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    1995 HS senior going into college, and mid-year discovered I could slowly start to afford second hand old NES games so I started to slowly buy them up a bit, GB and SNES too, so there wasn't huge bulk other than what I kept the last 10 years.

    I had this big wood 7"~ cabinet which could hold like a 25-27" TV offset to the side, the other side had a narrow space with a shelf for like magazines. Top had two square/cube spaces, in there had a few gaming fun items and 2 speakers. Below the TV area was a larger rectangle/cube spaces with a moveable pegged shelf on each side as it was divided in the middle as a support. The left had my NES/SNES in there, and under in that half were all my NES/SNES games in NES game holders and exposed in their dust jackets for SNES, right side had my stereo/receiver in there, and below the accessories for gaming etc storage. The games were fairly tight in there as I had around 100~ games between the two consoles. I had some other wood cubes too off to the side, more games and accessories went in them as well as only so much fit below the main space. Another wall had my computer/computer desk-hutch and that had more PC gaming and accessories random fun stuff on top, etc. I didn't let it ever take over the whole room, but it did get the better half of 2 of 4 walls around the closet and the door.

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    Maybe not 1995, but this was around 1991. Wish we had taken more pictures back then, but taking pictures was a lot more work compared to today haha. I only have these pictures because these were "proof of property" pictures my dad took before we had to evacuate our house. I kid you not, we had to evacuate to escape an erupting volcano. Best part though was that finals were cancelled and we got to move back to the United States early

    Ah the old 13" hand me down TV, such a rite of passage. I only really had my Genesis and Amiga hooked up to it at the time, however at this point I had gotten back into PC gaming instead of the Amiga.





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    The only computers I had were a C64 and an Amiga 500. I was still living in an apartment at the time, so those were on a small desk in the corner of the dining room.

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    I had a very old, even for the time. J.C. Penny TV (a lot like this one) that I had to hook up using an adapter to let me use coax over the VHF antenna screw terminals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthLurker View Post
    Maybe not 1995, but this was around 1991. Wish we had taken more pictures back then, but taking pictures was a lot more work compared to today haha. I only have these pictures because these were "proof of property" pictures my dad took before we had to evacuate our house. I kid you not, we had to evacuate to escape an erupting volcano. Best part though was that finals were cancelled and we got to move back to the United States early

    Ah the old 13" hand me down TV, such a rite of passage. I only really had my Genesis and Amiga hooked up to it at the time, however at this point I had gotten back into PC gaming instead of the Amiga.





    That is a pretty nice setup for early 90s. What is the smiley face covering your game genie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthLurker View Post
    Maybe not 1995, but this was around 1991. Wish we had taken more pictures back then, but taking pictures was a lot more work compared to today haha. I only have these pictures because these were "proof of property" pictures my dad took before we had to evacuate our house. I kid you not, we had to evacuate to escape an erupting volcano. Best part though was that finals were cancelled and we got to move back to the United States early

    Ah the old 13" hand me down TV, such a rite of passage. I only really had my Genesis and Amiga hooked up to it at the time, however at this point I had gotten back into PC gaming instead of the Amiga.





    I'm going to guess Pinatubo, judging by the fact that it happened June 15, 1991 and affected two American military bases. Pinatubo's activity started on April 2, and the area within 10 km of the volcano was evacuated April 7, 10-20 km on June 7, and 20-40 km, including the military bases, on June 13. So these pictures were probably taken between June 7-13, 1991, they could have been taken as early as April 1991 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KWKBOX View Post
    That is a pretty nice setup for early 90s. What is the smiley face covering your game genie?
    Thanks, it was a pretty decent setup. Prior to that I had the first TV my parents ever bought. I was able to trade up for a more modern TV because the text on my Amiga was absolutely unreadable on it. The smiley face on the desk is covering up a roll of toilet paper haha. I have no idea why it was there. By the time these pictures were taken, our family had been gone for a couple weeks already. My dad had to stay behind to help clean-up and close the military base.

    Quote Originally Posted by WelcomeToTheNextLevel View Post
    I'm going to guess Pinatubo, judging by the fact that it happened June 15, 1991 and affected two American military bases. Pinatubo's activity started on April 2, and the area within 10 km of the volcano was evacuated April 7, 10-20 km on June 7, and 20-40 km, including the military bases, on June 13. So these pictures were probably taken between June 7-13, 1991, they could have been taken as early as April 1991 though.
    That's right! It was Mt. Pinatubo. At the time I was sooo excited to be moving back to the good ol' USA, however looking back now it wasn't so bad. Almost twice a month we'd spend the weekend at the capital city where I had a good chance of squeezing some games outta my mom for one reason or another haha. It was great too because I was able to choose from Japanese Megadrive games that came out long before the US versions.

    Closer to home there were many "Computer Copy Shops" where you would go through different binders with lists of PC and Amiga games. The ones you were interested in you could "try before you buy." Games cost $1.50 per disk to copy. I would often save my allowance money to buy a pack of 10 3.5" disks and some money to make copies. They would often get new games every week too. Got 90% of my Amiga games through these shops and friends. The Amiga was super popular at my school.
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