Thanks for checking out RetroMaggedon. If you’re here, you probably have questions about this site. In brief, this RetroMaggedon is dedicated to video game guides, cheats, reviews, and save files. I’ve actually taken the time to rewrite this page and add a few things that you may find informative, since the old “About” page was mostly a bunch of mumbo jumbo about how I review games, which is kind of irrelevant at this point since I’ve essentially retired from reviewing games. So here are a few tidbits of information that will hopefully answer your questions. You’re more than welcome to ask any questions that are not covered here in the comments below or via email.
How is RetroMaggedon pronounced?
Over the years I’ve realized that people find the name of this site a bit confusing. Basically, it’s a portmanteau of the words Retro and Armageddon, so it is pronounced like “Retro-ma-gedon”. I also kind of misspelled it, but it’s a made up word anyway. Hopefully that helps. Looking back, I should have picked an easier name. As a matter of fact, I wanted to name the site “Retro Power”, but it was taken along with just about every other name I could dream up. As a fan of heavy metal music and the show Metalocalypse, I decided to go with something goofy that was inspired by the show title.
RetroMaggedon is more than one person.
Sometimes people call me RetroMaggedon, but I go by tankMage and this site has the work of several people on it. The group is pretty open, so people come and go over the years. Take a look at the Acknowledgements page if you want a list of all the talented men and women who have worked to build this site.
Why did you create RetroMaggedon?
No one has asked me this question, which is something I’m happy about, because its purpose must be fairly clear. Just in case someone out there is curious about why this site exists, here are the reasons:
1. I love video games and have played them since I can remember.
2. When I was a kid, I used to marvel at the maps and guides in Nintendo Power thinking about how great it would be to make my own guides and reviews. The magic of the internet, modern computing, and a few good friends helped me realize this dream years later. The fact that people actually started using this site gives it a reason to continue existing. This brings us to where we are now, with me doing what I love and gamers (hopefully) benefiting from it. Thank you!
3. I didn’t want to post my work to other sites. At first I considered writing for some of the other sites out there, but I have differences of opinion with them… we’ll leave it at that.
You said you stopped reviewing games, why?
After working on this project for six years and seeing how much it takes to create something, I began to feel uncomfortable passing judgment on the creations of others. Secondly, reviews are not all that popular. Consequently, I decided to focus on writing guides and posting cheats from old books. That’s not to say I do not post reviews from other people or have anything against reviews. I’ll even review a game every so often if I find it interesting enough.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan on creating the best quality content I can for as long as possible. Hopefully that will be for a long time.
Can I contribute to RetroMaggedon?
Maybe. Anyone interested in helping out is welcome to do so as long as it’s something relevant to the project. Just send me an email and we’ll talk.