GBAtemp Forums 5th Anniversary!

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by shaunj66, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    GBAtemp Forums 5th Anniversary!
    5 yrs of the best forum on the interwebs
    Put on your party hats because it's the 23rd October 2007! Yes, the GBAtemp Forums are today proudly celebrating our 5th Anniversary! That's right; it's been FIVE years since Alexander, KiVan and Omero first opened the doors of the GBAtemp hotel to the people of the internet. We can hardly believe it ourselves. We've come such a long way since the forums first opened five years ago, going through several skins, revisions, changes, modifications, improvements and more, but believe us; the best is YET to come.

    In these 5 years we have an amazing total of over 100,000 members, almost 850,000 single posts and almost 63,500 topics!

    We really do have some major improvements, ideas and more in store for GBAtemp through 2007 and beyond, so we hope you will join us in continuing to build and enjoy the best damn forum on the internet.

    We, the staff, would like to thank each and every single member of GBAtemp for contributing, all the GBA and DS enthusiasts out there for keeping our site alive, all the fantastically talented homebrew coders who continue to amaze us and of course the admins would like to personally thank each member on the GBAtemp staff roll, past and present, for doing a magnificent job of keeping the forums running smoothly!

    So join us in raising a cold stein of grog and declare a toast to GBAtemp's 5th birthday! The largest (and best) GBA and DS dedicated forums on the web! Cheers! [​IMG]


    But that's not all; to celebrate our 5th Year Anniversary we have a fantastic surprise for our members...


    The Official GBAtemp Online Store! Thanks to Cafepress we are able to offer our members and staff the chance to get their hands on official GBAtemp Merchandise! From t-shirts to bumper stickers, from mugs to postcards - you'll find quite a wide range of products and designs available. We've kept the prices low and all profits will pay towards site hosting and maintenance. More products will be added to the shop over time. We will even accept members own GBAtemp designs in the future!

    We will also very soon be offering the chance for members to get their own NAME or ALIAS printed DIRECTLY on the products! So if you'd like your name printed on a product you want to buy, send us an e-mail (more details further in) and let us know!

    Please read on in the dedicated GBAtemp Shop news topic for more information. Link below!

    [​IMG] GBAtemp Online Shop news topic

    What's THAT? You want more? You got it! Introducing...


    Get your GBAtemp fix on the GO with GBAtemp Mobile! Just point your mobile phone browser to and start browsing on a custom designed site by Costello for mobile phones (optimised for Opera Mini v3). The mobile site is currently read-only but posting abilities may be added in the near future so stay tuned!

    Read more about GBAtemp Mobile in its dedicated news thread - link below.

    [​IMG] GBAtemp Mobile news topic

    We also are introducing a new feature to the site today, a new Release Management Centre. This allows our members to post game release information you see on the portal for GBA, NDS and Wii games THEMSELVES. Pending moderator approval, your release information will be contributed and added to the portal! This is a brand new feature unique to GBAtemp to allow for more community driven updates and faster release information!

    Read more about the new Release Management Centre at the link below.

    [​IMG] GBAtemp Release Management Centre news topic

    Whoo! Ok we think that's it! [​IMG]

    Leave your comments on the Anniversary only in this thread, please leave comments related to the other 3 new features - the Shop, Mobile site and new Release Management Centre in their respective threads. CHEERS!

    [​IMG] GBAtemp Online Shop news topic
    [​IMG] GBAtemp Mobile news topic
    [​IMG] GBAtemp Release Management Centre news topic
  2. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

