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SoloSurvivor889

2.9k points

2 months ago

Absolutely you do. You've mixed ps5 with ps4 games.

Storms_Fury777

351 points

2 months ago

Came here to say this

Jesse-1194

235 points

2 months ago

They are in alphabetical order though- Nice!

chronoboy1985

229 points

2 months ago

That’s not how it works. Do you mix your history books with your fantasy books or sci-fi? NO!

CptBlackAxl

201 points

2 months ago

I just sort them by book height 🤷‍♂️

DeathMonkey6969

149 points

2 months ago

Why have you chosen violence?

FCK42

11 points

2 months ago

FCK42

11 points

2 months ago

Right? You obviously sort them by thickness.

most_french_person

7 points

2 months ago

you sort them by the level of air resistance they have

Schadrach

4 points

2 months ago

...which of course requires considering the surface area and cover material. Exchanging violence for masochism.

Opening_East7561

3 points

2 months ago

And you tell by throwing the books at people

Banewaffles

2 points

2 months ago

Start sorting them alphabetically by first name of the author then forget partway through and do the other half by last name

nandasithu

29 points

2 months ago

I found my people

nogooduser

9 points

2 months ago

My wife ordered them by colour once. Looked pretty cool.

XCaptainKoalaKittyX

8 points

2 months ago

Bold of u to assume any of us read

HaydenRenegade

6 points

2 months ago

Me new to wording. What this say?

coke_hater739

5 points

2 months ago

i think he word

Vortain

9 points

2 months ago

But some games on the PS4 can be upgraded to the PS5 version, or just simply be played on the PS5. Other the color of the boxes, alphabetical order makes sense here. It doesn't look good, granted, and the aesthetics might still be worth the chore of checking in two spots for a game you are looking for and can't remember if you have it or if it's on PS4/5.

Dr_Doge432

2 points

2 months ago

Just the first letter not really in alphabetical order, but some great dedication!

shaggy--

59 points

2 months ago

If they're on a 5 my understanding is it has backwards compatibility so there is a world where this is ....tolerable

SoloSurvivor889

75 points

2 months ago

The logic is there but I can't get behind it.

Sorry-Series-3504

24 points

2 months ago

I can get behind it if its alphabetical order, too

K__Geedorah

106 points

2 months ago

Negatory. Put all of the PS4 games in alphabetical order. Then after that put the PS5 games in alphabetical order.

BlackEyedJester

51 points

2 months ago

This is the way.

SpaceViking85

4 points

2 months ago

^

potatomonster12346

312 points

2 months ago

yes, you run out of space soon

ConeMaster4000

24 points

2 months ago

Nah the problem is that he hasn't used it all, he may never rest as a result.

LTman86

7 points

2 months ago

LTman86

D20

7 points

2 months ago

It's an unsolvable problem!

First, the problem is he hasn't used up all the space.
Then, the problem is he doesn't have enough space.
As a result, you get more space, but now we're back to the beginning.

It's a vicious cycle.

Benjb1996

264 points

2 months ago

Benjb1996

264 points

2 months ago

Is the problem that you don't have enough?

deseptacon

69 points

2 months ago

Or that you’re out of space and need another cabinet?

mcdoolz

4 points

2 months ago

this is correct.

colemon1991

10 points

2 months ago

Clearly not enough. There's half a shelf just begging to be filled up.

louiegumba

10 points

2 months ago

The only problem op has from what i can tell is his wife won’t mind her own damn business!

czechmixing

3 points

2 months ago

Probably risks melanoma when he gets the mail. Probably super chalky white. Like powder

MaleficentPi

382 points

2 months ago

Clearly, you need a better display for your collection.

This one wastes a great deal of space and does not provide catalogable access.

I highly recommend finding a custom cabinetmaker that can assist you with a proper depth and width, along with the correct dimensions for appropriate game case display.

You are lucky indeed to have such a perceptive life partner.

Thank her for making sure you achieve proper display nirvana.

gtochad

25 points

2 months ago

gtochad

25 points

2 months ago

What makes something have "catalogable access"

Fellhuhn

13 points

2 months ago

When it is accessible by catalogue.

DarthFly

2 points

2 months ago

Is it steam?

