What are your predictions for 2009?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by dice, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

    Former Staff
    Oct 26, 2002
    Check last years thread to see whether your predictions for the year '08 came true (quite a few of you were wrong! [​IMG])

    So what do you think will happen in 2009? Anything gaming/personal/news/celebs/gbatemp related? [​IMG]

    * Keep in mind not to go OTT, this aint EOF
  2. Galacta

    Galacta >:)

    Sep 27, 2008
    I will predict that Miley Cyrus will retire. XD
  3. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

    Former Staff
    Oct 26, 2002
    Close enough [​IMG]
  4. Noitora

    Noitora ::

    Aug 9, 2007
    I predict that I will do 5 more game translations.
  5. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    No new console announcements from Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony whatsoever.
  6. Banger

    Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

    Oct 31, 2007
    United States
    Close enough.
  7. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    DSi isn't new, its just a DS with an waffle iron attached to it.
  8. Banger

    Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

    Oct 31, 2007
    United States
    It also can no longer print money.
  9. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    Last years, ignoring the first few it seems that rayder was spot on with near enough all of them:
    I would however argue the ratio has not changed but got worse.

    Half and half.

    Serious ones seem to be OK.

    I have not spoken to her so unable to confirm anything.

    Others, same as RayorDragonFall.

    edit forgot mine.

    1) I will be arrested for intellectual property violations- not piracy related though.

    2) If they are foolish enough to release me on bail/similar I will find myself learning Russian by way of being there rather than a book.

    3) If not 1) then I will be arrested for making something I should not have (I have some plans on a nice sword).

    4) See 2) but read as if following on from 3)

    5) I will finally get a legit job.

    6) It will be 2007 still but I will post a proper release of the hacking docs (I assure you they are nearly done).

    7) I will finish the games I am yet to play from 2006 and before. Cycle will start over for 2007, 2008 and 2009 (it will be Winter before it happens).

    8) Enough game/TV/film series I like will have decent sequels to prevent me from finding the place of work of people responsible and headbutting then. *looks up those responsible for deus ex 3 ahead of time*

    9) If I have not left this town by then I will get frustrated with the idiots that reside here (pickpockets most likely, London and Liverpool trained me up too well) and 2) will occur.

    10) Nintendo will get wind of the GBAtemp meeting '09 and 2) will occur for multiple people, possibly after cheesy car chase worthy of the Italian job and the bourne films.

    11) One of the cats will kill someone.

    12) I will finally learn to code in a computer language like C (asm and autoit do not cut it for anything complex on modern machines).

    13) GBAtemp will have an attempted buyout.

    14) I will likely fall for the GBAtemp April fools, even if I am in on it.

    15) The search button will not longer be a best kept secret (I can dream).

    Enough of that for now.
  10. BiscuitCookie

    BiscuitCookie GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 8, 2008
    Netherlands, Gelderland
    A big mass of nintendo hardcore gamers will go for the xbox 360 or playstation 3, because the lack of good core games.
  11. Rock Raiyu

    Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    United States
    Walking the path of heaven
    I predict that the PSP will fail harder then it has any other year.
  12. Canonbeat234

    Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

    Sep 24, 2008
    Hmmm, I hate making predictions, they usually bullshit stuff coming out from their mouth and when it happens the person will go all like 'What the Fuck!?'

    I do have some CRAZY predictions for 2009

    - Your credit score is going to be the next currency. Paper money will still be there but not as powerful as before.
    - Movies of some remakes and video games are going to bombed hard!
    - The unemployment is going to skyrocket somewhere around spring time.
    - A tornado will finally hit NYC somewhere the Summer time due to the climate change.
    - People are going to boycott Lottery since none of them are winning.
    - A deadlier Black Friday will happen, people will use guns and knifes to get those 50-70% prices off bargains.
    - SEGA after releasing Sonic and the Black Knights finally decides to shut down their business. Reason; NO MORE HATE EMAIL ABOUT SONIC!

    There I have predicted mostly bullshit, happy now!?
  13. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Well, seeing as it hasn't failed yet, I'm going to say, maybe.
  14. Immortal Game

    Immortal Game GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 27, 2008
    United States
    I'm actually in the process of doing that myself.

    I predict... they're gonna find something controversial... in the ocean.

    I couldn't think of anything better. Kinda random.
  15. Sonicslasher

    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

    Dec 5, 2005
    United States
    Richmond, VA
    I predict that nothing will change drastically, and that mthrnite will return.
  16. RayorDragonFall

    RayorDragonFall I see you've played knifey-spoony before.

    Mar 15, 2003
    I predict that I'll know if I have any chance with women. -> Do not know yet, [​IMG].
    I'll get in a temporary relationship. -> No
    My ex will still bother me. -> 110% true.
    I'll have over 10000 points (lol @ lagman) -> I'm probably in red numbers now :\.
    One of my ears will get pierced twice. -> Yes, my right ear.
    And my hair will be shorter...and possibly... red. -> Nope lol, longer.
  17. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

    Aug 11, 2008
    United States
    Right behind you
    Nintendo will come out with a way to block modchips. GBATemp will crash from the 192,257 posts about this being the end of the world. One week later, a fix/workaround will be released for this that bypasses the block. Repeat numerous times.
  18. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    There will be another terrostic attack on a European country
    Messi will get the golden football award
    Manchester United will win the Champions League
    Another Fire Emblem for the DS will be announced (would be great!)
  19. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    I said Hilary for President...

    At least I got the party right lol
  20. Panzer Tacticer

    Panzer Tacticer veteran human

    Apr 13, 2008
    Right Here
    I predict I will have trouble buying anything major in 2009.

    Lets see.

    Major new computer upgrade, done.
    Major new computer monitor, done.
    Major new TV, done.
    Overhaul of son's computer, done.
    Download every wargame (I don't have) worth mention, done.
    Obtain 10 years worth of DS games, done.

    I don't call buying Tamiya models much to comment on. Any purchase under 100 bucks doesn't even get the radar to ping.
    And the last two books I need to read of loved series will be purchased before years end.

    Maybe I should go nuts buying anime sets I don't need (because I already have copies).

    It's going to feel weird not wanting to buy anything expensive for a while.

    Maybe I should get a PS3 for the hell of it. Beats getting a blueray player that doesn't play any games I suppose.