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#1 StormSurge

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 09:20 AM

The full tour.

 

This is my retro gaming/lounge area.

Please keep in mind that this is a major work-in-progress. I hope to make some drastic changes down here. But, as someone who LOVES basements, this works pretty well for me.

 

The board game shelf. Notice the vintage Pac Man at the bottom, with Pac Man Yahtzee up top (& Tetris Jenga on its side next to it):

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To the right of that, headed towards the main section, is a notch in the foundation. There's currently a countertop with a mirror (??) behind it. I'd love to take that out & either build in a custom entertainment center with lots of shelves or jerry rig one with a bunch of bookcases, etc.

 

The traffic light:

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The counter is home for my Funko Pop collection:

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Just to the right of that is the main area. I have a 36" LCD with my older 360 connected to it for my daughter to use when she has friends over (Kinect games, Rock Band, etc.)& I just figured out how to get a bunch of channels on it without having to pay for another cable box. (Win!) The CRT is used exclusively for retro gaming:

 

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I keep my two favorite consoles on display:

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2600 shelf:

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NES shelf:

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I keep my other consoles in the drawers of this daybed:

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And this is where I do my modern gaming on the XBO or 360:

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Games:

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Sorry for all the photos. I'll post any upgrades as they happen as well.

Thanks for looking!


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#2 nosweargamer

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 10:15 AM

Very Nice!

One of the bummers of living in FL is no basements. Sometime I wish i had one.

 

I spy Storm Shadow & Cobra Commander!

 

Seeing your stacks of games makes me want to peer through them!

If you ever feel like posting close up pictures of each shelf, feel free!!!  :D


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#3 Retrogamer81081

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 10:23 AM

Very nice!! And love it you have a cat too! Here is mine. She is choosing the purrrfect 2600 game for me to play. :)

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#4 StormSurge

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 11:17 AM

Your cat looks awesome Retrogamer! Grey tigers are my favorite!

Thanks guys!!

NSG, I will definitely post some closeups. My missing batch of NES games is coming back this weekend, so once I put those on the shelf, I'll post them here.


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#5 Rowsdower70

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 11:31 AM

Awesome battle stations StormSurge!    Thanks for sharing.


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#6 AlamoAtari

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 02:20 PM

Texas also suffers from not having basements, just ask Peewee.

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#7 AtariBrian

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 09:22 PM

I used to have a cool basement........ now I have boxes of retro goodness and a damp short basement.


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#8 RickR

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 09:49 PM

I also used to have a basement.  Until we moved to the 'burbs for better schools for the kids. 


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#9 Arenafoot

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 01:23 AM

I used to have a closed-in 2 car garage, until we move to the good side of town - a newer/smaller house with a 2 car carport and better school system for the girls.


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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


#10 StormSurge

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 11:44 AM

My dream is to have a nice, finished basement someday. 

As a kid, I never had one, but it seems like a lot of my friends or aunts & uncles did. I fell in love with them. The low ceilings, the darkness, the ability to be loud & not have anyone care.

 

In fact, one of my first 2600 experiences came in the basement of my uncle's house. I remember it vividly.

In the meantime, this works. It's completely dry (the previous owners apparently spent a lot of money making sure that was the case) and it has heat & AC. I bought a cheapo carpet remnant at Home Depot (I need some more) and some old furniture we had plus a donation from a friend. 

 

I'm going to paint the walls soon (I wish I had some skills, as I'd love to paint some classic video game sprites up there) and I'm either going to frame off the space using pallet walls (cool thing I found on Pinterest) or have my friend build actual walls.

Someday, someday...


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#11 chas10e

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 09:07 PM

My dream is to have a nice, finished basement someday. 

 

I'm going to paint the walls soon (I wish I had some skills, as I'd love to paint some classic video game sprites up there) 

 I think you could paint the Combat tank field or something similar .... masking tape would do wonders ;)

 

if it turns out bad , can always paint over it or will give you the motivation to build walls  :wreck-it-ralph_anim:

 

it looks like a really nice space


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#12 RickR

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 09:20 PM

Look up user "Crazy Climber" over on AtariAge.  He's a nice guy, and sells really cool CNC cut video game decorations.  I have several, and they are really cool.  Hang them on the wall. 


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#13 StormSurge

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 05:19 PM

Awesome! Thanks for the tips guys! I love it!!






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