Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Raise your hand if you have a video game fetish

I'm the only one (sheepishly) raising my hand, aren't I?

Now, I'm not saying that I get some sort of strange, sexual kick from rubbing up against my Dreamcast or my copy of Space Channel 5; what I'm saying is that I enjoy looking at tastefully taken photos of said systems and games.

(Just so you know, there are multiple definitions of the word fetish: The most common relates to objects that cause "a habitual erotic response or fixation," while a lesser-known one relates to objects that "elicit unquestioning reverence, respect or devotion.")

So, what prompted this admittedly peculiar post? For starters, a few weeks ago I joined a Flickr group called "Video Game Fetishism." Members of this group post Glamour Shots® of their favorite games and systems. Here's a good example:

Also, I recently came across a site called retroconsolepics.com. Truth be told, I prefer a lot of the photos I've seen in the above-mentioned Flickr group to the ones on this site, but it's still an appealing resource.

See also: 'It's show and tell time!'


Viewtiful_Justin said...

*raises hand proudly and waves it a little*

Represent! I've actually taken photos like this. I had no idea there was a GROUP for that. Sweet.

And if they ever localize Mother 3 for real, I may fit that first definition...

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, it's good to know I have company :)