|Retro Domination Team at PAX AUS 2013|
So Pete - for those who don't know you - tell us about why you started Retro Domination?
It wasn’t until late 2011 that I came across a YouTuber called RetroGamerTim which sparked an idea on how I could expand out the brand which has been created. Originally Retro Domination was to be a small feature on the current generation gaming site Console Domination. That was short lived as I was introduced to a fantastic and dedicated team that have a genuine passion for pop culture and of course retro gaming.
As the saying goes from there the rest is history and Retro Domination is now a standalone site and part of the Console Domination Gaming Network.
I was also invited along to their podcast, and being that I enjoyed gaming podcasts, relished the opportunity. From that point, we lured in Mark, Daz and Matt and we drummed the idea of doing a Retro Podcast. Would it work? Would anyone listen? Will it be a great way for friends to catch up and have a good old yarn about classic gaming?
|Daz's Game Room|
Mark: Daz and I have been friends since we were but wee lads and we had known Tim for a couple of years before RD was started. Prior to starting with the team, I had basically muscled my way on to an episode of the original Console Domination podcast (via Tim) and was introduced to Pete. I guess he liked what he heard, because I was then asked back to help out with a Nintendo E3 special. Fast forward a few months, Pete asked me if I'd be interested in joining the RD team permanently and the rest is history!
Matt: It was a combination of my love of retro video games and my friendship with Darren Borg. Darren introduced me to the owner, Peter Biu and the rest was Retro history.
Darren: Due to the popularity of retro gaming, Pete thought it would be a great idea to form a team. We needed a couple more people to join, Mark and Matt were childhood friends of mine and I knew they would fit in perfectly. We cover everything from retro gaming, movies, toys, memories as kids and heaps more. We also have guests on the show consisting of Youtubers and game industry people.
What’s the Retro Gaming scene like in Australia for those outside the country - give us a flavour and insight?
Tell us about some of the interesting people you have met on social media?
Tell us about some of the events you guys have attended in Australia and even overseas?
Matt: Darren & I were able to attend the Game Masters exhibition
Which was held in Melbourne. It was a celebration of Arcade and gaming through the years and the keynote speaker was none other than Lucas Arts great Tim Schafer, responsible for some of the best Adventure games of all time. Of course the highlight light for 2013 was helping to run the Classic Console gaming area at PAX Australia. Darren & Tim were also able to attend some media events for THQ and other publishers on behalf of Console Domination, and team were also able to attend Shadowloo Showdown, an Australian fighting game tournament that attracts some of the best players in the world!
What are some of your favorite games of all time and why?
Thanks guys - keep up the great work! 'GamesYouLoved Team'