ByCassie Benter, writer at Creators.co
Breaker of Games, Mother of Bug Finding. Co-creator of AdventureJam. Twitter: @FenderBenter
Cassie Benter

The Outdated

I started playing video games when I was just three years old. My father liked fiddling around with various electronics, and we had the incredible Windows 95. He bought various edutainment games for me to play at this age. Unfortunately, I've given most of my edutainment games to my nephews, so I now own them all on Steam (paired with too many other games), with the exception of a few that are gone forever, but I do still have a fair few adventure games in jewel cases that we've held onto over the years.

Please don't let me buy any more games.
Please don't let me buy any more games.

In the office, I have an older computer that isn't good for much of anything. But it's still good enough to run a legit copy of Windows 98 on a Virtual PC. We clearly never threw anything away. Some of those older games are impossible to run on modern computers (I'm looking at you, AMBER: Journeys Beyond), and there's no way I'm about to just give them up.

Meet one of AMBER's three ghosts, Bryce.
Meet one of AMBER's three ghosts, Bryce.

The Gaming PC

My current rig isn't enough to run brand new AAA games at max settings, but it's enough to still see a really pretty game and at a comfortable FPS. The specs: Intel i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 8GBs of RAM, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB). Using dual monitors, however I definitely want to get another Pavilion 22bw when it's on sale at some point to replace the older, smaller Dell monitor. Other things include the Blue Yeti microphone (I promise, that's its real name), Logitech C525 720p webcam, Seagate 3TB external hard drive, and a blue raindrop mousepad that I think we've had since the 90s.

Unintentional article inception.
Unintentional article inception.

The Consoles and TV

My first one was a PS2 in 2004, right after the release of the slim version. I haven't had a single console die on me, and I'm really hoping I didn't just jinx myself. My current setup is just left of my desk, and it has the Wind Waker Wii U, PS4, and PS3 (fat) on the left shelves, with the slim PS2 just barely fitting underneath the Sanyo 55" 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV. Worked out pretty handy, since I can just slide the PS2 back behind it when I'm done using it.

Ignore the spot below the games for my cat. >_>
Ignore the spot below the games for my cat. >_>

The Handheld

I currently own only one, and that's the Link Between Worlds 3DS. Would now be a bad time to mention that I haven't played significant amounts on any Zelda game? I know I'll love them, and will be hitting myself on the head once I play them because I didn't pick them up sooner. But like many of my games, they're backlogged for now.

The Various Accessories

Most of my gaming is done in single player, so I don't have any secondary controllers. However I did pick up an original Wii-mote and Nunchuck for those old Wii games, and I have a couple of Amiibos to match the Zelda consoles. I did unpack Link because I wanted to try him out, but I don't really see scalpers buying him out anytime soon, so I can always pick up another one if I want him all nice and safe from the cat's teeth. I totally wanted the Villiager Amiibo because Animal Crossing is awesome, but I'm not about to shell out $60+ for one.

Also, cats that watch you game are cool.

That wraps up my setup. How about yours?

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