If you havenâ€™t noticed already, Retro Gamer has a new website, so I thought Iâ€™d let you know why and what weâ€™re up to.
Why has the RG website changed?
Well it's about time that RG got a proper web presence, and we wanted to create somewhere for all of you to contribute to the site and the magazine with more than just forum posts and top banter.
Also, Imagine Publishing has now perfected its user-generated online engine with such sites as dphotographer.co.uk and photoshopcreative.co.uk, and it made perfect sense to adapt the same technology for RG.
What is the aim of the site?
Simple, to become the biggest online resource for classic gaming in the world, and to build up a magnificent database of game profiles covering every system and game in existence. It's a big aim, admittedly, but with your help we can achieve it.
And because once registered, anyone in the world can upload game profiles, we hope that the database will grow and grow, and weâ€™re looking forward to seeing how many are added a day when we approve them. The Digital Photographer website now has 26,000 images, with more than 3,000 added a month â€“ just imagine if that they were all retro games!
What do we have to do?
Simple, you first register on the website and input your details, you will then receive a confirmation email, and youâ€™re all set to go. Read the rules and guidelines (http://www.retrogamer.net/rules.php
) to make sure you know how to upload memories of your favourite games, and itâ€™s worth checking to see if anyone has already added the games you were planning to write about. If so, then why not comment and rate them.
The basic uploading procedure is as follows:
1. Ensure your username and password is entered and you are in your personal profile.
2. Click â€œAdd a new game profileâ€