Welcome to Time Extension, a new site from people behind Nintendo Life, Push Square and Pure Xbox which aims to celebrate the rich and vibrant history of the interactive entertainment industry we all know and love.
What Is Time Extension, Exactly?
While other sites out there are constantly looking to the future and the promise of the "next big thing", here at Time Extension we do the exact opposite – we're looking back into the past to uncover hidden gems, proclaim stone-cold classics and shed a light on the human stories behind some of our favourite games, companies and systems.
Time Extension will aim to bring an exciting mixture of news, features, interviews, reviews, guides and much more. Rather than relegate retro and classic gaming news to a footnote as so many other sites do, we want to elevate stories to the next level by talking to the people behind the news – be they developers or fans – and providing the definitive perspective on events in the sphere of classic gaming.
We will seek to link the old with new when it comes to covering the many remasters and re-releases that occur within the games industry, as well as 'new' retro hardware – be that the latest micro-console from the likes of Sega, controllers for old systems or even advanced gear, like Optical Drive Emulators and FPGA-based systems.
Wait, I've Read Some Of This Content Before!
That's because we've relocated some of the retro content found on our other sites to Time Extension, where it is more relevant. Nintendo Life, Push Square and Pure Xbox will continue to run retro content from time to time, but the plan moving forward is that our classic gaming coverage will be focused on this site.
Who's Behind This, Then?
Damien McFerran - Editor
Damien's career in the games media began over 15 years ago, when he began contributing to sites such as Pocket Gamer and Eurogamer, as well as writing for Retro Gamer magazine. He's one of the three owners of Hookshot Media, the company behind Nintendo Life, Push Square and Pure Xbox, and it has been his dream to launch a retro-focused website since, well, forever, because it means he can finally post about obscure Japanese Mega Drive imports without anyone complaining too much. Something of a Sega fanboy, Damien's favourite systems all come from the 1990s, and he's a sucker for shmups, fighting games and RPGs.
You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram, if you're a glutton for punishment.
Jack Yarwood - Staff Writer
Hailing from Manchester, Jack has freelanced for the likes of Eurogamer, Fanbyte, Wireframe, Polygon, GameDevDotCom, WaPo, PCGamesN and PC Gamer, and has a particular fondness for point-and-click adventure games. In the past, he’s written about lost games from studios like Sony Manchester, Genepool Software, and DMA Design; and made a habit of debunking video game rumours. He gets particularly excited when talking about classic Manchester developers, like Ocean, Warthog, and Bizarre, as well as old licensed games that everyone has long since forgotten about.
Jack's active on Twitter, if you want to give him a follow.
What Else Should I Know?
Well, like any self-respecting online publication, Time Extension has Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, so be sure to follow us on those platforms, too. We'll also be adding a YouTube channel to the mix.
Do I need Another Sign-In Account To Comment?
Nope! All of our sites use a single account, so if you're already part of the community on Nintendo Life, Push Square or Pure Xbox, you can sign into Time Extension using your existing account.
So, What Next?
We've got bold plans for Time Extension, but we want your input to make the site as good as possible. Be sure to leave a comment telling us what kind of content you'd like to see in the future, and vote in the poll below while you're at it.
It's finally here! Congratulations on the launch of the website! It's really exciting what you're putting together here and I can't wait to see how the website grows and evolves!
I think there's a real appetite for retro content now, so this feels like the right site at the right time. Best of luck!
On behalf of Pure Xbox, welcome to the family! 🤗🤗
What an exciting development! Consider me subscribed — looking forward to seeing more!
I want to be transferred to this site purely for the colour scheme.
Congratulations on the launch!
Woop woop! It’s live!! 🎉
Oooh. Looks like this might appeal to an old bugger like me who spent far too much of his paper round while at school money/part time job while at college money on import SNES games as a kid 😂
Can't get a Time Extension for my taxes, but I sure am glad I at least got a website called Time Extension!
@mandlecreed our kind of people, welcome!
Wooooo, congrats! This is SO exciting! 🎉😍
What a great idea, from a lovely bunch of coconuts!
Have voted on preferred site content.
Would love to send you samples of our retrogaming offerings from our HyperPlay RPG store (e.g. printed books, guides and manuals on the older games in the Xeno series). Do let us know if interested! [email protected]
Anyway, mega-congratulations and all the very best for your future success!
