I don't understand the question. What does "organize" mean?
For about the millionth time I've misplaced a few of my game CD's. I'm sure they're sitting right in front of me and I've become so accustomed to seeing that giant stack of CD's - that it doesn't even register anymore. But seeing how I almost never sell my games, play them in no particular order, I kind of always need them "somewhere within reach".
I've got two huge CD cases that can house a combined 400 CD's, and they're almost full. Each time I get a new game, I'm forced to move about 100 CD's around to keep it alphabetical... and still I misplace them.
Everyone here is a heavy duty gamer (and I don't even have consoles), so how in the world do you all keep track of everything?
Last edited by jpinard; 03-19-2007 at 06:07 PM.
I don't understand the question. What does "organize" mean?
I also did not understand what orgaize ment so I had to look it up
I am still unsure exactly what it means.# form: create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"
# cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
# mastermind: plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
# bring order and organization to; "Can you help me organize my files?"
# arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
# unionize: form or join a union; "The auto workers decided to unionize"
jpinard, you obviously don't love PC gaming enough if you can't even keep track of your own freaking games!
There comes a time when an old, grizzled gamer simply has to hang it up to make room for the newer ones that can actually hang on to their goddamn CDs and not be a hindrance to the gaming community at large when it comes time to actually play the games. Afterall, it's all about playing the games, you know? And if you can't do that, of what use are you to us?
So I respectfully ask you, jpinard, to hang it up now -- turn in your gaming badge peacefully, and on your own accord. Save face while you still can, lest you force the Qt3 collective to take it from you and bring disgrace upon you and your entire family line....
I organise in so far as I lose the manual/serial number, the "install" disk or the play "disk" for 99% of games on a regular basis and have to chuck the rest of it away as it's now effectively unplayable if it isn't already installed.
I keep my games list on Gamespot and 1up http://www.gamespot.com/users/Moggra...table?mode=own , but otherwise they're all just crammed into boxes, unless they're from the PS2/GC generation and up, in which case they're on display in a large shelf in my garage at my house. A relatively small number of my latest games are kept on my dorm shelf.
All 12 of my disc-based PC games are in a neat little stack.
I once took great pride in my ability to organize my games collection. Shelves, DVD cases, file with installation keys...
Then the other day I found a CD sleeve with a key code printed on it. I still have no idea which game it is for.
I think I've slipped a little.
Old, finished PC games go on a dedicated closet shelf, along with the manuals. Games I'm still playing go in a desk drawer that has dividers that fit jewel cases pretty well. This is where the new cases that put the discs on a spindle annoy me, since they take up a lot of space, so I move some of them to jewel cases.
Console games I started putting in one of those DVD racks, but I ran out of space and was too lazy to get another one, so now the rest of them sit in stacks on the floor by the TV, separated by platform.
I keep thinking I should do a better job of storing them, but it always falls into the 'worry about it when I get a proper house' bucket...
I keep everything in the original boxes, on shelves. Every few years I give the worst of it away.
Moving to consoles helped. Thinner boxes.
There's a closet in the PC room. I throw old stuff in it.
Console games are stacked side by side on a shelf in the TV room. Sometimes the cat knocks them off and that's followed by me whizzing any nearby game/dvd/cd at the cat.
Does this count as "organize"?
My "archive" is a box full of games in jewelcases, sorted alphabetically. Manuals are kept on the shelf--I think they're sorted by height at the moment, which is a really crappy way of organizing them. Boxes are flattened and in the closet, so that they don't take up too much space.
Recent games are in a CD wallet, with the cases randomly stacked in a drawer. Fortunately, I also keep a text file with account/activation codes, so that I don't need to worry about locating a specific case or manual.
I have about 3 to 4 hours PER WEEK to game. So I get the hell rid of older games (sell 'em or whatever). Nostalgia gaming has no appeal when my current backlog is already totally unmanageable.
We have some wall cubbies (CD-type shelves) in the living room. Games live there. My wife threatens to eradicate the shelves for aesthetic reasons, but so far I have held firm. PC games get put, in their little sleeves, in one of these little cubbies. My total collection takes up four cubbies -- probably around 30 games total. And out of those 30 games, I've only played ONE of them THIS YEAR. (That would be Crackdown, obviously. Yes, I played basically no games from January through late February.)
Originally Posted by Marcus
Um, I think he was joking. gj trying too hard.
Man, jokes are flying over heads everywhere today. Must be thread overload.
