Game Room  – Your TOP 10 Questions ANSWERED!

Game Room – Your TOP 10 Questions ANSWERED!

– Hey guys, Metal Jesus here. Now, recently I did a game room tour of my brand new house, and to my surprise, I had over 4000 comments on
there and a ton of questions. So in this video, I thought
I would do a follow-up of, say, the top 10 questions
that most people had. Let’s take a look. So the question I got most was about those display stands that I
have for the handhelds. And I have to admit,
I’m a little embarrassed I didn’t do a shout-out to
the company that makes those because I’ve done it in the past and I love what they do. So I got all of those
from a website called And I’m gonna put a link down in the video description below so you don’t have to remember that, but yeah, that’s where these come from. And what’s great about that site is that they do a lot of stuff. You can tell that there
are some pretty passionate gamers and collectors
because you find stuff on the site that you would
never find anywhere else. So for instance, you’re gonna find stands for all the typical popular handhelds, all the Nintendo consoles,
and of course Sony consoles and things like that. But man, you will also
find, as you see here, you’ll find stands for,
like the Atari Lynx and the different versions
of the Atari Lynx. You’ll get stands for the game gear, of course you see the
Neo Geo pocket color, they have everything. And what’s cool is they’ll
do special edition stands for special edition consoles. so if Nintendo puts out a Yoshi 3DS like you see here, well,
they’ll have a stand designed specifically for that if you want it. and they’ve also done
some of their own kind of custom modded models and then of course created the stands for that. So it’s a very cool site. Definitely check it out. And again, I’ll put a link down in the video description below. the next question that I got
a lot from people was just wanting more information
about the LED lights that are in my room. And I thought I covered it okay, but in looking back at the video, I realized that yeah,
there’s a lot going on here that I kinda wanna dig a
little bit deeper into. So like I mentioned in my tour video, half of my game room is
running those Philip Hue Lights and then the other half
are running cheaper Amazon kind of knockoffs. And let me explain why I did that. If you’re not familiar with
the Philips Hue Lights, it’s big selling point is
that when you buy a kit, it comes with this bridge
that sits in your house that allows you to control up to 50 lights and program routines. So for instance, here is
the app and you can see here that I programmed it to
wake up the lights that are running in my living room at 7:15 a.m. and then shut them off at 9
a.m. basically 5 days a week. you can also see that I
program them to turn on at Sunset every single day. Now it’s cool that Sunset
changes throughout the year, but again, these are smart
so it knows exactly when sunset will be every single
day all throughout the year. That’s pretty cool. I also like the accessories
that you can get for the Hue Lights. So for instance, right here
you see a wall-mounted switch that is completely programmable, so you can set it to three
different color combinations and all you have to do is just tap it, and then if you wanna shut them off, you turn off the switch right there. You don’t have to have your phone. You don’t have to be
walking around with it. But the down side to the Hue lights is that because they are so smart, they are kind of expensive. And so you’ll pay more
than you would other colored LEDs, and to be fair,
in the last couple years, they’ve definitely come down in price. But overall, you kinda
have to pick and choose where you’re gonna put them because again, in my opinion, they are
a little on the pricey side. and that’s why on the
other half of my game room, I just couldn’t justify doing
that because they do sell rope programmable LED lights
with the Hue lights, but again, they’re so expensive, it just wouldn’t have made sense. So instead what I did is I went to Amazon and bought some cheaper Chinese knockoffs that were way way less expensive. so this string of LEDs
right here are very long and relatively inexpensive. So depending on the size of your room and depending on the budget, you might go for either the Hue Lights if you only need a few of them or maybe if your budget is large, but over here you can get
these for much much cheaper, but you can’t really
program them to be smart like the Hue Lights. So I’ll put links down
in the video description to all this if you want to check them out. Next I got a bunch of
questions about my band’s CD. It’s funny ’cause I didn’t expect to get this kind of response, but
it was cool that I did. So a lot of you really
surprised and interested in a lot of the original
music that I’ve made over the last couple decades. So this right here what
you’re looking at is a CD that you can buy from the website This was back when
was the biggest news in the tech world and we uploaded a lot of our original music to this site, and one of the options
they had is that your fans could go there and buy your CD. And so you can see it right here, they actually made a real, physical CD. It came in the packaging. You’re allowed to upload some photos, it was very legit and very cool. But sadly I don’t have a lot of this up there on the internet and you know, I only have seven songs
right here on this disc. but actually I have probably
20 to 25 original songs that I could potentially upload. Although a little spoiler,
