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My Set Up - A call for help


The above picture is a snapshot of my current set up. I've since moved the lizards away from under the TV which helped eliminated glare problems and have hidden the speaker wires. As you can see that bookshelf is looking pretty packed with the cable box, 360, HDDVD player (Friends got me it for my birthday about a week before the format died), ps2, NES and all of the appurtenances associated with above mentioned devices. I just recently acquired a SNES with ~30 games that I need to get within close proximity to the tv. This is where you all come in.

I need ideas for an entertainment center/game storage unit that will fit either to one side of the tv, where the shelf is, or underneath the tv. Keep in mind that this is the main living room in the apartment and I need to make it look classy as well as functional. I need to store the following:
-NES - 2 Controllers, 2 Zappers ~20 games
-PS2 - 2 Controllers, ~10 games
-XBOX360+HDDVD Player - ~25 games
-SNES - 2 Controllers, ~30 games (I was thinking of storing the games with the labels facing out by super gluing dust covers to some kind of plywood backing/veneer, but that's still up for debate)
-Cable Box
-~75 DVD's

What kind of strategies have you all employed to store your massive tributes to the electronic arts? I'm open to all ideas/hybrids (shelves, wall mounted units, more horizontal, more vertical, whatever) Crappy paint drawings with descriptions welcome. Once I get some ideas I'll draft up an isometric and share it.
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About V3r1none of us since 9:09 AM on 08.28.2007

NES: Zelda 1, Zelda 2, SMB3, Castlevania 1-3, California Games, Totally Rad, Excite Bike, Punch Out, Earthbound, Faxanadu, Wizards and Warriors, Jaws, Little Nemo the Dream Master

SNES: Super Mario World, Turtles in Time, Adventures of Link, Secret of Mana, Illusion of Gaia, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, Final Fantasy 2(4), Final Fantasy 3(6), F-Zero, Zombies at my Neighbors, Donkey Kong Kountry 1+2, Killer Instinct, Starfox, Mario Kart, Chrono Trigger, Super Star Wars

Sega: Sonic 1-3, Slaughterhouse, Dune: The battle for Arakis, Comic Zone, Aladin (it was awesome ok), Mutant League Football

N64: Mario 64, Bond, Castlevania, Starfox 64, Mario Kart 64, Pokemon Stadium, Smash Brothers, 1080, Zelda: Ocarina of Time

PSOne: Coolboarders 1-4, Final Fantasy 7+9, Twisted Metal, Chrono Cross
PS2: Final Fantasy X+X2+12, Devil May Cry 2+3, Maximo,
Guitar Hero, Ratchet and Clank, GTA Vice City

360: Guitar Hero 2, Gears of War, Crackdown, Shadowrun, Halo 2(b/w compat), Bioshock, Darkness

Wii: Warioware, Paper Mario, Strikers Charged, Tiger Woods 07, DBZ Boudukai, Wii Play+Sports

PC: Dune RTS, Halflife, Halflife 2, Quake, Doom 1+2+3, C&C's, Lords of the Realm 2, Sam and Max, Day of the Tentacle, Indiana Jones and the Lost City of Atlantis, Secret of Monkey Island, Ultima Online, Dark Age of Camelot, Star Wars Galaxies, WoW, Warcraft II+III+xpax, Anarchy Online, Overlord, Worms Armageddon, Counterstrike, Fable: Lost Chapters

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