01/17/2013: Our new identity roll-out is well underway and should be completed very shortly. Today we launch the ClassicPlastic.network as a way to categorize interests throughout ClassicPlastic.net and abroad. This means that eventually we would like to feature sites that aren't necessarily hosted at ClassicPlastic.net as part of a larger network. This should explain the new category index where each site within the ClassicPlastic.network with be categorized by interest. If you have an interest site that falls under one of our categories and would like to be featured as part of the ClassicPlastic.network, then please contact us directly. Being part of the network means that you get a direct link on the main index of ClassicPlastic.net in exchange for featuring the related ClassicPlastic.network small identity badge somewhere on your main index. The badge should link back here, eventually establishing a network of interest sites with fun and entertainment in mind. Other categories will come online over time and if you have a site that falls outside of what is currently established but are still interested, let us know. Over time the main index at ClassicPlastic.net will feature sites both hosted by ClassicPlastic.net as well as network sites hosted externally, re-establishing ClassicPlastic.net as what it was originally meant to be, a hub.
01/03/2013: Can I just say that the past year has screamed by at an amazing pace? I mean it. Before I know it, here we are at the start of another year. Unfortunately a number of ideas and features planned for 2012 didn't come to fruition but that doesn't mean that we are inactive. I have been doing a little tinkering here and there but most of that has to do with making the site easier to update. This weekend DVGI will be receiving some formatting updates, namely removing the tables from pages where they have become unnecessary. Additionally the game lists will be refreshed as they are quite out of date and I'll be catching up with some of the article archival. Sailor Senshi Sanctuary will also have some housekeeping tended to and a few sections refreshed. Classic Plastic - The Show recently wrapped up its second season and a third season will begin shortly. Yes, we'll still be using our rapidly falling apart equipment for the shoots. I have larger plans involving changes with that but they will not come into play until late 2013. With that, let us get 2013 off to a great start.
01/02/2012: We're trying to play catch-up after "life" got really busy for a few months there. The new year brings with it a return to form with new, dare I say weekly, content at David's Video Game Insanity. Over the past couple months I've completed a massive downsizing of my collection and in turn I've been playing and enjoying a lot more games. Look for new content at DVGI and other surprises ahead!
06/13/2011: Classic Plastic, the bi-monthly video series has officially begun! You may see Insane Team staff from David's Video Game Insanity on Classic Plastic, in fact David and Ian will be your primary hosts as we get things rolling. If you have any questions or comments about Classic Plastic, either contact us directly or leave a comment on whatever video service you watch the show at (currently only youtube but we may expand as things continue).
05/27/2011: Some changes are in the works as we near the seven year anniversary of classicplastic.net. Namely the removal of some old site features that haven't been touched in nearly as long as the site has been operational. Additionally there's now a quick navigation area up above which should make things easier for first time visitors.
Also you may notice one of the quick links above doesn't go anywhere and also that it is titled "Classic Plastic Video Program." That's because an online series titled Classic Plastic will be premiering in mid June. The program will be hosted by David and Ian of DVGI and will feature quick, 10 minute episodes, released every few weeks. Give us ten minutes, we'll give you gaming how it used to be - low resolution and to the point.
02/02/11: A couple cool announcements. First, on January 31st David's Video Game Insanity celebrated its ten year anniversary! I kick off the celebration with a recommitment to creating new content this year and keeping that biggest part of the site up to date.
For normal site news I have the usual updates to David's Video Game Insanity as well as some housekeeping updates over at Sailor Senshi Sanctuary. I plan on adding some content to SSS this year as well as finally get the site's media archives back up and running.
09/03/10: New title graphic! About time, isn't it? The original graphic was made from a picture I took long ago of some of my video games piled up. I always wanted to go back and change it around a little but the clean original image was lost to editing and a poor backup. Back then my big graphical thing was to add blurring to everything. Really, looking back every graphic I made for anything back then had some kind of blur. Look at the DVGI title graphic for instance. Or the title over at my blog. Speaking of that, my blog will undergo yet another change in the next couple hours, becoming less themed and going back to blogging rants not aimed squarely about video games. I need the outlet I suppose, so that I'll keep things game related here. Getting back to the title graphic here for a moment, the new one is a fresh take on the old image. To me, a pile of games, accessories and consoles that has always been featured as the title graphic of this site explains what it's all about with a single picture.
