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What's your guy's history with Gametalk and what are you doing now? Share your experiences!
Posted: Posted July 29th, 2016 by ShadowFox08
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Oh lord I'm looking at the nostalgic icons while typing this already.. heh.

Anyway, the goal of this thread is to get to know each other and see everyone's history with the site.. Perhaps we'll recognize each other's familiar faces?

1. post how and when you discovered Gametalk (whether it was the Mike Pooler days, Daniel's GT, or Xhin's site..
2. What forums you went to, and how long were you here
3. What nic you originally used(if changed)
4. Why you left
5. What are you doing with your life now and if you're posting in GT still or not
6. Do you still play games? If so, what consoles do you own?

You don't have to post these in list format. Paragraph format is fine and you can answer how many of the questions you want!


*Mods sticky this thread please!

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As for me..

I came here in December 2001, and originally came under the nic called yosouf13, and and have been a regular ever since(outside some breaks). It's amazing that I've been here for 15 years! But also scary.

I accidentally discovered this site and it was the time before I even got a gamecube, but I was reading up info on smash bros melee. I wanted to see how Mewtwo was unlocked and how he played. The first forum I went to was the Smash Bros forum and I believe my first thread was asking what does Mewtwo's Shadowball do(or how it works). I remember GT was so freaking popular back then that we actually had TWO super smash bros forums(one smash bros, the other super smash brothers.. I liked the latter).

Anyway, I had a lot of fun back then. I met some great people and I mostly hung around the smash bros forum, and the Console Wars/GCN Vs Xbox Vs Playstation. I also went to Life Forum every now and then.

I still play games but nearly as much. I go weeks without them. I've only owned Nintendo consoles in my life, because I'm not that big of a gamer to care about owning multiple current gen consoles anyway and I have mostly what I need with Nintendo consoles. I'm also having more responsibiliteis as an adult now to of course. Right now I'm working in bio industry and thinking about studying for master soon. Not married yet, but pushing 30!

Posted July 29th, 2016 by ShadowFox08
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1. post how and when you discovered Gametalk (whether it was the Mike Pooler days, Daniel's GT, or Xhin's site..

Searching for a digivolution guide to Digimon World back in 2001.

2. What forums you went to, and how long were you here

Started in the Digimon World forum in 2001, branched out into Jedi Sith sometime later. Was active in Digimon World until the other regs stopped showing up, was active in Jedi Sith right up until it died off on this very site.

Branched out to various parts of the site when GTX0 launched.

3. What nic you originally used(if changed)

Moonraymon (bcus Digimon), then Moonray & Redack... Then on GTX0 exclusively Redack, then swapped back to Moonray.

4. Why you left

I didn't.

5. What are you doing with your life now and if you're posting in GT still or not

For work life: IT Support at a school with roughly 1200 students. Maintain the network, the servers, the computers, etc, etc, deal with any problems people have (forgot password, computer not working, printer not working, etc, etc, etc). It's a very varied job. Some days it can be as simple as just knocking a PC off and back on (yes) another day I might be urgently rebuilding a server that died, the next I might be installed new network switches and configuring the ports for VLANs, then I might trying to figure out how the heck the biometric catering system works while the company that installed it tries to be as secretive as possible so that we have to pay them to come out! It's a very varied job and you never really know what each day will hold which makes it more fun even if it can be stressful.

Personal Life: Saving up for a flat/apartment but never anything reasonably priced in the area because, well, rich people like to retire around here and it's a beautiful area. My main hobby is of course gaming so that's what I am up to a lot of the time, but I also read (not as much as I would like these days) or go for walks up one of the many hills in the area (because as noted it is a beautiful area).

GTX0 Life: Having stepped down as an Admin I'm just hanging around, replying to posts that interest me, making posts about stuff that interests me. Occasionally do a stream in Spectator Gaming, usually when Jo asks about a game and wants to see it but sometimes just because I feel like it.

6. Do you still play games? If so, what consoles do you own?

Yes, primarily on PC but I also own a "New 3DS XL", Xbone and a Wii U. I also have emulators for some of the older consoles so I can nostalgically replay games I loved when I was younger or catch up on games I missed (like the entire Gamecube library).

Posted July 29th, 2016 by Moonray
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I came here when I was 9 or 10. I was looking for help in Digimon world 3 and I found it. Hung out in pointless and depression a lot. The site went down and every once in a while I would check to see if it came back. Then one day it did.

I just shit post now out of boredom. Sometimes I post something meaningful when it's a topic I actually have interest in. But lately I've just been tossing out words on screen to see what kind of responses I get. (derp) more so no out of boredom as I have nothing to do.

At the moment I'm on summer break and in the fall I'll be finishing up my last year in University. I'm hoping to graduate this spring or late fall with my B.A. in History and will hopefully be studying abroad next fall in Europe or South America.

I currently play on the ps3 and ps vita.

