What Is Digital Press?
In 1991 Digital Press began as a bi-monthly newsletter reaching out to classic videogame players and collectors. Shortly after the shocking discovery that "we were not alone", a team of experts was formed to create the Video Game Collectors Guide, a price and rarity guide akin to Beckett's for baseball card collectors, but with an encyclopedic, informative, sometimes entertaining slant on the games.
In 1997 Digital Press joined the world wide web and formed the Retrogaming Roundtable, one of classic gaming's busiest places to discuss classic gaming. The original site, including The Roundtable, continues to run and is a tremendous resource for information, documentation, and archives.
Between 1991 and 2004, Digital Press published several books as well as a videogame-themed dance music CD (performed by Tony Fox NYC), a ColecoVision game (Ms. Space Fury by Daniel Bienvenu), and over 60 editions of the originating fanzine. The paper fanzine is still produced, albeit infrequently, to this day.
In 2005 the retail store in Clifton, NJ opened, bringing together fans of classic gaming with fans of this week's releases. Since opening it has been used as the backdrop for a Capital One "What's In Your Wallet?" commercial, as a site for TruTV's "Impractical Jokers", and as a stage for James "The Angry Video Game Nerd" and the videogame tribute band "Descendants of Erdrick".
Today, the shop is home to monthly NAVA (North Atlantic Videogame Aficionados) meetings which are open to the general public, and can host private birthday parties or social gatherings. Contact us for details.
Meet The Staff
DP co-founder and store owner Joe Santulli has been playing videogames since they hit the home scene in the 1970's. Since then he's been hopelessly addicted. He claims to own just about every system - domestic and import - that there is, and well over 10,000 unique games. Time NOT spent playing videogames is dedicated to archiving or writing about videogames. When he's not doing that, he's thinking about archiving or writing about videogames. You may also find him at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, TX (he's a founder).
Married, proud mom of two girls, ages 10 and 8 who are avid videogamers. Joe’s sister and half-owner of his very first videogame system (Atari 2600). Michele worked 14 years in Corporate America, ending as Executive Assistant to the President of Global Scientific Affairs for a major NJ pharmaceutical company. She's also a die-hard Farmville player and resident “DP Mom”. Michele specializes in store aesthetics and special projects - for example, she was responsible for the renovation of DP’s internet gaming area/art gallery.
Addicted to Pokemon.
Believes that Kirby rules this universe.