Thrones of Game
Thrones of Game
The contents of this gaming room would make for a hip MoMA exhibition: Austin, Texas-based Pete, a/k/a gaming enthusiast 16bitghost, has built a functional shrine to virtually every home videogame system ever made.
To outfit the room, you might expect the guy to make an Ikea run, pick up a half-dozen Expedits and call it a day. But we dig that Pete clearly analyzed the storage and display needs of his peculiar collection and did some custom design-builds to suit. The shelving unit that serves as the central, functional showcase holds two dozen systems all plugged in and ready to go, with a cradle up top holding the most commonly-used controllers. The unit's dramatic interior lighting doesn't come from LEDs, like you'd expect; Pete rigged up low-cost Christmas lights, hidden from view by their angle of placement, and tastefully painted the interior red to give it that gamer-geek aesthetic.
While the consoles all have similar-sized footprints, the media for each system runs the gamut from the discs of today to the bewildering array of proprietary cartridge form-factors of yore. A variety of wall shelving, drawers and custom cabinets around the room hold Pete's comprehensive library of titles, all in their peculiar sizes, as well as handheld units.
At nearly 15 minutes long we realize this video tour is too long for you to sneak a viewing in at work, but it's worth a queue-up and scan-through to hear Pete's thinking on various units he's built and the systems they hold: