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I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

We do a lot of posts about awesome bedrooms, epic houses, or dream backyards. This guy might have went a little bit too far. I’ll let you decide.

I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

It all started with his bedroom.

I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

Meet Chris Koolris he is 37 years old. He had a successful PR career, a loving partner and a Manhattan apartment. He had moved in his with his fiancée to her place in Brooklyn and put his own apartment on the market.

I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

As the New York Daily News reports: “Three things happened that would change Kooluris’ life forever: The apartment didn’t sell, he began feeling claustrophobic living in his girlfriend’s apartment with all her stuff, and he happened upon a sci-fi novel called Ready Player One about 1980s video game culture.”

I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

Chris told the paper: “The book just blew me away. It awakened something in me and I started thinking that I can’t believe I’m not surrounded by all these things that I grew up loving.”

I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

So, he started to transform the place.

I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

His partner was extremely supportive at first helping design the tile floor.

I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

And then it just took over his life.

I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

Chris spent $32,000 turning his room into a 1980’s arcade.

I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

His fiancee began to get fed up with his obsession. First, she refused to attend the room’s launch party – then she returned his engagement ring, and left him.

I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

Chris finally had his dream arcade, but lost the love of his life.

I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

He returned home, and says: “This is not where I wanted to end up, just living in an arcade.

I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

He now hosts weekly arcade tournaments with his friends.

I Lost My Fiancée Because I Turned My Apartment Into A Classic Video Game Arcade

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Talk about an obsession right? Poor guy lost everything for a room that he doesn’t’ care too much about anymore.

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