Welcome to oldgamer.co.uk! My name is Dorian and I run this new site. I’m in my mid-forties and currently own a PS4, an OG Xbox One and a gaming PC. I live in the North West of the United Kingdom, and make a living as a front end web developer.
If you’re a gamer who finds their play time tailing off because of other commitments, or even just fatigue or boredom, this is the site for you. As well as covering what is going wrong with gaming, my aim to broaden my horizons, and hopefully yours at the same time. I’m something of a serial hobbyist, who tends to try lots of different things out to varying degrees, rather than diving deep into a single subject. That should keep the articles coming for you guys and gals!
My first personal site was blitterandtwisted.com, which covered technology, gaming, culture and politics. While the site had its highlights – an interview with a mobile game developer, and a post that appeared to influence a bigger publication, it’s been close to death for years. A hosting environment problem decimated the traffic and SEO ranking, and after that it was hard to stay motivated to write for an audience of almost nobody.
With this site, it’s a fresh start with a new domain, look and feel (coming soon!), and a few tech improvements like HTTPS and a mobile-friendly design. Initially, it’s going to be me publishing articles. I’d very much appreciate comments and constructive feedback, but once the site had a clear identity and audience, my hope is that guest writers will want to get involved as well.