05/17/10: After being about four years out of date, the main FAQ has been updated. It can be read by clicking on the "Frequently Asked Questions" cartridge on the main menu. Not a whole lot has changed but Sailor Senshi Sanctuary had yet to be resurrected when the previous update to the FAQ had taken place.
04/12/10: The Anime Archives have finally been brought up to date. It seems I was about a year behind with the updates over there. On top of that I had some information posted incorrectly, just a mistake I didn't catch from when I cleaned up the animation cels page last time.
11/08/09: Sailor Senshi Sanctuary returns today, over ten years after it was originally created and over seven years after it was forced offline. SSS is my old Sailor Moon site and it was also my first large scale web project. The site has been restored to how it was when it disappeared many years ago. Go take a look.
03/08/09: If no one has realized yet, I don't update this main index page very often. However plenty has been going on at David's Video Game Insanity, which is the main site of ClassicPlastic.net anyway. I plan on adding a few new features to the site when time allows however. I need to do a rework of my Anime Archives, make it something more than just a display of my anime cels. Also there are a few surprises in the works for this year if I can pull them off. I've simply been very busy with DVGI and other things, that's all. Also RTM, the newsletter I contribute to, has had some rocky times which has taken a lot out of all of us. However that's pretty much been taken care of recently and I have a restored vigor for writing, so stick around - it should be fun
01/02/08: New year, same site. That's right, there are no real big changes for the site in 2008, only continuing additions as usual. I've lagged behind with updates at DVGI but that has been mainly due to the holidays, this will change shortly. I may have to provide updates in large bursts due to an upcoming change outside of the site. Sometime in early 2008 I will be relocating so there will be a few weeks in limbo probably beginning sometime in February. However the moment things return to normal, such will be noted here. That's ahead though so in the mean time let's continue to enjoy the world of video games and pop culture insanity!
07/11/07: Still pretty busy after all this time but site updates have continued to slowly roll along at David's Video Game Insanity. The Summer heat was bad for about a week but over the past couple days cooler temperatures have allowed me to write some real content and keep things moving. ClassicPlastic.net is now in its third year of being your source for video game insanity! Thank you to all those who visit and revisit the site, you are the primary reason that it continues to exist. Be sure to check back often for new content.
01/02/07: I've been far busier over the past couple months than I had assumed. Because of this site updates have suffered. I have a little time at the top of this week so expect some updates to go live today. Nothing huge but I do want to add some things. Star Tours Info and Built For Speed have had some minor tweaks put in place. The animation cel page over at Davy's Anime Archives was updated last week. DVGI will have an editorial update explaining some things as well as a newly archived RTM article. I would like to do some additional DVGI writing but the February RTM article needs to be written while I have the time. Speaking of February, by then I hope to have things back under control here. Until then, updates will be few and far between.
09/07/06: Here come the holidays and as usual more site work is done around this time than any other. Things are a little different this year however as I have once again secured employment. So for the immediate future things are a little uncertain as I don't know how much time I'll have to work on things here. This period should only last a couple weeks until I can get myself a solid schedule for working on the site figured out. My obligation to Retrogaming Times Monthly comes before anything I write here but that shouldn't be any kind of problem. Well honestly my personal life comes first but no one cares about that. I'll try to keep to the one update per week minimum for DVGI but we all know that things do get in the way.
09/07/06: I'm back from my summer away so things here are beginning to get back to normal. That includes the weekly update upload at David's Video Game Insanity. This weekend the battery of DVGI updates will return and hopefully the trend will continue every week now that temperatures are beginning to cool down. Thank you once again for sticking with us through the summer months.
06/11/06: This is an important announcement about this summer at ClassicPlastic.net which will effect all sites under the ClassicPlastic.net umbrella. Beginning on the 18th of June, I will be away for weeks at a time with limited e-mail access. There will still be a support staff making sure the site is accessible but there will be no updates or new content while I am away. Upon my return every couple weeks for a one week duration, I will update the site (namely David's Video Game Insanity) with new content. I will still have e-mail access while away, limited as it will be, so e-mails will be responded to as promptly as possible. In other words a drought in site updates and new content for the next few months does NOT mean that the site has disbanded. We are simply on temporary hiatus over the course of this summer and updates are going to be sparse until September rolls around. Take it easy this summer everyone and thank you again for visiting ClassicPlastic.net - your source for video game insanity!
