Recently, after far too many years without one, I acquired a digital camera. Now I find myself free to record the world as I see it through my eyes; what better way to put it to use then to show off my humble games collection? Below I’ve posted a few pictures of the games that I own, as well as a few bits and bobs of gaming memorabilia. I’m far from a professional photographer, so apologies that some images have come out pretty badly.
I also intend to take some photos of my small collection of gaming magazines at some point in the future. Hope you enjoy a quick look at my gaming history!
Xbox 360 Collection
From left to right: Borderlands 2, Far Cry 2, FIFA 13, Final Fantasy XIII, Gears Of War & Gears Of War 2 (bundled with console), Halo: Reach, Halo 3 ODST, Mass Effect 2, Persona 4: Arena, Project Gotham Racing 3, Red Dead Redemption, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Orange Box. Currently lending Mass Effect & Mass Effect 3 to friends.
Playstation 2 Collection
From left to right: Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey Of The Cursed King, FIFA 08, Final Fantasy X, Gran Turismo 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II: Renegade, Jak 3, Killzone, Kingdom Hearts II, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Persona 4, Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando, Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal, The Simpsons Hit & Run and WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain. Currently lending Rogue Galaxy to friends, and missing my original copy of Kingdom Hearts II.
From left to right: Actua Soccer 2, Bubsy 3D, Crash Bandicoot (with additional demo for Winter 97) , Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, Crash Team Racing, Crash Bash, Croc: Legend Of The Gobbos, Driver, Final Fantasy IX, Formula One, Gran Turismo 2, Metal Gear Solid, Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus, Ridge Racer Type 4 (with Ridge Racer Hi-Spec Demo), Spyro 2: Gateway To Glimmer, Spyro 3: Year Of The Dragon, TOCA 2 Touring Cars, Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4, UEFA Champions League 2000/2001 and WWF Smackdown. Currently lending Final Fantasy VII to friends.
From left to right: OPM Demo Disc 39 (featuring Tomb Raider 3 and Spyro The Dragon), OPM Demo Disc 40 (featuring TOCA 2 and Crash Bandicoot 3), OPM Demo Disc 77 (featuring Spiderman 2: Enter Electro and X-Men Mutant Academy 2), OPM Demo Disc 82 (featuring Monsters Inc and Super Bub), OPM Demo Disc 88 (featuring The Italian Job and Bust-A-Groove), OPM Demo Disc 97 (featuring Metal Gear Solid and Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2) and OPM Demo Disc 95 (featuring Tomb Raider I-III).
I had many other Official Playstation Magazine demo discs, but in a fit of madness I threw some away a few years ago before entering university. I heavily regret the decision as I now can’t play Total Soccer, but I now have a long term goal to build up a back collection of the rarer demos discs.
Nintendo 64 Collection
My small Nintendo 64 collection was gifted to me by a friend two years ago. I have Goldeneye 007, Diddy Kong Racing, The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time, F-Zero X and WWF No Mercy.
Most of my PC games are on Steam, but I have two in disc format – Sim City 4 and Sid Meier’s Civilization IV.
My handheld collection is dominated by Pokemon. I have Pokemon Gold, Emerald, and Black 2. My Nintendo DS is housed inside a protective 3DS case given to me for free by the local GAME store one day.
Last, but certainly not least, the consoles I own. I’m sure you know, but from left to right they are the Sony Playstation, the Nintendo 64, the Sony Playstation 2, the Nintendo Gamecube (which I don’t actually own anything for amusingly), the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Nintendo DS. Apart from the Playstation which I’m pretty sure is dead, they all work fine.