Cords. My home is overrun with cords. From charging cables and headphone wires to composite cables and Ethernet cords, we’ve got them all, and they’re taking over.
Come on in, but before you sit in that chair, you’ll have to move those spare surge protectors that we forgot to put away. That TV only has one composite input, so you have to swap those cables if you’re done playing NES and want to play Sonic on the Sega now. Done with the PS2? Would you mind winding up the cords and stowing the console back in the entertainment center?
I wish we had enough room to have all the consoles and TVs usable without so much swapping (Well, maybe we don’t need all four PS2s out right now). The Retro Duo makes it so we can play NES and SNES without swapping cords, and we’ve got both of the 360s connected to their own TV, but beyond that, every console change means more swapping.
And, don’t forget that those consoles are taking up valuable real estate. Plus their respective controllers are snaking their way across the table that used to be my sewing workstation. Then they seem to find a competing controller and wind themselves in and around each other until we start wondering why they can’t just get along.
Meanwhile, the wireless gadgets are going missing, presumably buried in the big box of cords or hiding behind the dog’s bed under the coffee table. We’ve got three handhelds of the DS variety (two old-fashioned fat ones and a pink DS Lite); all of them have disappeared. The strange thing, though, is the additional disappearance of their cables. We’ve only used the Lite in this house, but all three of the DS charge cables are missing.
So, I’m pretty sure that the NES is ingesting electronics and cables or maybe selling them for new games. I’d obviously be cool with that if it would just share the love. I’d love to play some new NES games. It doesn’t have to hide them.