Vintage Computing and Gaming Turns One

November 2nd, 2006 by Benj Edwards

Vintage Computing and Gaming LogoOne year ago today, I posted my first entry on Vintage Computing and Gaming. Little did I know at the time that it would be the start of something that would grow much faster and larger than I could have ever expected.

I started this site because I wanted to share my love of vintage computers and video games with the world. As it turned out, the world shared its love back, and it did so quite generously. What started as a personal project and blog became nothing less than a quasi-magazine nearly overnight, with all-new, original features published regularly, but on a quality over quantity basis. I personally try to ensure that every article that appears on VC&G is high quality and unique. The results of my efforts have spoken for themselves in the form of an active, steadily increasing readership. We still have plenty of room to grow, however, so the most exciting times for VC&G are still ahead of us. I know there are plenty of untapped vintage computer and “retrogaming” enthusiasts out there, so anything you do to spread the word about VC&G is incredibly appreciated.

It’s always a joy to gain new readers because the community that has gathered around VC&G over the past year is a generous, friendly, insightful, intelligent, and positive one that I am extremely proud to call my own. You guys are great, and every time you post a comment, it honestly makes my day. As long as you folks keep reading and sharing your passions with others, I’ll keep writing new articles for you to enjoy.

Thank you so much for reading my words — and the words of our contributors — for these last twelve months. With your support, I hope to be writing a similarly positive statement around this time next year…and for many years to come. Thanks again, and happy birthday VC&G! — RedWolf

14 Responses to “Vintage Computing and Gaming Turns One”

  1. GameCollector Says:

    Happy Birthday, VC&G!

  2. Steve Hayes Says:

    All right! Dude, I’m basicly a novice on computer history and a new ham license. but I am a hard core gamer. Happy Birthday!!

  3. gnome Says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

    (I promise to send you stuff RedWolf, just as soon as I get through this rather pressured thesis phase…think December)


  4. Copromethias Says:

    One fish two fish Red fish blue fish
    Knick knack paddywhack give the wolf a bone
    One year old
    I wish I could send you a PCjr complete with a 1 Meg Hard drive and a 1200 baud modem…
    Or a copy of the old comodore game that spoke thusly:
    “Destroy him my robots” and “Stay awhile, stay forever”
    Keep it up, I’ll write again on your second year anniv.


  5. RedWolf Says:

    Thanks guys, and Copromethias.

    Feel free to send me the PCjr if you want…but I don’t think they ever made 1 Meg hard drives for home computers. 🙂

    Thanks again for the well wishes, guys!

  6. viruete Says:

    You got a great blog. Congratulations and cheers from spain.

  7. KitsuneDarkStalker Says:

    This site is the pwnage! Happy Birthday VC&G, and thank you Redwolf for creating this site, my day would be a WHOLE lot more boring without it. 🙂

  8. boatofcar Says:

    Happy Birthday VC&G! I hope your next year is even better than the first!

  9. J Hays Says:

    Happy b-day! Excellent site with tons of information!

  10. J Says:

    Hi, I’ve been reading for a few months and I can honestly say this is the only blog I come back to frequently. It’s cool to think I’m not the only one in love with the old stuff (even if it’s all older than me, I’m only 20). I’m in school for electronics engineering and love that I can learn new things from your blog.

  11. Jacques Says:

    Wow! A one year old who can write! You sure matured quick. Must be all those cathodie raybeam thingies or something.

    So happy birthday little VC&G, may your wonderful, insightful and well written site continue to grow.

    Maybe next year the little fella will be smoking cigars and chasin’ dames 🙂

    Oh, and GameCollector, sorry I’m keeping my games 🙁

    Best to you RedWolf.


  12. J Says:

    Also, my email seems to be banned from your discussion board. I don’t know how that happened.

  13. RedWolf Says:

    J, sorry about that. I’ve been having a heck of a time with spambots on the forum recently and haven’t had much time to work on the problem extensively. Anyway, spambots use Yahoo email accounts a lot, so they were banned by my software. But I have lifted the forum ban on addresses so you can register. I’m really sorry about that.

    If you, or anyone else, have any more problems with the forum, please do not hesitate to email me. Thanks a ton.

  14. Dennis P Says:

    Happy Birthday, VC&G! And thanks for all of the memories rekindled.

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