1. Opium

    OP Opium PogoShell it to me ™
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    A fond farewell to GBAtemp!
    Retirement & goodbyes
    I have been a member of this fantastic community for close to nine years and probably a staff member for eight of those. But the time has come to announce my retirement as a staff member.

    [​IMG]

    I’ve been with GBAtemp right from the beginning and seen it grow into the huge community it is today. Like a lot of you I remember the very early days of GBA flashcards – Flash Advance cards, PogoShell and Serial port flashers – then came the DS stuff like passme’s and eventually Slot-1 flashcards. The future holds a lot of promise with the excellent 3DS and whatever new console the big N is cooking up. The scene has come a long way, and GBAtemp has as well.

    The site has grown in the nine years I’ve been a member, and so have I. I’ve met a lot of fantastic people here and am immensely thankful to the members and other staff who have made this site into what it is today. But I’ve found that other things in life are taking up more and more attention and I don’t think I’d be able to continue to give GBAtemp the attention it deserves.

    I hope you have enjoyed my reviews, news and opinions over the years just as much as I’ve enjoyed serving the community. You’ll probably still see me around on GBAtemp from time to time - I won’t disappear off the face of the planet - but it will probably be less frequent.

    And finally, in the immortal words of the silliest retirement speech from an Australian Prime Minister I’ve ever heard, ‘I’ve gotta zip!’
     
  2. drewmerc

    drewmerc GBAtemp Regular
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  3. SamAsh07

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict
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    No!! Don't go... [​IMG]
     
  4. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Official Imp: Am imp
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    We'll miss you!
     
  5. KingdomBlade

    KingdomBlade Blade v3+ (I R SHMEXY)
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    Why is everyone leaving? [​IMG]

    Bye.

    ;_;
     
  6. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST
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    Farewell and hope to sometimes see you again!
     
  7. The Composer

    The Composer GBAtemp Regular
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    You were one of my inspirations in hopes of becoming a good journalist.

    Thanks for all those reviews and news you brought us! GBATemp shall remember your name for ages to come.
     
  8. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor
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    Fare well and hopefully you'll still enjoy GBAtemp like before even after retiring [​IMG]


    -Qtis
     
  9. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer
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    I suppose all that remains is to say may you see your present and future efforts bring rewards (journalism as I recall).
     
  10. R2DJ

    R2DJ GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    I remember you publishing the DSTT review and thanks to you and your review, you have helped me get into the flash card scene. I won't forget the day I got my first flashcart, the DSTT, and was able to play the games that I really, really wanted to play (before I got the pirate's syndrome)

    Goodbye and all the best!
     
  11. rockstar99

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    Thanks for everything you did.
    Loved your DSONEi VS iTouch 2

    and yeah lol thaks for changing my name [​IMG]
     
  12. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally
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    Goodbye, thanks for all of your help in the Reviewing Scene...
     
  13. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!
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    Everybody's leaving! There's not many active people left from 2002 now.

    We'll miss you! [​IMG]
     
  14. King Zargo

    King Zargo I'm a Star
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    Rehab is for Quitters!
     
  15. AlanJohn

    AlanJohn くたばれ
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    Aww I leiked you so much [​IMG]
    But you still have staffpowers, right [​IMG]
     
  16. Zorua

    Zorua Newbie

    Why are so many staffers leaving all of a sudden? [​IMG]
    I don't know you guys personally, but it's sad to see a staffer go. [​IMG]
     
  17. haflore

    haflore aeternaliter fluxa
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  18. manaphy4ever

    manaphy4ever GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Goodbye and thanks for everything gbatemp will miss such a great person and hope you enjoy your retirements [​IMG]
     
  19. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!
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    Goodbye, brave soldier.

    *salutes*
     
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