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Hard drives, controllers, poor cable management, a tacky Pac Man clock, and Toad. Roll on move day!
I've decided to document the development of the games room I'm creating in my house. My other half has kindly allowed me to utilise our only spare room for the indulgence of my childlike dream! I've wanted a games room forever, so now that I've finally got my own place (ahem, our own place), I couldn't resist making a mancave with a geeky twist.
The house is a new build, so the room is a completely blank slate. Obviously other rooms have taken priority when it comes to furnishings, but I'm slowly populating the games room with movie, comic and game memorabilia, which is currently spread between 3 addresses. I can't wait to consolidate my stuff.
The display cabinet was a must to display my models and figures. Only £40 from Ikea, so I think I'll pick another one up soon. The fat old TV will be utilised if there's room for it in the end. Everyone knows retro consoles display better on CRT! The posters have all been measured up for framing, but I won't give away what they are until they're on the wall! Here's a closer look at the cabinet:
I've been a bit of a Ninja Turtles fan since about 1988, so couldn't resist these new toys which are based on the original figures (which I used to own of course). The Back To The Future models have been acquired over the years, although there is also a bigger DeLorean not pictured (will have to wait until I get the second cabinet). At the bottom are some little Nintendo figurines I picked up in a sale at HMV. There are many series of these, however I'm just looking to get the main characters. Wanted: Bowser, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Wario! The ocarina is an official Nintendo one that I got free from a comic convention a couple of years ago. The sheet of paper behind it is a guide on how to make different notes. It all just sounds bad when I try it though!
And at the top of the cabinet, an Arkham Asylum game replica batarang from a comic convention and a model of Batman's broken cowl, which houses the Blu Ray for The Dark Knight Rises (this was all part of the special edition set).
And that's the room so far! Very early days so far, but I'm looking forward to watching it develop.
Firstly, thanks for visiting the site! It's only been online a few weeks, and I'm still getting to grips with editing it, and getting content uploaded. It's a slow process, as my job and life tends to get in the way, but I'm getting there!
I started the site as an outlet for reviews I've done for videogames (mostly retro) and game-related movies. I got tired of the process of getting them published on other peoples' sites, so I figured, why not start my own? It's been a learning curve, and I'm enjoying the challenge so far. There's just something nice about seeing your work in print... even if very few people are reading it so far! It's early days I know, and the site is still a little barebones in terms of content, but I'm getting there. Hopefully I'll figure out how to get the site to show up on Google too, currently I have no idea how I'm getting ANY page views! Please check out the Twitter and Facebook pages too, as I'll try to be proactive in updating them too.
At the end of the day, I just hope you enjoy the site. I'm not trying to sell anything, it's purely a labour of love for games and movies. I hope that shines through!
My name is Iain and my addiction is making pixel bead art. My main inspirations are comics, video games and movies.