Disintegreat is a couple of people posting extraordinarily fun-loving thoughts about games and entertainment from all eras. For fun and excitement!
What We Cover
- Retro games – We’re not quite sure how to define the term ‘retro.’ Time is meaningless after all. Typically retro means from the era in which we grew up. This is obviously going to be different for different people. For us this is from the mid-80s to the late-90s. But anything more than a few years old can be considered retro in a world where time is accelerated by the instant worldwide communication of the internet and therefore meaningless. Modern remakes of retro games also qualify so any attempt to define retro is going to be kind of a mess. So by saying ‘retro’ we take it that you know what we mean.
- Modern, retro-inspired games – There is a lot of this out there these days, mainly in the indie scene. Which is where we feel many of the truly interesting games are coming from nowadays. Axiom Verge and Shovel Knight are great examples of the best of this. But every now and then a big huge game comes out that has delightful throwbacks to its retro roots. Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild are fantastic examples of this.
- Software emulation – We love emulation and the emulators that do the emulation, especially now that there are so many talented developers that take the time, often as volunteers, to make them great. We are believers in game preservation and recognize that emulation is half of the preservation effort. It’s what lets people experience and learn about games that would otherwise be lost to time after all.
- Hardware emulation – Everything from the bizarre Famiclones of the past to the modern, high-end devices made by companies like Analogue, to the official retro consoles like the NES Classic Edition. Hardware emulation is fun and interesting, especially when it’s done well.
- Game preservation and history – This kind of goes with the previous two. As stated above, we are big fans of game preservation and appreciate the communities and organizations out there who dedicate themselves to preserving and making lost or otherwise unattainable games available to the general public. Games deserve to have recorded history and preservation makes this possible.
- Homebrew – No matter what system it is, you are sure to find a dedicated homebrew community around it. And every now and then, it will develop something truly remarkable that surpasses the best of what was created for those systems at the time. We are here for it.
- Fan games – Fan-made games have been around for ages. Many developers get started by making fan games the way writers do by writing fan fiction. Sometimes, fan games even get picked up as official releases, or get re-skinned and become something remarkable all their own.
- Gaming in general – Because we just like games and want to talk about them. We are a small operation and might not be able to keep up with all the latest top-tier game stuff, but when the really good things float to the surface, we will definitely cover it.
- Entertainment – We don’t just like video games around here (and yes we realize video games are also ‘entertainment’ but whatever, other sites do this so why not us, huh?). Every now and then there is a movie, TV show, comic, toy, gadget, book, or album that is just so good we can’t contain ourselves and have to spew our excitement onto the screen and into your brain via your eyeballs. It sounds nasty but hear us out.
How We Cover It
- News – we curate news from all the best sources all over the web and from our very own brains so that you can have a one stop shop for the most interesting game news right here. Know of a cool game you’d like to tell us about? Give us a shout and let us know.
- Reviews – we have a lot to say about the things we like and our reviews section is where you’ll see all of our very nice commentary on the media we consume.
- Features – in-depth, long-form articles about topics we feel passionate enough about to write in-depth, long-form articles for. These could be history lessons, deep dives, listicles, etc.
- Opinion – for those rare times when we have a particularly strong opinion on something and want to state that opinion, damn the consequences.
- Blog – this is where we talk about random things, ourselves, or the site itself. Site updates, personal updates, or just random things that don’t belong anywhere else on the site.
For general inquiries or to give us a tip about a cool game you would like us to talk about, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below.