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How I roll (image heavy)

SmakianSmakian Registered User regular
edited April 2005 in PAX Archive
So, my family has an annual late August trip to Las Vegas. Tournament thing. When PAX was announced last year, it was an obvious connection. So, I spent a weekend in Vegas then I was off to Seattle. Where I just happen to have an uncle I'd been meaning to visit, a man who originally helped to get me into gaming in the first place, back in the early NES days. He doesn't really keep up with it anymore, however, he does collect vintage gaming systems, buying tons of stuff off Ebay. He's never even played most of it, he just had it in boxes. These boxes were sitting in the room I slept in, and I took the liberty of setting everything up. I took a break from playing to snap some pictures of this collection while I was there. So, here's the room I slept in while I was in town for PAX. My trip this summer is gonna be pretty much the same. A few days having fun in Las Vegas, then sleeping in this room inbetween visiting PAX. I'm sorry.


There's the handhelds. Roll call- Virtual Boy x3, GBA x2, GBC, Gameboy Printer, Atari Lynx, Neogeo Pocket x2, Wonderswan, Wonderswan Color, Sega Game Gear.


A close up of some of the handhelds.


And of the Lynx.


This is the primary setup of the room. VCR, DVD Player, DirectTV, Phillips CD-I x2, Panasonic 3D0, SNES x3, Sega Genesis with 32X and Sega CD, Atari Jaguar with Jaguar CD, Sega Saturn, and Sega Dreamcast. (He has a Nintendo 64 as well, but he lent it and most of the games and accessories to his girlfriend's kids. So, not pictured.)


Closeup on the consoles. Above the Genesis there is all instruction booklets. He's got em' for at least 60% of the stuff, even the really old games.


The controllers.


Annnd in this corner...NES, TI, Sega Master, Atari 7800, TurboGrafx 16 and Bally Arcade.


Second verse, same as the...well, you know. Closeup of these consoles.


Controllers for the older systems...we've certainly come a long way.


Finally, the games. That whole binder there is packed.

So, yeah. Some of you might even remember sighting us, we took all those handhelds and broke them out on the second day of PAX, just outside the console room waiting on the Halo 2 demo. We'll probably cart em' out there again this year, just for kicks. And, I know, no modern systems. I didn't go without though, during the 3 weeks I was there I had brought my Xbox, Gamecube and all my games. They were hooked up downstairs, on his bigscreen. Yup. So, I'll be hangin here when I'm not at PAX. But hey, you guys enjoy staying at the hotel and all.

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  • eelektrikeelektrik Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2005
    I used to have one of those NES flightstick type thingies, I completly forgot about it until I saw the picture of it... I miss my NES and SNES... I wish my parents had slapped some sense into me when I sold them at a yard sale...

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  • Zig21Zig21 Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    Old school!

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    Jaw, meet floor.

    Floor, jaw.

    Seriously, dude. That looks like what would be an Omegathon collection in 1995, ignoring the things that came out after that date... Your uncle is my god.

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  • CATSCATS Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    I'm in absolute awe... that's my idea of complete bliss!!

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  • QuizMasterQuizMaster Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    3 Virtual Boys? Mamamia!

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  • JoahWJoahW Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    Speaking of Virtual Boy, maybe I should dig mine out and play some Mario Clash and whatnot.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2005
    Why 3 V-Boys?

    And my cousin threw away my old NES and all the games/game genie/game genie codes that I had for it :cry:

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  • CATSCATS Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    All of my old systems were stored carelessly by my father and destroyed in one terrible flood :(

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  • Rogue_KRogue_K Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    Looks very nice, yet where is the intellivision?


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    And through it all i gamed.
  • SmakianSmakian Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    He was workin on it when I was out there. In fact, above the NES there, if I recall that's a sealed Intellivision game. I'm sure he's gotten the system by now, I'll have to take it for a spin this August.

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    the virtual boy on the right looks like it's staring into my very soul.

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  • Red Machine DRed Machine D __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2005
    Oh. My. God.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited April 2005
    To the person who owns this, I'd just like to say "Let's roll up to be a single star in the sky..."

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  • bionicbionic Washington StateRegistered User regular
    edited April 2005
    Holy god that is awesome.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited April 2005
    thats nothing.

    my old roommate had 18 console systems, stereo, big screen and a few cabinets of games. total value $50,000 + ...

    as cool as all that stuff is its a pain in the ass to insure it

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  • Q ZeroQ Zero Registered User regular
    edited April 2005
    :shock: :shock: :shock: Whoa, I just felt like a shiver in my soul, that's incredible manm, your uncle is worship-worthy

    :^: :^: :^:

    Deservedly 3 of my 2 thumbs up

    q zero

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    Sometimes you just have to say.. what the fuck
  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited April 2005
    seriously, three virtual boys?


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