Happy New Year 2009 From all the staff at GBAtemp 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.