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The $1000 Gaming Room Set Up

MasonicGamer.com: If you had £1000 or $1000 to spend on your ideal Gaming Room Set Up what would you spend it on? That was the challenge that MasonicGamer.com set each of our writers.

There was a couple of rules Listed below

Rules you have £1000 or $1000 to spend, you can not use eBay bid section but can use buy it now as long as the item will be available for at least 14 days, you can only buy items that are available to buy now and are in stock from other sites, you must buy a full set up and can’t add items you already own eg.. If you buy a PS3 you need to buy a TV, What would you spend £1000 or $1000 on?

Todays £1000 wish list is in the hands of Brad….

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Septic2263d ago

That's not bad for £1000. Worth it in my opinion.

NukaCola2263d ago

Thought to myself...worlds largest DS

EeJLP-2262d ago (Edited 2262d ago )

Did you even read the article?

He only 'spent' like £300 and got a bunch of old trash by today's standards.

This is the TV he suggested: A 14" Ferguson?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/F...

If the goal is the best £1000, why did he only spend ~£300?

EeJLP-2262d ago (Edited 2262d ago )

If I only had ~$1000, I'd buy this:

PlayStation 24" 3D Display, 240hz, Simulview, w/ 3D glasses, HDMI cable, MotorStorm: Apocalypse. $199 FS at Newegg and other places.

PS3 2500 series with Dragon Age $180
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Son...

+$30 preorder at Newegg - God of War Saga Dual Pack - 5 God of Wars (God of War I, II, III, Chains of Olympus PSN, Ghost of Sparta PSN) = $410

**Resell Dragon Age for ~$10.**

Assuming ~$15 each, even though you could find better deals, you can then buy ~40 more games...
Example: (or whatever you like)
Assassins Creed II
Assassins Creed Brotherhood
Batman Arkham Asylum GotY or Arkham City
Battlefield Bad Company or BBC2
BioShock
BioShock 2
Brutal Legend
Burnout Paradise
Call of Duty Black Ops
Call of Duty Modern Warfare
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
Civilization Revolution
Dead Space
Dead Space 2
Gran Turismo 5
GTA IV Complete Edition
Heavy Rain: Director's Cut
ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection
Infamous or inf2
Just Cause 2
Killzone 2
Killzone 3
LA Noire Complete Edition
LittleBigPlanet 2 Special Edition
Mass Effect 2
Metal Gear Solid Collection (2, 3, PW)
Metal Gear Solid 4
MotorStorm Pacific Rift
The Orange Box (Half-Life 2, ep. 1, ep. 2, Portal)
Portal 2
R&CF ToD
R&CF ACiT
Red Dead Redemption GotY Edition
Resistance Fall of Man
Resistance 2
Resistance 3
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

MasonicGamer2262d ago (Edited 2262d ago )

@EeJLP Did you read the Article? If you did you would see that I went down the road of reliving my youth, You have picked up on the TV but their was a reason for buying that TV, it was a smilier TV to the one I received with my NES.

If you read the end I closed by saying that if you was to buy all the items new and in the day it would have set you back £1300+ but today it all came in at under £300.

Retro Is not Trash, without these classic consoles and games do you think you would be playing your beloved PS3 or 360? A lot of the games that first appeared on these systems have been reborn today. If you look back to the PS1 you will see that all be it the graphics are a lot better etc... you are still playing the same games today, Tomb Raider, Wipeout to name just two.

All the above is written quite clearly in the article....

I do like your list above though, thanks for getting involved :)

EeJLP-2262d ago

@Mason - I think you should have came up with the full $1000 (in today's money) though, that sounded like the main point to the article. Throw in what games you'd buy, or accessories, or an arcade machine, etc.

For my list, I was going to go with a bigger TV with 7.1 surround sound, but that would be pretty much all the money after getting the system and I'd be stuck playing Dragon Age in 7.1 surround sound for $1000. So I just went with the Sony 24". Pretty damn good deal for 1080p, 3D, game, glasses, & HDMI included, etc. on a limited budget. Then there was a bunch of money left over for games.

As far as me calling your list trash goes: That TV is trash IMO, I'm somewhat surprised anyone allows it to continue to exist. Retro or not, why would you want a tiny SD ~1970s looking TV? For the games and old systems, I've been gaming for around 25 years.. Atari, NES, Gameboy, SNES, Genesis, etc. etc. etc. I've owned or played nearly every system except the very unpopular ones. Yea, they were nice back in the day, and some games can be fun to jump back into every once in a while, but 99.999% of the time I'd rather play a modern game than to go back to Atari. Also, all those old consoles (however many you'd buy with the full 1000) are going to take up a ton of space. I'd just rather stick with 1 console and nice sized stack of good modern games with that budget.

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Sashamaz2263d ago

The rest of the house looks empty (from that picture at least)

Kran2263d ago (Edited 2263d ago )

I uh.... sort of already have one...

I got a 32" 1080P HDTV, a PS3, an Xbox 360, a gaming PC, a PS Vita, a whole collection of games, a HD-PVR, an OnLive console and Nintendo DS Lite should I want to use them, my own sofa that reclines, posters on my favorite colour wall...

But if you're willing to give me £1000, i do need a new desk chair :D

And make it £1000 please as it's worth a lot more money than $1000 xD

Urbz78702263d ago

I guess sum ppl don't believe in the word "overkill".

lashes2ashes2263d ago

Crap I got way more than that in my game room between my tv and my 7.1 audio I'm at about 3000$ than factor in systems, seating and storage. Thank god I have some other hobbys or I would never have had a wife and kid. But if I had another grand laying around a gamer fridge would be nice lol.

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