Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Joe Moore, Jun 27, 2006.
funny thing is, the collection isn't worth 10% the money he spent on that oh well.
well unless he bought it used, but anyways. pretty neat. I wonder if he's played them all?
Who cares about the monetary value? What matters is how much fun you have with your stuff.
I sure hope the owner of all that stuff has played and finished EVERY ONE OF THOSE GAMES! it seems like it'd be a waste just to "collect" them. kinda like misb'ers, but that's another story
The FAQ section is hilarious. He must get alot of harassing emails to be so defensive.
pretty impressive. i'm sure there are some hardcore collectors who have amassed far more over a 20 year period, but he seems to have the right attitude when it comes to collecting.
Best thing about the room is the "Wizard" poster. He sure has a lot of crappy games. I know he has a lot of crappy N64 games since he has more than 3.
That's like a bloody museum of videogame history.
I wonder if I went to his house if I'd see some games I used to own?
Agreed with the FAQ section.
But holy shit, that's a hell lot of games and consoles.
Darn, I can't read the FAQ. Well anyway, you'd think with all that sweet game stuff the dude would drop some cash on a more badass tv.
Still an impressive amount of gameness, but with games it's quality over quantity in my book.
wow, that room looks like LOTS of fun
Thats broken...absolutely broken.
I don't even want to know what kind of loot he dropped to amass that collection.
LOL, hats off to him, tho.
Shows I am not alone in my mania to collect the things I love.
The FAQ on that page would answer both of those questions for you.
the problem some of us cant load the page all the way thru.
he shouldve linked it under the title. n00b.
i used IE and the faq loads up.
lolz at faq.
That's one hell of a collection.
am adding this long FAQ to my gameroom pics section as I am tired of people trying to presume they know me, my family, how I got the games, etc. I don’t think I should have to justify myself to people who visit my site but because I keep receiving numerous requests to come post on forums and answer questions I thought this would be a much easier way instead.
First off I want to thank all the people whom have written friendly emails complimenting my site.
I’ve been receiving over 100 emails a month some complimenting, some insulting.
Now, I will try to cover everything I have seen from various emails and on random messageboards to the best of my ability.
Q: This guy must be rich, spends way to much on games obviously!
A: I only wish I were rich. I spend about $100 a month or less on games. I collect games, my wife collects books. I think everyone collects something. It’s just my collection is 20+ yrs worth which is why it’s so large. I also 90% of the time buy pre-owned games which allows me to buy more for my money.
Q: He Probably used to own a game store or pawn shop and that’s why he has so many games.
A: Nope, we don’t own a pawn shop although I’ve bought many of games from pawn shops over the years. All my games were “bought” by me (minus the 50-100) my parents bought for me when I was a kid in the 80’s.
I have gotten many, many games for free or actually got paid to add to my collection and this is how. EB, Gamestop, Movie Gallery, Blockbuster, etc. Stores like this will run Buy1Get1 or Buy2Get2 sales a lot, at least in my areas they do.
An example of how I get a lot of games (newer ones only). In January, I went into a local Movie Gallery which was having a B2G2 sale. They had several copies of used Paper Mario & Pikmin 2’s at the time. I bought 2 of each at $40ea. Which then gave me 2 of each free. So, I spent a total of $160 for 8 games (4 pm/4 pikmin2) then listed 6 of the games on eBay for BIN @ $40 and sold them within 10days for a total of $240. Outcome = I got paid $80 + 2 great games. For nothing more than a little time.
This is just an example of something I’ve done many, many times. I also bought out the inventory of a closing Superstar video’s PS1/Dreamcast library which yielded me 500+ titles for $1.00ea. Then sold all the doubles and made most of my money back on that purchase. Deals are out there and unless you buy brand new all the time then you can amass a large library quick. Of course, all my older games are earned the hard way, buying at fleas, yard sales, pawn shops, game stores, etc
Q: How old is this guy? Bet he still lives in his parents house. He must never have a girlfriend or get laid!
(Ah, My favorite emails.. Thanks to all the jerks who send me these emails and post this kinda crap on forums.)
A: I’m 31, Been happily married for 11yrs, and we have a 3yr old son so yes, your all right, I’ll never have a girlfriend. My wife plays video games also and was actually glad to see all my stuff condensed into one room instead of scattered in our living room, office, and various closets, etc. We bought our house in 1995 and I haven’t lived with my parents since 1991 when I was 17.
Q: What’s up with that shitty TV, this guy needs a Plasma.
A: My TV is a 32” and plenty big for the distance you’re sitting in front of it from the NES bench. I didn’t see the need in blowing another $400 for a 36” and Plasmas and Bigscreens are to prone to burnt images when playing older games on them. If all I played was XBOX/PS2/GameCube, then yeah, I would sooner have a plasma.
Q: With all those games this guy surely has no life!
