Evolution of our Site
a cold, rainy day in December of 1996, the website that would
one day become TurboGrafx-16.com came alive.
earliest incarnation of the TurboGrafx-16 website, known as
"TurboXP" was hosted on Yahoo! Geocities and focused
on the American TurboGrafx line of systems and games.
by site founder Justin J. Scott, TurboXP was to become his first
experience in web programming, and consisted only of basic text
links and a handfull of pictures. Justin would later go on to
create other gaming websites such as Atari 7800.com.
original website arose out of a collaboration between Justin
J. Scott and Scott Dawson Mills, who both shared a common interest
in Turbo gaming and saw the need to develop an "online
home" that would cater to the history and the excitement
of Turbo gaming.
second incarnation of this site launched in the spring of 1998.
A new graphic interface was incorporated and the website gained
a classic TurboGrafx motif, complete with neon orange over black
color scheme to simulate the original 1989 TurboGrafx packaging.
The website grew to include additional pictures and downloads.
Our little website was gaining in popularity and began to be
linked across the internet. The TurboXP website would remain
active for nearly six years, and was one of the only TurboGrafx
websites in existence in the years shortly after NEC abandoned
July 4, 2002 TurboGrafx-16.com was launched, replacing our old
website that had been performimng Yeoman's work since the middle
of the previous decade. The
new website was designed to include extensive game reviews,
game cheats and codes, along with a history overview of the
TurboGrafx systems. Since its debut in 2002, this website has
operated as a sister site to Atari7800.com.
as it is today was launched in December of 2004 after undergoing
an extensive refit of the entire site. Justin J. Scott and Scott
Dawson Mills reconnected, along with Emily Grace Detering, to
rethink "what should be" and assemble their vision
for "the ultimate TurboGrafx website."
end result was a complete rethink of the site's approach to
"entertain, inform and inspire" in a way that was
innovative and exciting, while remaining true to the spirit
of TurboGrafx. The idea was to create a website that "felt
as authentic as could be felt" or, in other words, to create
the website NEC would have created had TurboGrafx remained in
would they have done? What would the site be like? We believed
they would have created a clean, fresh site, filled with bright
imaged and informative content covering everything from cheats
to history to support. And that's exactly what we set out to
only goal : To augment the TurboGrafx gaming experience.
believe we have succeeded in accomplshing that. And the greatest
reward in the end is to see how many people truly enjoy our
website, and are encouraged to enjoy these wonderful games once
Justin, Scott & Emily Grace