ClassicPlastic.net Archived Site News

This is the archive of all past ClassicPlastic.net site news.  The site news updates are related to the central hub itself and any other important updates.  Please note that many parts of ClassicPlastic.net have their own news archives, these are simply the updates that are found on the main page in the past, the ones that deal with the entire site itself.

 
Archived Site News After 2013 News Format Change:


07/10/2019:  Fifteen years ago today, ClassicPlastic.net officially went online.  Things have changed a lot since then, both concerning the World Wide Web and myself.  Site activity these days primarily occurs within The Retrogaming Times, which is hosted here as a separate entity.  For many years David's Video Game Insanity was the flagship of the site but as my collecting sensibilities changed, emphasizing playing video games over collecting / buying them, it really has become a ghost town over there.  When The Retrogaming Times re-launched in 2016, it became clear that it was a better stage for nearly all my video game focused content going forward.  Eventually I'd like to re-visit and re-review everything previously covered at DVGI for fresh publication in The Retrogaming Times.  DVGI will eventually become a content archive, with the larger features broken out to their own sub-sections here (pachinko for instance), and the ownership database lists removed as they're no longer current or relevant.  These changes are all coming but they are the lowest site priority at the moment.

Additionally I'm still working on overhauling Davy's Anime Archives and replacing it with a cosplay / general Japanese entertainment page.  A rekindled and expanded interest in that is honestly what has replaced the game collector in me, although I still play way more games these days then I ever did during the second-hand game sales boom era.

However the site focus will remain on what has always been its core: fun.  Thank you for fifteen amazing years, doubly so for the people who pop in here on a regular basis to see if ol' InsaneDavid finally cashed this place out.


07/01/2019:  The Twenty-First Issue of The Retrogaming Times, hosted at ClassicPlastic.net, has been published.



02/18/2019:  Index updates have been few and far between but previous discussed projects are still in work.  The Retrogaming Times continues to meet its bi-monthly release schedule and 2019 will begin our fourth year since returning to publication.

Davy's Anime Archives (currently offline) is still the first section of the site slated for complete overhaul and replacement.  That's still in process.  After that, David's Video Game Insanity will begin its rework as it becomes an archive as reviews are revisited for inclusion in The Retrogaming Times as new content.  As I have said in the past, I own so much less video game stuff these days, and DVGI was primarily a database during the boom era of second-hand video game sales (yard sales, flea markets).  The lists there will be removed with the rest of the content (reviews, editorials, tutorials, etc.) left in place as an archive.


07/10/2018:  Today marks the 14th anniversary of ClassicPlastic.net!  This day also brings with it some much needed alterations to the main index.  The last remnants of the ClassicPlastic.network have been removed, an idea that never really got going.  Additionally the video programming directory has been changed to reflect all video programming on the InsaneDavid YouTube channel, as again the bi-weekly show never really got going.

Davy's Anime Archives has been taken offline as I've once again decided to change focus there.  A new cosplay-specific section is in the works, a counterpart to the Facebook page I've maintained on the subject for a couple years now.  The old Davy's Anime Archives review content (itself that never got going) will reemerge over there as it's all related.  Once the cosplay section is up and running, it will replace the Anime Archives completely.

Pretty much everything else is in a holding pattern during the reorganization.  Bob Seger Thursdays will be returning as YouTube has changed how it handles music copyright and licensing, restoring a lot of music to official uploads.

Additionally the fifteenth issue of The Retrogaming Times, which ClassicPlastic.net hosts, has been published.
Thank you for fourteen wonderful years at ClassicPlastic.net - although our presentation has changed many times, our focus remains the same - fun.


04/09/2018:  Still catching up to get site features up to date.  Classic Plastic video programming should be reworked sometime this week to the new archive.  Additionally Davy's Anime Archives will have its reformat completed within the next two weeks as well.  This time of the year my focus is more on the upcoming local anime convention and cosplay work.


03/03/2018:  We've been lagging behind with keeping the index updated lately.  Huge apologies for that.  As more attention is paid to The Retrogaming Times, there has been less of a push to develop content for David's Video Game Insanity.  This is a good thing however, as in turn it means the content will reach more people.  Even the master list section of DVGI needs to be retooled as I've massively reduced the amount of my gaming inventory over the years, preferring to move to flash cartridges.

