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ElkinFencer10's Big Boy Gaming Set-up

by ElkinFencer10 Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:24 am

PICTURE OF THE CURRENT HOUSE ARE HERE. OP IS FROM TWO HOUSES AGO.

So it occurred to me yesterday that I haven't posted any "gaming room" pictures in here years - not since I graduated college and actually got my own house and stuff. So here are an inundation of pictures of those interested. Working with a North Carolina beginning teacher's salary, I think I've done fairly well. :D Also sorry that some of them are blurry; my phone is rather inconsistent.

There's a lot of images (I wanted to showcase as much as possible), so they're all in the spoiler tag. Any feedback or display/organization suggestions are welcome! :D


Okay, so first off, here's just an overview shot of the centerpiece of the living room - the HDTV for my modern gaming stuff (the two drawings flanking the Star Trek themed painting of my dog were done by one of my students).
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Here's one of the end tables I have by the TV holding the Wii, the Playstation 4 (loaded with a 5 TB HDD via Nyko's Data Bank), and the Dreamcast.
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Below the TV, I have my cable box next to my Ouya (autographed by Levar Burton via the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter), and below that is my Xbox One (with its 5 TB external HDD next to it.
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To the left of the TV is my Wii U (with its 2 TB external HDD), my Playstation TV, my PC (the case got super banged up, but it's only cosmetic damage), my Xbox 360 (there's a Bluetooth speaker sitting on top of it), and my Playstation 3).
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Turning left from the main TV, I have my retro game set up with a CRT HDTV (unfortunately it's not one of the ones that work with light guns, but I'm going to get a third TV set up in here in the next month or so that does work with them). These consoles (with the exception of the Genesis, Gamecube, Xbox, and Playstation 2) don't stay hooked up.

On one of tables is my NeoGeo AES, my Gamecube, my NeoGeo CD, my NES, my Famicom (modded to output composite), my Saturn, my Atari 7800, and my Intellivision.
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Below the TV is my 3DO, my TurboGrafx-16 (modded to output composite), my Jaguar, my Xbox, and my Master System.
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To the left of the TV is my Genesis with the 32x and Sega Cd, my Playstation 2, my Atari 5200 (it's a 4 port), my Super Nintendo, my Nintendo 64, and my Atari 2600 (modded to output composite).
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Turning left to the wall opposite the main TV, I have some plastic storage drawers where I keep cords and some controllers for the retro systems as well as my Hyperscan and the almighty Vectrex. Also, yes, that telephone actually works if anyone was wondering (doesn't it look swanky?)
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Keeping a watchful eye on my collection while I'm away and keeping me company while I game is my geriatric canine companion, Jack (his full name is Dr. Sanjack Gupta - you can probably tell who my favorite CNN contributor is).
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So you're probably thinking "Wow, Stephen (that's my real name), that's a pretty nice console set up given how little money those ungrateful bastards at the state capital pay you, but where are the actual games to play on the aforementioned consoles?" Because I live in a 3 bedroom house (it's not as big a house as you might think...), I turned one of those bedrooms into my game room where I keep all of my video games on display. These are on bookshelves, so I'm going to post pictures a couple shelves at a time so you can see a little better.

