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04-27-2019 at 04:54 PM
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New Game Room

I moved at the beginning of the year, and have not had a chance to set up the new game room until just this week. It is a smaller room than at my previous house, so I'm not able to set up everything in here as I would have liked. I don't think this is the final arrangement either (the couch and ottoman have got to go jfc!), but I'm back to being able to play and submit again so yay!



Then I have the more modern stuff set up in the living room.



How are yall's game rooms set up? Post your pics!

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  1. Snowflake's Avatar

    love it. my shelves are exposed, i've often wondered about doors. i think i'd also prefer transparent - we gotta see our stuff right? but i someitmes wonder if opaque would be better. it would be "neater" for visitors and the wife would likely prefer it, it would also be an adventure opening one at a time. but then again i like seeing stuff, so i'd probably just put stickers and posts all over them

    do you ever wrestle with the decision of not knowing which you'd prefer?

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  2. sdwyer138's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    love it. my shelves are exposed, i've often wondered about doors. i think i'd also prefer transparent - we gotta see our stuff right? but i someitmes wonder if opaque would be better. it would be "neater" for visitors and the wife would likely prefer it, it would also be an adventure opening one at a time. but then again i like seeing stuff, so i'd probably just put stickers and posts all over them

    do you ever wrestle with the decision of not knowing which you'd prefer?


    tbh, I don't like those shelves at all. They are too deep for games and don't have the flexibility with the shelf height that I would like. Brandon has some shelves from Best Buy that I would eventually like to get that I think would be better suited to holding games. The doors are nice though as they help keep the dust out.

    Generally speaking though, no I do not have decision anxiety, but both one of my close friends and my ex do, so I feel you on that.

  3. Desidious's Avatar

    I absolutely love this bro! Glad to see my suggestion work out so wonderfully. I can't wait to see what scores are broken from you now.

  4. JohnnyOlMan's Avatar

    Absolutely awesomely organized. I need to get this kind of shelving and sorting in my life. I still have a box just filled with assorted old gaming stuff from when I moved that I haven't gone through and no where to go with any of it yet. I thought a book case of sorts, but not entirely sure yet. The cubing style and easy plastic rolling drawers are really clean looking.

  5. The Evener's Avatar

    Great environment, love all of the games neatly organized - great library as well.

    The foot print for my game room is smaller, and it's in the basement, but it has some interesting carpet that we kept after moving in.

    This is the view when you first come down from the stairs - behind the door at the back of the frame is another room that my partner uses as her office.


    I have my consoles arranged in this corner set-up, using a Commodore 1702 monitor - the "active" console is placed directly beside the TV, which in this case is the VIC-20.


    This is the area directly against the staircase, which I use as my "computer corner" for the Coleco ADAM. I use a WiModem232 to telnet into old-style BBSs like Particles! BBS and Cottonwood BBS, in addition to some gaming and word processing here and there.


    A better view of the games set up along one side of the room.


  6. The Evener's Avatar

    Four image max per post, so here's the last one.


    I recently purchased a used Ikea CD stand to house my games in addition to the wall-mounted grey shelves. A little messy!

  7. Desidious's Avatar

    New shelf put up on the left. Lots more room for my cartridge based games.

  8. lexmark's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by The Evener








    A better view of the games set up along one side of the room.


    REALLY. You have a working "Mr F Lea" Well I'll be damned! I can't believe it.

    Congrats to both of you on nice set ups!!!!


    john


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  9. swaggers's Avatar

    All of these are way nicer than mine. Just started this year working on getting back all the systems I've owned and sold over the year. CURSE YOU GAMESTOP! I just started building my own drawer system to hold my games. Right now working on 3x 5 1/2" height drawers to house all my 2600, Intellivision & Odyssey game. Will post when it looks like an actual piece of furniture. Which way never come honestly. I'm really bad and cutting straight lines.

  10. Snowflake's Avatar

    an adam in the box. nice. thats something i've considered getting before. hey, i was surprised to learn the adam games, or at least the ones that say "for adam OR coleco vision" run on both. hows that work? if it runs on the coleco anyway, is it just upgraded graphics on the adam? or is the use of the word "or" not entirely accurate

  11. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    My favorite part of your room, Sean?

