68 Responses to “9 Home Gaming Setups Better Than Yours”

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  2. Craig on March 18, 2008 12:35 pm

    It’s a shame these people can only buy faux-friends to share the experience with. All you need for a good time is a group of great friends, a humble 27″ CRT TV, 2-channel stereo, a single Xbox 360 with 4 controllers (2 of which are brought by my friends).

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  4. armengar on March 18, 2008 1:32 pm

    xbox360? pah

    We make do with a gamecube and 8 controllers playing bomberman. That and some vodka.

  5. joe friday on March 18, 2008 1:47 pm

    Craig – nowhere in the article is there mention of buying friends but i’m sure everyone appreciates your friendship philosophy.

  6. lynstly on March 18, 2008 1:53 pm

    I’ve seen better….

  7. parse on March 18, 2008 2:09 pm

    Craig, what makes you assume the people who have these game rooms only have “faux friends” who they have bought? Unless you know these people, perhaps you shouldn’t judge them.

  8. Elvis on March 18, 2008 2:30 pm

    It’s a shame that people who are jealous and full of sour grapes can make stupid comments on blogs.

    In other words, Craig is a moron.

  9. Jim on March 18, 2008 3:45 pm

    Flawless logic there Craig. I’m jotting that one down for future reference. Rich people have to buy friends.

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  11. matthew on March 18, 2008 4:36 pm

    I’m sorry but Craig…that’s not true. CRT TV??? NO! NO! NO! you have clearly not experienced good high definition gaming. ESPECIALLY when playing co-op you need HD. Seriously. split screen is way better with more resolution. Also…get a PS3 and blu-ray will eat your brain. it’s awesome.

  12. Ben Trotter on March 18, 2008 4:36 pm

    This is is fairly lame when all the images have been hosted at image shack and the bandwidth has been exceeded :)

  13. Krippler on March 18, 2008 7:16 pm

    Agreed Craig. I got a widescreen though, only difference. We play those lame ass burger king bumper car games and have a hell of a time.

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  15. Ryan on March 18, 2008 7:48 pm

    The ones with all the newest systems and the theater like look don’t do a thing for me but the ones with all the old style arcade games bring back memories. Also, I don’t think it’s a question of friendship but rather of 1) excess and 2) how many people you are willing to share the experience with. The arcade game collectors win that one hands down. If I had that many arcade machines I’d round up everybody I know and have them bring friends and family once a month for free play time… but I enjoy entertaining large crowds.

  16. Jared on March 18, 2008 8:50 pm

    Spoken like a true broke arse, Craig! A person with money isn’t going to have a shitty television.

  17. Benji on March 18, 2008 9:14 pm

    Hmm…the screens of that size are blowing up those pixels so large.

    Sure you can sit back and they seem smaller but the clarity is not the same as a proper 1920×1200 LCD driven by overclocked GTX cards in SLI.

    And screw using half the screen for one player and half for they other. Get a damn screen for each player unless you want to hold hands and sit in someone’s lap while you play.

    BTW, real gamers use PC hardware, not Xbox and PS3 crap. If you want fun, get a Wii and a PC for true gaming enjoyment with friends. Otherwise, you’ll need one of each console to justify having them.

    Boring “gaming” article. Definitely NOT better than mine as I have dedicated systems for five on 1920×1200 28″ displays and 100% overclocked Conroe core CPUs with 8GB RAM and dual overclocked eVGA 8800GTX cards in SLI. Lots more fun for a real gaming, not cinema, experience and costs a mere fraction of what these folks paid for what you suggest is a gaming rig when in fact it is home cinema. Duh.

  18. Brian on March 18, 2008 10:46 pm

    I’m beginning to understand what Roman peasants must have felt like when the glimpsed the homes of the Roman elite.

    And look what happened to Rome.

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  23. Gobba on March 19, 2008 5:44 am

    Its a shame i dont have a room in this list! =)

    Awesome list thou!

  24. Tyler on March 19, 2008 6:32 am

    Nice pictures, Jerry Rice has a very nice setup.

  25. CFA Level 1 on March 19, 2008 10:26 am

    This is some amazing stuff.

  26. Michael on March 19, 2008 11:20 am

    Fun? When i think of fun i think of me and my friends playing my Wii (one brought extra wiimotes) and eating chocolate. Total cost: Wii + 2 games + chocolate + old TV = under $800 and that’s the best it gets.

  27. Michael on March 19, 2008 11:21 am

    I forgot to add we could be playing Battlefront II on PC.

  28. Chaosed0 on March 19, 2008 5:34 pm

    @Waterfall Home Theater – Heh, I live in Danville, PA, and I have a dentist named Dr. Seebold. No kidding. I wonder if that’s him?
    It’s a pretty cool article. I wouldn’t do anything with any of these, though, I stick with my PC games.

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  31. Funnyman on March 20, 2008 9:13 am

    Amazing set up. Games and big screen televisions are the perfect combination.

  32. Thomas E on March 20, 2008 10:00 am

    It’s a cool setup, but I think he really ought to get a life and use the money on more important things – wine, women, and party!

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  34. Game Trader on March 20, 2008 7:53 pm

    Those setups are extreme! I’d love to have a game setup like that.

  35. Bill S on March 20, 2008 9:04 pm

    Just one plasma. I’ve got 2 50″ units side by side for me and my wife plus everything from the original Nintendo through a 3DO to Gamecube, Xbox 360 and Dreamcast. Maybe I should submit my picture.

