Video Games - Collector
NEW! I am now building a bunch of video game tools that included checkbox lists for collectors to use.
I'm a huge video game fan and collector. The CBC has declared that I have the largest game collection in Canada with over 9,627 console games and over 5,050 PC games (so 14,825 games as of March 22, 2013) and just about every single game console and hand-held released in North America resides in my collection. I am also a recognized video game historian and of course love retro video games. You can check out my game list here which I maintain with the excellent Game Collectorz software (note: not all items in the collection are cataloged).
My game collection includes the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, Jaguar, and Lynx. I have the Intellivision I & II, Colecovision, Sega Master System, Sega CD, Sega CDX, Genesis, Dreamcast, and Game Gear. I have an Amiga CD32 (technically the world's first 32-bit game system), the Commodore CDTV and even a couple variations of the 3DO. The Leisurevision, the Bally Astrocade and the Fairchild Channel F comprise my odd machine collection. For Nintendo I have the NES, SNES, 64, Gamecube, Wii, Wii Mini, Gameboy, SP, DS, Gameboy Micro and even the Virtual Boy. I have the TurboGrafx-16 and Turbo Express in addition to the SNK portable (and even an MVS SNK Stand up arcade machine). The TurboDuo is mint in box and the Neo Geo X console is shiny new. Speaking of arcade machines, I have an actual working Deluxe Space Invaders, Galaga, Pac-Man, Jungle Hunt, Arkanoid and 1942 cocktail machine. I have a MAME cabinet too. I have the Sony Playstation, PS2, PS3 and PSP. I have the original Xbox (in various flavours) and the 360. The Philips CD-I machine whirrs up every once in a while and then there is the incredible Vectrex too. Before you ask, of course I have an Odyssey 2 - and even an original Odyssey in close to mint condition in the original box.
I picked up my 1000th PS2 Game - Chicken Little: Ace in Action on October 4, 2007 and received a great deal on it from Microplay Brantford. Chris (the manager, pictured here) has been great at supporting my collection and I highly recommend buying from independents like Microplay rather than big box stores where possible. Interestingly enough, I bought my first PS2 system and game (Jak and Daxter) from the same Microplay around 5 years earlier. Check out that great shirt too! My collection of PS2, my largest, is now complete at over 1,791 games (January 2015).
Make sure you check out my game specific web pages:
- Dragon's Lair Page (includes all versions)
- Supervision Portable Gaming System
- Syd Bolton's Game List
Check out my Pac-Man table which currently resides in Gameroom 1. This table was designed by Erin McFadden of Dame Decor. She can design for you something similar, including the look of entire rooms! One of my fellow friends is getting a Galaga table done.
In Fall 2008 I completed my Microvision collection. This picture was taken on the coffee table before it became the Pac-Man table (see above)
In March 2008 I completed my Dreamcast collection.
In 2007 I completed my Virtual Boy collection.
In July 2009, my PS2 collection went over 1200 games causing quite a stir on Kotaku
(click on photo to get the full effect). I'm now well over 1,540!