05/04/06: The temperature is starting to get warmer which means that I'm putting the site into "Summer mode" a little earlier this year. This means that there may be occasional delays in updates, however the content will be up eventually. I will still make a serious attempt to keep weekly content updates at DVGI going as they have been over the past couple months - new stuff each week. I simply wanted to announce this publicly here before I get a backlog of e-mails or anything.
03/25/06: Just a few quick changes to this main index page. There is now a direct link to Gear Up @ ClassicPlastic.net, the ClassicPlastic.net store at Cafepress. Additionally there are some new products there and the pricing schemes are now correct in that only one dollar or less profit is made on any item. Please take a look.
03/13/06: I've went through and updated Built For Speed, the Stray Cats lyric archive. There are now ads on each page but they are unobtrusive as the others that are sprinkled around key pages here at ClassicPlastic.net. If you find the sponsors on the ads interesting, please click them. ClassicPlastic.net content has always been free of popups, registration, or cost to you the end user - I'd like to keep it that way and Google Ads are one of the ways that can be maintained. I've also changed the Built For Speed linking graphic to the right. Now it's time to get back into review mode for David's Video Game Insanity.
01/31/06: In keeping with my original plan of having all my web projects in one place, Star Tours Info joins the rest of the features here. Originally the data there was at StarToursInfo.com but I have decided it would be better if it was located here. Take a look for the most comprehensive guide to the Disneyland Star Tours attraction.
01/13/06: I've completed a long overdue update to the FAQ file. Also a link for Sailor Senshi Sanctuary has returned, hopefully it'll be back this summer.
01/08/06: The ads are now fully in place and everything seems to be running smoothly, I'll be updating the FAQ soon.
01/04/06: It took awhile but Built For Speed, my unofficial Stray Cats lyrics archive is now online and active. Please take a look because it was quite an undertaking to clean up and transcribe the lyrics. I created the archive because I was fed up with lyric sites that were filled with popups and spam.
You may also notice that now certain parts of ClassicPlastic.net contain a Google ads window. These ads are safe to be displayed on your computer and I hope they are unobtrusive. I decided to implement them to help to pay for hosting as I have visions of expanding the site over this year into the summer. Thanks again for visiting as ClassicPlastic.net enters the new year.
12/08/05: With 2005 winding to a close it's time for a few changes here. First off our data storage site, ClassicPlastic.info, has been relinquished - it will not be renewed for another year. Thereby from this date forward ClassicPlastic.info is not longer associated with us, ClassicPlastic.net.
StarToursInfo.com, a site I also maintain, will be folded into ClassicPlastic.net in Spring 2006. It was always my intention to move it here but now there is an official date. Additionally some other site features should come back online in the Spring and Summer of 2006. These include the Programs / Utilities section, a revamped Sailor Senshi Sanctuary, the Unofficial Stray Cats Lyrics Archive and so forth. Some of these new and/or returning features are ready to go, many are still in development. There are also a few additions I'm considering but have not be finalized.
09/24/05: Summer comes to a close and with that the hot temperatures do as well. That means I can get back to having weekly content updates at David's Video Game Insanity and more of them. Also means that the smaller parts of ClassicPlastic.net such as the Anime Archives can be updated more frequently.
I want to take a moment to mention another site I recently set up and got moving, StarToursInfo.com. It's basically the source for all information concerning the original Star Tours attraction at Disneyland.
That's about it for now, be sure to check back and thank you again for visiting ClassicPlastic.net and continuing to show huge support for this small site.
07/04/05: Well here we are, it's July and that means ClassicPlastic.net is now one year old. A lot has happened in this past year but the site has continued to grow and things will only get better from this point forward. There are a couple very exciting site features that are coming up later this year as well as continual updates to David's Video Game Insanity! If you've noticed, certain parts of the site have already begun these refinements. Also there will be some restructuring at DVGI later this summer to make navigation even easier as well as many additional features.
On a final note, as the temperature increases I will have less and less time to work on site features. The area where my computer terminals are simply gets way too hot for most of the day. In other words site features will continue to be worked on but only when it is cool enough, this may also delay e-mail replies.
