10 years on gamespot

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#1 Posted by Isual (429 posts) -

thanks gamespot for being the first gamesite (other than gamefaqs) than I frequented.

here's to another 10.

do I get a tag or an emblem ?

#2 Edited by The_Last_Ride (70712 posts) -

Nope, emblems are dead. I have been here for 9 years, i didn't get anything special

#3 Posted by Kats_RK (2079 posts) -

Unfortunately you don't get anything.

#4 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70712 posts) -

you could do a blog about it though

#5 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

Over 11 for me. Although emblems are gone, I wouldn't say you get "nothing". You got 10 years of glorious news, videos, reviews, and forums. Yay.

*confetti*

#6 Posted by Randolph (10470 posts) -

I've been an active poster in this forum since late 2001. Only active posters who have been here longer are Pedro and Shame-us. We should at least get a T-shirt or something, geez. :)

#7 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

@Randolph said:

I've been an active poster in this forum since late 2001. Only active posters who have been here longer are Pedro and Shame-us. We should at least get a T-shirt or something, geez. :)

You've just got to one-up me, doncha Randy???

:P

#8 Edited by Randolph (10470 posts) -

@ZZoMBiE13 said:

@Randolph said:

I've been an active poster in this forum since late 2001. Only active posters who have been here longer are Pedro and Shame-us. We should at least get a T-shirt or something, geez. :)

You've just got to one-up me, doncha Randy???

:P

I felt compelled to do so, yes. ;)

It wounded me that our registration dates no longer show on our profiles. (unless I've missed something) I always thought it was kind of neat to be one of only a few left on the site with May 2002 on their profiles. (it ignored any time we spent on the ZDnet boards sadly, that date is the time when the Lithium forums went up)

#9 Edited by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

@Randolph said:

@ZZoMBiE13 said:

@Randolph said:

I've been an active poster in this forum since late 2001. Only active posters who have been here longer are Pedro and Shame-us. We should at least get a T-shirt or something, geez. :)

You've just got to one-up me, doncha Randy???

:P

I felt compelled to do so, yes. ;)

It wounded me that our registration dates no longer show on our profiles. (unless I've missed something) I always thought it was kind of neat to be one of only a few left on the site with May 2002 on their profiles. (it ignored any time we spent on the ZDnet boards sadly, that date is the time when the Lithium forums went up)

It shows the date on mine.

#10 Edited by Randolph (10470 posts) -

@ZZoMBiE13 said:

@Randolph said:

I felt compelled to do so, yes. ;)

It wounded me that our registration dates no longer show on our profiles. (unless I've missed something) I always thought it was kind of neat to be one of only a few left on the site with May 2002 on their profiles. (it ignored any time we spent on the ZDnet boards sadly, that date is the time when the Lithium forums went up)

It shows the date on mine.

Well slap my ass and call me Susie. That's green, baby. They likely added that in a while ago now. Ever since they did away with our collection pages and replaced them with those god-awful stacks I haven't had much reason to actually go to my own profile.

#11 Posted by Korubi (299 posts) -

Whoa what's up guys, does anyone remember me?

#13 Posted by Korubi (299 posts) -

This forum used to be called "General Games Discussion" I think

#14 Edited by Randolph (10470 posts) -

@Korubi said:

Whoa what's up guys, does anyone remember me?

I remember your name. Nothing specific, though. Wow, your post count got slaughtered.

#15 Posted by c_rakestraw (14606 posts) -
@Korubi said:

Whoa what's up guys, does anyone remember me?

You were in the Community Contributions Union, yeah? Shame that place didn't make it over. Lot of great stuff there.

#16 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

@Korubi said:

Whoa what's up guys, does anyone remember me?

Of course I do! How's it going? I hope all is well. :)

#17 Edited by Randolph (10470 posts) -

I keep wondering if we could ever get Moses_The_Red, StegoKing, Minda_Cubed, Mark_Smith, D-mon DRV, Ashur, Frizzy_Fresh, MonkeyProfessor, and ssfreitas back in here one day. Then we'd really have a lively forum. EvilTaru popped in for one brief post the other day, but he's a full time gaf warrior now. N3MO has also not come over to the new place, I think she was tiffed about the Virtual Underground being deleted in this move to the new forums.

#18 Posted by Korubi (299 posts) -

@c_rakestraw, Yeah man! That's like, how I learned to write. Were all UCB's destroyed or something?

@Randolph Heh, good eye, I actually requested to get it deleted a while back...I don't even remember why lol. I think I had 25 or 30k, somewhere around there.

@ZZoMBiE13 Good man, I'm onto bigger and better things. You still drawing away over there?

#19 Posted by Randolph (10470 posts) -

@Korubi said:

@Randolph Heh, good eye, I actually requested to get it deleted a while back...I don't even remember why lol. I think I had 25 or 30k, somewhere around there.

So did I, back when Frizzy got his reset in like, 2005. I asked an admin to do the same for me. My real post count is likely around 40k.

#20 Edited by Korubi (299 posts) -

@Randolph Now that you mention it, I think I got the idea from Frizzy too. I think I was into the idea of having a really high level but no posts, haha. My level's basically chump stuff now.

I was still talking to Frizzy every once in a while on AIM up until a few years ago. EvilTaru, Frizzy, Phreak64, all those dudes are legendary.

#21 Edited by Korubi (299 posts) -

This redesign looks great though. @Randolph weren't you a mod at some point? Any of the original mods still around? You and Shame-us look like normal old users now.

