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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Updates To The Game Room

While I haven't done anymore on my bucklist of sorts for the room yet, I decided to make some changes for the better yesterday that wouldn't cost me a dime. 
First off it occurred to me that it might be a good idea to make use of an empty display cabinet that was already in the room. I dunno why I never did before, but I guess it's good that I finally did.
I filled it full of items that where just on display in front of my games, making the whole collection look quite messy. I forgot to take an after picture of the games collection, but it looks a lot more neater now.

You may also be able to tell that my spare Famicom looks a lot cleaner than it did when I originally received it. I gave it a good clean the other day, and opened it up to see what was making the buttons stick. To my surprise it was full of sawdust! I can't think why it would be, but I'm sure if it could talk it would have an interesting story to tell.

Lastly I moved the step down transformer to a more permanent position near the power point and Japanese consoles. I also made a new home for all the controllers.

Moving the transformer there makes it a lot more easier to play the Japanese games. I use to have to set it up,  and then pack it up everytime I wanted to play some Gradius 3 or whatever, which was a huge pain in the ass. Now all I have to do is turn it on, and I can blow up space dragons without any hassle.
Putting all the controllers in that box makes life a little easier as well. Originally they were all just kinda strewn around the room. But now everything is more organised and there is less chance of me stepping on them, as they were just connected to the consoles on the ground before.
I'll probably upgrade to a better box soon enough, but in the meantime it makes me feel as if something useful came out of drinking a whole carton of Millers ;)


  1. Nice job! :) Looks nice! I'm curious about the Famicon-story.. strange that it was filled with saw-dust! :D

  2. Yeah I know! It will be interesting to see if it works or not when my test game finally arrives.