sheesh. if it wasn’t for little_nerdxo and captainadventure, i don’t think my house would have ever gotten organized. recently, we went on a trip to ikea. i moved in march, and only in july did i finish unpacking the boxes. not because i have that much stuff, but because of no furniture. i kept putting it off, time and general laziness being the big factors. why buy furniture when i can buy games?
the biggest questions of all though, was what to do with the mountains of games i own, not to mention all the consoles. a quick google search for ‘video game organizers’ went beyond uphelpful. amazon.com’s offering is pathetic – by the looks of it, it holds only about 6 games and a few controllers. serious and even casual gamers are going to amass a lot more than 6 games over their lifetime. the most insulting part of all is the description:
Gamers are serious about video games! And when you’re that serious, you’re going to need some serious organizational power to back you up. And there is no reason to skimp on style! Presenting the Faux Leather Video Game Organizer. It boasts plenty of space for gamers controllers, guides, games, and it stores them all in one complete faux leather location! Perfect for gamers of all persuasions including the Wii, PS# and Xbox! Order one today and let your favorite gamer get back to doing what they’re best at — winning the game! Assembly level/degree of difficulty: No Assembly Required.
honestly? the only thing i’m serious about after reading that description is tracking down the copywriter and repeatedly punching them in their goddamn face.
now, one could argue that the solution is to simply buy one of those megabeast media centres, but this is simply stupidity, and sheer ignorance. flatscreens, or at least the new model lcd i own, doesn’t have the ports needed to accomodate retro consoles. captainadventure tried to hook up the wii, but it lacked colour and tossed out sound when it felt like it. this goes double for the retro games i own. this means i need two tvs – an old one, and the bitchin’ lcd.
my solution was to buy one of the ikea bookcases with 8 cubby holes. now everything’s all nice and tidy, and i must say, i feel awesome.