- Hey guys, Metal Jesus here,
and today I am excited to bring you
my updated game room tour.
Now I have a little over seven thousand games
and also over 50 different systems,
and you guys have certainly noticed in my videos
that as the collection has grown,
I have rearranged and updated my game room,
and I'm happy to show you that today.
But I wanna be clear.
This video is not about me bragging about what I have,
because there are many collectors out there
that have much larger collections than I do.
But what I love about game room tours
is that it gives you a bit of insight
into the person who collects
and also what they're passionate about,
and you can also pick up some tips and tricks
to use in your own game room.
Let's take a look.
Let's start on the side of my game room
that you guys typically don't get to see
in my videos, and the reason for that is fairly simple.
This little alcove here just doesn't have a lot of room
for me to have lights.
You'll notice two doors.
One of them goes outside to my back yard,
and the other goes to the bathroom.
But as the camera swings around here,
you'll see a couple bookcases.
I have some games in there,
but I also have a tribute
to some of the villains in Star Wars.
And then directly below that
are all of my loose N64 cartridges with custom labels.
They look great, as well as some Amiibos.
But the remainder of this bookcase
has all original Xbox games
and probably my most valuable one
which is an import called Metal Wolf Chaos.
To the right of that, I have another small bookcase
which holds my Sega Master System games
as well as a few more Amiibos on top.
But really this is designed to show
some of the few Master System games that I have
in my collection, at least in box.
But really the pride and joy of the Master System collection
has to be this Wonder Boy The Dragon's Trap press kit.
Now let's swing the camera back towards this other wall here
and see how that is all set up.
So this Ikea bookcase here focuses really
on two different systems.
You'll see here that I start with the PSP,
which is one of my larger console collections,
I love collecting for it,
as well as some highlights from my PSP collection
including the original box for Summon Night 5.
I believe this is mail order only.
And then directly below my PSP collection
is my Playstation 3 collection,
another system that is just a joy to collect for,
so many great games.
Many people have asked where I got these display signs at,
and I got them from rosecoloredgaming.com.
These acrylic signs are surprisingly high quality.
They look fantastic.
You're gonna see more products from rosecoloredgaming.com
in a little bit in my game room
because they make all of the handheld stands that I use.
Here is my JVC, which is a flat CRT television,
perfect for really old consoles
and when you wanna play light gun games.
To the left of the television is some storage
where I put all of my handhelds
that I'm either not displaying
or maybe I just don't play very often.
Mostly this is a lot of duplicates.
You'll see multiple versions of the Game Boy Advance,
Game Boy Color, also several PSPs living here.
Underneath that CRT television are a bunch of systems
that are really optimized for it.
In the left hand corner you have a DVD player.
Underneath that you have an Intellivision.
You also have the Atari 7800,
the ColecoVision, the PlayStation 1,
the TurboGrafx-16, also the Neo-Geo CD.
This TV is perfect for systems
that either have just the yellow composite or RF.
On the left side of this Ikea unit,
I have my Atari 5200, and then on the right
I store controllers, cables, adapters,
as well as some random VHS cassettes that I might watch
and just other random stuff.
Moving on to the computer desk,
there's a bunch of stuff going on here,
including my working Commodore 128
as well as the mobile Commodore 64
which is a SX-64, fairly rare,
and who can forget the Virtual Boy.
There is a fully modded Atari 800XL computer
as well as a mish mash of stuff,
including ColecoVision cartridges, Virtual Boy games,
and even some Atari Starpath Supercharger cassettes.
On the left side I have some random PC games
including the Ultima series,
one of my favorites to collect for.
And above that I have my shrine to Fallout.
I love the Fallout series.
And of course I do have a crusty,
and I mean crusty, old Windows PC.
This is an Athlon single-core processor.
Works great though.
Also underneath this desk are some hefty storage bins
where I keep extra cables, power strips,
power cords, all of that stuff.
Here on the wall is the original painting my wife did
of my Metal Jesus Rocks logo
as well as my complete copy of EarthBound,
one of the rarer Super Nintendo games
in my collection for sure.
And that copy of EarthBound is sitting
on an Ikea display case.
In there I have special stuff,
like the prototype N64 disc drive
that was never released in the US
as well as some action figures
that come with collector's editions.
And then down here's kind of interesting.
This is a little mish mash of random stuff.