Wow just wow...
Got a 100-disc binder filled with PC CD's that range from the 90's to early aught's. The legacy games.
The recent stuff I keep lined up neatly on my desk in their Wide-DVD cases. Only about 5 of those right now.
Hate NWN2 for just tossing a paper sleeve in that box. :/
Chronological play-order: Most recently played by the couch, all the way to the
ancient past by the door to outside. Similar with movies, except they've somehow
ended up in concentric circles around the couch.
Both my console games and PC games have three locations, depending on my interest in them/age.
For console games, they rest in my entertainment center (current), my basement shelves (less current), or boxed away with the console that plays them (older).
For PC games, they rest in the shelves above my desk (current), by bookcase (less current), or in the CD stack in the closer, with their boxes boxed away (older).
Demotion is a difficult action to take...
1 big box next to the desk. When something is out of constant rotation- it goes in it's case and gets thrown in there.
All SN get backed up on a txt doc on my memory stick- just in case.
Older games is in the other big box which is behind the desk. Not many of those left after the great Alienware theft of '06. nothing like losing 15 years of games. They didn't get my Doom floppies though!
edit: console games- i keep my stock at the local gamestop. There has been only a rare few(20 ish) that I've kept, and those are just on the shelf with the DVD's
My organization consists of 3 parts:
My Desk: Which has whatever I have been playing since the last time I cleaned it off.
My Red box, which has games in it that I have finished with.
My Brown box, which the overflow from my red box.
There is no order, so if I am looking for an old game, I need to dig through them all.
I have an Imation Disc Stakka, before that I used a binder... but mostly my disc are in a slowly detoriating stack on top of my case. Which is all the same, because when I used the other methods, I couldn't find the manuals with the cd-keys and once I found those my disc would usually be too scratched to do a reinstall.
I love Steam!
I have a sort of fold out computer desk with storage for CDs in the folding doors.
Boxes go mostly in shelves beside the monitor and manuals go in this large drawer that holds nothing but manuals going back to some stuff from the mid 90s like Darklands. Most of the older manuals I dont even have working software for but I keep them for no readily apparent purpose.
As for organized not really.
The shelf above the monitor has the current crop, i.e. the half dozen installed with a realistic intention to play... Once things are complete, they go in one of the big boxes under the stairs, from where they are pretty inaccessible. But I think that's good. It helps maintain focus ;) It also prevents visitors guaging the true extent of the obsession.
That's my system. I've got one shelf dedicated to PC game classics. AC Planetary Pack, Kilrathi Saga, and original X-Com and Darklands, for example. Another shelf has my personal favorites that still run. Around my computer desk are a few boxes for the games I'm currently playing. Old stuff I'm not likely to play again gets handed off every so often to coworker's kids who are stuck with old machines. Also promotional materials get given away to them.Originally Posted by Qenan
Current generation console games are stacked up with my DVDs on a tall, narrow, shelf by my entertainment center. When it gets too full, these I do resell for store credit. Only a few are really keepers anyhow, most of this stuff is junk food. My two old systems, Sega Genesis and the Dreamcast, are boxed up with the best of my collections in the closet.
I have a couple of those little folders that hold about 50 CDs each. Those go in a giant plastic tub, along with the manuals and other miscellaneous paper debris. Boxes get tossed.
Console games with DVD cases are separated by system and sorted by alphabetical order on racks in the living room.
Console games with CD cases are shoved away somewhere. Sorry PS1 & DC.
Console games in cartridge form are in the same storage box as their systems. Same for those ridiculously big Saturn cases.
PC games are put in boxes, racks, binders, or cases. Damn non-standard packaging.
I have a whole bunch of old games in their jewel cases on a large CD rack. Newer stuff all goes into binders and I toss the jewel cases. I don't bother to alphabetize them. Manuals go into a box in the closet.
While I will really regret it if its ever stolen like my CD collection, I have all mine in binders. I throw the boxes and manuals in a closet.
For cartidges I leave them in the box and throw them in the closet, because I use flashcarts. (I'm not carrying around a gba/DS caddy) PSP games, same thing.
I have a bunch of old discs, some that my wife was kind enough to write serial numbers on when she was tossing the boxes many years ago. For the most part, I just try not to forget my historical MMO accounts (station, WoW, DAoC) and the rest takes care of itself whenever I get around to resubscribing.
This week it's DAoC! I'm dusting off some lowbies for BG action.