Game Room Tour (Most Functional Gaming Setup in the World?)

Game Room Tour (Most Functional Gaming Setup in the World?)


Hi there
my name is Kevin and this is my video game room. On display are 50 TV-based
consoles, two standalone consoles, thirteen handhelds, and 1,900 different
games. This room is designed to make gaming on original hardware as
accessible as possible. Basically that means the machines are hooked up to the
TV already as you’ve seen. Each system has a number which tells me what buttons
I need to hit in order to play. For some of the older systems I need to swap
out a cord. This is because the signals from systems like the 2600 degrade when
they pass through other devices. There are two TVs one for the old systems and
one for the newer ones. I have to adjust the positioning of the recliners
depending on which TV I’m using. I’ve made it so that they slide across the
carpet easily by putting cardboard on the bottom of them. As you’ve seen the
controller cords have enough length to reach the chairs some consoles that have
hardwired cords have to be brought onto the floor in order to reach the chair.
I’ve made sure there’s extra slack in the cords that come out of the back of
the systems. This setup has almost 400 cords. The wire shelving,typically used
for food pantries, gives me the ability to tie the cords up, clump them together,
and give me the space needed to branch them into different directions. I used a
lot of velcro tape and twister seals signal cords coming from the back of
each console go on a long journey before they reach the TV the majority of them
go through switch boxes and many go through to switch boxes. The systems
output HDMI travel through these powered switch boxes while others go through
mechanical switch boxes.The electricity for the setup also goes on a long
journey. It gets split up as it leaves the outlet and then goes on to ten
rackmount power supplies. This gives me 85 individual switches to power
everything and I’ve almost used them all. There’s a few charging stations in the
setup including, one for AAA batteries right here. I also have a VCR which I use
if I want to play one of the two VCR- based systems that I have, although both
of those systems are pretty much garbage. If I want to record footage from any of
these systems I have devices hooked up that let me do
that. I also have LED lights if I want to
change the mood. One of the strands of Lights is giving
me some issues so that’ll have to be replaced. This setup is a work in
progress and the progress never ends. A couple of the systems I just got
recently and haven’t been hooked up to the setup yet. There’s also some
technical difficulties with some of the consoles. For example, it’s very hard for
me to find an original Xbox that’s not broken. This is my third one the other
two have failed and this one is starting to fail. Moving away from the setup let’s
go to this corner of the room by the door. This is where I had the Vectrex and
Virtual Boy systems. The Vectrex can be played from the recliner I have. All the
overlays hanging on the wall. If you don’t know what these are these give
color to the games. The Virtual Boy has enough length on it
to reach the recliner as well. To the right of the main setup is a shelf full
of accessories handheld systems and their games, and a handful of boxes. I
have additional accessories in other parts of the house. Now let’s take a look at this wall. As
you can see the entire wall is covered with games. I designed the shelves myself
I collect for a lot of different systems, but as you can see, there’s some that I
prefer more than others. In the closet I have a dresser with more
games stored on top. In the drawers I have other game-related
things, like instruction manuals and extra handhelds. Now let’s talk about the posters I have.
I have them all over the room. Some are original that I got out of
magazines while others are bootlegs that I bought off eBay and Etsy. The last thing I want to mention is
there’s two windows in this room, one behind the setup and the other behind
the large game shelves. Both windows are sealed up with cardboard to prevent
sunshine from getting in. That’s it for the tour have a great day and play some
games!!!

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