I love owning that Atari Walkman prototype.
There's that one-of-a-kind
Contra NES custom-painted controller,
and then two press kits from Sony,
Ico and also Gran Turismo 3.
And then on the lower shelf, that copy of Stonekeep.
I always thought that was a cool box.
As well as Wing Commander 1,
and it's signed by Chris Roberts, the creator of the game.
Let's take you guys back to a,
maybe a view you're more familiar with,
especially with my videos.
A new thing I've added on this side
of the game room are these colored LEDs.
And I've gotta be honest with you,
most of the time when I'm down here,
I'm dialing in some sort of color to my game room.
It looks fantastic.
Most of you have noticed that I've upgraded my couch.
This is a Ikea couch.
Yes I buy a lot of Ikea 'cause it's cheap and good.
And then I thought well, let's upgrade the pillows,
so I reached out to a company called retromodding.com,
and they make these really cool video game themed pillows.
In front of that, I have an Ikea coffee table,
and it works really well,
and you can hide stuff underneath it
including all of my Nintendo controllers.
Now the ones I'm not using I put in Ziploc bags
to keep them relatively dust free.
So let's walk around this side of the room a bit.
Behind the couch sits my awesome MAME Arcade cabinet.
If you've been watching my channel for a while,
you know that my buddy and I, Drunken Master Paul,
bought this beat up Centipede machine,
took it home, stripped it,
and made it into this awesome emulator machine.
However in the last year we got a completely brand new
computer in here running Windows 10
and then upgraded the software to Launch Box.
And I've gotta tell you, this is the ultimate
stand up MAME Arcade Cab.
I love it.
Behind the arcade machine in the cubbyhole there
is a bookcase that holds a bunch of random stuff
including 3Dio games, PlayStation 4 games, Xbox 360 games,
and even PSP UMDs down below.
And then I put these Target storage bins
kind of wherever I can fit them.
This is the little odds and ends
that you just don't know where else to put 'em, you know.
They gotta go somewhere.
At the bottom of this bookcase are all my Wii
and Wii U games, and then above that
are my PlayStation 2 games.
Here are some of the more unusual
or rare PlayStation 2 games that I own.
Although to be honest, there are so many great games
on this system, and I love collecting for it.
It's one of my larger collections.
In this bookcase, let's start with the PlayStation 1,
another system that I think is so much fun to collect for.
And here are some of the more rare or maybe unusual titles
in my collection.
Below that I have a few boxed N64 games
sitting next to my EverDrive collection.
And these are amazing.
These are basically cartridges that are modified
to take SD cards so you can run ROMs on real hardware.
So well made, so cool.
And then below that is my boxed Genesis collection.
It's coming along. It's pretty decent.
I've learned over time with so many different consoles
and so many different power adapters
that it really helps to label them
so that you can keep them straight,
'cause I don't always have them plugged in.
I don't even have a way to plug them all in at once,
and this really helps.
Thankfully it's pretty easy to get used Ikea furniture
off of sites like Craigslist,
which is exactly what I've done in almost every instance.
I typically only pay about $50 per piece.
Here is my Nintendo 64.
Now what's cool about that is that it has the ultra HD mod,
which means it has HDMI out.
And then next to it is the Sega CDX.
It's a mix of the Genesis and the Sega CD
all in one small package.
Of course every game room needs an Atari 2600,
Super Nintendo, and then also the Game Cube
with the Game Boy player underneath it.
Below that, we have the Sega Saturn, Dreamcast,
Genesis with the power base converter,
and of course the Master system.
And then tucked away below,
we have the PlayStation 1, the NES Top Loader,
and Panasonic 3DO.
To the right of that is the original NES.
And then we have a PlayStation 2, but that is the fat model.
And then I store some random stuff I might need,
like pens and markers.
And in that wicker basket there are some remotes
for the different televisions.
And when you have cartridges, you need to clean 'em
and you need to repair stuff, so here are some 1 Up Cards
as well as other drawers filled with tools,
batteries, tacks, tape, all sorts of random stuff,
power supplies for the 3DS.
Here in these drawers is where I store
all the loose Genesis carts.
I have a lot of those, lot of great games on that system.
On the other side is where I store
all the other loose cartridges,
including Atari 800XL and Commodore 64.
And of course above all that is the beginning of
my big box PC collection.
