Update 16may12: So, this post got reddited, which is nice. I’m samsara_tmh, by the way.
Some quick answers here:
- This setup isn’t mine. It belongs to 16bitghost, who I visited earlier this year.
- I don’t have any photos of the AV cabling.
- Consoles have been hard modded to allow output to the HD display.
- The consoles are sorted so that the widest consoles are in the middle and the smaller consoles are at the ends.
- Controllers are in a wooden cradle in front of the TV.
- I find the accusations of him being a “virgin” highly amusing.
For more information, please check out 16bitghost’s YouTube channel.
Update 17may12: Good god, this thing is blowing up. I’ve been told that Pete is making a response video to his gaming den going viral. Please visit his channel in the link above, and hit the jump for the photos. Thanks for visiting.
Update 17may12: Pete has published a video in response to his setup going viral.
Some modern households are blessed with the addition of a game room. Call them what you will – man caves, bro dens, jock retreats. Most of them are organised in a way that emphasises utility – a place for drinks, a place for gaming, a place to chill.
However, some game rooms are made to be showcases.
When I was in Austin, TX with my girlfriend, I met a family friend of hers called Pete. Pete is a games enthusiast with a special spot for retro games. He has a YouTube channel that you should check out if you’re interested in retro game collections.
He also has a game room.
Pete has a console collection that spans from the golden age of gaming to recent times. These are all playable on the TV above.
Pete’s a big PS2 fan, and he’s got a few limited editions tucked away.
Pete also has a nice collection of hand-helds.
A subset of his collection.
Some prized titles, and others which are kept stored away in drawers.
Some issues of Retro Gamer to admire.
Gaming couches, ruled by Gaming Cat.
To top it off, he has a customised cabinet that has two sets of bat joysticks and Cherry switch buttons on top, and a PC MAME emulator housed within. (Presumably, you could also run some media through there, although I forgot to confirm this with him.) X-Men vs. Street Fighter worked a treat. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t give Samurai Shodown 4 a good go.
So the next time you’re thinking of making a gaming room, or tossing out that collection of stuffy old game cartridges, check out Pete’s handiwork for some inspiration.