#22 Edited by Randolph (10470 posts) -

@Korubi said:

This redesign looks great though. @Randolph weren't you a mod at some point? Any of the original mods still around? You and Shame-us look like normal old users now.

I haven't been a forums moderator for Gamespot since mid-2004 dude. ;)

Shame-us didn't seem to really dig the mod thing, he moved on from that pretty quick from what I remember. None of us who were mods back in 2001/2002 are still actively helping moderate now, even AnonymousBroccoli and ChronoSquall just plain stopped posting at GS.

Pat Mifflin is still around, but has yet to show himself on these new boards, though I chalk that up as much to FF14: ARR as anything else. (same for JustPlainLucas) MikeMurray is around here somewhere too though, thought I spotted him the other day.

#23 Posted by c_rakestraw (14606 posts) -
@Korubi said:

@c_rakestraw, Yeah man! That's like, how I learned to write. Were all UCB's destroyed or something?

Likewise! Don't know where I'd be without it.

Yes, unfortunately. The staff decided to cut those features from the site. They're bringing certain union boards over, but no word on when that's supposed to happen. UCBs were excluded from that, though.

#24 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

@Korubi said:

@ZZoMBiE13 Good man, I'm onto bigger and better things. You still drawing away over there?

Good to hear man. And nice to see you!

And to answer your question... not really. I did some work for a card game a couple of years ago but to my knowledge it never was actually released. Some T-shirt designs, nothing big or all that interesting. Since then I've kinda just quit messing with too much art other than an occasional doodle. But thanks for asking. :)

#25 Posted by Bgrngod (5733 posts) -

My joined date says June 15th 2002, but I've been around a lot longer than that. They did a join date reset after doing some kind of website merge that "updated" the join dates for a lot of users. I think I had 2 or 3 years shaved off. Can't remember.

Not sure how much I'll use it now that I'm looking at a Giant Bomb clone for the lists (stacks are ew). The site content has been average quality for a long time, but I continued to use it since it was only a click away from the lists feature I used daily.

#26 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -

Been here since videogames.com .

#27 Posted by Randolph (10470 posts) -

@Bgrngod said:

My joined date says June 15th 2002, but I've been around a lot longer than that. They did a join date reset after doing some kind of website merge that "updated" the join dates for a lot of users. I think I had 2 or 3 years shaved off. Can't remember.

Not sure how much I'll use it now that I'm looking at a Giant Bomb clone for the lists (stacks are ew). The site content has been average quality for a long time, but I continued to use it since it was only a click away from the lists feature I used daily.

Any time you had your account before the Lithium forums and the Gamespot "Complete" feature premiered in May 2002 is not accounted for, unfortunately.

#28 Posted by fatee (297 posts) -

I used to come here exclusively for game patches... times have changed.

#29 Edited by Pedro (21037 posts) -

@Randolph said:

I've been an active poster in this forum since late 2001. Only active posters who have been here longer are Pedro and Shame-us. We should at least get a T-shirt or something, geez. :)

Damn, now I can't pretend to be a teenager anymore. :(

#30 Edited by Randolph (10470 posts) -

@Pedro said:

@Randolph said:

I've been an active poster in this forum since late 2001. Only active posters who have been here longer are Pedro and Shame-us. We should at least get a T-shirt or something, geez. :)

Damn, now I can't pretend to be a teenager anymore. :(

We are old farts. We'll be in adult diapers complaining about how games aren't as good as they used to be one of these days. Oh, and Mike Murray (KIng9999) seems to have popped back up, he's also my senior on here by a few years and is as old as the dirt.

#31 Posted by Pedro (21037 posts) -

@Randolph said:

We are old farts. We'll be in adult diapers complaining about how games aren't as good as they used to be one of these days. Oh, and Mike Murray (KIng9999) seems to have popped back up, he's also my senior on here by a few years and is as old as the dirt.

You can be the old diaper wearing grumpy fart I can be the fully functional mature one. :D

#32 Edited by Randolph (10470 posts) -

@Pedro said:

@Randolph said:

We are old farts. We'll be in adult diapers complaining about how games aren't as good as they used to be one of these days. Oh, and Mike Murray (KIng9999) seems to have popped back up, he's also my senior on here by a few years and is as old as the dirt.

You can be the old diaper wearing grumpy fart I can be the fully functional mature one. :D

I've had to learn the hard way recently that we ALL become diaper wearing grumpy old farts if we live long enough. ;)

#33 Edited by loafofgame (476 posts) -

Ah! Where did I end up? The air is so thick and ancient... I hear strange analogue beeps. I see giant cases with tiny windows. I smell frustration and cynicism. This is where the dawn of video games took place. I'm not sure if I want to stay or run... I feel like I shouldn't be here.

#34 Edited by Pedro (21037 posts) -

@Randolph said:

I've had to learn the hard way recently that we ALL become diaper wearing grumpy old farts if we live long enough. ;)

I will use stems cells as my cheat code until it ruins my body. LOL

#35 Posted by Randolph (10470 posts) -

@Pedro said:

@Randolph said:

I've had to learn the hard way recently that we ALL become diaper wearing grumpy old farts if we live long enough. ;)

I will you stems cells as my cheat code until it ruins my body. LOL

Yeah, I'm hoping they hurry up and do that before I get too far along. What good is living forever if I'm stuck as a sixty year old with a bad back? Hopefully we get magical Kojima style NANOMACHINES too.