This Guy’s Gaming Obsession Went Further Than His Fianc├⌐e Could Tolerate. And You’ll Understand Why…

This is just one of those stories you have really hard time believing. But happened it did and the upshot — the protagonist losing his fianc├⌐e — is very much a real-life fact.

So, Chris Kooluris is a 37-year-old New Yorker, who supports his gaming passion by working for a PR firm. Well, Mr. Kooluris told Wired that he decided to change the bedroom of his apartment after reading a book called Ready Player One. As he puts it:

It awoke a monster in me. I just had this revelation that, you know, why shouldn’t I — in this short time that we’re here — surround myself with the things I really enjoy?

Well, he did just that, spending over $32,000 to turn his bedroom into a 1980s-style arcade. Unfortunately for him, Mr. Kooluris’ unnamed fianc├⌐e wasn’t as understanding as he might have hoped and the two split up.

1. Chris Kooluris, pictured, turned his bedroom into an arcade — but lost his fianc├⌐e along the way.

This Guy's Gaming Obsession Went Further Than His Fiancée Could Tolerate. And You'll Understand Why...

2. Chris Kooluris transformed his bedroom into this 1980s-style arcade.

This Guy's Gaming Obsession Went Further Than His Fiancée Could Tolerate. And You'll Understand Why...

3. Mr. Kooluris’ space includes games like Street Fighter II and Ms. Pac-Man, seen left.

This Guy's Gaming Obsession Went Further Than His Fiancée Could Tolerate. And You'll Understand Why...

4. Also seen in the space of Mr. Kooluris’ collection of Transformers memorabilia.

This Guy's Gaming Obsession Went Further Than His Fiancée Could Tolerate. And You'll Understand Why...

5. Mr. Kooluris has said of the project ‘I think what happened is I just got so consumed by it all’.

This Guy's Gaming Obsession Went Further Than His Fiancée Could Tolerate. And You'll Understand Why...

6. The room includes mini versions of the playable games in the room — as well as an action figure of Wreck-It Ralph.

This Guy's Gaming Obsession Went Further Than His Fiancée Could Tolerate. And You'll Understand Why...

7. Also on-hand are candy vending machines.

This Guy's Gaming Obsession Went Further Than His Fiancée Could Tolerate. And You'll Understand Why...

8. Mr. Kooluris’ bedroom as it appeared before the project began.

This Guy's Gaming Obsession Went Further Than His Fiancée Could Tolerate. And You'll Understand Why...

9. Mr. Kooluris spent over $32,000 on redecorating.

This Guy's Gaming Obsession Went Further Than His Fiancée Could Tolerate. And You'll Understand Why...

Sources: Wired, Daily News.

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