Sunday, 23 February 2014
My Gaming Life and Collection - by Nash Veggie
My first game console was the Atari 2600 when I was 7. I wanted every game I could find for it. I would go to department stores and stare at the Atari display dreaming of which game to ask my parents for next.
Asking rarely did much good but I would usually happen upon a gift of Atari during birthdays and special occasions. During the video game crash of the 80s Atari cartridges could be found for a dollar each and I started building a good collection, all of which I still have today along with that first Atari 2600.
During the age of Nintendo many video rental stores also rented NES games. Those stores would close regularly only to sell their stock off at low prices. I bought many NES games this way. Not very long ago, I was approached by a man who once owned a video rental store and still had his stock of NES and SNES games in storage. I had done some computer work for him and he just wanted to trade out the work for the games. No arguments were made.
I have 58 unique consoles as well as a few arcade games in my collection. My favorite will always be the Atari 2600 but my prize pieces would be my boxed Vectrex and a Magnovox Odyssey, the first home video game console.
Thanks to Nash Veggie for his Guest Glog. You can follow him on Twitter @nashveggie