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.