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4:46pm on Monday, 9th August, 2010:

Where I Work #18


Continuing the occasional series...

Below the lower stationery shelf is the upper computer games shelf. Here's the photo:

It looks a bit of a mess, but it's a lot better than it was when I only had one and a half computer games shelves.

The games are the ones that came in DVD cases. These days, I'm buying more and more games via downloads (not through choice — I can often only get the ones I want that way) but this is where I put the physical media ones once I've played them. You'll notice that every single one is a PC game: this is because my olde-worlde hacker ideals are in conflict with the notion of closed systems such as consoles. If I can't program for it, I don't want it.

The games are mainly MMOs, RPGs, RTSs, TBSs and a smattering of non-games (genealogy and language CDs). I'm not a fan of RTSs unless I can pause them and play them like TBSs, and even then I don't particularly like the generic gather-resources-to-construct-buildings-to-create-units paradigm as it rapidly gets very samey (and strictly speaking is tactics anyway, not strategy).

In front of the games are various pieces of electrical equipment I like to have handy: headphones with voice mic (that hurt if I wear them for too long), cameras, assorted cables for attaching devices to my PC, and chargers. There's also a large box of envelopes (which is getting quite low, so I'll have to refill it soon).

Next time, the lower computer games shelf...

Referenced by Where I Work #19.

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