Unfortunately this update is to talk about more stuff that is going to be removed.  Essentially the Classic Plastic video programming will be removed shortly and reworked into an index of InsaneDavid's YouTube content.  Classic Plastic The Show never really had the push behind it that it needed and the desire to make more of what it is really isn't there.  Davy's Anime Archives is still in a period of transition and I do believe it'll become more of an otaku blog of sorts more than anything else.  It'll still be a plain html page because I like the full and simple control, but will be more along the lines of general content and musings.

Bob Seger Thursdays is slated to come back as the YouTube blocking of most of Mr. Seger's music seems to have eased up.  Although an attempt will be made, it may not occur every week, but it should get rolling with more regularity.

But it's not all sadness and changes.  The thirteenth issue of The Retrogaming Times, hosted at ClassicPlastic.net, has been published.  Go check it out as The Retrogaming Times staff has put together an excellent issue as always.


08/18/2017:  Some changes to the main index here as the long defunct chat room link has been removed.  Additionally we've backed away from an interconnected link exchange with other sites.  The site FAQ will be updated to reflect this change shortly.


07/27/2017:  We've been playing a bit of catch-up around here lately.  The main index here and our flagship sites have been pretty dead as of late.  This is mainly due to a number of special projects pulling away from writing time.  Additionally when there is time to focus it tends to go into columns for The Retrogaming Times.  I still plan on reworking the Anime Archives heavily but haven't really gotten anything going on that front.  Additionally the 18th anniversary of Sailor Senshi Sanctuary is this month!  I still have plans for a few things but then that site will go back into a holding pattern - which is kind of the point of it anyway.

I also have a new project that will be launching in a couple weeks.  It will be hosted externally but an archive will be kept here.  More on that after it gets going.


07/01/2017:  The ninth issue of The Retrogaming Times, hosted at ClassicPlastic.net, has been published.


01/07/2017:  The sixth issue of The Retrogaming Times, hosted at ClassicPlastic.net, has been published.
The end of 2016 was a pretty busy mess so other hosted sites were neglected.  Some new year housekeeping will be done on many of them in the coming week, with the changes to Davy's Anime Archives rolling out first.  This is basically a complete change of that site's focus so it will take a little time to settle into a routine.  Most of the game lists at David's Video Game Insanity are incredibly out of date as collecting tastes have changed so that should be updated soon as well.  Reviews there have nearly come to a halt as when push comes to shove the same developed content would reach more people in The Retrogaming Times, so that's where most of the work has been done.  Reviews will still be published at DVGI but an expectation of regular updates there at this time simply isn't feasible.

The push for 2017 is to get back to weekly content updates, no matter how small, within at least one hosted site.


09/04/2016:  Today the Tomy Tutor / Tomy Pyuuta Cartridge Archival Set - Release 5 has been uploaded.  This is a big one as at this time every commercially released Tutor and Pyuuta game has been archived and their ROM dumps are included in the Release 5 package.  Head over to the Gamers Helpline to read the documentation and download the package.


09/01/2016:  The fourth issue of The Retrogaming Times, hosted at ClassicPlastic.net, has been published.


07/02/2016:  The third issue of The Retrogaming Times, hosted at ClassicPlastic.net, has been published.  Additionally the Friday night chat room has been disabled and will be disabled permanently.  There are a couple reasons for this, first being that I don't have the availability to be in there as I would like and the other is that the system for it isn't as robust as I would like.  The changes and updates to Davy's Anime Archives haven't happened yet but are in work.


05/09/2016:  Over the next few days Davy's Anime Archives will be given a fresh overhaul with a change in direction.  A couple years ago the intention was to gravitate toward it primarily becoming a cosplay information repository.  This was actually well under way and David wrote a ton about his Taizo Hori (Dig Dug) and Masuyo Tobi (Baraduke) cosplay, which premiered in 2014.  However as the massive page got further and further underway, a step was taken back and the realization was made that no one would want to read all of that.  The new idea is to break that massive feature down into smaller stories about individual parts of different cosplay.  Anime reviews and rants will also start to show up there, hopefully.  A crazy thing about all that, especially cosplay, is available time is generally spent working on the hobby - rather than documenting personal occurances with the hobby.  The animation cel archives will also be removed as they are so out of date.


05/01/2016:  Some minor indexing changes and updates over at David's Video Game Insanity have been completed.  Additionally the second issue of The Retrogaming Times, hosted at ClassicPlastic.net, has been published.


04/28/2016:  A very important Bob Seger Thursdays update as that part of the site looks at the possibility of shutting down.


04/07/2016:  I looked in Miami, I looked in Negril... but I should have looked at Bob Seger Thursdays. Remember this Thursday and EVERY Thursday is Bob Seger Thursday at ClassicPlastic.net!  This week: The Famous Final Scene, from Night Moves (1978).


