I'd Live There: Guy's Ultra Impressive Gaming Setup

May 16, 2012


This is a shot of Youtube user 16bitghost's (AKA Pete's) extensive home gaming setup. As you can see, he has pretty much every console ever including some that only existed on the city of Atlantis before Poseidon sank it because its citizens started worshiping science instead of him. HISTORICAL FACT. The only real question about the whole setup is how Pete connects everything, or if he just pulls out a console on an as-desired basis and plugs it in individual. Don't get me wrong, that's still cool, it's just that I have all my old consoles connected wirelessly. "GW, do you even HAVE any gaming consoles?" No, and my laptop is so shitty it crashes playing Minesweeper.

Hit the jump for several more pictures and a 12-minute video walkthrough of the room.






Thanks to Bravebear, who charges directly at hunters because he gives ZERO F***S and is by far the bravest bear I've ever had the privilege of knowing.

  • xyzzy

    The cat just makes it amazing :)

  • Conor Ghame

    No Virtual boy....no thanks

  • Brian Aldington

    I can identify most of them, but I'm a little unclear on a couple - anyone want to take a stab and name all the consoles in cabinet?

  • I have never seen such set up before. It is really good. As you have almost all the consoles available at home, there is no need of big screen TV.

  • Where's the multimega?

  • Emu

    No Home Theater / Surround sound system?? T.T

  • I want this room!!!! Sound like such a nerd but damn that is a cool room!!!

  • HektikLyfe

    I have most of those right there.  Missing a few of the repeats though.  I only have one NES and one SNES but I have multiple 360's and PS2's.  They don't make them like they used to.

  • Soylent Green Is People

    Of course this dork has a cat. A dog would require him to go outside every once in a while.

    **Also, I am jealous.

  • Guest

    This is an impressive collection. It would be sweet if they also included some of those "game and watch" handheld games. :D

  • Wow.  I'm not sure whether to be impressed or terrified.

  • Inappropirate

    Big TV's aren't for gaming unless you are always doing split screen. They are for movies. If your TV is to big it becomes hard to concentrate on everything at once/have the TV in your direct field of vision so you can react to things happening faster since we cannot use peripheral vision while playing a game which is used in real life for fast reactions. Large TV's are especially detrimental to FPS's where split second reactions mean life or dead. If your eyes don't notice something because it does not lie within your focused vision/tunnel vision (because you're concentrating on the game blocking out other visual distractions) and you have to move your focus from one point of the screen to the next while having to make a decision and react to that stimuli/choice all in the span of less than a second it becomes rather difficult. However the reason movie theater screens can be so big is because you're one farther away and two  because they are big enough to allow you to have some sort of "peripheral vision" even if it's just a visual trick. But again you can have however big a TV you want but keep in mind you'll just have to sit farther away to see the whole picture unfold and not miss a thing. I played Halo 2 on a 15 or 20inch TV in my room for a while and the reason it worked was because I sat 4 feet at most away from the TV. Now with my larger TV I sit 5 to 6 feet away. In conclusion if you read all that you're fucking awesome.

    Also. That cat is saying "Mother fucker has all this but doesn't ever let me play?!"

  • isochronous

    You've directly contradicted yourself there, Ian.  You say that if your TV is too big you can't concentrate on everything at once, but then you say that you can't use your peripheral vision.  Everything outside of your focus IS peripheral vision, and you can indeed use it on a big screen TV.  Your peripheral vision is excellent at identifying movement, more so even than your focused vision, though your focused vision is better at picking out visual detail, especially colors.  That means it's actually better to rely on your peripheral vision for picking out movement, then use your focus vision to hone in and target.  This can only be done if your viewing angle is correct, as a too-small viewing angle will put too much of the image into focus (sacrificing sensitivity to movement), and a too-large viewing angle will both put some of the image out of the range of even your peripheral vision, and require head movement (rather than eye movement only) to shift focus between two distant areas of the screen, drastically slowing response time.

    In summary, you want about a 40% viewing angle, which gives you the best of both worlds.

  • rebekahshurman

    Oh my sweet Jesus... A gamer's dream; but... Where's the computer for World of Warcraft?

  • Jadis

    some girls are impressed by expensive sports cars.  some girls are impressed by muscle. some girls are impressed by money and power. This girl is impressed by the gaming set up and plethora of awesome displayed above. I don't care what he's driving. I won't be in the car. I'll be in one of those chairs with a controller in my hand. 

  • Karl Hans

    nice try forever alone guy

  • Jadis

    married actually :P to a gamer.

  • Justin Nicolay

    I don't see a Sega CD or 32X

  • Draigc Carrington

    how much is that?

  • Derek St. Gelais

    All watch the video he explains alot.

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