OG is raising money to form a non profit community interest company enabling us to preserve more history than ever before!
Unfortunately, like most things in life this is going to cost money and we're asking for some help from the community. All users will be given donator status, along with early updates and depending on how much you help us with we'll try to chuck in some free merch!
This will cost us roughly $850 for two years including business address/phone number etc which is needed to register a business bank account within the UK.
You can help us by making a custom pledge, or by making a general pledge as it all helps us greatly. We're happy for a one time donators via Ko-Fi, Patreon asks monthly so please be aware. To prevent charge backs we're unable to accept Paypal at this time. Although once live this will be sorted too!
Damien/Demon is the tech guy behind ObscureGamers & Prototopia, If it breaks it's normally my fault so please send abuse my way if needed.
I'm dedicated to preservation on all levels, having managed to do many important preservation projects.
Below is a list of projects I've helped with/ran.
2015, Bought XboxModders.com and renamed it ObscureGamers.com in early 2016 when AssemblerGames.com went offline due to a breach of the servers security.
2016, released the first ever Wii RVT-R disc dumps without the use of Wii developer hardware. (Further sending the custom drive made by Credier to Bad_Ad to clone.)
2016, released the earliest known Crackdown builds for X360, along with a ton of Sonic builds for 360 getting noted on sites such as https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/Sonic_Unleashed for sharing a preview build with lost/removed levels.
2017, Released over 300GB of builds, including the first ever SEGA PICO Source Code seen online.
2018, Was donated an XBOX ONE Alpha Kit (Durango) by a former developer who drove 300 miles to deliver it in person. This system was later restored into fully working order and donated to a private museum.
Left ObscureGamers.com as owner and passed it onto MorphicSn0w, Due to issues we can't talk about the site was closed.
September 2018, Seeing things not going to plan with AssemblerGames.com me and Morphic decided to build Prototopia.net as a private forum for mature preservationists.
With the help of many months of work from GerbilSoft I released the first ever RVT-H Wii dumps.
Founded the ProjectXe XBOX 360 Alpha G5 kit restoration project, The goal being to restore the system into working order.
Opened Prototopia.net up to vetted members in late 2018.
Pending Project: 50TB Project, over 80 developer kits, thousands of discs to be dumped by myself and a major private collector. ETA unknown, but I intend to make a video of the project highlights.
Unable to disclose NDA'd Preservation project.
Relaunched ObscureGamers.com due to AssemblerGames.com closing and merged Prototopia.net into it.
In the mean time I randomly post site updates and continue to research stuff.
i post a review every so often. what else do you want?
I write reviews because I felt like I could after one day. I don't take requests, but I do polls so I don't get burnt out on what I should do next.
I have a lot of misspellings because I usually end to write in WordPad or the like that doesn't have a spellchecker, usually either because it is easier or because I don't need some program nagging me about some word that isn't in it's dictionary.
Do I have a set schedule? No. I do my reviews whenever I feel like I want to. Partly because if I did a set schedule I'd never know what to do next.
Why don't I take requests? Multiple reasons. Partly because I don't want to bother with rejecting because I don't have a game, partly because I don't want to have someone's request looming over my head, and partly because I just don't do them. I can't put it more bluntly than that.