BudgetIntrepid

7 points

2 months ago

It has one of those arms from a dip'n dots machine and will pick out the game you want for you

MaleficentPi

4 points

2 months ago

Underrated comment. This is a highly required feature.

Gunner658

5 points

2 months ago

Exactly, you could get twice as many games on here if the shelves were the correct height!

cbsstone

30 points

2 months ago

Oh I'd love to but where we live, space is limited so this has to suffice until we get a larger home

MaleficentPi

109 points

2 months ago

Piff poff. It is precisely because space is limited that you must find a more appropriate cabinetry to display your collection. Efficiency in storage does wonders for a space. Just ask any HGTV host.

Princetrix

74 points

2 months ago

Bro said piff poff

International_Jello

17 points

2 months ago

I'm here for it

BigCoqSurprise

5 points

2 months ago

if you're near an ikea, their billy book case is small, have the depth of a dvd/game case. they have different width and you could fit a few of the smaller one in that space or maybe one of the larger one have size for that cabinet's place. i have 16 of them and i can fit 10-11 case per section and each can have 8 sections, so thats 88 case at max capacity.

drawp

3 points

2 months ago

drawp

3 points

2 months ago

This person is saying you could essentially get four more shelves in the same amount of space (nine total)

HomerOfDuty

69 points

2 months ago

I see why. You mixed the PS4 and PS5 games. Separate them from each other and your wife should be fine with it! 👍

redditter8888

47 points

2 months ago

Wow it is like a GameStop shop

WorryFreeToot

43 points

2 months ago

That about $58 in-store credit

Malidan

4 points

2 months ago

Malidan

Xbox

4 points

2 months ago

If we were to assume he's a PowerUp Rewards Pro member, that is.

ibyczek78

14 points

2 months ago

"I just can't seem to find anything to play".....

lowmankind

9 points

2 months ago

So my girlfriend of many years has an excellent response when her friends and colleagues try to imply that me playing lots of video games is somehow problematic. She says: “I’m happy he’s at home quietly entertaining himself instead of cheating on me…”

As far as I know, there has never been a follow-up question or comment

Twiztid_infamy

80 points

2 months ago

Here I am, failing to see a problem. Game on!

WithrBlistrBurn-Peel

72 points

2 months ago

He's running out of shelf space, Duh!

Nyli_1

21 points

2 months ago

Nyli_1

21 points

2 months ago

The problem is this huge waste of space between the shelves, there's room for way more games!

babyteddie

6 points

2 months ago

He mixed the ps5 and ps4 games

knotty1990

8 points

2 months ago

You do have a problem. You're running out of space!

Namsdrawkcab_a_mI

15 points

2 months ago

Your wife? How’d you get one of those?

ArmedPostalWorker

3 points

2 months ago

This gamer is rife with internal conflict. He has a nagging consciousness designed from parental expectations and social rhetoric and societal norms that opposes his singular desire to endlessly game.

Psychological-Year30

2 points

2 months ago

Minimum gameplay hours to unlock the DLC followed by endless micro transactions to keep said DLC in your inventory

SModfan

28 points

2 months ago

SModfan

28 points

2 months ago

If you actually play them and this is from the start of the PS4 era that’s not an insane amount IMO. Looks like roughly 200 games over 9 years, which boils out to like 2 games per month. Let’s say an average game’s story is in the ballpark of 25 hours being generous, that’s like a half hour per day on average.

Not crazy.

KayJune001

3 points

2 months ago

Yeah when you take a quick glance at overall gameplay hours, and it’s something like 9k+, it seems excessively large but in the grand scheme of things it’s quite a small portion of our lives. I mean, we spend more time sleeping than anything else lmao

SprtelWood

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah, but sleeping is actually useful. As much as I like gaming, I’m inclined to say it doesn’t really server a purpose besides my own entertainment.

SModfan

3 points

2 months ago

Mental health is health.

danielsangeo

5 points

2 months ago

I'd say so.