    Lol, the notebook under the TV remote and Genesis controller!


    I have a little stack of those now, HATED pen and paper growing up, and even moreso, "keeping notebooks".

    Now it's one of my favoritest things!

  12. sdwyer138's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpoco


    Lol, the notebook under the TV remote and Genesis controller!

    How else will I know what score I'm going after?! haha

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  13. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by sdwyer138


    How else will I know what score I'm going after?! haha


    Lol, exactly!


    I know people who keep PC spreadsheets and stuff instead, but for me it's just easier with my chicken-scratch handwriting.

  14. Dave Hawksett's Avatar

    Oh my - what's that hand-held yellow machine with the big red button? I had that and remember it being nearly indestructible.


    Quote Originally Posted by The Evener

    Great environment, love all of the games neatly organized - great library as well.

    The foot print for my game room is smaller, and it's in the basement, but it has some interesting carpet that we kept after moving in.

    This is the view when you first come down from the stairs - behind the door at the back of the frame is another room that my partner uses as her office.


    I have my consoles arranged in this corner set-up, using a Commodore 1702 monitor - the "active" console is placed directly beside the TV, which in this case is the VIC-20.


    This is the area directly against the staircase, which I use as my "computer corner" for the Coleco ADAM. I use a WiModem232 to telnet into old-style BBSs like Particles! BBS and Cottonwood BBS, in addition to some gaming and word processing here and there.


    A better view of the games set up along one side of the room.


  15. RTM's Avatar

    The Crams in NH set a "black-light" theme to their basement arcade...would you ever consider doing that to yours ?

  16. The Evener's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksett

    Oh my - what's that hand-held yellow machine with the big red button? I had that and remember it being nearly indestructible.

    It's a Tandy Cosmic 1000 "Fire Away!" Very resilient, and most definitely the handheld that received the most gameplay back in the day.

  17. The Evener's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by lexmark
    REALLY. You have a working "Mr F Lea" Well I'll be damned! I can't believe it.


    I was very lucky to get it working again. I purchased it from a local collector several years ago as non-working. This specific cab was part of the inventory of a national vendor known as Dales Distributing - never figured out what location(s) this game may have been set up in Ontario. At the time I wasn’t planning on getting any new games, but if there was a chance to get it working again and keep it original, I wanted to give it a try. The monitor needs a cap kit - you’ll notice that the bottom 1/6 of the screen is all black - but it really only obscures a “timer” bar so I'm living with it for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake
    an adam in the box. nice. thats something i've considered getting before. hey, i was surprised to learn the adam games, or at least the ones that say "for adam OR coleco vision" run on both. hows that work? if it runs on the coleco anyway, is it just upgraded graphics on the adam? or is the use of the word "or" not entirely accurate


    Coleco began to market their ColecoVision games for “ColecoVision and ADAM” to raise awareness about the computer console and to clarify that CV carts would continue to work if you purchased a stand-alone Adam rather than Expansion Module #3, which “plugged” into the CV. So at base, the difference between a Coleco cart that said just ColecoVision or “for ColecoVision or ADAM” was ultimately the sticker. The primary difference with the Adam is that it comes with more RAM, so the system can load/execute games that take advantage of the extra memory, which at that time came either on data pack or diskette. So in a way, it’s upgraded graphics, but that’s really just because the programmer can put more things into memory. From a technical standpoint, it’s the same as a ColecoVision - there’s no CPU or video processor upgrade using a stock Adam, for example.


    Quote Originally Posted by RTM
    The Crams in NH set a "black-light" theme to their basement arcade...would you ever consider doing that to yours ?


    In my case, if we ever renovated the basement I might look into some more arcade-specific decor that would work well in black lighting. I experimented with some black light a few years back with the existing lighting fixtures, and it worked well enough - the Magical Spot cab is painted with black light sensitive colours, so it becomes truly psychedelic in that setting. In the meantime, I set up some Ikea LED blue light strips behind each cab so it gives everything a blueish “black light” vibe to the room when the overhead lights are turned off.

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