Some of us can be quite ritualistic when it comes to gaming. There's no right or wrong way to do things, and certainly some are lucky just to fit in some dual-stick time in between dealing with screaming kids and other chores, but others take the time to make their gaming space sacred. I want to hear what you've got near you when you play, and what means most to you.
For starters, I have a limited edition print of a Sister of Battle, made for the release of Dawn of War: SoulStorm. It's pretty cool, though a bit tainted by the fact that I view SoulStorm as the expansion that kind of ruined the game.
Next to that is a print of Super Meat Boy envisioned as a comic book hero, by artist Dave Rapoza. The badass nature of which is self-explanatory:
I don't play Super Meat Boy anymore, but it ranks among one of my best gaming experiences, and having the print around constantly reminds me of it. Rapoza also did a really cool stream showing its creation.
Other than that, it's a few Nintendo plushies like Mario, Toad, and Yoshi, as well as Sackboy. And if we're including not-so-gaming-related things, a few bits of Bruce Lee paraphernalia. I wish I had more, and it's one of life's greatest tragedies that Dark Souls merchandise isn't a thing. Or maybe it's a good thing. I'd have no money.
What about you? What do you keep near you, and what's the story behind it?
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