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What game system look better on shelves?

Postby steven1977 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:22 pm

Im thinking about redoing the bedroom up and for years Ive always stored my PS2 games (about 150 approx) on them but now Ive been building up a collection of Retro games I was wondering if its worth putting the PS2 games away and putting something else in their place be it Master System ( alough the basic covers arent impressive), MegaDrive/CD games.

I know I wouldn't store my NES/SNES/N64 games there because none of them have boxes and PSX games Ive kept in a unit with a door to hide them away. Can't really think of anything else I own maybe a few C64/ZX Specrum games or a box of 3Do ones with badly printed covers.

So after a bit of advice on what to do.
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Re: What game system look better on shelves?

Postby weegeebad » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:52 pm

The only advice i could give you is from my own experience Ive been if your spot before. Id say just go with what you feel is right. Put games where you think is right for them to go. Sorry if my explanation skills are a bit off :lovetiz:
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Re: What game system look better on shelves?

Postby kremiso » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:31 pm

Personally my preferred are the Neo-Geo ones
in first place the avs types (BIIIIG!)
but the cd types are also great :)
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Re: What game system look better on shelves?

Postby Sabkahn » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:36 pm

I´m a sucker for Big Box PC games, I´d prefer having just 3 or 4 with amazing cover art on display instead of tons of DVD / CD-Jewel Cases from console games.
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Re: What game system look better on shelves?

Postby XamX » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:58 pm

I display the games I like the most - not just games of a certain console.

So I have some of my favorite Wrestling, Zelda, Mario, Contra, Metroid and Castlevania games for me and visitors to see.
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Re: What game system look better on shelves?

Postby ZX81v2 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:02 pm

What ever system is YOUR No.1 should have the pride of place :)
If i displayed all my computers and consoles over the years, I'd run out of room fast !

I have PS1/PS2 and PSP games on display. My 360 games live under 360 in draws
PS2 takes most room, but then again I am a PS2 nutter
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Re: What game system look better on shelves?

Postby stillcool » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:06 am

I'd try and aim for all of them if you have the room, they deserve that, and you've paid for them and you're gonna play them too even if it's very rarely for some, make certain some stand out, custom made shelving or buy Perspex book stands, whatever suits the room, your budget and the amount of space you have.

The badly printed out ones I'd hide or re-do and the Master System would be spine visible only as they are a bit dull.

Whatever you do stick a picture or 2 in the games room thread as I for one would like to see how you did.

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Re: What game system look better on shelves?

Postby steven1977 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:22 am

stillcool wrote:I'd try and aim for all of them if you have the room, they deserve that, and you've paid for them and you're gonna play them too even if it's very rarely for some, make certain some stand out, custom made shelving or buy Perspex book stands, whatever suits the room, your budget and the amount of space you have.

The badly printed out ones I'd hide or re-do and the Master System would be spine visible only as they are a bit dull.

Whatever you do stick a picture or 2 in the games room thread as I for one would like to see how you did.

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Yeah I will do. The 3Do ones are stored in a box out of the way for now and the PSX titles are in a cupboard but with the door closed. I don't know why but the PS2 game spines look so unappealing and have looked that way for many years as they are just white with black text.
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Re: What game system look better on shelves?

Postby Berzerk » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:42 am

Genesis/Megadrive Games
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Re: What game system look better on shelves?

Postby Moandain » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:56 pm

Front face or bookend?
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Re: What game system look better on shelves?

Postby paranoicb » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:06 pm

Mostly Amiga Stuff that i love the most.
For games you can buy Ikea bookshelves with glass doors and make a nice display for the games.
For the consoles if you have them on display be prepared for some serious cleaning at least once a month (if you dont smoke on the same room :)
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