April Fools!

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April Fools! by shaunj66 at 10:39 PM (17,082 Views / 0 Likes) 216 replies

  1. shaunj66
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    [​IMG] April Fools!
    Did we getcha?
    [​IMG]
    April Fools!

    Did we get you? Yeah we did! NEITHER CNET NETWORKS NOR GAMESPOT HAVE BOUGHT OUT GBAtemp. It was an April Fools joke... Now take a deep breath and relax!

    We're not sell outs; we love GBAtemp just as much as you guys! We will never sell the site to a greedy corporation (with CNET and GameSpot being bottom of the barrel!!) and will never plaster the site in lame ads for crappy cars. It's just not going to happen. We stand by our zero-advert policy and will continue to!

    No staff have quit - it was all part of the prank! We started spreading the rumour about a possible sell out a few weeks to help make things a little more believable.

    Sorry to those of you that really fell for it (I'm looking at you, JPH)! We hope you all stay around and continue making GBAtemp the community that it is.

    Immunity will be given to those that went a bit overboard and started saying nasty things, so don't fret!

    Actually, the one place where we were telling the truth is how difficult it is to maintain a site like this. It is hard and expensive work. So we hope you perhaps now appreciate a little more the fact that we're just a small group of guys who maintain the site in our spare time. I'd also just like to thank our affiliates who you can see on the right side of the portal who pay out to keep GBAtemp hosted and running on a smooth dedicated server.

    So to wrap up - April Fools!

    PS. Oh, and the Testing Area is now open and the swear filter has been removed, so get back to being nuts!

    PPS. KiVan fell for it. We freakin' April Fool'd him! [​IMG]

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    Oh, you got me good. [​IMG] (Sarcasm)
     
  3. Salamantis

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    KiVan got OWNED!

    Also I KNEW IT!

    You cocksuckers
     
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    ihy guys ):
     
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    Member jgu1994 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Damage has already been done. Alot of people are going to leave or have left. You guy's shouldn't have done this.
     
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    I'm glad it isn't true
     
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    PHAIL omg xD

    I have been saying from the start.... TOLD YA
     
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    Nice, I read about KiVan leaving here (long url, so I tinyurl'd it)
    *LINK REMOVED*

    *Do NOT post links to browser hijacking rick rolls. -jumpman17
     
  9. Bosu

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    It is pretty easy to come back to a website after leaving.
     
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    It was kind of clear from the start, but I'll have to admit you got me the first few minutes after i read the announcement until i figured it was april 1st which made it too obvious for me from then on [​IMG]

    PS: How are you gonna deal with the unauthourized use of the Gamespot etc. images? I think ive read a mail here of a (real) cnet staff member who didnt sound too friendly on that topic ...
     
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    A surprising amount of people fell for it. [​IMG]
     
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    Wait...so I bought a car and a plasma TV for nothing? DOH
     
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    w00t who couldnt see this post coming [​IMG]
     
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    I laughed. I cried. I rickrolled.

    Let's hope the morons that left stay away.
    Also [​IMG] I really wanted the Testing Area to die in a fire.
     
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    Good job guys you got me there. No ne even suspected that GBAtemp wasnt taken over. [​IMG]

    A tip, once a joke goes too far you quit and stop trying to convince people.
     
  18. Twiffles

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    Shaun! Make it less obvious next time. >.>
     
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    Nice, can we finally get rid of that freaking annoying advert now..
     
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    Could you please remove all the cnet rubbish and adverts now please ?
    What a nightmare. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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