    pip Chief Editor
    Oct 24, 2002
    5 years of great, great times!
    GBAtemp has been a big part of my life for the last 5 years, the site and community has helped me out a lot, in good and bad times. It's good to know I can always talk to people here about anything, so much support from so many people. Theres no contrast like this in real life, for me anyway.
    The sheer amount of knowledge stored on these boards over these last 5 years is amazing, and it can only carry on growing, which I'm sure it will.
    I'd like to thank my good friends Shaun, Clem, Garf and speechles, all supervisors, board mods, magazine staff, podcast crew and irc staff for running and being a part of this great forum, which I like to think of as my second home. Most people just don't understand the sheer amount of work and time that goes on behind the scenes to keep the place as high quaity as it has become accustomed to.
    Of course I would also like to say thankyou to our founders, KiVan, Alexander and Omero, who's love and passion for gaming on the GBA spawned this place we all love so much. I miss you guys so much!!!
    I'd also like to thank all the members, without you all, this site would not exist. Remember it is you people who are the heart and soul of the site, and as such, the feel and reputation of the site is a direct reflection of you, the members who frequent here and post daily. You all deserve a pat on the back!
    I'd like to think we will make this topic again in 2012. At this moment in time I see no reason why that won't happen!

    Companion Cube has morphed into this fine cake for us all.. OMG..the CAKE!!!

    Enjoy the new shop people, I know I will! I'd also like to see some pics of people wearing or using their new gear!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] LONG LIVE GBATEMP!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Orc

    Orc ‎(ღ˘⌣˘ღ)

    Feb 10, 2006
    Hong Kong
    Companion Cube ;-; Make me cry
  4. jgu1994

    jgu1994 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 23, 2007
    United States
  5. VVoltz

    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

    Nov 6, 2002
    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I truly love this great community. Too bad I don't feel the same with its users.

  6. bobrules

    bobrules GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Apr 20, 2006
    Happy birthday! Viva La
  7. Shinji1989

    Shinji1989 Advanced Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    Gambia, The
    Happy Birthday and Cheers! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I'm looking forward to celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the GBAtemp Forums [​IMG]
  8. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Although I've only really bothered to take part in the forum in the last year or so, this has been a place that I've always visit everyday and in a way its part of my life.

    Happy birthday you sexy fiends.
  9. Gamer

    Gamer DS Gamer

    Oct 28, 2002
    Monterrey, México
    Happy Bday Gbatemp!

    Long live to a great community
  10. SynGamer

    SynGamer GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 19, 2006
    United States
    New York
    Wow...five years already? Awesome!
  11. greyhound

    greyhound GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 4, 2006
    happy birthday

    Great job maintaining the site and provided all these cool new features, you all rock
  12. fristi

    fristi GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 4, 2007
    happy bday!!!!!!

  13. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Sep 8, 2006
    Iran, Tehran.
    happy BDay.
    hope to never get banned and see the GBAtemp up ,healthy and HRTHy.

    Love you all guys.
  14. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Nov 19, 2002
    Its been a great five years, it doesn't feel like it TBH.
    Here is to at least five more [​IMG] [​IMG]
  15. xflash

    xflash Local Ninja

    Oct 21, 2004
    long live weighted companion cube and Gbatemp

    hipp hipp hrth. long live the greatest gaming community on the web

    edited: omg 2 days ago it was my 3rd year anniversary as a member of gbatemp
  16. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    lots of [​IMG], [​IMG], and [​IMG] to you all
  17. EarthBound

    EarthBound a/s/l?

    Aug 28, 2003
    United States
    Fort Worth,Texas
    Go GBAtemp whooo
  18. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 16, 2006
    happy birthday gbatemp. I wish all the gbatemp staff members luck and hope they are around for many years to come. I have really enjoyed my time on here and I hope it continues. Thanks for gbatemp
  19. Icarus

    Icarus fire walk with me

    Feb 3, 2006
    United States
    Big Appleu
    Happy Birthday GBATemp [​IMG]
    I love the shop btw !!!
  20. djgarf

    djgarf I Am A Raver

    Former Staff
    Oct 24, 2002
    England U.K.
    wot thug said pretty much goes for me too
    this is my second home and has been for 5 yrs
    we have seen some bad times but rode through it while other sites like this went under
    here's to 5 wicked yrs of gbatemp and hopefully we will still be here and kickin in another 5 yrs w00t