12.10.2012

Scott Derby "OG: Original Gamer" Print

So I don't own an Xbox, PlayStation, or Wii; but I consider myself extremely fortunate to have in my possession working Sega Genesis, NES, and Atari 2600 consoles. The later was given to me by a coworker and it has been sitting in my attic for about a year. He was unsure if it was even still operational, so I have to admit my expectations were low. I think he just wanted to make room in his attic, and I'm pretty vocal about my desire to set-up an entertainment console in my living room chock full of vintage gaming systems.

I finally purchased an RCA adapter to hook up the Atari 2600, and it arrived yesterday. I plugged everything in, popped in Space Invaders (it was a hard decision with choices such as Frogger, Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Pitfall, Asteroids, and many more), and crossed my fingers. To my excitement, it worked, and it looked great on my flat screen. It was at that very moment that I realized my coworker had only given me the paddle controllers. So my first game play on this system was destined to be Street Racer.

So I have to start saving my allowance (haha) for a pair of working joystick controllers like the one depicted in Scott Derby's "OG: Original Gamer" print. This limited edition, signed and numbered, tattoo inspired print can be procured from the Gallery1988 online shop. If my entertainment console ever grows up to be a full size game room, you can bet it will be the first piece of artwork to hang on its walls.