“Pardon our progress” – You’ve probably seen this on signs or posted on websites before, huh? In fact, yesterday you may have seen a post to that effect here on Allahweh’s Domain. You’re probably wondering what happened to all the old content here on the site, so let me take a few moments to tell you what’s up with the changes…
When I first got into the realm of “game journalism” (a field I certainly no longer ascribe to) back in 2011, I did so because I thought it would be fun. I have always been very passionate about video games in all forms and I thought that it would be a great outlet for me to be able to share that enjoyment with others. Also, the idea of getting free games certainly didn’t turn me off! At first, it was fun, and I was able to become a part of several different communities that I had a great time with, but as time went on things slowly started to change. Eventually, it got to where it felt more like an obligation than anything else. I started to feel the pressure of needing to get content out within a certain time-frame in order to meet the expectations of PR firms and developers that I had developed relationships with over the years. It got to the point where the content and videos I put out were certainly high quality, but they weren’t fun for me. After a while, I’m not even sure they were me anymore.
In July, I pulled the plug on my YouTube channel. I deleted every single video that had ever been uploaded to it. Even now, as of this post, if you visit the channel you will find that there are zero uploads there. That’s how serious I was about rebooting everything from scratch.
Because I had already made the decision to start over with YouTube, I figured it was as good a time as any to give a similar treatment to my site here.
My goal with this reboot is simple: I want to have fun again. I want to be able to share that passion for gaming like I once did when the site was new. I’d love to get back into doing more tech rants, musings on continuity and lore, discussing timelines, talking about retro games that I still love after all these years, and showing off indie titles that I think deserve more love. With my YouTube channel, I’d like to revamp the Retro Play Show, cover more fan-games, and show off other games that I am really enjoying playing. I’d also like to preview upcoming titles I’m excited about too, but not because of an obligation – because I want to. I’ll also cover do some full-on Let’s Play and Retro Play series as well, as long as I find them fun to work on.🙂
August 9, 2016 will mark a fresh start for all of my content.
I’m very excited about jumping off and having fun, sharing all of my passion in these areas with you. I hope that you are also excited about joining me on this new journey!