a little sneak preview, I started talking to a local
record label here in Seattle last fall about potentially printing a kind of limited edition vinyl
version of some of my music. So that’s still in the planning stages and I think that’s actually gonna happen. If it does happen, I will
definitely share it on my website and my YouTube channel and all that stuff. So be on the lookout. You know, as a content creator on YouTube, one of the really surprising
things and fun things about it is that when people watch your videos, they notice the little
things in the background. And that’s exactly what
happened right here. So many of you wanted to know what is that weird NES cartridge in the background that has a screen on it? And I have to admit I’m a
little embarrassed because I intended to bring this up in my video and I completely spaced it
’cause I just had so much going on in that video, but that is a really cool device created by a company called
DNA Dimension Designs. And essentially what it is,
it is a modified NES cartridge that has an LCD built into it. And so it actually has,
I believe a version of Raspberry Pie inside the cartridge. and essentially what it is,
it’s just kind of one of, do you remember those smart
photo albums that were kind of all the rage back in the 2000’s? Everyone thought you would have this thing that you plug in and show Family Photos. Well, they kind of took
that idea, but instead of showing family photos,
it’s showing full size perfectly sized color NES labels. So it runs through all the different NES cartridge labels on this screen. And I have to say this thing is a total conversation peace
when you have people over. Just a couple weeks ago I
had a bunch of the MGR crew over at my house, kinda
doing a small little house-warming party. And I had this plugged
in and set up on the bar and it’s just people were just
like what the heck is that? It’s so cool. I also love how they just
configured this to Simply work. You just plug it into the wall, it boots up and it just runs forever. Now I do want to say though
that this is a total custom job, this isn’t mass-produced
or anything like that. so it is a little bit on the pricey side, it’s a little bit on the
beautique pricing side, but if you’re interested in
checking one of these out, plus he’s got a bunch of
other stuff on his website that’s really cool, really unique looking. I’ll put a link down in the
video description below. Here is a question that a
lot of you asked and that is: what’s that game at the 10
second mark in my video? and this was really funny to get because I’ve used this gameplay footage
in a couple of my videos, usually at the end but
people always want to know what the heck is this game? Well, it is a game called Demon Front and it is a side-scrolling
run and gun game that only came out in arcades in 2002. And as you can see by this footage, it is very similar and quite
possibly trying to emulate the Metal Slug series. But I got to tell you
that’s not a bad thing, ’cause this thing is
actually really well-made. I definitely dig its art style and it’s cool that it also
has a two-player co-op mode. The only bummer is as far
as I can tell it hasn’t had a home console released in any format. which is just wild to me
because obviously there’s some interest in it, but yeah,
it only came out in arcades. But now, if I’m wrong about that, if it’s shown up in a compilation
or something like that, or maybe on the digital e-shop, please let me know because
I know a lot of people want to play this game. A lot of you were very curious about the Japanese anime series that I showed called Bubblegum Crisis because
I mentioned in that video that I work for the company that published it here in the US. And so a lot of you were like hey, did you actually work for, I think they’re pronounced AnimEigo. I don’t know if that’s
actually correct or not. But the reason why I don’t
know how to pronounce that is ’cause no, I didn’t actually work there. I worked for a very small
DVD and software publisher called Multimedia 2000, and if you look at the back of the DVD, you see there’s their
logo and information. And that was a really wild
time to be working at this small little publishing
company in downtown Seattle. So you know, in the past
I’ve mentioned to you guys that I used to review
games professionally. Well, the place that I
reviewed them professionally was Multimedia 2000. Actually I got hired there to be basically like their support department, but then I got promoted to be
their network administrator working on servers and routers
and all that sort of stuff. And part of that was they
needed somebody to review games that were coming in on their website. And so they asked me to do that. The very first time that I ever went to E3 was through Multimedia 2000. Unfortunately that company
is no longer around. But yes, back in the day,
they were one of the first US companies to have a pretty
decent licensing agreement to put out this Japanese anime. And so this was sold in
Best Buys and Circuit Cities and all over the place. It was sold in malls and it was
a very good seller for them, but unfortunately it
wasn’t enough to keep them going in the long-term. A lot of people wanted to
know about the shelving I have in my game room and you know, I wish I could tell you
it’s some fancy brand or something like that, but
actually I like it simple, I like it cheap and this is all Ikea. Now, the pros about
Ikea is that it’s cheap. And the reason why it’s cheap is because, well, it’s pretty much particle board and you have to assemble it yourself. And so in this case, I ended
