May 2011: After years and years of collecting games and all related paraphernalia, I finally have most everything on display! There were a few things I couldn’t find room for, like posters, random game inserts (I have a shoebox full…) and other knickknacks. But the important stuff is out there. Now all that’s left is to take inventory, which I plan to do through videos.
December 2010: You know how some’s pride and joy come from their stamp or coin collection? My pride and joy comes from my video game collection. SQUEEEEEEE. But with a collection like this, one really can’t make an exquisite display on walls or in binders.
You need a whole freakin’ room. And right now, I don’t have a spare room just chillin’ across the hall from me. But someday I will have my woman-cave, where the walls will be lined with cabinets filled with video games, smothered in posters, wall scrolls and my Hylian Shield replica(s). Of course there will be a projection screen, killer surround sound system and possibly a disco ball.
But for now, all I can do is weep as I stare at my collection in its current state:
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If I were to look away from my computer and to my left, I would see two unopened packages; one would be a 4’x4’x4′ Red Dead Redemption promotional cube folded and still in the packaging, and the other would be a 5′ long Dragon Age poster. To my right would be a box full of old Nintendo Power magazines. Behind that is a box stuffed with gaming swag I’ve collected from conventions.
I think you get my point. But I haven’t told you the saddest part yet.
I don’t know what games I own. I have no idea. You could ask me right now if I have a copy of Legend of Mana and I couldn’t tell you. Chances are I do own it, but I honestly can’t keep track of what games are in my collection. This is because:
- I have a serious (yet amazing) problem obsession with video games.
- I frequent garage sales/flea markets/estate sales during the summer and find most of my loot at such places.
SO. My goal is to dig through every one of those boxes and crates so I can finally compile a legitimate list of games in my collection. While it will be fun—it will be no easy feat. It will be dangerous to go alone. I may need to take this:
Let the unearthing begin.