In December 2005, I decided to clean my dump of an office
(one of the bedrooms in our apartment). The thought suddenly
occured to me that I could move all of my video games into the
closet, thus freeing up some floor space on the opposite wall of
Sadly, our old TV stand (which has five shelves, counting the
top shelf and a ground-level shelf) didn't fit, but we had some
light plastic shelf things in there already, so I just dismantled
and dusted my game systems, and hooked them up in there.
Then I organized and boxed up my controllers, cartridges and discs,
for easier access and dust prevention.
The left side of the closet, where the consoles and TVs live.
A pair of (currently unconnected) speakers, flanking an
(unconnected) woodgrain, four-switch Atari VCS (2600).
A pair of TVs and video switchboxes. On top of the right TV is
a 13-in-1 Atari paddle "TV Game" I got for Christmas!
The Atari shelf. An Atari Jaguar (with CD
toilet drive), Atari 2600 Jr., and another
Jaguar. (The Jags are connected, for head-to-head
I've got fewer shelves now, but they're wider, so the Nintendo
and Super Nintendo need to share with the
Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Atari Jaguar and
Sega Dreamcast games in a big box.
A lonely, charging Nintendo Gameboy Advanced SP,
and a tiny box of cartridges.
The right side of the closet. Lots of space in there, still.
Boxes for storage will no doubt go under the big game box.
Hanging under the closet shelf are a pair of Atari Lynx II
handhelds. (Two Lynxes for head-to-head games!)
On shelf on the right side of the closet are lots of Atari 2600
games, and various controllers. (I used to have them on shelves
on the TV stand, or just lying in front of the consoles, but it was
very messy, and they got really dust. And really, how often
do I use my Nintendo Zapper lightgun!?)