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Well, since you have such good taste in chairs I'll throw a quick iPhone picture up.
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Are those Valve posters framed? Well done, sir. Very well done.
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Nice chair ;)
We now see two majestic gamers, this is mating season, and you can see them eying each other's hovel. Now, a gamer's displays are much like a peacock's tail plumage. The bigger, the more attractive. [best read with Australian inner monologue]
Also, is that a Razer Diamondback I spy on there? I love that mouse.
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I hope I don't make you guys jealous with my swank gaming crib/home office...
Here you can see my off-brand LayZBoy that I got at Levin's Furniture during a Memorial Day sale. That's the cornerstone of my comfy gaming experience. Got to have an end table for my remotes, 360 controller and wireless mouse for my laptop for those games where the touchpad ain't fast enough. And there sitting on the chair arm is my baby, the Compaq CQ60 laptop. She purrs running the latest 3 year old games but she's also perfect for coding Flash games & Webservice in ActionScript and C#.
And here you can see the centerpiece of my crib, the hub of my gaming awesomeness, my 42" LG LCD TV. Underneath, I have a broken child lock protecting my cable modem, router, Gamecube and old HP desktop from the kids. I use the desktop as a general media center as well as a SQL Server/IIS Server for testing games, databases and web services. Hidden behind the TV, and out of the reach of eager kids, is my Xbox 360 which is about the only "modern" gaming I get to do.
As you can see, organization and order is my top priority. If you think this is impressive, you should see the Rat King of cables behind the TV.
And because I always find these fascinating, here's my desktop.
Yeah... I know... kind of sucks. But it's my home and it's where I get my work done.
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I used to have that yellow foot stool. Very classy.
I fear what might be in the "Daddy's Junk" folder.
I'm digging that manic-looking Jack-o-lantern near the TV.
ManCave™! Always fun.
Mine is currently in a bit of disarray, as I've begun the process of packing for a (hopeful) move out of my duplex by the end of the year.
Oh! I also feel compelled to point out the speaker stands for the front speakers. I made those yesterday; I found some speaker stands with that design that I liked, but they were 120 smackeroos! I hot-footed it down to Lowes, and, $20.16 and three hours later, built those bad boys. I haven't yet decided what to do with stain/paint - I kind of like the natural wood.
While I was sitting there poking around in the GECK my cat Fina was behind me playing a round of Shadow Complex:
Seeing these pictures reminds me that I should do a little more with my mancave. By mancave, I really mean my whole apartment, but specifically the second bedroom that hosts the majority of my gear. I should round up some more posters for the walls and get my action figures out of storage and do more. I think I've moved around too much over the years and can never seem to act like I'm sticking around for a while.
*sigh* I have monitor envy.
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That's not labelled very well is it... Mostly it's ebooks, code snippets and various components/images/art assets I use in my games. It's like my junk drawer where I keep all the stuff I don't bother to file in proper folders.
The sad truth is that's my living room and we're already decorated up for Halloween a month early. What would've been my ManCave™ was turned into a bedroom for the kids.
Behold! The Desk of Unimaginable Clutter, brought to you in Blurry Camera-Phone-o-vision!
Features of note: One broken computer being used as a monitor stand. One broken clock on top of the CD rack. One "PyCon 2009" t-shirt (extreme left, folded up on top of the motherboard box/broken CD drive/power supply stack). One keyboard, purchased for $1 at a thrift store, and one of the most durable pieces of hardware I own. One plastic "GameStop" shopping bag, empty. One copy of the Nintendo 64 title Blast Corps. One pair of 14-year-old computer speakers, functional.
Ah ha! Well, there's no shame in that. I was thinking 'Damn, that guy has a fireplace *and* a nice poofy couch in his ManCave™ - I just have one crappy window and an $89 Wal*Mart futon.'
Speaking of window... all folks reading this thread, please take a look at my first ManCave image. The window pane north of the center channel speaker above the monitor and west of a disapproving John Lennon; does that pane kind of look like an evil monster face? It's creeping me out a little bit, because as I look at the window right now it's clean and clear as any good window pane should be. Hopefully my camera merely caught some difficult-to-see-with-the-naked-eye window smudges. If it is the former, know that I will have an *awesome* obituary.
You know what's funny, first thing I noticed was Freespace 2 in your CD collection and the flight stick. Not the mess.
This is really only a partial picture set; the ManCave is sadly excluded; I'm not finished getting that set up. The desk is actually a bit more cluttered than usual, too. A few items of note include the DVR remote, G15 keyboard, cheap yet satisfactory speaker system and my custom PC, which is currently on v2 as an Intel based build in that particular case.
This is the rest of the living room. 42" Vizio LCD, the 360 Elite, the aforementioned HD DVR, a PS2, the Wii and a DVD player. The DVD player is getting replaced(hopefully tomorrow) with a Samsung BluRay player(BD-P1600). Oh, and of course, there are Rock Band instruments
Oh, Food Network on the TV. Chef Duff rocks, even if that was Unwrapped, not Ace of Cakes.
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You know what's funny, first thing I noticed was Freespace 2 in your CD collection and the flight stick. Not the mess. :)
It is an utter disaster, and it always looks like this.
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My lovely setup, now that I'm primarily a console gamer:
And the area that collects all my controllers and cables:
My shelf with my backlog:
And my PC that I'll game on occasionally...
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It's been a few months since I recorded the mattcave, so here's a new pic:
For some reason Colbert is always on one of my screens. Go figure.
The click-through is the wide-version that would screw up the thread.
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You guys are so rich..... cool set-ups though!
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And that's relatively clean
I don't do a lot of PC gaming, but here's my desk nonetheless:
...and the lounge:
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I love that at least two different pictures have empty bowls that, presumably, once contained breakfast cereal.
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Mighty, why do you have a random blast corp on your desk? That game is over 10 years old! I hope it wasn't there since the 90's.
Great, pictures. Keep them coming!
Its a Copperhead that I think needs to be replaced soon by the Lachesis.
Yeah, I used to run an internet cafe and valve sent those to us since we had a cafe license. I bought the frames though
That yellow foot stool is awesome! Makes my legs happy. I think I might spray paint it black though.
hahaha! This is great, I will snap a picture so you all can see the wreckage that is my desk. Man Mighty you need to clean up that fire hazard!
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Showing off his very thorough set of equipment
Damn, you even have an Xbox Vision Camera!
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I'll take a pic of my various areas when I get home. As a note Tempest you can alter the forum by editing your original post and changing which forum it is in.
Do you ever walk alone like a drifter in the dark?
It was a no-brainer when I did my first Live renewal. For a little more than the straight subscription cost you got a headset, camera, 200 points, and a couple of XBLA games. I think they jacked the price up on that boxed set now though. The camera was fun with Burnout: Paradise City and Bomberman though. Capturing your opponent during the takedown moment in Burnout made for some great frustration faces.
I don't feel disadvantaged with the stick I've got.
Desk is my wife's old dining room table from college. That's a 24" iMac along with my old 19" Dell monitor. I have a small Bootcamp partition set up for games, though I don't play a whole lot of current games on it - Bioshock is the most recent one I've bought, and it runs it at the highest settings without any problems. There's also an old tv in the room that I have my PS2 hooked up to. It doesn't get much use anymore.
And here's the living room. 40" LCD, speakers (not visible) built into the ceiling and a receiver over on the left shelf, games on the shelf to the right, 360 under the tv, PS3 on one of the shelves to the left.