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Who We Are | What We Do | Site History | Statistics

Who We Are
Gaming Target is dedicated to providing the best and most personal views of the gaming world that we can. We are gamers first and foremost with real lives and opinions that stretch across the country and across all gaming lines. We're a bunch of teens, twentysomethings, college kids and honest-to-god adults who love to write about the games we play.

Our articles are regularly syndicated on UGO.com and we have been featured in the Spin section of Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine.

In our eight years of operation we've seen three console generations and a countless number of games but we don't have any desire to stop now.
What We Do
We update every Monday through Friday between 12 and 8 PM. This includes a healthy mix of reviews, previews and features. News reports and cheats are also filed throughout the day. Every game is evaluated on it's own merits and every writer is encouraged to put their own personality into everything they write.

Gaming Target covers every major platform of the last 30 years including the Atari 2600, NES, Master System, Genesis, Super NES, Sega CD, 32X, Saturn, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC, Game Gear, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and the N-Gage. If it's a video game and someone on our staff is interested in it, you'll see it on Gaming Target.

Basically, We Aim To Game.
Site History
Gaming Target was founded by Matt Swider and when it launched on February 17, 1999, the site was Nintendo-based and focused solely on the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color. On September 9, 1999, the same day as the system's North American launch, we began covering the Dreamcast. That was also the day the GamingTarget.com domain went live.

Various redesigns and servers outages would plague the site in 2000 and in early 2001 we went offline to undergo a complete revamp. The new Gaming Target relaunched on May 15, 2001 and the site has been in continuous operation ever since. An expansion came with this new design as sections were added for the PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance and GameCube. A section devoted to the Xbox would open in October during the run-up to that console's November launch.

In September 2002, Gaming Target was redesigned again and became an affiliate of UGO. Matt Swider took a more administrative role in the day-to-day operation of the site and John Scalzo was elevated to the position of Managing Editor, a position he stills hold to this day.

In late 2004, the site underwent a fourth redesign, which it currently uses, and opened sections covering the Nintendo DS and Playstation Portable. In May 2005, just before E3, Gaming Target went "next-gen" as sections for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii were added. Coverage of PC games and Nokia's N-Gage were also added at this time.

Finally, the Retro channel was opened in June 2006, providing coverage of "retired" console, handheld and PC games.
Statistics (As of 6/26/07)
Category# of Entries
Platforms26
Games 4,434
Reviews 1,649
Franchises 1,039
Publishers/Developers 720

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