03/03/2016: Gaze upon the Sunburst over at Bob Seger Thursdays.


02/29/2016: A quick catch-up.  Bob Seger Thursdays returns THIS Thursday.  Additionally the first issue of The Retrogaming Times, hosted at ClassicPlastic.net, launches late tonight!  Look for site wide spiffs, fixes and updates this week.


01/24/2016: The Tomy Tutor / Tomy Pyuuta Cartridge Archival Set has been upgraded once more, to Release 4.  It can be found over at the Gamers Helpline.  This update actually removes the scans and pictures from the previous release as they are not up to the quality that the project aims to present.


01/11/2016: The Tomy Tutor / Tomy Pyuuta Cartridge Archival Set has been upgraded yet again, to Release 3.  It can be found over at the Gamers Helpline.  Although Release 2 was uploaded just yesterday, Release 3 adds six new cartridge images and a whole bunch of scans and pictures.  Cartridge images included this time are some of the hard to find ones such as Mystery Gold, Mr. Do!, Triple Command, Rescue Copter and more!  I don't expect this release to be overtaken for awhile as the remaining cartridges are some of the more difficult to obtain.


01/10/2016: Looks like 2015 screamed right by without much content here at all.  Before anything else, there is a big update today.  The Tomy Tutor / Tomy Pyuuta Cartridge Archival Set has been upgraded to Release 2.  It can be found over at the Gamers Helpline.  Release 2 adds four new cartridge images including the elusive Don Pan.  We're getting closer to a full cartridge set all the time.

As for the site itself, over the next few weeks David's Video Game Insanity will have the general new year housekeeping taken care of as well as some heavy game list changes as a lot of games were sold off in late 2015.  Things have been extremely hectic and busy around here and that doesn't look like it's going to subside until into February.  At that point it'll be time for career changes and a whole pile of other stuff that will more than likely take away from time here.  I do want to state that ClassicPlastic.net isn't going anywhere and while I have ideas for fresh content, at this time I simply don't have the time to bring them to fruition.  These breaks in content updates seem to be getting wider and wider and all I can say is that it is my goal to, at the very least, get updates to be more meaty and more frequent.


05/07/2015: Bob Seger Thursdays is Comin' Home after months of inactivity.


05/02/2015: Things got a little odd for ClassicPlastic.net for awhile there but we are back.  The contributing factors to the time away are too widespread and uninteresting to dwell on so instead let's just jump right back in to the day to day around here!  David's Video Game Insanity has had the long overdue year end housekeeping complete as well as the game lists updated.  Gamers Helpline has had some retrofits.  Film Bias reviews Furious 7 and has also had some retrofits.  Friday Night Chats will resume 5/8.  Other parts of the site are still awaiting overhaul and update but will be updated soon.  Additionally the general weekly content updates will begin to resume next Thursday.


09/18/2014: Accomp'ny yourself over to Bob Seger Thursdays.


09/04/2014: Think about things 20 Years From Now at Bob Seger Thursdays.


08/01/2014: Previously announced updates to the Anime Archives have been put on hold as the new addition is being expanded and spun off into its own feature site.  Hopefully that will be up shortly.


07/31/2014: Head up to those high rollin' hills with Hollywood Nights at Bob Seger Thursdays.


07/24/2014: Oh blame it on midnight with Shame On The Moon at Bob Seger Thursdays.  Anime Archives updates coming this weekend.  DVGI images update coming tomorrow.


07/10/2014: Ten years ago today I made the first content upload to www.classicplastic.net, a central hub and new home for my handful of web pages that survived the end of free webpage hosting at the start of the 21st Century.  If I could go back and do it all over again, the only change I would make would be to update the site more often.  Within the past few years Sailor Senshi Sanctuary (SSS) was revived and restored here at ClassicPlastic.net.  SSS was my first real website, created five years before ClassicPlastic.net was established, and having it back has meant more to me than I think anyone could realize.  Sure it's old and not very useful these days but it lives on as a part of my past that I can visit at my leisure.  Also, yes, it will be updated again this year.

