[Editorial] First anniversary of I ❤ Old Games!

And so the time has come. Seems like yesterday I published my first post, but actually a whole year have passed and today I’m proud to celebrate the first anniversary of I ❤ Old Games!

This blog, born as a side hobby, since back then I run another blog, MoviesTavern, with your help and your incitements achieved its first goal. Born as an italian blog, so mainly for italian readers, it has become in a few months a bit bigger, in english, full of different columns and especially with a trusted number of followers. We are more than 300 today and we totalized more than 8000 hits so I’m proud to say that my words reach every day a small crowd, a crowd that encouraged me to go on with its appreciations and comments.

I ❤ Old Games! has slowly turned from a side hobby to a kind of proper “work” for me. Everyday I check online what’s trending, I look for anniversaries, I check my pile of games and old cartidges to take some inspiration for reviews, I write sometimes something more “personal”, I play my games and I look after the ones I don’t have and, having started my own collection, I bother you from time to time with my picks. So, after a working day I start another light, pleasing and exciting extra-work with this blog.

In these 12 months a lot of things have changed and I can say that even writing here, reading your interesting posts and talking to you has changed me a bit. I started to write in italian just for fun, and my only goal was to share some reviews of the game I used to play in the past; I ended up in writing ALSO reviews, but mainly about anniversaries, my improving collection, personal thoughts and random stuff. I developed a small culture about consoles and games I’ve never played. So let’s say I ❤ Old Games! was a bit a growth path.

I started as an ex-gamer, devoted to all the games, especially for PC ones I played in the past and now I’m an old games player, looking everyday for new challenges and trying, sometimes for the first time, old gems and hidden treasures; I started as a proud NES owner and now I have a small collection of the most important consoles.

This post is also (nay, mainly) to thank all of you that supported and still support me, from the early followers that had to translate my posts in order to figure it out to the later ones. My special mention goes to the ones I talk to the most and that interact the most with everything I write (I won’t reveal you r real names, don’t worry 😉 ), like JR, LightningEllen, I Played the Game, The Shameful Narcissist, Hungrygoriya (I can’t spoil your name, since I really don’t know it! 😀 ), Mr. Wapojif, Cary, Log1932, Cheap Boss Attack, The Deviot, Defy the Majority, Van RockinghamJohnny Cornerhouse, Mr. Panda, Very Very Gaming, Mill…whoa I don’t even remember all of you!!!

So, this is the point where it all began, one year ago, and today, after some successful reviews, like Super Mario Bros. 3, FIFA ’98 Road to World Cup and Resident Evil ones, after the success of the RetroPicks and RetroConsole columns, I can say I ❤ Old Games! is a cool place to stay! 🙂

I hope to write to you again next year! 🙂

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Mr. Panda says:

    Congratulations on a full year! Happy Anniversary to you! I loved reading about your growth, and I’m so happy you have achieved so much. Here’s to even more success in the future! 😀 Thanks for the shoutout too! Happy to follow you and chat with you! 🙂

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    1. benez256 says:

      Thanks a lot! 😀😀😀

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  2. enpera says:


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  3. Congratulations! This is a tremendous accomplishment. Good luck and Godspeed with your future endeavors.

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    1. benez256 says:

      Thank you! 🙂


  4. Well done to you sir! A full year of great content! Here’s to another 12 months!


    1. benez256 says:

      Thanks to you sir!


  5. Kim says:

    Happy blog birthday! May the next 12 months be just as amazing for you. 🙂

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  6. Woohoo! Congratulations on such a great year!! Here’s to many more 🙂

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  7. LightningEllen says:

    Congratulations on your first year! I’m looking forward to reading many more of your awesome posts! 🙂

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  8. kmerrill8276 says:

    Happy Anniversary!

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  9. Congratulations on your one year, and thanks so much for the shout out ♥ I’m so happy to have found your blog and to have met you. I love talking about old games, and it’s so much nicer when you have friends who are just as dedicated as you (if not more in some aspects!) to ramble on with. Granted, many of your anniversary posts remind me of how old I am, but who’s really counting the years 😀

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    1. benez256 says:

      Yes the anniversary can be terrible innreminding how old you are…but we’re not getting older, we’re just gaining experience…BTW thanks for the nice words! 😀

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  10. Congrats on your one year blogging anniversary!! And thank you so much for the shout out!! 🙂 It is so much fun talking games with you. I’m looking forward to many more great blog posts from you! 🙂

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