Happy New Year 2009

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by shaunj66, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. shaunj66
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    [​IMG] Happy New Year 2009
    From all the staff at GBAtemp
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    On behalf of all the staff at GBAtemp.net I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year! We hope 2009 will bring you and your friends and families lots of joy and prosperity.


    Well, that's a wrap! For most of us now, 2008 is over and done with... And what a GREAT year it's been for us at GBAtemp! The sites popularity continues to grow beyond our expectations, we have more active users than ever, and the site goes from strength to strength with new features and upgrades. We've seen some members and staff come and go (we'll miss you as an Admin, Thug!), but as always, new members and staff come along and join the ever-expanding GBAtemp community.

    Here's just some of the awesome things that happened in 2008 at GBAtemp, just in case you weren't around to see them happen!...
    • In January of '08 Costello finished work on, and introduced 2 new GBAtemp features: the Blogging Service and Image Upload service.
    • The much needed Site Index was created by shaunj66
    • 6 awesome new Tempcast episodes were recorded and released
    • Our planned April Fool's day prank managed to fool an amazingly large amount of members
    • The Top Rated releases feature was added
    • Datel announced that they were to begin using cheats from our database maintained by Narin
    • The GBAtemp Homebrew Bounty was created and with the help from our partners and affiliates we handed out a whopping $675 USD in prize money
    • GBAtemp hits the 100,000 topics mile stone! And we now have over 125,000 and climbing!
    • The dedicated GBAtemp IRC server was created with a whole new slew of channels followed
    • GBAtemp published the worlds first review of the Acekard 2i - the first DSi compatible flash kit
    • And last but not least (by any means!), in 2008 GBAtemp gave-away over $2300 USD in prizes... Yes, two-thousand! And that's a separate figure from the Homebrew Bounty! That's a hell of a lot of flash carts!
    With us just wrapping up our GBAtemp 'Tempmas', in which we held a mini-competition every day in December leading up to Christmas, we held a record number of competitions and give-away's last year! So a big thanks to all the members for taking part, and of course our affiliates and competition sponsors for helping us with the prizes.

    So a big cheer to every one of you for contributing towards making GBAtemp what it is today. We simply wouldn't be here without all our fantastic members.
    And let's not forget the staff that keep the place ticking over and our members happy. I'd personally like to thank all our current and former staff for all their efforts this year.

    So, THANK YOU! Here's to making 2009 at GBAtemp an even more successful and enjoyable year.

    ~ Happy New Year from me, shaunj66, and on behalf of all the GBAtemp Staff. [​IMG]
     


  2. JPdensetsu

    JPdensetsu GBAtemp Addict

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    2008 was still a good year! Thanks GBAtemp for giving away prizes and other stuff. You are still the best! Happy 2009 to everyone here [​IMG]
     
  3. funem

    funem Retro Powered..

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    out of nowhere....
    Happy New Year to you all......

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  4. Banger

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    w00t 2008 was great fun and great games and 2009 looks like an even better year especially when it comes to the wii w00t...


    2009 best year ever when it comes to gaming?!??! We shall see!!!
     
  5. superdude

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    it isn't new year were i am but happy new (temp) year also 2008 was when toni became a mod and sicence became a magazine staff member and also when i joined
     
  6. Noitora

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    I'm looking to this year's April Fools [​IMG]
     
  7. DeMoN

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    Happy New Year to you all! [​IMG]
     
  8. TrolleyDave

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    Happy new year guys! Thanks for all the hard work you put in last year. [​IMG]
     
  9. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

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    happy new year to everyone!
    thanks staff (and members too) for making 2008 a great year!
    i think i might be making a poem soon :3
    i
     
  10. Spikey

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    I've got a little under 6 hours to go for my new year. [​IMG] Hopefully with the coming new year I'll have more free time. The holidays are too much work! See ya around, tempers!
     
  11. ryukyus

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    Happy New year to everyone, just don't start the new year by getting drunk, and end with a record, Peace and go get laid LOL
     
  12. mercluke

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    happies everyone. hope you have a great new year [​IMG]
     
  13. darkangel5000

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    Happy new year, dear tempers =D
     
  14. Alastair

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    God nyttår! [​IMG]
     
  15. Minox

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    That made no sense if it was Swedish you were trying to write. It should be: "Gott nytt år!" which basically means "Happy new year!".

    And a happy new year to all of you [​IMG]
     
  16. D-Trogh

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  17. JPH

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    • jph posted over like 2000 news topics.
    happy new year i guess [​IMG]
     
  18. spleenandpie

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    5....4....3....2....1.....HAPPY NEW YEAR

    i posted this right when 2009 started
     
  19. bobrules

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    Happy new year. IS IT OVER 9000 yet.
     
  20. Mei-o

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    Happy New Year! I couldn't have followed DS game releases and the latest gaming news without GBATemp! I'll make sure I'll achieve No. 1 troll status this year!