A gaming chair is one designed specially for the comfort of video game players. The history of the gaming chair originated from racing games such as Need For Speed, FlatOut, Dirt, etc. The original idea was to replicate the feel you have when driving a sporty car. This is why almost all gaming chairs are designed to look like a car seat. They have very high backrests and flared out sides. The sides of the seat will typically have additional padding. The sides of the backrest will be slightly curved inward. Most Models will also have some type of cutouts in the backrest to help add to the sporty look.