Get this life-like mechanical tabby cat for maximum office chaos

Van cat is everywhere
(Image credit: Future)

This is Van, the PC Gamer UK office's cat statue. He is not a mascot, per-se. Just our ever-watchful sentinel, judging us with those sweet, glassy eyes.

Sometimes you'll find him on your chair when you hop off to get a coffee. Other times he's back on the shelf as if he'd never moved, but we know better. He is everywhere, and nowhere all at once, and permeates hearts and minds in our morning stand-up meetings.

Van cat is everywhere

(Image credit: Future)

Just today, he turned the monotony of our morning meet into some serious Friday energy, and for that we thank him. But what a strange coincidence it was that, after Van gave us so much amusement, this little fellow showed up as a daily deal on Best Buy.

Joy for All Companion Pet Cat | Orange Tabby | $124.99 (opens in new tab)

Joy for All Companion Pet Cat | Orange Tabby | $124.99 $104.99 at Best Buy (save $20) (opens in new tab)
It's a cat. It's a mechanical cat that purrs and shit, what more do you need me to say?

Now, i'm not highlighting this as a fantastic deal or anything. I'm just saying cats make everything better. And this one moves. Like, really moves—not like how we imagine Van to patter around the office when no one's looking.

It's meant as a companion for the elderly, but it would make a hilarious joke present all the same. And it's kind of adorable, if a little creepy. Even creepier that it popped up after we were joking about cat companions this morning...

Katie Wickens
Hardware Writer

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessed with computers and graphics for three long decades, she took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—rather sarcastically—for two years since. She can be found admiring AI advancements, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi projects, preaching cybersecurity awareness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been heading the PCG Steam Deck content hike, while waiting patiently for her chance to upload her consciousness into the cloud.