Now as you can imagine, collecting big box PC games
is quite a challenge because there are, what,
30 years worth of games across so many different systems,
and all of the boxes are completely different
as far as size goes.
I mean, there's very little standard
which makes it really cool to collect for,
but also a challenge to store.
And I'm showing you some of my favorites here,
including Half-Life 2.
This is an unusual one that comes with actually a t-shirt.
But there's so much to collect.
And by the way, when I say PC,
I include really anything that's a personal computer.
That includes Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST,
MS DOS, you get the picture.
And it wouldn't be a proper game room without a turntable.
I recently upgraded my turntable to this TEAC TN-300.
Beautiful turntable, sounds fantastic.
I have a little over 450 albums,
but I don't keep all of those in my game room.
What I do is I pick out the 30
that I'm currently listening to and bring those
and sit them right here so that I have easy access to them.
On this side of the game room,
I do have an HD television.
Now it's not the biggest in the world, but that's okay
because I wasn't looking for something really big,
primarily because the couch is so close to this.
And it honestly, it works great.
I only paid a hundred dollars
for it off of Craigslist, used.
Here's some random artwork that I slapped on the wall,
including my silver play button that I got from YouTube
for having a hundred thousand subscribers.
I reserve this shelf to kinda highlight parts
of my collection that are kind of weird or interesting.
It changes all the time.
You'll see it change in the background of my videos
every once in a while just 'cause I get bored with it.
Underneath that television are some more consoles,
including the Wii with the custom skin on it.
I kinda like that skin.
Next to that is the Retron 5.
That is a clone system that does a bunch
of different systems that I use all the time
for doing game capture footage.
Recently I got the Analogue NT Mini.
This is like, I guess you could call it
the Ferrari of clone systems.
It is really well-built, really high quality.
It was actually donated to me
by the company that makes them.
They wanted to support my channel
and have better looking video.
I was stunned that they did that 'cause they are not cheap.
I was very grateful.
I love me some PS2. Here's my original slim.
I've played this a ton over the years.
It's one of my favorite consoles.
And then recently I've picked up this PS3.
This is the 60 gig version that has a PS2 built into it.
I also have a Wii U as well as an Xbox 360 of course,
and then my beloved original Xbox.
Love that system.
Below that, I have some more storage.
In here I put all of my loose Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, and Game Boy Color games in here.
It's completely jumbled, but it works.
On the right side, you'll notice that I've put
all of my Microsoft controllers
as well as my Sony controllers in there.
You have so many options for storage
in these Ikea entertainment centers.
It's a reason why I have three of them.
All of these consoles are connected by a series
of boxes and switches.
Now if you wanna get into the details of how I do this,
I have a dedicated video on my channel about it.
All of my audio I push through this Mackie mixing board,
including the turntable.
The speakers I use are these KRK V6 powered studio monitors.
Now this is probably overkill, but it sounds fantastic.
Moving on, let's talk about this wall-o-games.
Many, many games jammed into these two bookshelves.
I had some room at the top here,
so I put my original Xbox 360 with the E3 2005 faceplate,
some Halo figures, and then here is the Gears of War 3
vault add on for the Xbox 360 slim.
It actually glows red.
Here is the bulk of my big box PC game collection.
And it's so nice to finally have room
to actually get these games and be able to display them,
to collect them.
I mean, it's such a dream.
And so I've been going after games
that I used to love playing back in the day
and then also get some games that I've always been
kind of curious about, games that I maybe saw
in a magazine or heard about.
It's been awesome to just dive deep into it
and have the room to actually do it.
Also, being an ex Sierra employee,
one of my goals over the last couple years
was to really beef up my Sierra online game collection,
and thankfully I've been able to do that.
Although prices are starting to rise.
A lot of people have very nostalgic feelings
for many of these games, and you're starting to see them
not get crazy like console prices,
but you're starting to see them sell for 40, 50,
a hundred dollars, two hundred dollars,
depending on whether it was really popular
or maybe people want it because it's a rare RPG,
things like that.
And next to the PC games, we have a mish mash
of a little of everything.
At the top I have some room,
so I put some indy box releases up there
as well as Commodore 64 games that I got in a lot
and didn't know where else to put 'em, honestly.
In these cubbyholes, you have a bunch of stuff:
NES, Super NES, box games, you name it.