Well done, peoples!
Will you be doing any stories about how classic (pre-NES) systems are STILL getting new games from a variety of homebrew and small-scale developers? (Feel free to steal this story idea)
This is 'the kind of site I've been waiting to read. Well done and thank you, folks.
Awesome idea and already bookmarked. As someone whose first gaming machine was a Grandstand TV console in the seventies and has owned pretty much every system since from ZX80 through 3DO to Xbox series X I am going to enjoy it here.
One day I might bore you about spending over £100 importing Starfox for the Super Nintendo so I could practice, win the Woolworths competition and own an exclusive hat
Looking forward to it as a big fan of retro and modern emulation/reproduction of games.
If you ever want a free multi-part series on the use of colour across the various biomes of Super Metroid, I'm your guy.
Awesome idea. Looking forward to the content. As you may recall from Push Square I am a retro gamer, SEGA, Castlevania and Square fan and very much in the retro game preservation stuff and emulation.
I would also love to see reviews of classic games. It would be wonderful to see them through a new lens.
The site layout is super-sexy, by the way! Very comfy on the eyes, very appealing. Has a cozy feel to it. Nintendo Life needs a dark theme for us photo-sensitive folks!
I wish you luck on your continued success, and congratulations on the new site launch!
Brilliant, retro is my favourite part of NL.
Congrats on the launch. Another game website to visit daily along with NLife, PushSquare and Pure Xbox. This being a retro site makes it even better, I still play my old games quite a bit.
Congratulations on the new site. Love retro games as being a bit on the older side . Looking forward to all the new content.
Congrats! Looking forward to seeing how this website will develop.
Congrats! Another cool site to visit on a regular basis.
As already pointed out by @johncalmc and @BloodNinja, the colour scheme here is superb!
This is pretty exciting and I love the colour scheme.
Fantastic Idea. Loving the look so far.
As a Nintendo Life regular, its going to be weird bumping shoulders with the PushSquare/Pure Xbox crowd in the comment section.
I am looking forward to forming cliques and having West Side Story-esque dance battles with everyone else here.
Site looks nice like that it has a dark mode and light mode 👍
Great idea, looking forward to reading here. The site looks great.
Brilliant idea for a site, can't wait to see what all happens here! I may not be the most up-to-speed with retro but I feel like being here for a while will certainly make me!
Congratulations on the new site! This is exactly what I have been looking for. Would love to see some new reviews on older games, as well as tips and tricks on old games, etc.
I have been playing a bunch of collections of old games lately, so this is just the perfect time for me!
The retro gaming content is having finally the deserved spotlight!
@Damo So are the sites no longer part of Gamer Network??
Was there no big launch or did I miss it. Anyway really really look forward to following the site. 😷👍🎂 will the site be about zx spectrum , commodore or amstrad computers
As a gamer born in 1980, I feel like this site was created with folks like me in mind. Thank you!
Nowadays when all the sites are downgrading to horrible layouts, TE starts with a clean, familiar look; overall it’s a joy to browse it (and feels like home).
@Ara thanks, glad you like it!
@Tasuki Gamer Network is now simply part of ‘ReedPop’ and therefore our advertising is by ReedPop, all the same people though.
Will there be an RSS feed again like on NintendoLife?
Edit: forget that question, I found it.
Good luck, Gents.
I'll be back here everyday to check out the site ~MoB
PS. That logo is amazing and I want it on a Tshirt
Looking forward to seeing what TE has to offer. I believe the best that gaming has to offer is behind us so I may spend more time here than PushSquare eventually if it's regularly updated with interesting content.
Born in 1982 here so plenty of gaming history witnessed and I'm very much into retro gaming, so you guys hit the jackpot here 👍 Will keep an eye on the content you publish and wish you all the best!
Please cover mods and run hacks for retro gaming - there are many that add quality of life features and bugfixes that are well worth checking out. Super Metroid is a good example if this.
A good quality retro site is always welcome. Get to it folks, I'll follow your progress with interest.
Late to the party but welcome. Looking forward to some rose tinted retro shenanigans.
Very nice, I'm loving the 80's arcade theme. It's totally rad!
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