Thank you again for visiting ClassicPlastic.net and continuing to show huge support for this small site.
05/07/05: Thank you everyone for understanding and listening to my requests concerning only uploading updates weekly and not direct linking to images and site features. With the changes made to the site to clean up the file system as well as the removal of the Sailor Senshi Sanctuary and streamlining of certain features, our bandwidth usage in April was back down to a hair over 185MB. I know lots of people were direct linking to the PlayStation 2 cleaning tutorial images but I'm going to change up their file names and locations periodically to prevent this and all images that were being linked to have been watermarked and their locations and names changed.
The weekly upload model is working out great, only giving the bandwidth a hit once a week when the uploads go out. Remember that I work on the site throughout the week but the updates aren't made available until the following weekend. Thank you again for visiting ClassicPlastic.net and helping keep it running smoothly.
04/02/05: About half way through March ClassicPlastic.net had its hosting suspended due to exceeding our bandwidth limit. Since I don't plan on increasing the monthly bandwidth plan until sometime this summer there are a number of changes going into effect. First the Programs / Utilities section will remain offline. Second the truncated Sailor Senshi Sanctuary has been removed. While there aren't any character pictures there I do have a large amount of scans and merchandise pictures that take a tremendous hit on bandwidth. Sailor Senshi Sanctuary is set to return, in all its former glory, when I increase my hosting model after this summer. Davy's Anime Archives has been redesigned from the back end to load more efficiently. There have also been a large number of changes to David's Video Game Insanity mostly concerning better origination of documents and removal of unused, old, or alternate images. However you won't see any differences, it's all technical junk on the back end. Lastly I may end up serving unobtrusive Google ads here on the main page to help bleed off hosting costs. Remember that I plan on restoring the now missing features once I beef up hosting but as things sit now the main parts of ClassicPlastic.net are as they have always been.
03/11/05: Traffic continues to be extremely heavy so I've disabled the Programs / Utilities section until further notice. If the usage rate doesn't begin (and continue) to drop then I'll have to remove the Sailor Senshi Sanctuary as well. Sometime this summer I'm going to beef up the server bandwidth but currently that simply is not an option.
02/23/05: It seems traffic has been pretty heavy as of late, both to David's Video Game Insanity as well as Sailor Senshi Sanctuary. Is this one of the few sites left that still has a working download of WS_FTP LE? It sure seems that way because the download from here has been pretty popular. If you have a site and use the program PLEASE download it and upload it to your webspace to help cut down on my bandwidth usage. Thanks for visiting ClassicPlastic.net!
11/11/04: The previously noted planned updates to David's Video Game Insanity have been completed. Now David's Video Game Insanity is finally at version 4.0 - please check the "News and Updates" page over at DVGI for more details.
The holidays are on the way and that means our annual game sales rush here at ClassicPlastic.net (formerly only David's Video Game Insanity!!) so be sure to go over to David's Video Game Insanity and check out the "For Sale" section to see what's at the DVGI Storefront. During this time offers are considered on EVERYTHING so look over what's for sale, pick out some items, and e-mail me with your requested price. I'm sure we can work something out.
11/04/04: My anime archives are now up, or at least they are for the most part. Additionally now I have an area for archived site news. After every fourth news update I will transfer all of them over to the archives.
The next update in the way of site restructure will take place over at David's Video Game Insanity, possibly sometime before the end of the year. It will have to do with the game archival pages, mainly making them easier to read and update as well as replacing some terribly out of date graphics.
09/08/04: The Frequently Asked Questions file is now up, finally. Now I just need to do the news archive and the Anime Archives.
08/23/04: The summer comes to an end this weekend as a number of my assistants for other parts of the site head back to school. The 3.0 graphical roll out is now complete including the final missing graphics here and a link button at the bottom of this page, if you want to link to ClassicPlastic.net please post the link button on your site.
07/30/04: Programs / Utilities section is now completely active, I'm working at getting the other features implemented as soon as possible.
2.0 graphical roll out is now complete. Navigation from the main
page is far cleaner and more efficient and now follows the style I
wished to create. The graphics took me quite a while to design
complete so no reusing them please. Everything but the sprites
after all, copyrighted works.
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