Posted: 15 September, 2010 in Uncategorized

Hey All,

Just letting you know that I’ve put up a new FAQs page, which will hopefully answer any questions you may have about this blog and its premise.  If after reading it you still have a burning question deep within your loins, drop me a line in the comments, or shoot an email over to:


Who knows, if you ask the same questions frequently enough, it may just make it to the FAQs page as well!

First write-up coming soon!





My name is Adam and I like to write about videogames.

On Wednesday the 8th of September, my videogames were stolen from me – 93 of them, in fact – along with my Wii and Xbox 360.  Oh, and I don’t have insurance (tip to all gamers: GET INSURANCE!).  The list of stolen games reads like a who’s who of current-gen titles.  Yes, unfortunately the thieves took a calm, considered approach when burgling my unit, taking only what they could offload relatively quickly for considerable sums of money.  That leaves me with only my retro games for comfort.

Retro City Ransom is about making the most of what I have.  I have old consoles and old videogames, and I have my words.  So what I am going to do – with your help – is play those old games and use those words to write about my experiences with them, in an effort to rebuild my videogame collection.  How can you help?  Well, if you like what you read even just a little bit (or even if you feel the slightest bit sorry for me), you can help by donating your spare change to my cause.  Or AU $5,000 should do the trick!  It’s up to you.

My goal is to review or write about a game in my collection at least once per week.  I hope you enjoy this experiment in crimefighting!