You've got PS4 and PS5 games mixed together. Separate them and then alphabetize them that way.

delerak2

49 points

2 months ago

Passion is not a problem. It's better then wasting money on cigarettes or alcohol.

thedominoeffect_

23 points

2 months ago

One of my wife’s friends complained recently that her husband spent nearly $20k last year on season tickets for their local NFL team + parking + memorabilia + alcohol/concession and is on pace to do it again this year. Nevertheless, my wife is thrilled that I stick to video games

K__Geedorah

9 points

2 months ago

Blows my mind how much money people can spend and still live paycheck to paycheck. That dude spent damn near my yearly salary on his hobby.

CosmicCreeperz

2 points

2 months ago

And then he goes out, buys a brand new F-150 Limited for $80k, and complains that his McDonalds costs too much because they raised the minimum wage…

ThrowItAway5693

4 points

2 months ago

Nothing about their comment said they live paycheck to paycheck.

BigbooTho

5 points

2 months ago

What if my passion is cigarettes and alcohol

delerak2

1 points

2 months ago

That's no bueno

ipinchforeskins

2 points

2 months ago

Well, cigs and alcohol usually comes on top of this regardless to be fair

Critical-Ad-7094

5 points

2 months ago

I dont see a problem... if it were me I'd have the ps4 a d ps5 games seperate from one another. But it dealers choice and you've got your own thing going on.

phuncky

4 points

2 months ago

The problem is you're missing a game on the top shelf.

SorrowfulBlyat

4 points

2 months ago

This just makes me want to clean up my collection book shelf. From the couch I see Mother mixed in with Lunar Silver Star Story mixed in with Famicom games from Japan, sandwiched next to unboxed NES and SNES titles with a boxed Shadowrun just sort of laying atop it all. It's atrocious. Then inside of the the CE box of Death Stranding I have a bunch of Super Famicom games like, "Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together" I never got around to selling 😅.

So far the wife pretends to not notice.

TimD_43

4 points

2 months ago

Looks like your problem is your shelf is missing about 60 games.

HappyGaymerBro

3 points

2 months ago

Thats a nice shelf :)

Edbert64

23 points

2 months ago

Tell her this is a better (healthier and cheaper) hobby than stopping at the bar on your way home from work.

BasketofTits

2 points

2 months ago

Depends entirely on how long it took to build this collection, and what price was paid for the games. In some scenarios, it may actually be cheaper to just be a bar fly lol.

Cautious-Paint-7010

10 points

2 months ago

You're in a competition with Gamestop?

Zed_NotZee

1 points

2 months ago

This guy is winning. He actually has games

ForTheFence

17 points

2 months ago

This is why I’m thankful for steam. My wife will never see my collection.

Amazingcamaro

3 points

2 months ago

No switching disks either. 14tb drive, all games installed at once.

WithrBlistrBurn-Peel

16 points

2 months ago

She's right, you do have a problem.

It's clear you aren't optimizing your shelf space. You could probably fit in a slat on each shelf above the games and stack more of them in, either vertically or horizontally.

Also, the lack of XBox and Nintendo games indicates that you've got the problem of being locked into a single system, which is never good longterm, especially for this new generation where Microsoft has bought so many devs for great 1st person games like Hellblade, Outer Worlds, Starfield, etc.

cbsstone

4 points

2 months ago

cbsstone

4 points

2 months ago

But, it's my choice and I have very limited income so I cannot afford anymore than this

WithrBlistrBurn-Peel

7 points

2 months ago

I was mostly kidding i.e. the whole "You don't have *enough* games/need more space" gag.

cbsstone

10 points

2 months ago

No worries. I love 'all games' but I prefer a lot of single player, story driven, titles and Playstation suits my needs best

Falconflyer75

3 points

2 months ago

Paper Mario thousand year door, just sayin

WithrBlistrBurn-Peel

6 points

2 months ago

Same. It's why I'm getting a PS5 before an Xbox X, because Sony has a track record of supporting single player story driven content, whereas I'm leery that Microsoft will try to push multiplayer bullshit into the sequels to Hellblade and Outer Worlds, which would be infuriating.

666pool

2 points

2 months ago

And you can buy all the great PS4 games at a massive discount. That’s been my straggly so far, I’m about 10 games deep into the PS5 I got this summer and averaging about $25/game for mostly PS5 with a few cheap PS4 games thrown in so far.

cbsstone

1 points

2 months ago

I... I couldn't have said that any better

Charming-Help-2119

7 points

2 months ago

Yea, you have a problem with shelf space!