(Another one of my favorite comments from the “immature” crowd.)
A: Thanks for trying to act like you people know me and saying I have no life, “clearly” you don’t know wtf you are talking about. I play video games on average of 10-15 hrs a week. Just because I “own” 5,000+ games doesn’t mean I play games all the time. Many of my games I’ve never even gotten to play yet. Jay Leno owns 107 cars, Does that mean he must spend all his time driving them?
Once every 3-4 months my brother, 2 brothers in-law, and few friends come over and we just rip-up on multiplayer games from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon. We have done this for years. When we are crashed the wives/girlfriends jump in and play games too or use the projector to watch movies.
When I was younger (10-15yrs) I played the hell outta video games but gaming comes to a trickle once your out on your own, married, have kids, and a social life. Something you don’t have when your freaking 12. I just never grew out of “collecting” games and still enjoy playing them when time to play them is available.
Time for you insulters to get a life yourself!
Q: I think painting that room and wasting that space is going a little overboard.
A: The themed room was my wife’s idea and perhaps it is a bit overboard but it’s very unique and my son loves it. I have no regrets on how I finished that room. We have a 2-story, 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom house and one child. It’s hardly a waste of space. This was an old storage room that was mostly filled with my gaming and sports stuff I had collected over the years.
Q: I bet this guy works at a game store or for a gaming magazine
A: Nope, I am a contractor with my own business in residential and do work for a large corporation on a lot of their commercial work as well. Wife works at a college.
Q: Nice room but his collection sucks because it’s missing Neo-Geo or Turbo-Duo or PSP, etc.
A: My focus and passion is NES/Famicom. While I collect and play everything else, I'm really in no hurry to obtain "every" single system made. I would love to snag a NeoGeo and TurboDuo someday but if I don't then I really don't care. I have enough to keep me busy till my dying days as it is.
Q: To many loose carts and some of his games have damaged labels and stuff so his collection sucks.
A: Most of my carts that have marker/stickers/damaged labels on them are either from other countries (which is nearly impossible to be picky about condition) or games I picked up somewhere and if/when I find a better condition title then it will be swapped. I'm not going to turn down a SNES Earthbound or any other game I need in my collection simply because it has a "Blockbuster sticker" or "John Doe written on it"
I've never been a perfectionist or complete freak when it comes to games. I simply want games "that" play and "to" play and the completion or condition of carts isn't my primary concern. I also cannot stand "Sealed" games. They bug me because they beckon to be played, not to be kept sealed forever. For this reason I don't collect "sealed" video games.
People saying my collection sucks on any forums doesn't bother me. Ones that say my collection needs this or that or sucks w/o something doesn't piss me off either. Opinions are varied and I really don't pay them much attention because, well, this is MY collection and my website was made in spare time with little effort and its not intended to be pushed upon or used to brag about what I have. It was mearly a personal salute to NES and wanting to share my enthusiasm with other gamers and also use it as a database for myself, a checklist, if you will.
Here’s a little info on the room itself…
The display cases (PS2/XBOX) lighted ones I got from a Sears store we remodeled in North Carolina. The Consoles shelving unit I built from a broken display case of the same kind. I cut the side piece in half, put 12" white shelves in it and a 24" x 5' top on it which holds my 32" TV nicely. After long debate on buying either a big screen or tube TV. I finally decided on the tube because of the way the room layout ended up. All the other shelving is just 2x6's painted then put together in place.
The SMB mural and NES Bench were the bulk of the work. I have over 20 hours in painting then clear coating the bench and smb background (steps, warp tunnel, flag & nintendo lettering mostly). Prolly 6 hours in building it all. The back side and sides are shelving. I put much thought into the layout of the room before even starting. Originally it was going to just be basic. I was going to just have shelving around the perimeter of the whole room, a projector, and a futon or huge couch because I just wanted a place to play and store my Shit.
Then my wife said "Are you going to paint it NES theme colors?" This triggered ideas and the eventual layout it now has. With the Horseshoe shelving setup it allowed me to build a play bench (which seats 4+ drinks and bags of chips /lol) in nice distance from all the consoles I was going to be hooking up meaning "no controller extention cables" /Yay!
After I saw what the dimensions on the bench was going to be and all the wall space I would have behind it on the back of the shelving unit. I had a brain fart and the NES bench and SMB backdrop was born. I printed a screenshot off smb, broke out the scale rule and began drawing away, did the same thing with a NES console, scanned & printed Mario & Baddies from old NES
manuals and sticker cards. Colored, laminated, and used spray adhesive to affix them once the painting was finished and several days later it was finally done.
The bench also serves as a nice storage. The lid lifts up (only in the area that looks like the NES lid) and reveals 7'6" x 2' x 30" storage space which helps a great deal.
Overall the room turned out well I think. Thanks for those of you who handed out compliments instead of insults.
He had his collection featured in Nintendo Power once.
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