Why Physical Game Storage Matters for Gamers
At our core, we are sentimental gamers who appreciate the physicality of video games. While digital gaming has its conveniences, there’s something special about holding a cartridge or disc in our hands. As avid gamers, we have amassed significant collections over the years, and finding storage solutions for our beloved games and consoles can be a challenge.
Many of us dream of having a dedicated game room or library, complete with vintage bookcases and comfortable chairs. We imagine browsing our shelves, choosing a game to play, and enjoying a beverage while diving into the virtual world. It’s every gamer’s dream.
Organizing Our Game Collections
Each member of the Nintendo Life team has their own unique approach to game storage based on their living situations. Some use Book4Games cases to house their Game Boy collections, while others rely on N64 Magazine cart racks or traditional bookcases. We all strive to display our games neatly and accessibly.
However, not everyone has the luxury of space for elaborate displays. Some resort to plastic containers, shoeboxes, or drawers to store their games. Regardless of the storage solution, the goal is to protect our cherished treasures from damage and preserve their condition.
Prolonging the Life of Vintage Games
Preserving vintage games is a challenge, especially when it comes to protecting cardboard cases from the elements. Sunlight, liquids, and even pets can cause irreparable damage to box art. While some collectors go to extreme measures like hermetically sealing their games, basic precautions like storing games away from sunlight can go a long way in preserving their condition.
Tell Us About Your Game Storage Solution
We want to hear about your game storage solutions! Whether you have custom shelving, bookcases, plastic boxes, or digital-only collections, share your setup with us in the comments. Let’s celebrate our love for gaming and the creative ways we store our collections. After all, who wouldn’t want to sit in a cozy study, sipping a drink, and enjoying a Game Boy session?
Game Storage Poll: How Do You Store Your Games?
Vote in our poll below and let us know how you store your games:
- Bespoke storage solutions, darling! (custom shelving, display cabinets, etc)
- Bookcases and/or shelves, all neat and accessible
- Boxes, cardboard or plastic
- It’s all in drawers, mainly
- In the loft / attic / garage
- It’s all off-site (storage unit, container, parents’ house, etc)
- I’ve got different things in different places!
- I’m digital-only, keeping things lean and clutter-free!
- Something else (comment below)
Vote in the poll and share your thoughts!
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