It is with great honor and humble appreciation that I write this blog post officially acknowledging Armchair Arcade's 10th anniversary. That's right, Armchair Arcade was founded way back in September 2003, an eon in Internet time. Little did we know when we founded it back then that we'd still be going strong 10 years later, and looking forward to another great decade ahead. Since Armchair Arcade's founding, our team members have created well over a dozen major books, a documentary film, and countless thousands of feature articles, blog posts, forum posts, editorials, games, podcasts, and videos. Of course, team members and friends have come and gone in those 10 years, and we've even had a few births along the way, but the more things have changed, the nicer it's been that Armchair Arcade itself has stayed right where you'd expect to find it.
While Armchair Arcade's original Website lasted for a few years and is still accessible (although the database is presently borked, so there's only this partially accessible archive version), this present 2.0 version of the site, dubbed "Neo," has lasted us for most of our existence. Of course, we always look to do better, so just like there was a transition to our 2.0 site, we are now looking forward to transitioning to a new 3.0 version of the site. While the 2.0 and 1.0 sites will remain active (but soon dormant) for the foreseeable future, the new 3.0 site will allow us to bring you more new content than ever thanks to its less demanding back-end maintenance requirements. The new platform will also be extremely adaptable, just as much at home on your smartphone or connected console as it will be on your computer's Web browser. We think you'll love the upgrade.
Beyond the upcoming 3.0 "reboot," we're also presently in discussions for some interesting new developments and partnerships directly involving the Armchair Arcade team. I can't go into specifics yet, but one such project has us going back in a way to Armchair Arcade's roots. And speaking of roots, our present tagline, seen under our current logo, Videogames and Computers, will be changed to Videogames - Computers - Technology to better reflect both the diversity of our interests and experience, and also the changing landscape. In turn, Chronicling the Complete History of Videogames and Computers, will be changed to Chronicling the Complete History of Videogames, Computers, and Technology. Both of those changes will better align Armchair Arcade's mission with the industry's future, whatever that may bring. Certainly the past decade has seen a ton of mostly unexpected changes and there's no reason to think this will stop.
So, in closing, to all of our friends, past and present, thank you for making the past 10 years great. On behalf of myself and the rest of the team who will be making the transition to the 3.0 site within the next few months, we welcome everyone to join us for what we expect to be another fantastic decade. We wouldn't be doing it without you!
Hard to believe. I haven't been here right from the beginning, but it is exciting to see Armchair Arcade reach 10 whole years of providing genuine thoughts on gaming. Here is to another 10 years!
Been here ever since the start - can't believe it has been 10 years already. Well like they say "Time flies when you're having fun"! I hope AA will be around at least 10 years more!
Congrats! I have been a member a while also! Great site. Thanks to all of the crew here.
Ten years in internet time is an accomplishment. :)
I've been kicking around since the early days. Doesn't feel like 10 years. Very well done to all.
Ten years? amazing. Heres to the next ten.