Thanks to Twitter's unique ability to instantly broadcast a message and share information worldwide instantly, it has not only become mainstream, but absolutely essential for anyone looking to network with those of like minds, broadcast a message, cultivate a following, or generally participate in communication. Whether in personal use among friends or promotional use toward a fan base, Twitter is an indispensable tool of the modern era.
Of course, millions of people on the planet have still yet to form a Twitter account – even many professional athletes, Hollywood movie stars, and other celebrities who would instantly command a sizable follower count. However, among the hobbyist niche that is the retro gaming community (that is, those who enjoy older, classic video games), one account has recently emerged that serves as cause for much rejoicing.
Paul Potvin: Longtime gamer, collector, and writer. He is perhaps best-known, currently, for penning a weekly column at 1MoreCastle.com called The Fair Shake, in which he plays an old video game and gives his honest opinion of it, complete with screenshots and other commentary. He will also occasionally acquire another old gaming console, then publicly solicit suggestions as to what to play on it. One of his greatest works was Top 10 Overlooked Movie Licenses, a feature that includes 10 Photoshop mash-ups of classic movies onto retro game box art. And, finally, he can be followed on Twitter @PotvinPaul.
Even non-gamers should consider following him, since he is a very polite, down-to-earth, humble, insightful individual. Whether Potvin sticks with Twitter is ultimately up to him; but, at the very least, fellow appreciators of vintage video games can be glad he is giving it a chance.
Eric Bailey blogs at NintendoLegend.com, where he is reviewing every American-released NES video game. He also serves as Editor-In-Chief of retro gaming features site 1MoreCastle.com, and can be followed on Twitter @Nintendo_Legend.