I'm a terrible hoarder of retro games stuff. Although I like to think of myself as an excellent one; I've never quite seen the point in getting pennies in trade-in for perfectly fine games systems when they could still be providing me with hours of pleasure. This brings with a problem, though; as your physical games library expands, it takes up more space. How do you organise it all?
This is my current arrangement of retro consoles; the newer systems sit underneath the main telly. Before you ask, yes, it is cable hell back there. Bonus points if you can name everything in the picture*. Meanwhile, game boxes are everywhere… and then stacked on top of the everywhere.
Roughly every twelve months I'll get hyper-organised and sort them all into their proper categories. In doing so, I'll spot games I haven't played for a while, play them and put them back… usually in a haphazard kind of way, mucking up the sorting system.
It is, as Rafiki put it, the circle of life.
So what do you do? Do you keep the clutter to a minimum by trading it all in, keep it down by being purely digital, store and sort it carefully, or simply have it piled up?
*Bonus points are not redeemable for prizes, cash, "personal" favours or, indeed anything beyond a nice warm smug retro feeling.