Bob Seger Thursdays was created over a year ago to ensure that my goal of weekly content updates would be met and for the most part it has done just that.  Davy's Anime Archives are currently being retooled and feature a new cosplay section, which went live today, as I get back into the hobby.  Film Bias was a much needed addition that gave me some space to write about something other than gaming during a period where I was feeling burned out.  Film Bias is also currently being slightly retooled to ensure more frequent updates.  Gamer's Helpline serves a dual purpose.  First was a place to upload secrets and hints as I either found or used them in games as the forums I once frequented for such are no longer used much.  Second as a place to offer important files, similar to the old Programs / Utilities section from back when ClassicPlastic.net first started.

However, David's Video Game Insanity continues to be the spotlight feature here.  I still get e-mails about once a week about a feature or other information at DVGI.  With my retirement from writing for Retrogaming Times Monthly, DVGI should get a lot more content going forward.  On this day my RTM articles archive is now 100% caught up with everything I ever submitted to the newsletter.  I wish nothing but the best for the continuation of RTM but I really need to step away for awhile until a better publishing structure is implemented there.
Thank you very much to everyone who has visited ClassicPlastic.net over the past ten years.  You are the reason the site continues to operate.

With that, I leave with the last thing I wrote on the first day of ClassicPlastic.net's operation - "ClassicPlastic.net is continuously updated and added to, please make sure to bookmark this main page and return soon!"


07/03/2014: It Seems Real At The Time over at Bob Seger Thursdays.


06/19/2014: Like A Rock, Bob Seger Thursdays returns.


05/15/2014: Bob Seger Thursdays updates every week! Our apologies for not updating the main index the last couple of times.


04/17/2014: Bob Seger Thursdays returns with Blind Love off The Fire Inside.


04/03/2014: Bob Seger Thursdays features We've Got Tonight.


03/20/2014: Try to catch up with Sunspot Baby, over at Bob Seger Thursdays.


03/13/2014: Bob Seger Thursdays finally returns after a series of unexpected delays.


02/20/2014: The title track off Back in '72, this week atBob Seger Thursdays.


02/13/2014: Unreleased for many years, it's Bob Seger's cover of Downtown Train at Bob Seger Thursdays.


02/06/2014: Rare track off a rare album, it's Cross of Gold at Bob Seger Thursdays.


01/30/2014: We've got a Fine Memory for you over at Bob Seger Thursdays, a day late due to an uploading issue.


01/23/2014: I've Been Working goes up for a spin at Bob Seger Thursdays.


01/16/2014: Time for some Little Victories at Bob Seger Thursdays.


01/12/2014: King Salmon "The Big Catch" for Sega Genesis has been reviewed over at DVGI.  Will Hot-B's second deviation from their bass fishing formula yield a game as enjoyable as The Blue Marlin?


01/09/2014: Betty Lou is gettin' out and gettin' down over at Bob Seger Thursdays.


01/04/2014: Film Bias reviews Apollo 18, Rampart, and The Lone Ranger.


01/03/2014: General housekeeping as we roll over into 2014.  Content was light through the end of 2013 but some new things are on the way.  Friday Night Chats resume next Friday, 1/10/14 - come join us!


01/02/2014: The new year begins for Bob Seger Thursdays with James, Jesse off Smokin' O.P.'s (1972).


09/29/2013: If you haven't noticed, Bob Seger Thursdays has returned after a scheduled hiatus.


07/28/2013: The video game section at Sailor Senshi Sanctuary has been completely revamped with new content and additional downloads.


06/30/2013: Film Bias reviews Glengarry Glen Ross, Street Fighter, Hot Coffee, The Game, F/X, and Barton Fink.  Friday Night Chat for this week and the week after has been canceled due to the holiday weekend and California Extreme arcade show the weekend after.  It will return on 7/19.


05/17/2013: Film Bias reviews Iron Man 3.  Friday Night Chat for tonight has been canceled.  It will be canceled for next week as well due to FanimeCon 2013 but will return on 5/31.


05/05/2013: DVGI image archives have been updated to include better navigation as well as new images.  This will allow image updates to be completed easier which means a greater frequency of updates.  Additionally this update marks a change at ClassicPlastic.net - namely that we are going to attempt some kind of new content be posted every week at one of our hosted sites.  It may be a review at DVGI, maybe some scans at Sailor Senshi Sanctuary, maybe something at Film Bias or the Anime Archives.  Either way, every week there will be new content here in addition to the weekly Bob Seger Thursdays update.  This main index area will also be updated to reflect where the new content is.  So check back every week, right here, to see what's new!


04/28/2013:  Season three of our video program, Classic Plastic, has been posted.  The format should remain the same throughout this year with the same equipment for the foreseeable future.  Friday Night Chats return starting on May 3rd from 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm Pacific. See you there!


 
 


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