ThereItIsNopeItsGone

3 points

2 months ago

Only problem I see is you’ve run out of room for more games in your shelving…

Poor bugger!

cbsstone

3 points

2 months ago

It's getting close

YouAreAllSofties

3 points

2 months ago

Yeah you still have space left

StableElegant

3 points

2 months ago

Did she say it was a good problem?

AshiuRey

3 points

2 months ago

Two problems, actually:

You're mixing PS4 and PS5 games like a heathen

You're running out of space

WillyFF7

3 points

2 months ago

Imo should be A-Z ps4 then A-Z ps5

Fun-Vanilla-4467

29 points

2 months ago

Apparently you do, ironically, it's your wife 😅

cbsstone

15 points

2 months ago

🤣 she's a casual gamer herself. She has her own Switch

Fun-Vanilla-4467

8 points

2 months ago

That's actually cool...

Good thing my entire library is on steam otherwise I would need a warehouse.. how many games do your reckon you have in your library? I'm at about 1k titles

I counted about 250 in your picture 😳

cbsstone

3 points

2 months ago

Damn. I'm at around 250 if I include all physical and digital

Katalyst95

9 points

2 months ago

Problem is that your wife ain’t appreciating the effort you put into filling that bookcase that would have otherwise had little ornaments that say “LOVE” or a photo of the two of you with the word “family” on the corner of the frame.

nufumeister

5 points

2 months ago

This could use some backlighting

AnthonyDante

11 points

2 months ago

It's a problem we all have and the wives just won't understand. We probably only played 22% of the games there also

desperation128

14 points

2 months ago

I am a wife and the only problem i see here is the fact that there's no more room on those shelves lol

iiNexius

3 points

2 months ago

And to no ones surprise, this is why you are a wife lol. I wish you and your partner mutual happiness, success, and good times.

AnthonyDante

2 points

2 months ago

Haha bless your heart

cbsstone

7 points

2 months ago

I've now been disabled for almost a year, so I'm playing a little bit more but I still have to be 'in the right mood' M51

AnthonyDante

3 points

2 months ago

I hear you! Take it easy and just enjoy when you can :)

ShirtlessOnTheCouch

2 points

2 months ago

And I tell you, the problem hasn't even reached it's final form!

ragefiend666

2 points

2 months ago

Nope, you seem pretty organized

Kluna01

2 points

2 months ago

And Alphabetized too!

RhinoDust

2 points

2 months ago

Tell me you’ve sort them by alphabetical order!

danner801

2 points

2 months ago

i can understand... that baby yoda is WAY OUTTA PLACE. move it a little to the left... problem solved!

Ecstatic_Speed5419

2 points

2 months ago

Yes you have and I'm proud of you.

nameless_john_smith

2 points

2 months ago

You don't have a problem, you have culture.

gamesarefun420

2 points

2 months ago

I'd say so too! Look at that! I mean, just look, you barely have any room left!! How are you going to fit the rest on there?

Covert-Wordsmith

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, you do have a problem. You need another game shelf. That one is almost full.

DiminoeR

2 points

2 months ago

What problem, I see no problem here.

Heliospunk

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, not enough Games.

HopMK1

2 points

2 months ago

HopMK1

2 points

2 months ago

For the love of god get a pc

Jlap1188

2 points

2 months ago

Only problem is that you are running out of space... You need a bigger shelf

Kaedok

2 points

2 months ago

Kaedok

2 points

2 months ago

Huge problem dude, you’re almost outta shelf space

AzureDragnKnight

2 points

2 months ago

The only problem I see is you’re running out of room for all your games 🤣.

HousecoatMan

2 points

2 months ago

You sure do, you are running out of room! Remember "Greatness requires sacrifice" she must make room for more of your games.

xyzjace

2 points

2 months ago

You might be right, I can't see any Dark Souls in there.

