For the last couple of months, I had crossed over the line from video game collector to video game hoarder, and it wasn't pretty. Shelf space was at 0%, but collecting hadn't stopped. As a result, games, consoles, controllers, cables, and whatever the hell else I came across was just stacking up, spilling out across any available horizontal plane. Oh yeah, and I started taking in stray cats.
Thankfully, a couple very gracious friends allowed me to piggyback onto their recent trip to Ikea, and I was able to snag some desperately needed shelving (more LACK floating shelves) and nudge the needle back into "collector" status.
After cleaning up a bit and finding a home for all of my most recent finds, it only seemed appropriate that I snap a few pictures of the game room. After all, it probably won't look this good again for quite some time.
But enough gabbin'. Enjoy the latest game room tour!
|Find in the photo: Pirate Raft, Lunch Box, Book (ew.)|
|Dear Nintendo, please cool it with the console variations. |
My shelving budget is out of control
|I highly recommend picking up a sound bar for your flat screen. |
It and the subwoofer (far left of the entertainment center) make a huge difference.
|Another shelving nightmare: Neo Geo boxes. |
There's supposed to be a divider through the middle of this cubical
|HD Sony CRT. The only way to play your |
old school consoles. Now on special for $0.50/lb.!
|Controller family tree. Look for a full |
review of this in an upcoming post
|My NES collection, a Virtual Boy with 33% of the US releases, the creepy |
Mario DS holder, some random GB Advance games in a black caddy, and
a Pikachu top whose original I can't remember.
|Games I'm no longer any good at. I've gotten soft.|
|I've logged a lot of ass time on that couch. Thankfully, It's not comfortable enough |
to encourage long visits. Also, enjoy the professionally photographed
NES pictures--they're of the same console sitting on the shelf!
|Custom "Solid Smokes" canvas my wife had made for me. |
Huh? Whose cigarettes are these?
|More consoles--on display courtesy of fresh shelving.|