RetroDodo is the leading buyer’s guide for retro gaming enthusiasts. With over 10 years experience testing products and more than 50 million video views, Retro Dodo is widely known for digging up the best of the best retro gaming products. With new gear posted every week, Retro Dodo plans to become the ultimate place for those with a passion of collecting and hunting down the ultimate selection of gaming items.
Our team are passionate about retro gaming and have been playing games since the day they could breathe. The Retro Dodo team combined has played every console under the sun and have a genuine interest in collecting and playing all things nostalgic.
Retro Dodo was built to give retro gamers an insight into the latest and greatest retro gaming products with a side dish of advice for nostalgic collectors. We want Retro Dodo to become a modern hip hub for retro gamers and collectors.
To build a brand dedicated to helping retro gamers discover dope products.Brandon Saltalamacchia – Founder
We are an independent brand dedicated to showing off the world’s best retro products. We put video first and pride ourselves in creating high end, engaging content for a passionate community.
Our strategy is fairly simple, to enjoy reviewing products in-depth to give honest opinions on whether to buy the latest products or not.
We are constantly reviewing products behind the scenes, many that don’t even make it onto your screens, and with this continuous system comes years of experience, knowing what’s good and what’s not. We put products through a vigorous review system that enables us to give our community trustworthy opinions.
We work closely with brands behind the products in order to get exclusive early access for our consumers and to inform them what could be done to create even better products.
Between testings products we have a team that sieve through the web daily in order to give our readers and viewers the latest news about upcoming retro gaming products and collectibles.
Why Retro Dodo?
When creating Retro Dodo we wanted the brand name to be memorable and somewhat funny, because if you’ve seen some of content you’ll know that we don’t take things entirely seriously, and at times a little reckless, just like the Dodo.
The Dodo is a bird the went extinct in the 1600’s, and is no longer alive to this day, and because it matches the “nostalgic” feel of the brand and also rhymes with the word “retro” it was something we couldn’t pass on.
Just like retro consoles, they are no longer being made, and have a very Dodo like aura about them… we think?
Our content is some of the highest quality content you’ll find on any gaming website. We are not owned by a large media company, and do this purely out of passion so we take pride in taking our time with our content output.
We’re not forced to push out articles because our boss tells us, we create content on whatever we want when we want.
Our written content is managed by Seb Santabarbara who has years of experience writing for many media outlets and to this day he still prides himself in being a Nintendo enthusiast. He single handheldy manages what gets put on the website. Reviewing, testing, editing, you name it, if there’s a spelling mistake, he’ll find it. If facts are wrong, he won’t publish it.
Our video content is managed by Brandon Saltalamacchia, the man who built Retro Dodo with his own hands. He likes to put video first and that’s why we have over 230,000 YouTube subscribers and have video content far better than gaming websites with hundreds of employees. He looks after the brand in general and manages our video output too.
Overall our content gets reviewed many times over and we only publish content that fits with our mantra.