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Photo on MSN.com

This morning on Facebook one of my friends forwarded me the link to a news story on MSN.com. The story is about video games as financial investments, and references the current auction of an Air Raid cartridge which is currently selling for $20,000. I wrote a bit about the last Air Raid cart found, which sold for $36k. That’s not really the story here.

When I clicked on the link, I saw something familiar — a picture of my old game room!

Here is a link to the article. It’s always surprising to see a picture of the inside of your house on the internet, especially when the picture is almost 10 years old.

In 2004, an AP reporter interviewed me in regards to a story about retro games making a comeback. After interviewing me over the phone, the AP sent a photographer out to the house and shot some pictures. That led to this story, which again, ran in 2004. The picture MSN used in this morning’s article was recycled from that 2004 photo shoot.

It’s a little hard to tell because of the angle, and things are definitely messier in this shot, but here are the same shelves about a year later. As you can see I ended up painting the shelves black. The walls remained green.

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2 comments to Photo on MSN.com

  • salty

    the wire mess of doom and confusion! <3

  • Zeno

    Funny timing on this. I was cleaning out my desk the other day and I came across the 2004 AP story, as it ran in the Albuquerque Journal, which includes a picture of yourself standing in your old arcade. When I thought back on it, what was especially funny my about cutting this out was that I don’t believe you and I had yet met (either online or in person) by this point, but I still cut this article out back then because I thought, “Hey. I’m not alone in this particular eccentricity.”