I'm a big fan of video game related art. I do a lot myself.
My name is Tim, I'm currently going to the Art Institute of Philly to get my degree in graphic design to work in the video gaming industry. Namely I want to make video game covers, and instruction booklets, random, I know. I also wouldn't mind doing advertising or magazine layouts either, just as long as its video game related. I'm also a collector of consoles and currently have over 26 consoles so far and over 600 games.
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I've been a long time lurker. So to earn my keep here, as well as a hardy welcome. I thought I'd share what is most precious to my heart. And what only seems to be growing every year. My video game collection.
Right now I live in Center City, Philadelphia in a small apartment and have my most current video games here with me. But back home in Jersey is where I hoard everything in my room and my basement. So come take my hand and lets travel between those places, shall we?
First up, my apartment in Philadelphia. Small and quaint, but what matters to me is I have enough room to play my games and wave my hand wildly when playing the Wii.
As you can see, I've got the essentials hooked up for my gaming purposes, the 360, PS3, Wii, and you've got to have the Dreamcast. On the shelf with the games are the PSP, DS Lite, and GPX F-200
Now lets go back to the armpit of America, Jersey. Below is a shot of my room at my Mom's house. Extremely messy, namely because I don't spend much time there because I'm off at college year round.
Before we go any further I want to make one thing clear. I'm a collector. I collect. I focus on consoles, but I've got a number of gems in my collection. All of which I'll make posts about sometime in the future. But for now, I'll just show you these.
If you don't know what the above is, allow me to share. The books are the art books for Shadow of the Colossus and Doshin the Giant. The game is the Game & Watch Collection that I got signed by the ass kicker and name taker himself, Reggie Fils-Aime. I got that signed at the NYC Launch of the Wii. I was number 14 in line out of 2500 people. :o) And then there's the Gameboy Micro 20th Anniversary Ed. And lastly there is the Gold Zelda Ed. of the Gameboy Camera. Only 2,000 of these were made in '98 and only offered through the Nintendo Power Store.
Now it's time to show you the Basement in Jersey. This is everything that I have. This is my baby.
Everything on the couch is what I sell to a silent auction because I've got doubles of those. Except for the second Dreamcast I have, that I'm keeping. You can never have too many of those! The arcade I built from scratch with instructions I got online. It took me over a year to complete, but it was so worth it. All I have to do is print out a marquee for it and put the monitor bezel on. I try to keep all the boxes for the consoles and whatnot, but sometimes it doesn't work out so well. I think for the most part I've been consistent about my collecting. I don't collect for the value, I only collect to have it and say I have it. I have no intention, ever, of selling my things. Hell, I don't even trade in a single crappy game I've ever bought.
So that's my collection! Let me know what you guys think, and if you have any questions please ask. Thanks! :o)