Hi! As some of you probably know, I’m Eric and I have a website that focuses primarily on video games. So how did that happen? Back in 2010, while I was still in college, I decided to spend an entire summer learning how to build my own website from scratch so that I could post reviews and all those ideas I had in my head. Since then, Game Retrospect has changed a lot and I’m still figuring out what works and what doesn’t.
So why video games? Like most of the people who visit this website, I love video games. In fact, one of my earliest memories involves playing Super Mario Bros. on the NES and for several reasons, that’s one of my most treasured moments. My tastes are always changing and lately, I’ve been trying to get out of my comfort zone, so while I do have some favorite genres here and there, I’m constantly trying to try new things.
If you want to know more about me and my relationship with video games, here’s a list with my favorite video games, but take into account that I’ll updating it really soon. My tastes are constantly changing and I’ve played some amazing titles over the past few years.
What’s Games Retrospect?
Games Retrospect is a video game website that started as a personal project while I was in college. The idea was twofold: I wanted to teach myself to create a website from scratch, something that seemed frankly impossible at the time and I also wanted a creative outlet where I could share personal opinions with people who were passionate about video games as well.
What can I find in your website?
The website’s primarily about reviews and feature articles. Basically, I try to review all the games I play, I write some Top 5 and Top 10 articles and currently, I’m working on a project that involves reviewing every video game movie ever released. Let’s see how that goes!
What’s your objective with the website?
I want as many people as possible to read this website and I’m also constantly trying to find my niche. Of course, anyone who visits this site and leaves a comment or sends me an email is an active part of that. I’m trying to maintain a sense of community, so I want everyone involved in the website.
What can we expect from Games Retrospect in the future?
It’s really hard to tell. As I mentioned above, I’m always trying new things and the approach I follow is simple yet effective: I try something new (like a new series of articles) and if it doesn’t work after a while, I stop doing it and move on to something else. On the other hand, if I see that they do work and people are engaged in them, I try to do that more often.
How can I contact you?
Words of encouragement, new ideas for the website and constructive criticism are always more than welcome and you can always leave me a comment in any of the articles (I read them all) or you can send me an email to this address firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I support the website?
As you can see, this website is ad-supported, but there are several ways you can support it. I’m working on adding a “Support Me” page to the menu with links to my Paypal account and some of the sites that help us, so look for that.
I want to see a specific game/movie reviewed on the site, can I send you codes or copies?
If you want to send me something that helps add more content to the site, go for it! Maybe that means that a lot of people will send me copies of Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing, but I’ll try to review everything you guys send my way. In the name of art!
I want to check out your articles as soon as they come out, how can I do that?
That’s when social media comes in! If you’re interested in checking out content in a convenient way, you can follow Games Retrospect on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter. Every time I post a new article, you’ll find out on any of those sites.
Like most people, I’m passionate about several things. Let me know what YOU like and maybe that can lead to several new articles on the site. Actually, that would be a terrific idea, so go ahead and let me know!
Playing video games (Duh!)
- Watching horror movies and recommending them to people who couldn’t care less about them
- Watching way too many movies and TV series. Seriously, I should stop!
- Playing guitar and practicing as much as I can
- Listening to music, particularly punk rock, but I’m more than open to try new things
- Annoying people telling them that the things they love aren’t that great