My Gaming Setup/Collection Part 1
By 1NintendoFan 11-02-2009 05:43 PM
As requested, I'm going to be doing a series of blogs showing my Game Setups/Collections. Originally, I was planning to separate by company, i.e. Nintendo, Sony, etc. but I just decided it would be easier to show them as I have them set up since some are mixed together.
Right now, I would say my games are still a work in progress. I've been gaming since the days of the NES, but wasn't as serious about it until recently. As a kid I didn't play that often, just a few times a week and skipped a few consoles and a couple of the consoles I bought a few years after they were released when they were about ready to be replaced. I got a little more serious about gaming during the DS Lite / Wii time frame, but even then, I would game for a while and then stop for a few months. Generally, I would buy a new game, play it until I got bored or frustrated and then stop for a few months until I would get a new game or wanted to play again.
I got a new system last November and that is when I started getting a little more serious, by the time 2009 rolled around I was buying more games than normal and then around June/July I discovered CAG and that is when I really started to add to my collection. So, while I've always been a fan of gaming, I've never been as into it as I currently am and my collection has really started to grow recently. I am planning to keep adding to it and also plan to get a few more systems, but I will get into that a little more later.
I am a big fan of platforming and side-scrolling games, I try to buy them whenever I hear about them, of all the games I've played they always end up being my favorite. Shooters and RPG (and similar style games) are definitely my least favorite. I've tried both, but just can't get into them. If after looking at my collection you have any recommendations for games I should check out, I would love to hear it.
So, without further ado I will show you my collection. I will post some pictures (sorry about the quality of the pictures, for some reason they didn't turn out too great), descriptions where needed, a brief opinion on games and finally, a list of some of the games I'm planning to get.
In this blog you will find my Xbox 360 and my Super Nintendo
This is my 360, I do have it horizontal and not vertical, I just felt it was the way to go. No faceplates or anything, just a plane old console
This is my TV and my dashboard, pretty basic, my controller (I currently only have one) and my three little aliens from Toy Story.
I bought my Xbox 360 in July, it was a system I was always interested but between RROD and not knowing how many games I would like, I never bought it. In November I was in the mood to buy a new system and was between the 360 and PS3, I ultimately decided on the PS3, mostly for Blu-Ray. I like the PS3, but now that I have the 360 I definitely think it was the better system for me. I've found the 360 has more games that meet my style and I just like the system overall a little more. I also find that, as a CAG, I can find better deals, more often for the 360 than the PS3.
Of course, I'm not a fanboy for Microsoft systems (but I'm sure you knew that ) and I do have some issues with the 360. The RROD thing still makes me nervous when I play, but I'm learning to deal with it. Constantly being paranoid that the system is going to die on you is just as bad as the system actually dieing, so I figure I should enjoy it while I have it, if something happens, nothing I can about it now. I also don't like the fact there is no wireless built in and you have to pay for Xbox Live. Between the $100 for the wireless adapter and the cost of Xbox Live, it just really isn't worth it for me. I think Xbox Live would be great, but I don't really use it on my other systems and would mostly just be using it to get achievements, but I do wish it was a little less costly. I can see it being worth it for some people, but to just play online a few times every couple of months it is just not worth the cost for me, at least not right now.
Currently I'm not playing anything on my 360, but I was really playing a lot of Forza 2 a few weeks ago, trying to unlock cars and stuff. Once I start up again, I will be working on The Bee Movie and then moving on from there (in alphabetical order, or course!) All of these games, as well as the system haven been purchased since joining CAG (I thought it would be interesting to note which games were purchased after I joined to show that a good deal of what I have has been recent additions. Since all of the games for the 360 were bought since I started, I thought it would be easier to just note that now)
My game collection:
Games I'm Planning to Get:
My Super Nintendo and Game Baskets
My Super Nintendo by itself with my two controllers, one official and one from high frequency, I always used the official one and gave the other to anyone else playing
My other system here is my Super Nintendo. I don't recall the year I actually received my SNES, but I want to say I was in 7th grade or possibly 6th, which would make is around 1999 or 2000. I just know it was later in the cycle of the system and that most places were no longer selling it. I remember going to Toy's R Us with my family one night and seeing it in the case and wanting it. My parents bought it for me for Christmas that year with almost all of the games I currently have. A few of the games were bought later, but for the most part they were all bought with the system because they were harder to come by. I still remember all of my friends at school telling me not to get the SNES and instead get a PS1, but having loved the NES when I was younger, I knew I would enjoy the SNES more, I think it was the right decision.
The Super Advantage for the Super Nintendo
Because of coming to the system near the end, or after the end, of its life cycle, I really didn't add to the collection much. Other than the two controllers I also had a Super Advantage. I don't remember why it was actually purchased, but it was fun to use, but I only had one game that I used it on and that was Taz Mania, I found it a lot easier to play the game with the Super Advantage over the regular controller.
The Super Nintendo was a great system and I had tons of hours enjoyment with it. Right now I don't have it plugged in because I can't find the power cord for it, so I'm waiting to buy one until I know for sure I don't have it. Once I find the cord (or buy one) I plan to start picking up some games from Play N Trade for it. They have some games for as low as $0.50 and I'd love to get back into playing my SNES.
Currently, I'm not playing anything on my SNES due to the lack of a power cord. Once I get that I will work on completing all the games, in alphabetical order. All of these games were purchased around the same time as the system and I've not bought any recently, though I plan to soon.
My Game Collection:
These are the two baskets I keep my Super Nintendo games in. I've had them for a while and was going to toss them when I noticed they fit the games perfectly, so they were given a new task.
One third of my current collection.
The second part of my collection.
The remainder of my collection.
Games I'm Planning to Get:
This is my overall setup of the systems in this blog. On top of the media cabinet I have the Xbox 360 with my Altec Lansing and 80gb Zune (I call it my Microsoft Shelf ) then on the shelf inside of the cabinet is the SNES with the games, followed by my TV (and aliens) My controllers and 360 games are stored in a drawer below the TV.
My TV for this setup is a Sony Bravia 32". I got this TV in November of last year as well. It works great for playing the 360 and PS3 (the image is a lot better than it shows up in the picture, for some reason I could not get a good picture) on and works well for faster things even though it is an LCD. Pictures really look great in HD. For regular TV I hate it, pictures are fuzzy and just plain looks terrible, therefore 99% of the time I use this TV it is for gaming. I've not used the SNES on this TV yet so I can't really say how it works, but since it is an old console on an HD tv I can only assume not so great.
Again, I'm very open to suggestions if you have any based on the games I own. I'm always looking to find games I don't know about to add to my collection.
So that's it for this blog, part 2 will be coming up tomorrow.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you enjoyed!
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