Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to give the site a little read. I figured I’d introduce myself and layout some plans for the future!
I’m Shane, I’m 31, I like video games. I grew up with 8bit and 16 bit consoles and well, I think they did something to my brain because ever since I saw one of my uncles original 8bit computer, I have not been able to stop thinking about them. I even work in video games at a company called GameSparks! I’ve been to GDC, e3 and lots of other random game shows, I was even once on national TV talking about Pokemon!
I’ve been collecting games for years now, but a recent trip to Japan seriously jump started urge to collect and preserve as many as possible. I don’t have any particularly favorite systems (MegaDrive tho) and I’ve already got such a random mish mash of stuff I figure I should just go for em all, nothing can go wrong there, right?
Console wise my collection currently includes:
- Famicom (NTSC-J)
- Famicom Disk System(NTSC-J)
- Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL)
- NES Classic Mini
- Super Famicom(NTSC-J)
- SNES Classic Mini
- Sega MegaDrive 2(PAL)
- Nintendo 64 (PAL)
- Panasonic FS A1-GT MSX Turbo R (JPN)
- NeoGeo CD (JPN)
- Wii (PAL)
- Wii U (PAL)
- Nintendo Switch
- Xbox 360
- PlayStation 1 (PAL)
- PlayStation 2 (PAL)
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 4 Pro
- Sega GameGear
- WonderSwan Color
- Sega Dreamcast (NTSC-J)
- GameBoy Color
- GameBoy Advance
- Probably some more
I maintain a catalogue here: https://cloud.collectorz.com/ShaneOB/games?viewCollection=in-collection. It’s never 100% accurate but I’m getting better at adding things as they come in.
So, I don’t think it’s enough to just collect games, we have to keep them running! In general I’ll be posting about a few different aspects of my collection adventure:
- New Arrivals, pics and a bit of blurb
- Cleaning/Repairing old consoles/controllers
- Modding consoles (Region mods, better sound etc)
- Refurbishing consoles (Installing new screens/converting to more mordern tech)
- Streaming old games
- 3d printing some old game stuff
So yeah, I’ll start at the top of that list and work my way down, but all subject to change really. When it comes to streaming I want to do it right, I have some experience streaming PC stuff before, but for these older consoles I want to get the best image possible and play the genuine article, I’ve nothing against emulation, it’s just not as good as the real thing!
Anyways that’s about it for this post, catch me at all the usual social media haunts: