Show Off Your Pile of Plastic

"Post Your Desktop" threads are so 1998.  How about we pull the camera back from the desktop and check out each others' home theater setups, living rooms, and gaming libraries?  

 

Next week I'm going to organize my games autobiographically. 
Next week I'm going to organize my games autobiographically. 
When I posted my Kinect Beta blog last month, several people commented on my living room setup.  So it got me to thinking about how other people arrange their games.  I'm not too ashamed to admit I have a certain level of OCD.  I mean, who in their right mind takes the time to keep 800+ things alphabetized on a list on Giant Bomb.  But that OCD bleeds over into the real world as well.  I was horrified when Matt posted his Xbox 360 collection and it was not alphabetized.  There was an urge to fly to England to fix it.  Ever since I was kid I've tried to keep my games organized.  But how do you do it?  Do you even have a shelf?  Or do you keep everything in stacks?  Do you keep old stuff out?  Or do you keep it in boxes in the closet?  Are you one the heathens who throws away the manual and box, keeping the discs in a binder? 
  
 
 

The 55
The 55" Sony Bravia is about 8 months old now.  Magazine collection on the left.  Yes, that's a Scribblenauts hat on top of MW2 night vision goggles.  The Nintendo shelf on the right is in somewhat chronological order from bottom to top.  The "2" "3" "4" posters are actually fold-out press kits for Metal Gear Solid from various E3's.

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I got this couch stuff about the same time as the TV.  I've had the posters for a while, especially the Tekken Tag one.  The Fallout one is from PAX 08 and is signed by Todd Howard.  The 'Splosion Man poster is from PAX 09 and is signed by the Twisted Pixel team.  The shelving unit is all PlayStation stuff.
I got this couch stuff about the same time as the TV.  I've had the posters for a while, especially the Tekken Tag one.  The Fallout one is from PAX 08 and is signed by Todd Howard.  The 'Splosion Man poster is from PAX 09 and is signed by the Twisted Pixel team.  The shelving unit is all PlayStation stuff.

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This side room is a lot more useful than a porch.  The shelf in that room is mostly Xbox stuff, but it also has Dreamcast, soundtracks, Genesis, Game Gear, and Neo Geo Pocket games along with some handheld systems in their boxes.  Above the shelf is issue #1 of Nintendo Power, a sketch of Cammy by Long Vo from PAX 09, and the 9.9.99 issue of EGM signed by John Davison.
This side room is a lot more useful than a porch.  The shelf in that room is mostly Xbox stuff, but it also has Dreamcast, soundtracks, Genesis, Game Gear, and Neo Geo Pocket games along with some handheld systems in their boxes.  Above the shelf is issue #1 of Nintendo Power, a sketch of Cammy by Long Vo from PAX 09, and the 9.9.99 issue of EGM signed by John Davison.

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This closet's top shelf is all systems.  Why there's 3 Xbox 360 boxes is a long story.  The shelf below this is primarily E3 SWAG from 1997-2006.  Then there's a bunch of large box/collector's edition stuff.  There's also a stack of copy paper boxes full of accessories and demos that don't fit out on shelves.
This closet's top shelf is all systems.  Why there's 3 Xbox 360 boxes is a long story.  The shelf below this is primarily E3 SWAG from 1997-2006.  Then there's a bunch of large box/collector's edition stuff.  There's also a stack of copy paper boxes full of accessories and demos that don't fit out on shelves.

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And lastly, not pictured in the images above is the Black Friday/Cyber Monday haul of games I picked up.  The demonic cat was a probably a mistake regardless of how good the deal was on it.   So what's your collection look like?  How's your rig set up?
 
Black Friday   Demon Cat
Black Friday Demon Cat
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