1. Newgrounds is the original – and still the largest – Flash portal on the web.
I started this site on July 6, 1995, originally hosting it on the free web space provided by my local ISP. As a teenager with a thirst for blood and violence, my original web games were point and click gorefests such as Club a Seal and Assassin. They look pretty tame by modern standards, but they were very "edgy and cool" a decade ago and inspired a lot of hate mail.
I eventually started using Flash in 1998 and the site turned into a huge showcase of my Flash work. I was getting a lot of traffic, so on-line buddies started sending me their work to showcase in front of the existing audience. This...