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The Best Video Game Room Seating – Chairs, Sofas, and Beanbags

Many times as gamers, we focus on building a great collection of games, consoles, and audio/video equipment and tend to forget about the other pieces of our gaming environment that can actually make a significant difference in our entertainment experience. Seating, in particular, can make a huge difference in longer gaming sessions as the comfort level and posture can vary between different types of seating. There is not a perfect solution for game room seating since different types of seating [...]

Building The Ultimate Racing Game Chair

Racing games have come a long way over the years in terms of graphical realism, but there is still a lot of room to grow in terms of enhancing the authentic feel of driving a car. Unfortunately, most of the solutions range from either the relatively cheap $50 steering wheel to a full setup that costs thousands of dollars. However, if you feel ambitious, you can follow this guide to building the ultimate racing game chair from Toolmonger to create [...]

Media Room of the Week #2

Every week I will try to choose one home entertainment room/game room that I think is interesting and may give a bit of inspiration to those looking to spruce up their rooms. This week’s room grabbed my attention with its modern retro flair with some industrial touches. You’ll notice, the owner was selective in choosing just a few classic pieces to have sitting out on display while keeping the rest put away. I found it especially interesting that the pipe [...]

Media Room of the Week #3 – LCD Racing Setup

Every week I will try to choose one home entertainment room/game room that I think is interesting and may give a bit of inspiration to those looking to spruce up their rooms. After mentioning the XBox 360 car in my Portable XBox 360 post, I thought it would be cool to feature a more modest racing setup that is still pretty interesting. It doesn’t look like this media room is in the typical living room/family room location, but is in [...]

Portable XBox 360 – Mouthwatering Gaming On The Go

The XBox 360 has become quite a contender in the new-gen console wars, but Microsoft is the only one staying out of the portable market (so far). So while you wait for MS’s rumored Portable XBox, here are some options for taking the XBox 360 on the road. The XBox 360 Laptop This handsome creation might not be the more easily accessible or affordable, but it is definitely the coolest. Not too long ago, the master of all custom gaming [...]

Video Game Art of the Week: “Samus Aran: Open Hatch”

Every week I hope to showcase some of the best video game artwork, from either professionals or fans. This feature can either inspire you to create your own work or maybe help you track down artists and/or pieces to use in your game room decoration. This week’s selection is Samus Aran Open Hatch, a stunning depiction of Metroid’s leading lady by ~torokun See The Big Picture Do you have a piece of artwork you would like to recommend for this [...]

Video Game Art of the Week: “Tell Me A Story”

Every week I hope to showcase some of the best video game artwork, from either professionals or fans. This feature can either inspire you to create your own work or maybe help you track down artists and/or pieces to use in your game room decoration. This week’s selection is “Tell Me A Story”, a Legend of Zelda-inspired piece from Aerawen-Vanhouten See The Big Picture Do you have a piece of artwork you would like to recommend for this feature? Please [...]

Video Game Controller Storage Using A Hanging Shoe Rack

Since there aren’t very many storage solutions specifically developed for video game equipment, I’m always on the lookout for creative ideas using existing products. In my daily Flickr browsing, I came across a gamer that uses an over-the-door, hanging shoe rack to hold his various game controllers. You can find these shoe holders at just about any major retail outlet (See these at Target as an example) in various colors and affordable prices (around $15). Most of the units will [...]

Stunning Metal Slug-Themed Arcade Stick

It sure seems like there have been a lot of ambitious custom arcade stick projects lately. However, this one is probably one of the most impressive I have seen. Not only is it hand-built and modeled after the X-Arcade sticks, but it also features a hand-drawn and colored Metal Slug tribute on the surface. You can find many close-up pictures of the entire process and the finished project at ardnut.co.uk Useful Links: Hak5 episode 1×04 (the inspiration) X-Arcade Related Posts: [...]

GameSetWatch Covers Pinball Hall of Fame

Even though I am primarily a video game guy, I still hold a special place in my heart for Pinball Machines. Simonc from GameSetWatch seems to have a passion for pinball as well as he has covered the recent exhibition at the Pinball Hall of Fame with a three-part series. Enjoy!: GameSetPics: Pinball Hall Of Fame Vol. 1 GameSetPics: Pinball Hall Of Fame Vol. 2 GameSetPics: Pinball Hall Of Fame Vol. 3

Media Room of the Week #1

Every week I will try to choose one home entertainment room/game room that I think is interesting and may give a bit of inspiration to those looking to spruce up their rooms. I chose this week’s room because of its interesting use of color and creative ways of displaying their collectible media elements such as books and videos. Paint is very cheap and, if used effectively, it can make a very big difference in bringing life to your room. Your [...]

Keeping Your Game Room Looking Tidy With Cabinets

One of the most addicting parts about gaming isn’t actually playing the games — it’s collecting the games. And as any male gamer’s girlfriend or wife will tell you, most game collectors’ rooms are quite a mess, even when they are “clean”. As I mentioned in my article, “Game Collecting: How the Internet Changed the Hobby“, gamers typically get carried away with accumulating all the games they can get their hands on in order to build an especially impressive collection [...]

How To Create Modern and Sophisticated Gaming Artwork for Your Game Room

Sometimes it can be a challenge to find high-quality gaming artwork that you don’t have to import from Japan and/or doesn’t look like something a 12-year-old would have in their bedroom. So far ,the most original and more affordable (but mostly unknown) way to accomplish a modern and sophisticated look with gaming artwork is a photography of game-inspired toys and figures. What makes this technique so appealing? With even an entry-level digital camera, you can achieve high enough resolution pictures [...]

Maximizing Your Wii Experience Wii on The Big Screen

There is no doubt that the Nintendo Wii is a much-needed innovation in the console gaming industry. Instead of concentrating on bleeding-edge graphics and high-definition, Nintendo focused on making games more fun and interactive. Even though the Wii’s strong-point is not the high-resolution graphics and surround sound, the Wii can still make a huge impact on a home theater. B. Greenway from the Home Theater Blog got a Wii for an early Christmas present and confirms that the Wii is [...]

DIY Game Cabinet With Controller Racks

When you are multi-console gamer like myself, one of the largest challenges is keeping all of my different controllers organized along with the consoles. Once again, a Flickr member comes to the rescue with a game room design solution. kriseattle22 posted a detailed photoset of their new cabinet for their console collection. In addition to functioning as an attractive shelving unit for their consoles (their drool-worthy collection of new-gen systems along with a top-loading NES), they also added some simple [...]