Do you collect video game merchandise like a hoarder? Just look at it like it’s actual ‘real-life’ trophies or achievements…I saw you smile just then.
These pictures may, or not be (but they are), just a few pictures of our collection that have moved their way to our living room from my office. Yes, I said living room. My office desk is spilling over with game stuff. For some reason, they think I’m supposed to make room to use that MacBook for like, work…I know, right?
When people come to the house and walk into the living room they do get a strange look on their face, and they usually ask the same question, “So, you’re still doing that, video game thing…huh?” Does it make me want to put on Corvo’s mask and stealth…wait, to dark?
Yes, we have so many ‘achievements’ that they have taken over our living room, and we’re running out of house. But, that’s OK, we’re looking at buying a new one. We know that it must have a huge basement (or at least a big, and I mean big split living room) because we’re making the most epic game room of…game rooms. It will be our Justice League, our Spartan Base, our Bat Cave…you get the point.
We have boxed up so much stuff that I’m not even sure what we have now. My wife is a huge gamer too so that makes life much easier. Guys (and Gals), one important thing you need to look for in that special person is that they enjoy playing games as much as you do.
I make no apologies that a lot of pictures have been replaced with Master Chief, Bethesda figures, and Minecraft swords…I mean, I know the people, I know what they look like. Not many wives let their living rooms appear like GameStop and ThinkGeek had a baby, and shacked up with you in the main living area, she is a special lady.
We have more than enough stuff already to fill a massive game room, along with a green screen for taking pictures and videos with all the merchandise (and a Director’s chair, just because). I still want to make a video-movie with our three Granddaughters and soon to be Grandson. We’ll have a popcorn maker, a Keurig brewer, and a soda fountain machine for all your gaming needs, I mean, we’ll have to have the basics.
I know people who just collect the metal video game cases, they don’t keep the game, just the cases. I also know people who collect just the statues that come with Special Editions. ThinkGeek has really tuned into a huge market demand that was honestly pretty hard to find before they came along. There is nothing wrong with collecting gaming merchandise, or at least that’s what I keep telling myself…but I know me, so it has to be right.
What about the pictures of the family? We can just move those into the hall and hang them up there, right? Batman and Pip Boy have priority and that should just go without saying…but if you need me to say it out loud…you may not like what you hear.
All kidding aside, what do you do with your gaming collectibles (AKA. Toys as I’m regularly told)? Is that something you’re even into? Or, is just playing the game enough for you? There is no wrong answer to these questions. There is no doubt when you come to my house that I’m a gamer, even though a guy did come in once and didn’t know what any of this stuff was…yeah, he hasn’t been back since.
Well, it’s Friday and I’ve shown you just a few of the items that we have out and frankly, I’m really craving a Krispy Kreme donut and a Starbucks. So, have a great weekend and remember, actually I forgot where I was going with this…so just pretend I said something really funny here and we’ll all laugh together, HA-HA-HA…that Gary, he’s a funny.