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Retro Game & Tech Tour – Lots of Big Box PC Games! – PushingUpRoses

January 23, 2020


Hey everyone, PushingUpRoses here, and today
I’d love to share with you some of my game and tech collection with you guys. I don’t have a large collection, but…well,
I mean I DO have a lot of stuff that I am very happy to own but this isn’t going to
be an entire garage or wall to wall packed with STUFF kind of a video. I mostly collect big box PC games, but in
general this room is for a lot of different collections with the exception of newer games
and my record collection which is all upstairs. As you can see this is my basement, I tried
to make it inviting though admittedly I don’t spend too much time down here. I do kickbox down here, which is why my stinky
old gym shoes are on the floor. This poster over here is my Highland Sextacy
poster from The Guild – a fan bought this for me and I love it. Cracks me up. Everything really starts on this back wall
over here, I have some game posters: Lazy Game Reviews gave me this sweet DOAR poster,
and I have my Day of the Tentacle poster signed by Tim Schafer. He asked me what I wanted it to say and I
just said, “Yo, PushingUpRoses” so he wrote that. This little video game flower set was actually
a table decoration from a friend’s wedding; she made them and they are super adorable. So this King’s Quest V sleeve is…just
a sleeve, I do have this game in box with a different, better cover that a fan sent
me, but wanted to keep this one because it’s so absurd with King Graham floating into the
game with his string of kids flying along with him. This is an IBM 5150, released in 1981; it
does work though I don’t want to turn it on at the moment; it came with a ton of heavy
books and documents and it’s in really great condition, runs very well. I especially the mechanical keyboard, it’s
so heavy duty. I don’t use it too often but I recently
programmed a few small applications on it and try to keep it active. Here starts my PC game collection, I tried
to have a theme for some of the shelves but some of them are just kind of randomly in
here. This is the official book of King’s Quest;
Jim Leonard formerly of MobyGames was kind enough to give this too me and some of the
games on the top shelf here. So many thanks to him. This a Clue PC game from 1996 by Hasbro, it’s
one of my favorite Clue related things; I think I still have my original CDs for it
as well. A lot of these games were either gifts or
found at thrift stores – for example I found Myst at a random Goodwill among the puzzles
and board games. This shelf I dedicated to a lot of Sierra
games and adventure games in general. And yes, I have multiple copies of KQVI because
they were released in different colors. This shelf I tried to dedicate to edutainment,
but also LucasArts? And Titanic. This is making me realize I need to organize
these a little better, but yes; I adore the Learning Company games. I have a lot more just in their jewel cases
but my CD collection is in a different room. Trying to sneak around here to show the bottom
shelf, and again, mostly misc. This is my Frag Master! It’s a joystick that is supposed to be suited
for shooter games from the windows 95 and 98 era. I haven’t tried it yet myself but I’ve
always thought it looked strangely phallic, like a penis shape INSIDE of a vagina shape;
very odd. I’ve always wanted to do a hardware review
on this thing. This is some of my Clue collection. I’m a really big Clue fan, I have a lot
of the video games and the board games, and a lot of the young adult chapter books, so…if
you have Clue related items you are tempted to throw away, please think of me first! I really just have fond memories of playing
Clue with my Aunt and I also loved the movies and those chapter books so I’ve really held
onto this love for Clue products. I also just adore Murder Mystery in general,
so it just makes sense. I love board games, as you can see by the
other ones in this stack. I also like game guides, this one is for Doom. And I love licensed games, they are just so
absurd. Most of those are upstairs but for some reason
Law and Order made its way down here next to these IBM books. This lil device is a 3D mouse, the company
3D Connexion made a lot of devices for 3D modeling software; so the nob you see here,
you can move that in any direction, including up and down, to work with 3D programs. I’m a big Sonic fan, and the 1st generation
genesis was my first console that was not a computer; sadly I sold my unit and all the
games when I was young so this one is NOT from my childhood, I picked that up in the
last few years. And of course this is the Sonic Mania statue;
really enjoyed that game. I don’t have many Genesis games anymore,
but I adore and appreciate the ones I do have, there’s a few rare Japanese titles in here,
and then some of my childhood favorites like Aladdin, the Lion King, and BALLZ. Just kidding, that one was not a favorite. This is a VCR game I found at Savers, it just
looked extremely interesting, I thought the box art was really intriguing so I grabbed