up spending pretty much a solid week setting up
all of these Ikea shelves, which is not going to be for everybody. I also like how they’re
simple, they’re not ornate. And the reason why I like that is because the focus should be on the games and what is actually in the shelving. I don’t want all this fancy
stuff to be around it, I just want it to be very
simple, very elegant. Just make the games and
stuff in them shine. The downside being and you can
see it here in this footage is that some games fit better than others. I think actually The Big
Box PC games fit pretty well because they’re fairly large. But then you look over
here on your PS2 or Switch or PlayStation 4 and it
doesn’t perfectly fit. I end up having to put some
of them kind of sideways or you know the short end inside. It just doesn’t look quite right. And again, it’s like, well,
the alternative would be is that I’d have custom
shelving made which I could do, but you know, I don’t know. It’s like, that would be very expensive because I’d have to pay
somebody probably to do it because I’m not a carpenter. You know, and I just don’t
know if I care that much. Instead it’s just easier
to go with something I can very quickly buy and set up. Many of you were concerned
and had questions about sunlight potentially
damaging my games and cases that are in front of my window. And I do think that is
a legitimate concern and one that I definitely take seriously. I guess to answer that
question is that I try to be somewhat smart about how much
of the windows I exposed. You’ll notice in my office,
the taller part is completely covering the window and
therefore I will never open those blinds and so that should be okay. But then over near my computer, well, that window does open,
but again, the sunlight, if it streams in isn’t probably
going to damage anything that I would have to worry about. In the main game room is where potentially I could have that problem. You know, I just moved into the house and as of the making of this, well, it’s the dead of winter and I don’t really plan on
opening that window that often. I guess what I’m going to
probably do is wait until summer to see exactly how much
of that I actually allow into my game room. because if you think about it, you can’t really sit on
the couch and play games with a bright light streaming in anyways. And so I don’t anticipate a scenario where that window’s open all the time. Now, several of you mentioned, and I didn’t even really know this, is that you can get film to cover windows that will cut out UV light
and so that’s actually a really really good idea and
I doubt it’s very expensive. So in spaces that I’m concerned about, I might actually do that. So that was a really good suggestion. Many of you were kind of
confused when I mentioned that I could hook up my
N64 to my HD television and in that statement I
was also talking about many of the other consoles
that I have sitting over there and you were like, hey,
how would you do that? Well, if you’ve been watching
my channel for a while, you know that one of my goals
over the past couple years has been to get as many of
my retro gaming consoles converted over to HDMI as possible. And for this exact reason really is to be able to play them
on a modern television. But also to be able to capture footage for my YouTube channel. And so in the case of the N64 as well as some of the others like the Dream Cast, those have internal modifications that now output in glorious HD and they look fantastic on the television. And there is no set up
and no converters needed. But you’ve also had a lot
of other companies create solutions for other consoles
to make this relatively painless and inexpensive. So for instance companies
like HD Retro Vision, you have Pound, you have HyperKin. There’s a bunch of them out
there, depending on your budget and the quality that you’re looking for. And so as of right now,
most of the systems that I would want to
connect that maybe don’t have native HDMI out, well,
there is a solution for that. And I should also mention
the RetroTink as well. So that is a fantastic device
that will convert pretty much any old signal to HDMI for you. And then finally, the most
important question of all, I thought this was pretty funny, how many times did I say
games in my game room tour? Well, it’s funny you should ask because I said it exactly 15 times. and the way that I know that and the reason why I actually
wanted to answer this question is because many of you may not know this, but I actually do add and
upload closed captioning to a lot of my videos. And so I actually use a
service called where you pay them to
basically go and create transcriptions and
closed captions that you can add to your videos, which I like to do for many many reasons,
but I thought this was a pretty funny question
’cause they probably didn’t know the answer and I did. So I said it 15 times. All right, guys, well, that’s
a quick little follow-up video to my game room tour and I
want to thank you very much for watching that tour. It did extremely well for my channel and a lot of people seem
to really enjoy that. And a lot of people just ask me, hey, are you loving your
new house and the game room? And yeah, it’s awesome. So I am in gamer Heaven here and yeah, it was really cool to put out that video. If you have any other questions
that i haven’t covered here, post them down below and
I will try to answer them. All right guys, thank you very
much for watching my channel. Thank you very much for subscribing. And take care.

