The before-and-after photos of the room after a year of refinement show a gamer totally dedicated to his craft.

For many of us, gaming at home involves a console and a controller, and maybe if we’re feeling a little fancy, a wide-screen monitor and comfy chair. That clearly wasn’t enough for this avid gamer in Japan, though, who decked out his room with machines and paraphernalia to recreate all the fun and excitement of a Japanese game centre in the comfort of his very own home. After tweeting these before-and-after photos of the room after a year of modifications, along with the message “Don’t get angry, mum”, the gamer received more than 12,000 likes and 15,000 retweets.

Looking at the photo on the left, you can see a black “jubeat” machine, which is an arcade music video game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan. Also in the room is a large number of blue-coloured soft plush toys featuring the character Pastel-kun from Reflec Beat (Reflector Beat), another physical-based music game from Konami. If you look closely, you can see a pile of big-eared Pastel-kun character toys in the middle of the room and again all over the back walls.

A year later, the Japanese-style room looks even more cramped, with the addition of more music game machines, including one from Reflec Beat and another from Groove Coaster. The home game arcade bustles with lights and noise, but when it’s time to go to bed, this dedicated gamer doesn’t go anywhere, choosing to sleep with Pastel-kun on a futon on the floor, boxed into a cosy space between the machines.

After seeing the impressive setup, Twitter users were eager to know where the machines were purchased and the motivation behind the year-long project. According to the gamer, who hails from Yamagata Prefecture and goes by the handle @Sora12153128, the machines were purchased from second-hand traders and via Yahoo online auctions. For unspecified reasons, @Sora12153128 says he’s been unable to take part in online gaming from home and so chose to indulge his passion for offline games instead.

While we’re left wondering at the price of the gamer’s monthly electricity bill, the Japanese-style gaming centre makes for an incredibly impressive sight. And it sure beats waiting in line at the arcade for a turn to play on your favourite game machine!

Source: Togech
Top Image: Twitter/@Sora12153128