Now, one thing I wanna mention here is that
you'll notice these are fairly deep,
and I probably should have mentioned this sooner,
but a lot of these actually are doubled up
or they have stuff behind them.
You can see here that I have room for box NES games
as well as a Lynx back there and then also a SupaBoy S.
Speaking of the Lynx, here it is with a bunch of cartridges.
Nobody really talks about this system.
I should probably do a buying guide on it.
I do have a modest Sega CD collection
thanks to a, I hate to say it, but a Craigslist haul
that I did a couple years ago.
Got lucky, got 'em cheap.
Here is my PlayStation Vita collection.
Notice it's a couple layers deep there.
Yes, there are games on the Vita.
And then here are the first 22 limited run games.
My Sega Saturn collection is a mix
of North American releases and also Japanese imports.
I think if you're gonna seriously collect for the Saturn
you're probably gonna wanna get into the imports
because they've got so many more than us.
And then here are my Dreamcast games,
and it's a pretty respectable collection.
I have so many, again you have to
kinda push them in the back here.
Here are some highlights from my Game Cube collection.
Now I only have about 80 games for that console,
but I have a lot of the heavy hitters.
For my Game Boy Advance, I have about 140 games for that.
Here are some of my favorites.
And then recently I've been collecting Famicom games.
They're pretty cheap, and I love those colored cartridges.
I mentioned Rose Colored Gaming previously,
now they're they ones that make all of these custom stands
for all of these handhelds.
Each one of them is crafted to perfectly fit
the particular model, and some of them
actually have the labeling on the front.
And what's cool is that they even have labels
for some of the special editions of the handhelds,
like this Yoshi one right here.
They're very high quality.
I absolutely love them, highly recommended.
Alright, getting back to the games, here are my DS games.
And as you can see, again I have a pretty decent collection.
It's nowhere near complete, but I'm getting all the ones
that I wanna actually own and play.
For some systems I don't mind collecting loose carts.
In these drawers you'll see a random mix
of Game Gear, Neo-Geo Pocket, stuff like that.
You may have noticed throughout this video
sitting on surfaces are these little records.
These are actually coasters. They're drink coasters.
I was looking for something that was actually kind of cool
and interesting but still worked as a coaster.
I love these because the labels are also custom as well
and they have little sayings on them.
In the middle of the room, behind the camera
where you guys typically don't see,
I have a couple different storage options here.
This is where I keep most of my arcade sticks
for the different systems.
They're fairly big, and so they need a lot of room,
and this works pretty well.
And then behind that, underneath my staircase,
I have a bit more deep storage.
This is stuff like duplicate systems,
gaming magazines, of which I have hundreds of them,
and also that massive Steel Battalion box.
And speaking of deep storage,
also in my basement I have the rest of my record collection
right there and then all my box systems
and just more random stuff,
including a storage room that is a complete disaster,
and it's that way because often I'm like,
don't I have that particular game or system
and it's buried in the back somewhere, pull things out.
Yeah, I need to reorganize this thing badly.
But what about modern systems?
Well, upstairs in my living room I have a PlayStation 4 Pro.
I have another PS3 that I play a lot.
Then yes, I do have the Nintendo Switch.
So this is my updated game room,
and as you can tell, I am absolutely in love with this room.
I am so lucky.
So much of my personality and my passion is down here,
and it's just a dream to finally have a game room like this.
It's pretty cool to have my friends over,
sit on the couch, play games, listen to music,
and also shoot YouTube videos.
Another thing I wanna mention though is that
many of the games and also the systems in my collection
have been donated by awesome viewers like you.
I really appreciate that.
Your games and your systems are in a good home.
Now I realize this was a very quick tour of a lot of stuff,
so if you have questions about a particular thing
you saw in the video or maybe you would like to see me focus
and make a video about a specific part of my collection,
love to hear about it down in the comments below.
As always guys, I wanna thank you for watching my channel.
Thank you for subscribing, and take care.
Some of you are probably wondering where I got
the music for this video.
Well I would love to tell you that it is my music,
but no, I am not that good on guitar.
Instead, I reach out to the professionals,
and the guy that did the music for this,
his name is Ethan Meixsell, M-E-I-X-S-E-L-L.
He's a cool mix of Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen,
and Joe Satriani, so definitely check him out
if you like instrumental guitar rock like that.
Alright guys, have a good day.