On the bottom shelf (the UGCs are double stacked) I have most of my Atari 2600 collection.
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On the shelf above that are the rest of my 2600 games, my Intellivision games, my 5200 games, and my Vectrex games. Above those are my 7800 games, my Famicom games, and the first few of my NES games.
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Three more shelves of NES games.
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Some guides and figurines sitting atop that bookshelf.
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On a shelf built into the wall on the opposite side of the room are the rest of my NES games, my Master System games, and my first couple Genesis games. (the next few pictures will display my miniature pony figurine collection, the bottom row of which are handpainted from conventions).
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Above that are the rest of my Genesis games, my 32x games, and the first few Super Nintendo games.
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More Super Nintendo games.
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The rest of the Super Nintendo games, my Jaguar games, and the first of the N64 games (that's what the white spines are).
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A better look at those N64 games
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The rest of the N64 games as well as the Sega CD games (Fahrenheit has a disc for Sega CD and one for Sega CD32x, so I have it in with the Sega CD games instead of next to the one CD32x games - Corpse Killer - that you can sort of see below).
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My one purely Sega CD32x game along with my Saturn games, my TurboGrafx-16 games, my one NeoGeo CD games (Samurai Shodown 2), my 3DO games, my Playstation games, and my Dreamcast games.
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Below that are my Gamecube games and the first half of my Xbox games.
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Below and between those shelves (they're built in a sort of arch shape around a window) are my NeoGeo games (Metal Slug 6 is the common hack, but I wanted to have a case for it since it's fun for the lulz) as well as my N64 racing wheel and a few of my amiibos.
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On a media shelf on the other end of the room (next to the first bookshelf, actually) are more amiibos and more Xbox games.
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Below that are more Xbox games, the first part of my Playstation 2 games, and my DS games.
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Below that are my Vita games (Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart is missing because one of my college friends is borrowing it) and more Playstation 2 games.
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At the bottom of that case are the rest of my Playstation 2 games, my PSP games, and the first few Xbox 360 games.
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In front of the previously shown shelves built into the wall, I have a cool spinning media shelf with shelves on both sides. On the first side at the top, I have a bunch of Xbox 360 games.
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Below that are the rest of the Xbox 360 games and the first of the Playstation 3 games.
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At the bottom of that side are the rest of the Playstation 3 games and the first few Wii games.
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The other side of the spinning shelf is basically dedicated to Nintendo. Well, except for the Pipboy. With that exception, you'll see at the top the next line of Wii games.
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Below that are more Wii games and my 3DS games (two 3DS games - Codename S.T.E.A.M. and Chibi-Robo: Zipline - are missing because I left them at a friend's house; she's getting those back to me in a few days, hopefully).
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Below that are two more shelves of Wii games.
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At the bottom of that side of the unit (the side I keep facing the door to display) are the last of my Wii games and the first few Wii U games.
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To the right of that shelf on the other side of a closet door, I have another media shelf where, at the bottom, I have more Wii U games along with some more amiibos. In the My Little Pony lunchbox I have my Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, and Game Gear games haphazardly stored.
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Above that are even more amiibos as well as the rest of my Wii U games and the first Playstation 4 games.
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At the top of the shelf are the rest of my Playstation 4 games and my Xbox One games (Titanfall is missing since I'm letting a friend borrow it) as well as more amiibos.
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Swinging to the right, beside the door, I have a small shelf completely dedicated to the rest of my amiibos.
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On a cube unit (that's going to be moved in the next month or two, probably), I have the charging stations for my Playstation Move controllers, my Playstation 3 controllers, my Xbox 360 controllers, and two Wii Remotes; my 3DS charting dock, my Wii U charting dock, my Playstation Vita charging dock, my Game Gear, and my PSP. Oh, and the Gamestick (it's inside the white controller on the right for those who haven't messed with one before), but that thing's a piece of crap.
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Beside those, I have a nice tower of boxes up against the wall.
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Here's a nice overview of the wall next to the door.
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Overview of the right side of the opposite wall.
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Aaand the left side of that wall.
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I know it's not nearly as impressive or well organized as some of yall's collections, but I'm still extremely proud of it. You can also see why I subsist mostly on ramen and store-brand ravioli. :oops:
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Re: ElkinFencer10's Big Boy Gaming Set-up

by samsonlonghair Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:30 am

I can't see your pictures, Elkin.

Edit: I can see your pictures now. Your game cases look nice.
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Re: ElkinFencer10's Big Boy Gaming Set-up

by ElkinFencer10 Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:31 am

samsonlonghair wrote:I can't see your pictures, Elkin.

Well shit. Let me see if I can figure out why my settings aren't right...
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by ElkinFencer10 Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:01 pm

Okay, that *should* have it fixed. Let me know if they're still not showing up.
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Re: ElkinFencer10's Big Boy Gaming Set-up

by Fragems Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:11 pm

Nice setup :). Can't wait till I have a place of my own so I can display my collection.
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by TEKTORO Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:25 pm

Very nice!
It's gonna cost you a fortune getting games for those systems. Lol

What's the deal with the My little Ponies, just curious. :)
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by ElkinFencer10 Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:03 pm

TEKTORO wrote:Very nice!
It's gonna cost you a fortune getting games for those systems. Lol

What's the deal with the My little Ponies, just curious. :)

Haha, most of my money goes to my collection, but my favorite system to collect for is the Wii, and *most* of those games are pretty cheap (though some of the ones I have - Project Zero 2 and Fire Emblem come to mind - are pretty valuable).

So I got into My Little Pony when I was a sophomore in college (about four years ago). A buddy of mine had mentioned watching it (only the newest series, Friendship is Magic; I won't touch the older stuff with a ten foot pole), and I reacted like most people do - "What the hell is wrong with you? That shit's for little girls." He kept telling me "I know, man, but it's actually really good. The animation is great, the voice acting is fantastic, the music is amazing, the writing's super good. Just try it."

I stayed skeptical, but when my girlfriend of three years broke up with me (via text message on the day of our three year anniversary after cheating on me with a crystal meth addicted community college drop-out), I was, understandably, super depressed, and he said "Just watch a few episodes. It's super cheerful and will make you feel better, I promise." So I did, and he was right; it's really well made, and it's really cheerful. I found out that there's a huge fandom all over the world with a MASSIVE artistic side (fan art, fan music, fanfiction - no, not just shitty self-inserts and porn), so I started talking to people in the fandom and made some great friends. It's not a very well understood fandom by people outside of it, but I genuinely love the show and (most of) the artwork that's come out of it. This summer will make my fourth year in a row going to BronyCon in Baltimore.
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by Sano Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:39 pm

Great collection man. Mind if I ask how much you have spent so far?
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by samsonlonghair Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:44 pm

What are your thoughts regarding bronies and the autism spectrum?
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by ElkinFencer10 Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:57 pm

Sano wrote:Great collection man. Mind if I ask how much you have spent so far?

I have no idea. I've been building the collection on and off for about ten years (since I was in the 8th grade), so I have no idea about exact numbers, but if you include the furniture for it and other accessories, it's probably around $10,000. That's a complete guess, though, since I don't know the value of everything right now, let alone when I bought it.
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