He fulfilled a dream but lost a fiancee.
Chris Kooluris became obsessed with transforming the only bedroom in his cramped Manhattan apartment into a 1980s style video arcade.
Today, the bedroom features working versions of arcade classics including: Punch Out, Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man, and Tron. His bedroom walls are lined with arcade memorablila.
Kooluris admits that his retro-obsession contributed to his separation from his former fiancee, and says if he had it to do over, he would have chosen her over the arcade.
You can read much more on Chris Kooluris and his bedroom arcade in a Wired article by Emily Dreyfuss.