It get's a bit stressful when you see websites that after a year are superstars. They are filled with thousands of users online and every second. It's been 4 years and more now that I've had the pleasure being the owner of 1Emulation. My final goal for this site is for 1Emulation to be one day as exactly as I have described. I can't imagine how many hours of hard mind power I've put into 1Emulation. Many stressful days that could make you laugh or even punch a hole in the wall.
I was discussing how 1Emulation could possibly expand in the future with Gryph today. Maybe change the name perhaps? Right now were stuck with emulation, but is emulation really still a popular subject on the internet? Honestly, I don't think so. The flame has been put out ever since the last neogeo game was released to the emulation community. Sure, there is the Nintendo DS releases and Game Boy Advance releases, but they were nothing like the neogeo releases or even CPS2. I could remember the anticipation to emulate games like Marvel Vs. Capcom on Final Burn Alpha. Sure we all own these games or systems , but this is what makes emulation so exciting.
I guess it could be since we all came from an arcade background (or most of the veterans of 1Emulation), but it's really a shame. More and more arcades today are going out of business. Sure, there is emulation on the PSP, Nintendo DS, and XBOX, but the excitement is still not what it used to be. Could the PS2 scene bring it back to life? Yes, I believe it could. Did the Dreamcast scene bring it back to life? For 3 months.
So what do we do with a name like 1Emulation? Cover gaming and emulation? We are doing exactly that. However, can we expand to the likeliness of other extremely popular gaming sites? That's for you to decide.