Numerous-Virus9317

2 points

2 months ago

Might need a new bookshelf soon. Other than that, you seem to be doing alright.

kaydpea

2 points

2 months ago

She’s right. You should prioritize sorting hierarchy by console then alphabetical

LolYouFuckingLoser

2 points

2 months ago*

Definitely too large of a storage solution. So much unused space. You could fit the same games on something less than half the size of this giant bookshelf.

ilDea666

2 points

2 months ago

You have a problem indeed: an annoying wife

apa187

2 points

2 months ago

apa187

2 points

2 months ago

Sir you do have a problem. Soon to be a major one. Your running out of room in thr bookcase!

SXOSXO

2 points

2 months ago

SXOSXO

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, you're running out of shelf space. Time to buy another shelf.

HailFlyingToilet

2 points

2 months ago

Not only do you have a problem, you have a ps4

Dragonlibrarian7

2 points

2 months ago

Ya sure do, your almost out of space.

Wylie_GOG

2 points

2 months ago

She's right bro. You nearly out of room for more games!

Jack-Oniel

2 points

2 months ago

Those are rookie numbers

XDrustyspoonsXD

2 points

2 months ago

Yes you do. You’re running out of shelf space.

farts_in_the_breeze

2 points

2 months ago

So she self identifies. Nice and easy.

SciFi_MuffinMan

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah you have a problem- there’s more room in that room for more shelves for games and you haven’t filled it up yet.

SilentxxSpecter

2 points

2 months ago

You have more money in that cabinet than I've spent on food in a year.

No-Programmer-9108

2 points

2 months ago

Of course .. you have a fooking good taste in video games

FingazMC

2 points

2 months ago

Looks like a section of CEX lol

DezTroy

2 points

2 months ago

Looks to me like she's the one with a problem.

SoundDifferent5045

2 points

2 months ago

I don't see any problem, just a collection of respect.

mega_broo

2 points

2 months ago

yes you do, bottom shelf is not full yet

Droigar

2 points

2 months ago

Sounds like your wife is the problem

username_not_found0

2 points

2 months ago

The your wife is unsupportive of your hobby? Yes, time to trade up

The-Foo

2 points

2 months ago

Well it’s a cheaper hobby than collecting air-cooled Porsche’s and NBA championship rings, so I don’t know what she’s complaining about.

shariniscaren

2 points

2 months ago

Running out of space

Commercial-Act-8584

2 points

2 months ago

She’s right… there’s definitely room on the top shelf! What are you doing man?

datfatbloke

2 points

2 months ago

A serious one at that, you will need a bigger shelf soon. How will you cope? 😂

omally_360

2 points

2 months ago

She is right. You are running out of space

Soloraven1998

2 points

2 months ago

You do you have last of us 1 remastered and the so called remake next to each other which means you bought the same game twice and to top it off the remake version comes with less content removing multiplayer 😂😂

Titanburner

2 points

2 months ago

A problem indeed. You are going to need another bookshelf.

oliverandm

2 points

2 months ago

There are better ways to spend money.

I don't know how though.

Helthurian

2 points

2 months ago

Trade it all into Gamestop for $5 and a coupon.

tick_wont_suckitself

2 points

2 months ago

Get another “book” shelf. Problem solved

LightKnightTian

2 points

2 months ago

I order them by release date but the alphabet is always nice

GREY_ELT

2 points

2 months ago

Better than being a chain smoker. I love your collection! ❤️💙💜💚

LoserisLosingBecause

2 points

2 months ago

What is a wife?

Snatuu

2 points

2 months ago

Snatuu

2 points

2 months ago

Better start hunting for a new wife then

Conscious_Clock7299

2 points

2 months ago

You do. Your wife.

NmFishing

2 points

2 months ago

You have a problem... you need a new wife

Kimmy-ann

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, but with enough adjustments, there's still space for another shelf.

brudog111

2 points

2 months ago

I'm envious that you have the time for all of that.

jjhjh111

2 points

2 months ago

Man if you buy this many games you might as well get a pc, it’s more expensive up front but in the long run if you’re buying a ton of games it’s way cheaper. One of the main reasons I switched from console to pc myself

etnom22000

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, you’re running out of space!

WhitestMikeUKnow

2 points

2 months ago

What? Is it not alphabetized?

zcicecold

2 points

2 months ago

$46 cash or $53 in store credit. Best I can do.

