Come September Armchair Arcade will be a decade old!

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Mark Vergeer
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Come September Armchair Arcade will be exactly 10 years old, a complete decade! Mind boggling how fast the time went. What a ride!

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Thanks!

I'm new around here - and I appreciate how welcomed I have felt! Thanks for all the great video game talk! Hopefully I can hang around for the net ten years!

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I remember the whole RGR

I remember the whole RGR meltdown too...hard to believe it is that long ago. Well done to all.

and I think this is more than a site for keeping several friends together - I suspect you get an awful lot of lurkers here.

Bill Loguidice
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Agreed

Matt Barton wrote:
Yeah, it'd probably make more sense for us to go with something where the updates and such would all be managed for us. I wouldn't want to lose the ability to host files or games, though.

Yeah, that would be the ideal, managed hosting that is roughly what we pay now, with no restrictions on what we can include. We're content creators, not administrators, which is where we've always fallen down.

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Rob Daviau
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I'm so old!

Well thanks for the company in my declining years guys lol!

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clok1966
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well done

Matt Barton wrote:
Now it seems we're mostly using this site to keep a half dozen friends or so together.

you guys give yourself far to little credit.. I notice there are quite often many, many lurkers (33 guests as I type).. A civil discussion between 10 people is quite often much better then the hundreds that are at each others throats. I am just happy you are around.. after real world (local and MSN) news this is the first site i check.. and quite honestly am bummed when there are no new posts for a few days..

hehe feels like brown nosing.. but i do mean it.. even when I disagree I enjoy what you guys are writing and video'ing.. I often feel bad when I have nothing to add comment wise.. its simple, when you really enjoy and care about what you are doing, it shows.. at least that is the way i feel.

Matt Barton
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Yeah, it'd probably make more

Yeah, it'd probably make more sense for us to go with something where the updates and such would all be managed for us. I wouldn't want to lose the ability to host files or games, though.

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Bill Loguidice
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Cue Barbara Streisand...

Matt Barton wrote:

With the Big 10 anniversary coming up, though, it would be a good time to think about where we might want to go with this site. Does anyone have ideas about stuff they'd like to see? I do find it easier to write about intellectual topics than to try to make videos or podcasts about them; I think better when I write than when I speak. I do feel a bit bad about not posting more in-depth content here.

I have some thoughts about other projects that can be brought under the AA umbrella, and I still have to officially incorporate, but one thing I'd love and have no trouble bringing up in public (unlike some of the other stuff) is going to an Armchair Arcade 3.0 site. 1.0 was this one, which was really great, but impossible to maintain: http://www.armchairarcade.com/aamain/content.php?article.89.255 , and obviously 2.0 is this present site, which is not the best performer. It's probably time to go to 3.0 and a fresh start (while still keep 1.0 and 2.0 online). Still, we're all rather too busy for the next several months to think about that and other things right now, but certainly we want to keep going another 10 years or more with this and keep up with the times...

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Matt Barton
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Thanks for pointing this out,

Thanks for pointing this out, Mark! We are getting old, aren't we? (Apparently to some we're considered middle aged already!)

It does scare me how it just (literally) seems like last week when we were on the RGR Forums and having long, impassioned debates about Commodore or modern gaming, piracy, etc. Shane was a great figure to draw people in for hearty discussion. Then we started up this site to make an online magazine. That was fun, too. Part of me wishes we hadn't abandoned that model, even though I'm the one who originally proposed shifting to a blog format! Now it seems we're mostly using this site to keep a half dozen friends or so together.

With the Big 10 anniversary coming up, though, it would be a good time to think about where we might want to go with this site. Does anyone have ideas about stuff they'd like to see? I do find it easier to write about intellectual topics than to try to make videos or podcasts about them; I think better when I write than when I speak. I do feel a bit bad about not posting more in-depth content here.

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Bill Loguidice
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Thanks guys, it's so nice to

Thanks guys, it's so nice to be among friends all these years. 2013 should certainly be a good year for the extended Armchair Arcade family. Not only is it the 10th anniversary of Armchair Arcade, it also saw the release of "My PlayStation Vita" (me and Christina) and will shortly see the release of "Honoring the Code" (Matt). The documentary is scheduled to finally wrap up some time in June (not sure if it will release anywhere this year, but I imagine it would), and both "Vintage Game Consoles" (me and Matt) and "CoCo: The History of Tandy's Color Computer" (me and Boisy Pitre) will be finished and should make it out by year's end as well. Also, even though it's not related to tech, Christina's important "Cancer Nutrition and Recipes For Dummies" book will also come out.

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clok1966
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Congrats. in a sea of gamer

Congrats. in a sea of gamer sites with far to many 2 year old mentality comments (sorry if i tread dangerously close to resembling that comment sometimes) its been a pleasure to read and participate here. Here is to 10 more, with even more success for our fearless leaders....

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