That makes sense to me. I think that when it comes right down to it you and I have similar interests when it comes to these forgotten systems. That was the whole reason I started Defunct Games. I wanted to develop a site that looked at all of these systems that I felt were getting a bad wrap. Systems that were made fun of in magazines because they didn't sell well, or because they only had a few good games, etc. That was my original idea, and to this day I feel like I'm doing what I can to keep interest of those systems alive. I've been contacted by several American-based magazines for comments when it comes to these old/forgotten systems, and I find myself saying a lot of the same things to a lot of different people. It's easy to make fun of the Jaguar or the 3DO, but that doesn't mean there aren't good games for the consoles.Devin wrote:In my eyes 3DO is kind of a Chicken and Egg scenario. My aim is to build an open 3DO community with 3DO ZERO, then who knows what this project could spawn? Maybe it'll inspire new websites, blogs, whatever. At least it draws attention to the system and provides a place for like minded gamers to gather. Then we have a melting pot of 3DO GuRuS
After six years I find myself at a crossroads, though. There's only so much one can do with these systems, and the idea of having a website that updates every single day is difficult when the subject is 3DO and Jaguar. So I find myself doing what I can to discuss the industry as a whole and laugh at the stupid things these companies do. And to make things even more complicated, to further grow the site and get new contacts (which will help cultivate my original goal) I have to take the time to review newer games. So it's a balancing act.
It's nice to see communities rise up out of these old systems, but it's frustrating when you can only go so far with one idea. No matter how good the webpage and writing is, there's kind of a cap when it comes to people that are interested in one defunct system. At least, that's what I've found.