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  41. Catman on March 23, 2008 1:57 am

    you should get out more.

  42. Chris Guthrie on March 23, 2008 12:05 pm

    Amazing game rooms lol. nice..

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  45. Andrew on March 25, 2008 7:09 pm

    Wow. Isn’t it amazing that while the world burns, ice caps melt, people suffer and wars rage on, there are always overpaid morons who hide from the world with their money and toys, sedated as if on a sleep drug. Great gear, but really, can it be justified to a world on the edge of collapse?

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  48. Justin on March 31, 2008 2:39 pm

    I know I’m probably the only one to notice, but I use some of these as justification that we pay professional athletes way too much money for not enough work. Then again, I think this country (probably most countries really) spend way too much money and attention on professional sports as a whole. That’s a whole different topic that I won’t derail to.

    Personally, I would obviously love to have any of those setups…I think anybody would…but if I had that kind of money to be able to Afford to do that, I think I could do something quite a lot less overt and spend the rest on something a bit more interesting…or at least toss in a super gaming PC into the setup. Consoles are all well and fine…but PC will always be king

  49. Pen_Cap on April 1, 2008 12:38 pm

    BTW- Those are not “4 Guitar Hero Axes” in the Gamer’s Paradise picture. Guitar Hero will only allow their own guitars to be used in the game. So. There are 2 Rock Band guitars and 2 Guitar Hero guitars. Not 4 Guitar Hero Guitars. Only unintelligent people group all guitars together as Guitar Hero and can’t realize the differences between rock band and guitar hero. Noobs.

  50. Blargh on April 2, 2008 12:45 am

    Honestly most home theaters of wealthy people that I see are pretty nice, but not really anything special. One of my friends theater is nicer than (almost) all of these. And I’m not saying to brag because I hardly come close to having the money to build one of these. Point being, they’re not that great. The first one however is killer and unlike anything I’ve seen before. Kudos to that guy for building the nicest home theater I’ve seen. The rest are just the same old “I’m rich and have comfy chairs” deal.

  51. Kerblotto on April 5, 2008 7:57 am

    I have spaghetti and a playstation I play on my futon/bed.

  52. Bob on April 7, 2008 6:17 pm

    Just saying that the only ones that impress me are the ones where people have classic stuff that is a collection and something that takes time and not just money to build unlike the other ones which are nice but any rich person could do. The classics are hard to find and require commitment.

  53. Fyque on April 8, 2008 7:01 am

    That’s worth looking at! Thanks,


  54. Dave on April 9, 2008 4:31 pm

    pen_cap you just proved how much of a loser you are with that comment!

  55. PaladinSL on April 9, 2008 6:12 pm

    These are pretty awesome for party play, but when your playin’ alone, nothing better than the dingy bedroom with dual monitors and 5.1 surround sound

  56. Jach on April 11, 2008 11:12 pm

    Andrew, wow, isn’t it amazing that while the world burns, ice caps melt, people suffer and wars rage on, there are always underpaid retards who hide from the world with their computer, with nothing better to spend those cycles on than posting flames on some blog? Shouldn’t you be out protesting or something?

    My setup includes a tiny t.v. and the SNES, N64, GameCube, and the Wii, all right next to my bed. I am content. (Though I wouldn’t mind secretly living in Evans’ huge arcade room for a while…)

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    Why not get a ball and go and have a kick about in the park if you have mates round?

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  61. Jay on May 17, 2008 7:11 am

    Stop hating. You all know that ya’ll want to play the games at those people’s houses. Friends??? Rich folks have rich friends. They wouldn’t even associate with us. I don’t think they have to buy friends when their friends are already rich.

  62. solid_snakes_snake on June 25, 2008 3:50 pm

    damn, that last guys is more realistic and its amazing, but i dont see why someone would put so much time and money into gaming, i mean, ive sold all my old consoles, and i now have a ps3, wii and a psp, i dont see the need for anymore, people shouldnt use games as a lifestyle its not healty, it should just be a hobby, like ps3 and a wii is all anybody needs these days !!

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  65. Magneto on October 23, 2008 8:35 am

    This is a great list. I have compiled a list of 16 outstanding computer setups. 2 are from this list. You can view it here.

  66. futons critic phil on January 18, 2009 11:25 pm

    I collect arcade games and restore them so seeing those in some of the home gaming setups brought a smile to my face. Nothing beats having some classics mixed in though like my donkey kong or ms.pac-man. I will admit the home theater setups blow mine away. There’s just no going toe to toe with Jerry Rice and the Rice Family concession stand. Very cool post. Thanks for the pics.

  67. Robbie on March 10, 2009 1:21 am

    Am I the only person that has realised that there are no speaker cable hooked up to any of those McIntosh amplifiers?

    I call BULLSHIT on the first system!

  68. mine beats yours on March 20, 2009 1:31 pm

    My game system beats your console and all these gaming areas hands down: I own a PC. That I built myself. I spent $1,500 on the parts for it and can play Crysis smoothly. Spending more money != awesome.

    Klipsch? Did you get paid to say that and link to it from this blog? Those things are ugly and probably cost too much for whatever audio “experience” they produce. I’ve got a different brand in mind but if I said it you would think I was advertising for them.

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