Our highly trained team of writers spend hours upon hours scouting for the latest news and testing new products in order to give you the best, and most accurate content possible.
Retro Dodo is an independant website built by content creators with years of experience in the niche. Retro Dodo is for those who are passionate about retro games. We do this out of pure enjoyment and have even left our full time jobs to pursue our dream of creating a modern, hip hub for retro gamers to enjoy.
Keeping hundreds of thousands of retro gamers engaged and informed is no easy task, so we had to recruit the finest content creators in the niche.– Brandon Saltalamacchia (Founder)
We want to build a brand that makes retro gaming inclusive, and to do that we as a team pride ourselves in testing and reviewing many products that release in the retro gaming space to create content for you to consume.
Our Editorial Team
Sebastian Santabarbara – Head Of Written Content
Seb Santabarbara has been obsessed with all things Nintendo since he first received the legendary N64 on Christmas Day 1996. Since then, he has gone on to own every Nintendo console released and is of the firm opinion that Ocarina Of Time is the greatest game ever.
He loves couch-coop gaming and can often be found playing on his Nintendo Switch in sunny locations while travelling the world in his converted camper van.
After a successful career in Music Performance and Music Production, Seb decided to give everything up in a bid to follow his passion of writing and embarked on an adventure to find a self-sustainable and more eco-friendly lifestyle. He currently travels full time and writes for Retro Dodo full time as head of written content.
After completing his first full-length fantasy novel on the road, he turned his hand to documenting his love of gaming and joined the Retro Dodo team as a writer. He has a strong love of early SEGA and Playstation games and is constantly on the lookout for interesting new Handheld Gaming designs and concepts.
Jason Brown – Freelance Editor
Jason Brown who lives in the UK – has had a lifelong interest in video games, which all started when he discovered Space Invaders in the early 80s.
The first game he ever completed was Wonder Boy in Monster Land on the Sega Master System – which remains one of his proudest gaming achievements.
Jason is a passionate writer – and has been writing about gaming since the late 90s. He currently runs pop culture blog called midlifegamergeek.com, which he updates on a daily basis (and has written more than 700 articles on the blog alone!).
He now writes for Retro Dodo regularly by sharing his opinions and experiences on some of the best topics in the retro gaming space.
Outside of video games, Jason is a keen tabletop gamer, film buff and comic book fan.!
Our Video Team
Brandon Saltalamacchia – Founder & Video Presenter
Brandon Saltalamacchia is the founder of Retro Dodo, he created it out of pure passion for retro handhelds and collecting nostalgic products.
Brandon started creating content in 2008 for his personal technology based YouTube channel, eventually Brandon’s content took him to a video producer role for start-ups and eventually the largest publishing company in the UK.
After creating blogs while working full-time he finally made the leap to become self employed, and eventually started Retro Dodo as a business in order to sustain a living doing something he loves. He now manages the brand as a whole and is our presenter for all of our video content.
Over the years Brandon has over 12 years experience creating content for a wide number of social media channels and has helped businesses around the world grow millions of followers. In Brandon’s spare time he enjoys playing Gameboy games and collecting Pokemon cards.
Our Web Development Team
Brett Saltalamacchia – Webmaster
Brett Saltalamacchia is an SEO consultant and webmaster based in the UK and has looked after Retro Dodo’s website for a number of years now. Brett focuses on maintaining a clean and easy user experience for all of our readers.
From the second you click on our article to the moment you are consumed by one of our videos, Brett has crafted every step along the way.
Not only that he make sure the site works as it should, without any crashes or hiccups. Brett also helps us with our SEO, making our content available to you as soon as you start typing into Google.
Brett has over 8 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest online businesses, and has helped us drive more qualified, incremental website traffic in hopes it helps you learn and be entertained.