For the love of gaming.


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I think we as gamers have been blessed with awesome games and wonderfully cool consoles over the years. I remember when I used to be one of the first in line to buy that new and improved console system. Ahh, I can still remember the ritual:

1- Get a knife or razor and slowly open the box. No breaking or ripping here.

2- Slowly pull out everything so I could remember how it goes when I put it back. Yes, I save all my boxes and wrappings.

3- Read all ( at least I do ) manuals and pamphlets that come in the box. Best done on the throne, if you get my meaning. I actually love to read my game manuals on the toilet before I jump into my new world. It just gets the anticipation up in my opinion. Yes, I wash my hands.

4- Connect my new system up and watch in anticipation. Always break in your new system with the latest kick-ass game also.

5- Did I forget to mention my favorite part? Smelling….yes, as silly and awkward as it sounds, I love to smell my new system. In fact, anything new, from gadgets to comic books and magazines. Hey who doesn’t love the smell of a new car too?!?

Here is a picture of some of the systems in my collection. And yes, all have been smell tested and approved.

How about you? Do you have a special ritual you go through with a new game, console or just about anything?  Let us know, We’d love to hear about it!

2 thoughts on “For the love of gaming.

  1. Someone else that keeps the boxes. Love it! Not sure about the smelling, but then I have a major aversion for dust. No dust on my games or console. I cover them of a night like a baby. Very sad!

    • The only problem is the space they take up. I have an entire closet just for games and stuff and I cannot use it for anything else, it’s like my childhood dream come true, since back then I didn’t have the money. My collection has grown ever since the early 80s. Sometimes I’ll just open the closet and stare with a small grin..now that’s very sad! LOL

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