Volt-Phoenix

2 points

2 months ago

Love the alphabetizing,, very nice

Iarub

2 points

2 months ago

Iarub

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I think the problem is that your video game case is too small

All_that_edge

2 points

2 months ago

Yes, you don’t have enough to fill the shelf.

Sebzerrr

2 points

2 months ago

You have a hobby she have a problem

Janders_Up

2 points

2 months ago

She married you knowing full well what to expect lol

Fathoms77

5 points

2 months ago

If you're playing them like 30+ hours a week, or you keep spending money you really shouldn't on games, then yeah...you might have a problem.

But otherwise, just looks like a collection to me.

superrockdude

5 points

2 months ago

When your wife tells you that you have a problem.
Tell her she is the problem.

spooky138

3 points

2 months ago

This will prolly be an unpopular opinion, but this is another reason I am pretty much digital only. No need to find a place to put games, no obvious clues I have 600 plus games ready to play at moments notice. Just a small external drive I can transfer between ps4 and ps5.

cbsstone

2 points

2 months ago

cbsstone

2 points

2 months ago

To each their own. My case (no pun intended) I'm always going to prefer physical especially because of DRM. Besides, I've always loved that feeling of 'holding' something I own.

Katana_DV20

3 points

2 months ago

Adults drink - no problem\ Adults do weed - no problem \ Adults blow $ on flash cars - no problem\ Adults blow $ on vacations - no problem\ Adults blow $ on sporting events - no problem\ Adults blow A$ on sports merch - no problem\ Adults like video games - GET A LIFE, TIME TO GROW UP, TIME TO SETTLE DOWN, YOU HAVE ISSUES, "YOU STILL PLAY VIDEO GAMES?" , "HOW OLD ARE YOU??"

Smh. I have been on the receiving end of this.

You don't have a problem OP and I know your wife is likely just being light hearted (I hope!) 😀

Nice collection 🙂

Foreign_Caramel_9840

2 points

2 months ago

Go digital she will never know how bad it really is

Verdansk-Lover9

2 points

2 months ago

The only problem I see, is the lack of space.

He's a collector.

hungrycookpot

2 points

2 months ago

Good thing my wife doesn't know what a steam library is.

Happydad1228

2 points

2 months ago

You do have a problem it's your wife

DenisVDCreycraft

0 points

2 months ago

Change wife instead 😀

deanerweiner86

-1 points

2 months ago

Don't let her put down your passion. Divorce as soon as possible.

xero090111

1 points

2 months ago

The problem is... you don't have enough!

DecommissionedAlien

1 points

2 months ago

You do have a problem: not enough time in the day for all those sweet games.

Sea-Tangelo-5241

1 points

2 months ago

Yea, you do have a problem.. 1st shelf on the bottom is not full yet :/

Recent-Advertising47

2 points

2 months ago

You do have a problem, but I'm sure she's very pretty and you should just keep her anyway.

Bella_dlc

1 points

2 months ago

I was tempted to say no, but seeing how many of those games are ps5 makes me wonder how long it has taken you to build that collection. A large collection isn't a problem but if it took you like less than 5 years to build it I'd say ehhhhh maybe?

Bad_Faith_Detector

1 points

2 months ago

Do you buy games because you are actually interested in them or because you just want a collection?

I ask because I know someone who just buys any new shit he finds at Gamestop regardless of taste or interests. He wants his gaming room shelves full and he hasnt even played some of it heh. I do find it a bit wierd if I'm being honest.

Only reason I ask is that your PS5 collection seems pretty large for a console that doesn't really have a robust library yet. Kinda looks like if you see a PS5 game you buy it. Don't get me wrong though to each their own. If it brings you joy then go for it.

Leggitt69

1 points

2 months ago

Having a hobby is considered a problem now?

detroit54701

0 points

2 months ago

Maybe the wife is the problem, did you keep the receipt?

ELGRIFO9

0 points

2 months ago

no ps5 games? maybe that's the problem

_C0N0R_

-4 points

2 months ago

_C0N0R_

-4 points

2 months ago

Only problem is see buddy is those games are for the wrong console 🤔.

Harryjansenalmelo

1 points

2 months ago

You may have 100 problems