Revive Today is currently a small site, supporting a small niche in the market to provide information for older consoles. Most people will have disposed of these consoles, with a select few continuing their existence. As a result, this website has relatively small traffic. This allows us to use low cost hosting to keep this site up and running, with minimal financial impact.
However, the hacks and plugins used for every console are normally built by volunteer teams and individuals, who gain little to no income from their development efforts. These hacks enable us to utilise our consoles to their full potential, when the vendor has limited it such. With this, we ask that if you enjoyed a particular guide that you donate to the developer themselves, to say thank you for their hard work.
Individual and teams of homebrew developers are the sole reason why the homebrew community still exists for each console. Their hard work to bring out applications and modifications, allow us all to squeeze the true experience out of our great machines limited by their companies. Many of these developers create such wonders to show off their skills and support the community. Donations to these people shows them their efforts are not lost, and inspire them to keep updating their applications.
Often developers will use and release their plugins and homebrew to GitHub. GitHub has started a sponsorship scheme, to let you contribute to their efforts. Where possible, please use these feature to attribute the developers that work on the projects you use. They may also use Patreon too, such as the multi-platform emulation tool RetroArch.
Due to issues relating to tax in the country of origin, we are not accepting donation payments at this time.
However, here are other ways you can help with the site.
We’re notoriously bad for picking up on the latest news several months late. If you have seen some exciting news regarding the consoles or retro goodies that we track, please let us know via the contact us form!
Please note that while we appreciate the discussions on Disqus, they unfortunately don’t work well as a way of notifying us. The contact form is the best way to let us know.
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If you especially love our site, you can setup regular contributions by clicking on your rewards icon in the address bar, and clicking on ‘Monthly contribution’.
Discord Server Boosting
We are in the process of making a counterpart Discord server, in place of a traditional forum. It’s still early days at the day of writing, but we’re slowly gaining traction in the community space. You can help support us by boosting our server, but otherwise spreading the word of the Discord server and joining in the discussions will be just as beneficial to us and helps get the word out.
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Link to us
A simple link back whenever we are mentioned goes a long way. If you ever refer to a guide, an article or a snippet of detail, please include a link back to our website!