Matthew A Buxton is creating videogame and gaming related websites, literature and guides.
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Greetings potential Patreon backer! First of all thank you for even considering backing me, it's a big internet and there's a lot of great stuff on it. So why should you back me? Well, I've been making websites for nearly a decade now. My aim was always to make content that would help and educate people. My first site, Top-Windows-Tutorials.com, came about because I was encountering an awful lot of people who had spent good money on computer hardware but weren't getting anything near the full potential from their purchases. Anyway, that site's doing okay, not amazing, but certainly not too shabby, but it's not Top-Windows-Tutorials that I hope to get your backing for, it is my three gaming related sites.

I am a passionate fan of video and computer games. I believe they are culturally significant and worthy of the same attention and study as other forms of popular media, such as film and music. With that in mind I decided I'd like to write about games and gaming, but I didn't want to be just another blogger, let's player or reviewer. The internet already has lots of those. Instead, I have aimed to create content that is useful and unique about all aspects of gaming, but largely retro gaming. My current websites are:-

Play-Old-PC-Games.com - I started this site as I frequently found myself writing notes on how to get my favourite older PC games working again. This often involved a mixture of trial and error and tedious searching around the web on dozens of different sites for clues or for patches or updates to software the original publishers had often abandoned. Since its launch in 2012 it has grown into the most popular site in my network, as far as page views go anyway, with thousands of unique visitors daily. As often as I can, I'll find and install an older PC title and document what I had to do to get it working. I've also written replacement installers and simple patches to help users get otherwise incompatible software installed. This site is never finished, of course, since there are always more games to document.

VideogamePerfection.com - I take games as seriously as I take films or music, both when discussing them and when playing them. When I started to plan my new games room, there was plenty of information on what to buy to get the best picture and sound quality for my blu-ray player, but little good advice for my games consoles and my PC. I started this site to fill that niche and advise gaming enthusiasts all over the world how to best connect their systems for optimal picture and sound performance. Since then I've added dozens of guides and reviews and helped gamers around the world. I've consulted on Youtube videos and invested in innovative hardware projects and helped bring them to the market. Thanks to the help of a number of skilled engineers, I've been able to offer hardware repairs and modifications too.

VirtualDreamcast.com - This site came about in exactly the same way as Play-Old-PC-Games.com, while setting up and configuring Dreamcast emulators I noticed I was taking a large amount of notes. Thinking this information would be useful to other gamers I started the site and began transferring the contents of my Evernote notebook onto the web. The site is a work in progress but I hope to add much more content, including guides on transferring save games and content between PC and Dreamcast console and playing Dreamcast games in true widescreen.

Why I need your help - My sites are funded by advertising and through a small number of hardware and repair service sales. Things have got much more difficult since the rise of Ad-blockers and related technology. While I've tried to diversify, I will not compromise the sites reputation by engaging in some of the more nefarious monetisation models that are around these days. I will not take up schemes such as so-called "sponsored" posts where the sponsor is never declared, or promote downloads that come bundled with spyware that you cannot uninstall or opt-out of (yes, I've been offered money to do both of these things). I do not run my websites just for financial gain, but we all have to eat and pay the bills and the more income my sites generate, the more time I can spend working on them, the more money I can put back into them and the more money I can invest in other innovative retro-gaming products.


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Priority pre-ordering - If you want to pre-order new hardware from my store, I will bump any Patreon up to the top of the pre-order list as a special benefit for backing me. I appreciate this is really only for folks in Europe since we don't tend to ship to the states (RetroRGB has your back there).
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
Get your (old) game on! - Have you a particular old PC game you want me to look at? Just let me know and I'll make your request a priority.
Goals
$3 of $50 per month
While ever I have at least $50 income from Patreon I pledge to do my utmost to keep my sites running, even if I have to take on other work elsewhere. Even if I'm physically not able to add more content I will at the very least keep them live on the web in archived (static) format, but hey, hopefully it will never come to that!.
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Greetings potential Patreon backer! First of all thank you for even considering backing me, it's a big internet and there's a lot of great stuff on it. So why should you back me? Well, I've been making websites for nearly a decade now. My aim was always to make content that would help and educate people. My first site, Top-Windows-Tutorials.com, came about because I was encountering an awful lot of people who had spent good money on computer hardware but weren't getting anything near the full potential from their purchases. Anyway, that site's doing okay, not amazing, but certainly not too shabby, but it's not Top-Windows-Tutorials that I hope to get your backing for, it is my three gaming related sites.

I am a passionate fan of video and computer games. I believe they are culturally significant and worthy of the same attention and study as other forms of popular media, such as film and music. With that in mind I decided I'd like to write about games and gaming, but I didn't want to be just another blogger, let's player or reviewer. The internet already has lots of those. Instead, I have aimed to create content that is useful and unique about all aspects of gaming, but largely retro gaming. My current websites are:-

Play-Old-PC-Games.com - I started this site as I frequently found myself writing notes on how to get my favourite older PC games working again. This often involved a mixture of trial and error and tedious searching around the web on dozens of different sites for clues or for patches or updates to software the original publishers had often abandoned. Since its launch in 2012 it has grown into the most popular site in my network, as far as page views go anyway, with thousands of unique visitors daily. As often as I can, I'll find and install an older PC title and document what I had to do to get it working. I've also written replacement installers and simple patches to help users get otherwise incompatible software installed. This site is never finished, of course, since there are always more games to document.

VideogamePerfection.com - I take games as seriously as I take films or music, both when discussing them and when playing them. When I started to plan my new games room, there was plenty of information on what to buy to get the best picture and sound quality for my blu-ray player, but little good advice for my games consoles and my PC. I started this site to fill that niche and advise gaming enthusiasts all over the world how to best connect their systems for optimal picture and sound performance. Since then I've added dozens of guides and reviews and helped gamers around the world. I've consulted on Youtube videos and invested in innovative hardware projects and helped bring them to the market. Thanks to the help of a number of skilled engineers, I've been able to offer hardware repairs and modifications too.

VirtualDreamcast.com - This site came about in exactly the same way as Play-Old-PC-Games.com, while setting up and configuring Dreamcast emulators I noticed I was taking a large amount of notes. Thinking this information would be useful to other gamers I started the site and began transferring the contents of my Evernote notebook onto the web. The site is a work in progress but I hope to add much more content, including guides on transferring save games and content between PC and Dreamcast console and playing Dreamcast games in true widescreen.

Why I need your help - My sites are funded by advertising and through a small number of hardware and repair service sales. Things have got much more difficult since the rise of Ad-blockers and related technology. While I've tried to diversify, I will not compromise the sites reputation by engaging in some of the more nefarious monetisation models that are around these days. I will not take up schemes such as so-called "sponsored" posts where the sponsor is never declared, or promote downloads that come bundled with spyware that you cannot uninstall or opt-out of (yes, I've been offered money to do both of these things). I do not run my websites just for financial gain, but we all have to eat and pay the bills and the more income my sites generate, the more time I can spend working on them, the more money I can put back into them and the more money I can invest in other innovative retro-gaming products.


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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Priority pre-ordering - If you want to pre-order new hardware from my store, I will bump any Patreon up to the top of the pre-order list as a special benefit for backing me. I appreciate this is really only for folks in Europe since we don't tend to ship to the states (RetroRGB has your back there).
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
Get your (old) game on! - Have you a particular old PC game you want me to look at? Just let me know and I'll make your request a priority.