I still got such a long way to go, so many shooters to play and try to beat, so little time... I'm cool with this, someone said somewhere that it's always the journey that matters. At least now I can safely say that I conquer more games than I buy, so eventually I might have more links than blanks in my control table.
Looking back on the previous year I guess the most important evolution for me was cementing the idea that vertical shooters should be played in TATE. Ever since I took the plunge and turned one of my CRTs on its side to play DonPachi I decided that I'd do whatever I could to play vertically oriented arcade games in TATE. For a while I tried to come up with a piece of furniture to house that TV, but I had so many troubles that I gave up. Now I just leave the TV there, turned on its side on a table and leaning against the wall. It won't fall unless somebody bumps into it, and since I'm the only one who goes into that room to play I doubt such a horrible accident might take place.
For those out there wondering about TATE, allow me to say from my own experience that turning a TV on its side is no big deal. Go ahead and do it if you want to, just be more careful if you're doing it with a big one.
Check out how my 20" stands in the latest configuration of my gaming room:
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