New Playseat simulator makes us want to fly by the seat of our pants

Nic Cackett

High-end driving simulators have been around for years, and as big boy's toys, they're the computer games equivalent of owning SPAS shotgun for clay pigeon shooting.

Unfortunately the racing seat, steering wheel and pedals combo is often encased in the kind of sprayed up MDF coffin that wouldn't look out of place in a gypsy's caravan.