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Old 09-17-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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METAL JESUS ROCKS!: A Grower AND a Show-er

Ah, the man-cave. Whereas most of our grandfathers likely had naught but the comfort of a newspaper and recliner to relax with, and our dads were lucky if they had their own tinker room, our generation of men will be known for the ubiquity of the mantuary. Equal parts Fortress of Solitude and unrelinquished childhood, you can tell a lot about the best parts of a guy's life based on what he keeps within the confines of his own personal man space. For the life-long gamers among us, a man-cave offers the perfect opportunity for both play and display of all our favorite gaming memories, past and present alike. But unlike many other cavern dwellers, the cave-gamer is unique in that his space is in a constant state of growth and expansion: new games and systems are added, more storage is erected, ever-better multiplayer seating is arranged, and thus the cycle repeats.

Such is the mechanism on display in this week's episode of METAL JESUS ROCKS! wherein our resident technetium technomancer takes us on a tour of his totally re-tooled abode of awesomeness. What's new? Only about 500 games and a fresh Multicade cabinet that's sure to be the envy of every digital demi-god in Washington state.

Interested to see how a pro not only gets his game on, but also keeps them organized, stored, protected, and shown off? Then check out this week's drool-inducing MJR! video. Just be sure to keep a dry paper-towel handy.




Aha! Buggy Boy (aka Speed Buggy) playing on your MAME cab. I see what you did there, MJ.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #2
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Nice! Batman would be proud.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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For the curious, this is what systems I currently have in my collection:


Atari 2600 - 4 switch woody
Atari Jr
Atari 5200
Atari 7800

Colecovision
Intellivision III

Commodore 64
Commodore 128

Sega Master System
Sega Genesis Model 1
Sega Genesis Model 2
Sega Genesis Model 3
Sega Saturn
Sega Dreamcast

NES - Toaster
NES Top Loader
SNES
N64
Gamecube
Wii
Gameboy
Gameboy Color
Gameboy Advance SP
DS

PS1
PS2
PS3
PSP

Xbox
Xbox 360

TurboGrafx-16

Windows XP SP3
Apple iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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Great video and long overdue for an updated tour of the man-cave.
If only I were that organized.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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I get asked what systems to add next... and I think I'd like to add the 32X/Sega CD to finish out that weird collection of Genesis stuff. But also the Vectrex is mighty cool and unique. Also, I'd like to get a Virtual Boy at some point AND maybe the 3DO.

The NeoGeo is tempting, but either way you go it's kinda pricey.
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I'd go 3DO, the hardware and games are still fairly cheap, plus having one is like a trip down memory lane for the first few years of the CD rom. It's 90s tastic in all the good and bad ways. Great controllers tho I must say.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #7
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Did you read Ready Player One? The whole time I watched this video it reminded me of the plot of that story. Nice set up. I'll probably never have a collection this extensive but I do own every console from the Sega Master System on that I've purchased at the time of release. It just doesn't seem worthwhile to sell these things back to stores for pennies on the dollar.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:54 PM   #8
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I get asked what systems to add next... and I think I'd like to add the 32X/Sega CD to finish out that weird collection of Genesis stuff. But also the Vectrex is mighty cool and unique. Also, I'd like to get a Virtual Boy at some point AND maybe the 3DO.

The NeoGeo is tempting, but either way you go it's kinda pricey.
The NeoGeo is the crown jewel of any collection. Yours is beautiful, by the way.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:25 PM   #9
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NO AMIGA?? Come on man, that was the BEST home game computer.

Really nice video... I used to have that Transbot card and Phantasy Star cartridge as a kid.

Wish I had a man cave... I have to store all my stuff in the living room.

I didn't keep the boxes for MOST of my old PC games either, with certain exceptions like Ultima IX Dragon and Divine Divinity. But I DID keep the manuals, so I have all the juicy thick Fallout manuals still.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:22 AM   #10
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NO AMIGA?? Come on man, that was the BEST home game computer.
This. Get an A500 and an A1200 and your collection will be much nearer to perfect.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:56 AM   #11
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This. Get an A500 and an A1200 and your collection will be much nearer to perfect.
I just got rid of my Original Amiga 2000 about 2 years ago. It was a sad day.

There was the CD32 which was an Amiga console. Unfortunately like everything Amiga, Commodore was aweful at marketing it.
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Vitrual Boy is reasonably easy to collect for and very unique. Though the common
titles are relatively cheap the rares like Virtual bowling, Space Invaders, Gundam &
Vitrual Lab are serious money. Wario Land is bar far the best game on the system though
some of the others are suprisingly good... Avoid Waterworld its really bad.

I suppose with you living in the USA you've never got hold of a ZX Spectrum but
some of the Ultimate Play the Game titles like Knight Lore are worth a look and while doing so consider
their release year.. miles ahead of their time imo... probably emultaion is your best bet
in the states just for a look at this popular UK system from the early to mid 80s.

Really suprised you've not got an Atari Jaguar, cheap and easy to collect for with
the best version of Tempest of any console.
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Really suprised you've not got an Atari Jaguar, cheap and easy to collect for with the best version of Tempest of any console.
I borrowed an Atari Jaguar for about 2 weeks, long enough to play most of the games and do a video Retrospective on it.

In the end, I gladly handed it back to a friend. While it's not nearly as bad as it's reputation would suggest...I don't really see myself playing it that often.

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Fair enough as Tempest 2000 was available on PC also (better imo), personally i think its Jeff Minters best game. For the completist collector then both VB, Jag & possibly the Vectrex are reasonably completable if you've got the cash (serious cash wrt the VB). I sold all my VB ultra rares
ages ago and not seen them surface since.. clearly sitting in a serious collectors display case.. so even with the money then getting hold of Virtual Bowling is really tough... games not too bad really and the best of the ultra rares imo.
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I might have kept the Jaguar just for Tempest. Best version of Tempest I ever played. It also had a cool fighting game on it. I remember friend of mine had one as his only console. Poor guy. Got into drugs soon thereafter and then became a born again Christian. I blame the Jaguar.
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I suppose with you living in the USA you've never got hold of a ZX Spectrum but some of the Ultimate Play the Game titles like Knight Lore are worth a look and while doing so consider their release year.. miles ahead of their time imo... probably emultaion is your best bet in the states just for a look at this popular UK system from the early to mid 80s.
The first time I saw a ZX spectrum, I honestly thought it was a joke but a YouTube reviewer. I didn't realize it was real until digging in a bit more, and finding out it was released first in 1982. Its the fact that it lingered on, it one form or another, until 1992 that baffled me so.
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Oh my, good luck to anyone trying to run a ZX in the US:

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Oh my, good luck to anyone trying to run a ZX in the US:

There is something very cool about the UK computers in the 80s. They just looks so small and compact.
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There is something awful about the UK computers in the 80s. They just look like someone came up with a joke for the future YouTube and buried them in a field somewhere until today.
Fixed that for you.
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