Where do you game?

This site (used to be called templeofdoom.org, now the much radder videogamesarerad.com) and was named named for my game room. I am lucky enough to have a cool (and totally hot) wife who understands my hobby. Her involvement with video games may stop after Mario 3, Super Mario World, Tetris, and Mario Kart, but she gets it. I had some time to kill tonight, and I realized it had been months since I posted any pictures of the Temple of Doom. So this post is dedicated to my game room, in all it’s glory.

Let the games begin...

This is the corner of the room where all the work gets done. Dual 13″ TVs (the best size, in my opinion, for playing the 8 and 16-bit classics). Currently hooked up is NES, SNES, Turbo Grafx 16 and the SEGA battleship. Also nestled in there is a Game Gear with a MasterSystem convertor. Also pictured is my amazing leather recliner… perfect for video gaming. The blue and red stacked storage cabinets house all my peripherals and such. I have spent the last 4+ years perfecting this set up and I think I have it exactly right.

This is my console shelf. It houses the systems I use pretty frequently but don’t have hooked up at moment; Atari 2600, Famicom / Disk System, Dreamcast, and Super Famicom (which I don’t use at all, because I “modded” my SNES).

My CIBs. Mostly Nintendo Entertainment System, but there are some Atari 2600, SNES and Nintendo 64 sprinkled in there. I am not a big CIB collector, these have more just accumulated by accident more than anything else.

The temple’s front gates, featuring my Famicom Disk System box, an original Spy Hunter arcade marquee and a whole lot of posters. And directly to the right of that is…

My pride and joy. I have stream lined my collection quite a bit over the past 6 months (I sold 200 NES games alone), because I am now under the philosophy of collecting games that I want to play, rather than just collecting games for collection sake. These two shelves feature the bulk of my life’s work. In order from top left corner to bottom right corner: GameCube, PS2, PS1, Dreamcast, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, unlicensed NES (in plastic cases), assorted junk, video game mags and guides – Next Shelf – Sega CD, 32X, various current gen games (I don’t have many, in fact I use my X Box 360 more as a DVD player than a gaming system), loose SNES carts, some CIB Super Famicom,  Nintendo DS, Gameboy Advance / Color, Turbo Grafx 16, loose NES carts and finally my containers of loose games. More on that next…

I have seven plastic containers that house most of my loose carts. Such as Genesis, Atari 2600, portable games (Game Gear, Gameboy/Colout Advance, Wonderswan etc.), N64, Famicom, and Disk System.

All in all I am pretty psyched about my set up. Next week I am going yo try to get a review up and some more import related blabbering. Until then, why not comment with some photobucket or flickr links to your set ups? I am a huge fan of seeing the way other people organize their collections. Until next time…

PS – Brian, I am trying to find a reliable place to host those reproduction posters as we speak, so don;t think that I have forgotten! Thanks for the emails, and most of all thanks for reading! Tell a friend (or 20)!

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4 thoughts on “Where do you game?

  1. Wow that’s an incredible collection and set up! I envy you so much! I’ve always dreamt of a classic corner with all my retro passion brilliantly displayed and settled for comfortable playing sessions.

    If only I could find a good retrogaming shop in Barcelona.

  2. You have an amazingly concise collection! That’s the type of collection that I hope to own one day.

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