsykoraone of us since 4:17 PM on 12.11.2007

njsykora is pronounced like this.

Yeah it would be easier if it were spelt njsikora but it doesn't look as cool does it?

Mini Bio
I'm njsykora, a proud member of Dtoid UK. I've been playing games since I was 4.
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Blog Series'

The �5 Challenge
In these troubled economic times we all have less money, join me as I set out to prove it's possible to get plenty of excellent games for only �5.
#1: Timesplitters, Zone of the Enders and Dynasty Warriors 3
#2: Ico
#3: Beach Spikers

I have 23 unfinished JRPGs, I aim to complete them all within 8 months.
The List and Mission

5 Reasons
Why should you be excited for a game? A controller? A console? A program? A pizza? I explain why I'm excited for something and why you should be too.
1: LittleBigPlanet
2: Guitar Hero World Tour
3: Midnight Club Los Angeles
4: Eternity's Child

Control Freaks
A look at games that have been defined by their weird controllers, or unique use of existing ones. Now finished in 6 parts.
1: Ape Escape
2: The neGcon
3: The Sega Action Chair
4: Gametrak
5: Prop Cycle
6: DK Bongos

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