Here you will
find the Frequently Asked
Questions for ClassicPlastic.net - these are both answers to common
that we are e-mailed or answers to questions we haven't been asked but
more than likely eventually will be.
Q: What is "classic plastic"
"Classic plastic" is a term that
came about in a chat room around 2000 or so when discussing NES games
a few friends. I liked the phrase and filed it away in the back
my mind. Amazingly the short-lived Game Crazy stores within
Video locations later used "classic plastic" as an advertising term for
their retrogames. Totally coincidental, no doubt, but it
me just enough to decide on using it as the name of my site once I
to have a URL of my own. The site launched with David's Video
Insanity as its flagship destination, a general video game page I had
for many years previously via free site hosting. Additionally it
hosted a number of other smaller projects I was working on at the time,
all of which were eventually discontinued.
originally establishing the site
it has grown to encompass many types of popular entertainment. At
its core that's what ClassicPlastic.net is about, entertainment and
fun. This no longer relates simply to video games as we also
music, animation, printed media, film and more. As long as it has
to do with having fun and being entertained, you can find it at
and we're always growing.
When was ClassicPlastic.net
Technically July 10th, 2004 was
the official date that something was up here. However
was first envisioned as a permanent home of a site I had been running
over three years at the time, David's Video Game Insanity (DVGI).
I had been burned in the past by the free hosting model many providers
offered, DVGI was getting pretty big, and I didn't want to deal with
its hosting pulled out from under me. I didn't want to limit
specifically to DVGI when deciding on a URL so ClassicPlastic.net was
upon as a hub. I brought over multiple smaller web projects I had
been working on, with DVGI the largest part of it at the start.
Then what is ClassicPlastic.net?
central hub for entertainment
all hosted in the same place. Although it began with David's
Game Insanity!! we continued to add animation and music features and
from there. The core theme is everything here has to do with
and fun in some form. In essence it is a collection of smaller
fan sites in the spirit of the 1990's "fan site" era of the Web.
Focus here has shifted around a bit over the past 15 years but it's
still all about fun.
Q: I see something at the top
of the main index about hosting The Retrogaming Times, what is that all
1997 a free online retrogaming
magazine called Retrogaming Times was launched and ran for many years
being discontinued. At the time of its discontinuation, a number
of writers from the newsletter expressed the desire to continue on and
Retrogaming Times Monthly was born. I served as a Contributing
at Retrogaming Times Monthly from 2004 - 2013. In early 2014,
Times Monthly shut down and stopped publication. In early 2016 I
spearheaded the revival of the newsletter yet again as The Retrogaming
Times. I am currently serving as Chief Editor with no plans of
stopping. I am also hosting the newsletter at classicplastic.net
although it is being contained and published as a wholly separate
So while The Retrogaming Times is hosted here, while I am the Chief
it really truly belongs to those who contribute to it.
How long do you plan on maintaining
may come and go but I plan on having ClassicPlastic.net around for a
long, long time. Some of the sites here have been discontinued
over the years, with others moving into an archival phase, but there's
always something new down the road. Additionally with The
Retrogaming Times now
hosted here, along with its massive Legacy Archive, count on
being in it for the long haul.
If you have
any other questions or just
want more information in general, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll be sure to get back to you!
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