that. It’s called Murder so, how can one resist. I was mostly interested in this due to it
being attached to Ellery Queen, who was a detective fiction author and most popular
in the 30s and 40s, so I can’t wait to pop this into my VCR in the near future. Here’s another kind of hodge podge of games. Discworld is one of my very favorite games
that I own in box, it was a gift and I adore it, I am so happy to have this game. It makes me smile when I look at it, truly. This shelf I tried to dedicate to games that
I had done a video on, Thimbleweed Park I got very recently, that’s the new adventure
game by Ron Gilbert, of course I have Quest for Glory V, despite it being maybe the least
liked out of this series it’s my favorite; I had the box when I was young but was thrown
away at some point in my teens, THIS one was a gift from LGR – I am very lucky to know
a lot of game collectors because sometimes they will offer me boxes that they already
have or ones that I am really looking for, so thank you so much LGR, I really really
appreciate it. The Dark Half is also a more rare game that
I love having; it’s based on the book by Stephen King, and Sanitarium is an old favorite
of mine as well. This came in a massive box for some reason,
geezus. I love this screencap from The Dark Half because
I swear this character looks like ProJared. These are my Colonel’s Bequest and Dagger
of Amon Ra boxes, they are some of my favorite boxes in terms of design and artwork, Colonel’s
Bequest looks so ominous while Dagger looks so opulent and colorful, I really love these
games, they make me feel very nostalgic and remind me of my childhood, and I think the
back of this box is amazing. When I was young I actually found these games
terrifying but now I love them. They really sastiate my love for mystery games. This little compilation I just really wanted
to have because it’s so odd; it’s a group of Sierra games, KQVII, SWAT, SQ6 and Quest
for Glory IV, not really sure why these were put together; at first I thought it was a
collection of reject games, but I don’t recall QFG4 doing poorly, so it’s just a
nonsensical collection. I also have the king’s quest, space quest,
and Leisure Suit Larry collections, but I wanted this one just due to the weird marketing. This shelf has a lot of loose carts, dreamcast
games, and just random finds; a fan very generously donated this copy of King’s Quest for the
Sega Master System, thank you so much for that, I think this game is really cool to
have in box and I was able to use it for the video I did on it. Most of the N64 and SNES games are the ones
I did have from childhood and the Genesis carts I found at Disc Replay. Ugh, Quest 64 was a mistake. My N64 and SNES consoles are elsewhere but
I did manage to keep the ones I originally had as a kid. Also Live Aid and a set of Rolling Stones
DVDs for some reason. This is one of my childhood computers – it
was built by one of my cousins and it mostly plays DOS and windows 3.1 games; I love having
this because I have fond memories of playing Treasure Mountain on this computer; at one
point it ended up at my Aunt’s business, and was just sitting in a room for the longest
time not getting any use, so I asked if I could have it and she said yes. I never really owned this computer, I mostly
played it at my Aunt’s house and then later at her workplace where she kept it but it
absolutely is a significant part of my childhood and it’s a really neat computer with an
amazing CTX monitor. It’s beefy, but lovely quality. Random weight set. Thick thighs save lives. My basement came with this television from
the 80s installed in the side of the staircase, so I put a lil loveseat in front of it and
have had older consoles set up over here; at one point my Genesis was hooked up and
it worked pretty nicely. Ideally I’d want to do more with this area,
like put bean bags and get some cozier lighting, make it really retro looking. So yeah, this is the majority of my collection;
it’s not all here because I have several things in my room including an Windows 98
compaq and more joysticks and such, but this is really most of it. I really appreciate anyone who’s donated
or gifted a game to me, thank you so much, otherwise if you really hit up the thrift
stores it’s possible to find a lot of cool titles. And if you’re wondering about the shelves,
they are the mainstays and I believe I got them at Walmart – they’ve been really sturdy
, haven’t had any issues with them holding these games and a lot of them are pretty heavy. Thank you so much for watching, I hope you
enjoyed this little collection tour and if you have questions, leave them in the comments
and I will try to answer them. I know sometimes collection videos can feel
like an ego stroke, but I really care about the pieces in my collection and just wanted
to talk about them; I truly am grateful to have some of these items and hope you found
them interesting to hear about. As always, I’ll see you guys in the next
one.

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