Thursday, June 12, 2008


I like video games.

I know, it's hard to tell from my blog and my profile and other places you may have seen me around the web, but it's true.

In fact, I like them quite a bit. Apparently some people are interested in knowing exactly how much I like them, so I have some pics and some facts ...

Computer room

SlikStik panel
This is where I do the old-school PC games and classic console games; this shot is facing the computer desk: that's a SlikStik arcade control panel on my desk. Unfortunately I can't link to their site because they've apparently gone Chapter 7, but rest assured that the console works just fine. (Um, except for the trackball. You know why arcade owners hate games like Golden Tee? Yep, it's true. Guess I'll need to fix this myself now.)

classic setup
The second pic is facing away from the computer desk. On the left, there is an Intellivision with the Intellivoice module, and below that a Sega Genesis with an arcade stick. (I have the 32X in the closet, but no games for it.) On the right, an Atari 5200 with trackball controller (I luvz me trackball games), an original NES with Advantage joystick, and a Nintendo 64. (The Nintendo systems are the only ones I bought new: we had an Intellivision growing up but I think it was killed in the fire, I had a 5200 that I may have sold during the dark times, and I gave away my original Genesis and games to someone who needed it more.)

Not pictured: my Game Boy collection (original, color, advance, all originals), Atari Lynx (2 - my second and third), and Nintendo DS and DS Lite (originals). I also have a spare 5200 in the closet for parts (from California brother, picked up at a garage sale: brother +1).

Living room

living room setup
From left to right: Rubbermaid storage for various accessories (2 Xplorers for 360, 2 Gibsons - one wireless - for PS2, one Stratocaster for 360, and one dance pad for 360); mic and mic stand for Rock Band (doesn't work for KR: AI Encore; Konami = suck); consoles (Wii, 360, PS2) and DVD player, plus an HD DVD player (where are my cheap movies?) and an arcade stick for the 360; drum set for Rock Band (throne not pictured). In the foreground is the laptop on which I am typing this; I use that for the rare gaming I do these days.

Not pictured: various Wii controllers, extra 360 and PS2 controllers.

UPDATE: I forgot about the N64. oops. Super Mario 64, one of the few games that completely changed the console world.


  1. How come you didn't mention the PS1 or the GameCube that you gave away to someone who needed them more?

  2. PS. Great tag on this post. Seriously. Great.

  3. Sorry, there are only so many game systems that I can recall off the top of my head.