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.
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.