The Vita Lounge passes 5000 posts on the website. Bring on the next 5000!
It’s a very proud day for me today. A little over three years ago (after buying my PSVita) I founded this very website. It baffled me that there was very little media coverage for a system that was less than five months old, so I thought I would blog about it.
That was the plan anyway, but very quickly this juggernaut morphed into something with thoughts and ambitions of its own – evolving into the creation that you see before you. Along the way it has attracted the talents of many different writers, fans, and enthusiasts who not only shared my vision, but could also execute it far better than I ever could have dreamed. All of these people contributed to the very impressive figure of 5000 website posts, and I thank them.
This figure is a measure of how much Vita news there actually is (or has been) out there, and obviously also includes our collection of over 350 Vita game reviews. Whilst we have a tremendous amount of respect for many other Vita enthusiast sites and avenues (you know who you are!) we do believe that we have the largest and best collection of pure Vita content you can find on the internet. We do this for you – the passionate and dedicated PSVita owner – so that you can access the information that is out there!
Along the way we began the first Vita-only podcast, The Vita Cast, which is almost at 100 episodes. We have also begun the first Vita Magazine, which has so far had six issues and is also available in print form (should you want it). Kyle and myself are even starting to look at video content as we look to improve our coverage that way. We weren’t the first Vita site of course, and we won’t be the last, but we have always been on the lookout to deliver new and more convenient ways to bring you Vita news.
This wouldn’t be possible without my awesome team, and I have been lucky enough to have had more than 40 people writing for the site in some capacity over the last few years. Whether you have made one post, or over a thousand, you have really made this come alive. I also want to thank the developers and publishers. Your support, belief and advice as well as your time is so important and valued. We live to serve the Vita and to give exposure to your games, and whether they are reviewed positively or negatively we want to make sure the audience knows about them. Not enough sites care enough to cover them, but we do. If there is anything we can do to help, please get in touch!
Obviously none of this is possible without you either; the Vita owner craving the news. Whether you visited once, frequently, regularly, or this is your first time, I thank you. It is for you that we do this and collectively pool together to make these posts each month. None of this matters without an audience, and even if it was just one person that visited, we would make the effort – we are in this for the long haul!
So what’s next? Obviously there have been many others desperate to hammer nails into the Vita’s coffin; but neither these, nor recent reaffirmations that there is no “AAA” support from SCE, are going to deter us from our mission – to spread the news that is there. There the better part of 200 games inbound still, and whilst the bulk of these may be classified as indies, RPGs or other niche games, there is plenty to get excited for and our backlogs grow weekly.
Everything has a shelf life – even games – but we think that there is a little bit of life left in the system yet. Thanks again for your support and belief, and here’s to the next 5000 posts!