100 thoughts on “Game Room – Your TOP 10 Questions ANSWERED!

  1. I'd be so happy if I got to transcribe one of your videos on REV, it would definitely the best task they'd have on there!

  2. Thanks for adding the link to get the stands for portables and consoles! I've often wondered where you could get stands for them and you answered my question. 🙂

  3. Hi MJR, 

    could you please tell me the name of the Game from 17:32 – 17:35. It looks like a Metroid game…

    Greetings from Germany

  4. The window film is ok. How do you feel about custom black aluminum blinds? It is a little more pricey but it helps tremendously with light without having the pain in the butt film cutting and applying.

  5. Quite like that brick feature wall.
    Is that real brick or fake?
    Local cafe I go has a wall like that but isn't real, it's like thin 3D stone tiles but looks like a real brick wall.
    Looks good in your room anyway 👍

  6. Clicked like on the first second of this video, I love this channel! I was wondering if you could recommend switch games for under $5. There's too many options in the e-store and many are not great.

  7. Nice video as always. You need to come up with a new name as Game Room no longer cuts it as you have a number of rooms and cupboards full of games. There has to be a cool name for it.

  8. I'm getting lots of questions about those N64 Cartridge Labels. You can buy them here:

  9. Ur missing one question from ur list "do you wear socks whilst having sex on the game room couch?". I myself have talons for feet so socks are difficult to get comfortable in. I often wear a sock on my Johnson when it's cold

  10. ….that footage of Wave Race 64 running on the HDTV has **REALLY** got me wanting to break out my N64 for a nostalgia playthrough…. might have to make that happen

  11. Looks cool but lights glare into gaming screens and tv screens I always play in the dark as dark as Doom 64 no window light either.

  12. I like the way the cheap LEDs look but it's a bit harsh so I think I may try to find some type of frosted tubing to run them through around my room. Thanks for the inspiration

  13. Congrats on the new house MJR!!! Really cool to see now that everything is in it's new home! You must have had a busy month!! You even inspired me to clean up my gameroom. My wife thanks you lol. Oh and those pinkish LED's look like grow lights. 🤘😉🎸⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡

  14. one of my gaming dreams its go to seattle and be invited by the mjr to his paradise gameroom, and have the chance to talk about the best of his collection

  15. About the sunlight…room darkening curtains could easily solve that issue, and you could still open them when you wanted to, just a thought

  16. For your game collection these are what i've used go to The Video Shopper and look under FIXTURES & DISPLAYS > Wood and Other Slat Displays > "Hq" Custom Wall Unit (Starter) these are what blockbuster used on the walls of their stores, they are awesome and relatively affordably priced… they are great and will hold up to putting cases "end out" and being full… they also have solid backs and are great for covering windows and keeping UV out…

  17. Good lights, however i will never buy them. My house doesn't need to look like a rave party every day, and i certainly don't have money for the maintenance

  18. Also with customized shelves you don't have to hire a carpenter, you would set up the shelves to the height you want and you can get them through Ikia as well.

  19. You could probably find game related curtain like things for your windows. that glare on the tv in the main game room is horrifying

  20. Awesome game room!!! Such a tremendous improvement over the old room. So well organized and tastefully arranged. Really like it, especially the console in front of the fireplace that looks like it was made for the console. Fantastic overall, congrats! Care to share what city you're in now?

  21. There are shelves that are as cheak as ikea, but made for media… here's an example:

  22. Do you ever worry about security at your house? With so much valuable stuff and just a gigantic collection, I hope you invest in some serious protection. I just know I’d be a little paranoid especially since it’s all up on YouTube. I’m sure you have insurance for it all.

  23. I've burned myself out on watching video game content creators on youtube lately. MJR and Summoning salt are the only two left that don't feel stale or boring these days. Thanks for keeping your quality up. A LOT of reviewers have quit caring and it shows.

  24. What about getting shutters of some kind on the windows? Can get solid wood or composite stuff, a bit expensive but will last longer and protect the games and systems from sun damage. I did that in my house and it looks great, especially here in sunny Southern CA.

  25. when I want my room look like a shabby arabic cafe with cheap looking LEDs stripes thats your type of video. Hue totally wasted there

  26. MetalJesus thanks for going through the extra effort of adding Closed Captioning to your videos. For everyone with different hearing issues this is a huge deal. Also thanks for all the years of great videos.

  27. Good afternoon, this was my question my dear friend, sorry to keep insisting: Hello Mr. Metal Jesus, your new game room is BEAUTIFUL, AWESOME, I really fell in love, congratulations. On question, please, what are the names of those games that appears between 3:19 – 3:27?

    Thank you so much. Have a good night, greetings.

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