WELCOME TO MY LOFT, RETRO GAMER!
My name is Andrew and I am the founder of Retrogamingloft.com.
It is such a pleasure to have you here!
I have been an avid gamer for more than 30 years. I reckon I have tried more than 5000 different games, ranging from arcade machines to personal computers and consoles.
I decided to build this website to help people reconnect with their youth, through the medium of games and consoles of yesteryear.
Fasten your memory belt, I am going to take you back to your heydays!
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I am a 41-year-old dad of three beautiful kids, aged 11, 8 and 3.
I have been married for nearly 15 years to a “holy” woman, who has always supported my incurable Peter Pan syndrome.
I hate growing old.
I compare my spirit and my energy to those of a teenager who has just got bought a new scooter.
Sadly, my ID card “friendzones” me on a daily-basis, but I have got a secret weapon to fight back the ageing process:
I have never stopped playing!
I am very much a family man and my favorite playmates are my children.
I showed them early the magical world of video games – with, obviously, special consideration for the classics- and I successfully turned them into gamers.
My eldest kid has already told me that one day he will write his retro gaming stories here on this very blog. Edit: that day was closer than I thought!
That is what I call “passing on a legacy”!
Outside of playing and writing about video games, I love… Playing again: playing chess, playing soccer (I was a promising central defender until I blew out my ankle), playing table tennis and playing my ocarina.
I also enjoy traveling: every time we visit a big city, we waste no time in looking for some retro gaming stores. 😛
THE REASON BEHIND RETROGAMINGLOFT
When we play retro games, it takes us right back to when we played them in the past.
By telling retro stories, I want to help people remember their carefree years and find a shelter for their nostalgia attacks.
Imagine this place as your parents’ loft: It is time to open up the chest and pull your old treasures out.
If you have any questions or if you want to share your retro memories, I encourage you to leave a comment below.
I will more than happy to read, discuss and help you out.
PASSING ON THE LEGACY
Retro gaming is more than just a hobby to me. When I play a video game from the past, it is like meeting an old friend who has accompanied me through the most important stages of my young life.
Although we have been away for some time, we have never stopped talking to each other and every time feels like the first time.
And this is the goal of Retrogamingloft.com: to get you to know my old friends!
I could never accept retro games being forgotten, it would also mean forgetting the carelessness and the zest for life of our heydays.
Every time one of my blog’s readers tells me I have made him feel young again and every time I bring a Generation Z guy closer to retro gaming, I feel like telling another story and sharing a new memory.
And so the legacy will live on…
Stay Young, Stay Retro,