I’m probably going to take some crap for this, but I think it’s worth it. Before I dig into this piece, let me explain my methodology for choosing those found in this piece. Every once in a while you’ll see a message board thread inviting the community to share their gaming and/or home theater setups. Eager forum users time and time again step up and post their pictures while proudly stating, “this is my setup!” Well, if you’re going to put yourself out there, I’m going to be the jerk that saves your picture, shares it with an audience, and ridicules each and every one of your missteps. To be fair, however, I don’t make fun of people for having poor setups due to financial constraint; everybody is judged according to how well they did within their financial means.
Note: I’ll be adding to this as the need arrives. If you find worthy submissions, email them to me at jar155 [at] gmail dot com.
Surround sound only works if, you know, it SURROUNDS YOU. Unless this gamer is planning on pressing his nose against that LCD display, there’s absolutely no possible way that he’s going to benefit from a 5.1 system. In fact, it’s going to sound as confusing as all get out when footsteps that should sound like they’re coming from behind come from in front of you and up in the air. Ridiculous. This is like that time when I thought I’d be clever and use a bar of soap to wash my hair instead of shampoo so I could just start at the top and work down. Well, actually, it’s nothing like that, but both things are pretty stupid. At least my decision was recognized and never repeated. This chump actually is proud of what’s going on in the pic above.
The madness continues after the jump…
I understand that by hooking your consoles up to your computer monitor that you can take advantage of HD resolutions without having to spring for a costly TV set. Maybe, however, you should make just a few inches of space on your desk before throwing more crap on there. I can’t wait to check back in with this guy in 6 months only to see that he’s added a gerbil cage, an anvil, and a few weather vanes.
BEHOLD THE TOWER OF POWER! Holy mother of Wal-Mart! I have a real hard time believing that the heaviest piece of equipment is meant to be on the tip top of this atrocity. I’d say that this is like trying to balance a candy apple on the stick’s end, but that’s gotta be at least four times a stable as what this guy is sporting. I guarantee he tip-toes to his bed every night, kind of like when Elmer Fudd is hunting Bugs Bunny. I bet it’s great watching it from that couch to the left too. There’s nothing more relaxing than looking straight up and to the left while playing a game or enjoying a quality film.
I know that may times in life we mi ght lack space, but you’ve got to be pretty bold if you want me to believe that there wasn’t a wall any bigger than this for the gaming setup. I bet it’s pretty awesome to come stumbling out of that bedroom at 3:00am only to walk right into a pile of entertainment joy.