My Video Games

The End of an Empire

September 18, 2010

After twelve years of collecting video games, I came to the realize it blinded me from important activities and hobbies that used to be second nature to me, like writing, artwork and other hands-on projects.

The impulsive nature of collecting allowed me to live a life of clutter and distraction with reckless abandon. Somewhere along the way I went too far, and suddenly had no space for anything else.

So I tore down my empire in order to save myself and the relief has been immediate. I sold my entire collection of coin-ops and consoles - including my Atari 2600, Colecovision, NES, Famicom, GameCube, GameBoy Advance, The Wii and Nintendo DS collections.

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