I'm not active during the school sessions but I so check the site every few days.

Posted July 29th, 2016 by S.O.H.
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Found Mike's GT in like 1999, wanting to know how to unlock Ness or whatever in Super Smash Bros for the N64. Stuck around because the people were cool and talking to people from across the globe was a novelty. Over the years I became a reg of Sonic Heroes, Middle-earth, and Harry Potter, while jumping around between a few other forums. Modded DBZ: Budokai 2 (PS2) for a while, wrote some cringey fanfic that people liked. Still remember the day GT went down, thinking "Oh, it'll be back up later tonight". At that age, checking GT was one of the first things I'd do when getting up in the morning - so it was a pretty big deal that it never came back. Found Daniel's site randomly early on (don't remember how), and then migrated over to Xhin's with pretty much everyone else.

I think my nostalgic attachment to that site is long gone, though. It's not the reason I still post here; it's because I like the personalities I've gotten to know over the past so many years.

Nowadays I'm focused on my film course, primarily looking to get into sound design. Still play games (PC mostly), although nowhere near as much as I'd probably like to.

Posted July 29th, 2016 by Orion Nebula
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1. post how and when you discovered Gametalk (whether it was the Mike Pooler days, Daniel's GT, or Xhin's site..
2. What forums you went to, and how long were you here
3. What nic you originally used(if changed)
4. Why you left
5. What are you doing with your life now and if you're posting in GT still or not
6. Do you still play games? If so, what consoles do you own?

1. I don't remember. It was during my Freshman year.

2. Jedi Sith and RPG Chat, mainly.

3. I had many names but for RPG Chat it was Princess Cacila Elf and for Jedi Sith: Princess Padme/Nyatha Non.

4. I left to get my life back together and then came back in 2014. I don't post around GT as much as I'd like to anymore.

5. I'm a part-time student at my community college and I work part-time at the Bake Shop. Gaming isn't my main hobby since not a lot of games really interest me. Writing's my main hobby now since I'm trying to write my novel. Finding an agent is going to be tough. I don't want to settle for anything less (Like, just selling my book as an eBook), which is what writers tend to do nowadays. Like I said above, I post less because I have lost interest in GT (now that I have a dog, etc) but I check in to see how everybody is doing.

6. I still play games but not regularly. I'm actually trying to cut down on my console systems because I've been disappointed in a few games and don't want to waste anymore money. I currently own a Wii U and a PS4 and a Vita. May keep my "New" Nintendo 3DS but I'm thinking about it. I don't want my life centered around games. I want to be active (if I can be haha).

Posted July 29th, 2016 by Castrael
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*Mods sticky this thread please!


Done.

Posted July 29th, 2016 by chiefsonny
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1. mike pooler days for a brief time forever ago. A while later (2003 maybe?), I was hanging with friends on the GameFAQs Pokémon boards and someone was like "lol look at this dumb topic" and linked to something on GT. So I showed up to troll a bit, then decided to actually stick around. Became mod, was a regular until it died.

2. mainly Pokémon Gold/Silver, Crystal, and RBY, Smash Bros, and Animal Crossing: Wild World

3. this is the only real name I've used, aside from a couple joke names and "not logging in because I'm not home" variations. Also an impersonation or two from the early days :J

4. didn't; the site died so I hung around with some GT friends on our offsite hangout, eventually GTx0 appeared and we decided to check it out

5. my sacred duty is to maintain a base level of kawaii on this webspace

6. yeah, pretty much everything but an XB1 because I have zero desire to own one

Posted July 29th, 2016 by Pirate_Ninja
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1. post how and when you discovered Gametalk (whether it was the Mike Pooler days, Daniel's GT, or Xhin's site..

I discovered Gametalk (Mike's) back in 2003 with his Dragonball forum. I used to post fanfics of DBZ in that forum.

2. What forums you went to, and how long were you here

From 2003-2004 I was a reg at the Dragonball forum. I skipped Daniel's forum, and went straight from Gametalk to gtx0.

3. What nic you originally used(if changed)

SSJ Sephiroth and OWA.

4. Why you left

I was too busy playing online games to care about a forum.

5. What are you doing with your life now and if you're posting in GT still or not

Working.

6. Do you still play games? If so, what consoles do you own?

Wii and PC. Wii's softmodded.

Posted July 29th, 2016 by OWA, who loves OWA OWA, who loves
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Oh yeah.. I hung out in the crystal forums also.

Now I go to smash bros, ngcs, and world

Posted July 29th, 2016 by ShadowFox08
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1. Mike Pooler days, was looking for tips and exploits for Knights of the Old Republic and later SHenmue 2. Kept bringing me to GT so I got familiar with and fond of the place


2. I started int he KOTOR and Shenmue 2 boards before my fr iend who I invited to the boards convinced me to head to the Anime boards where I met someone I'll never forget and who I'll probably miss for the rest of my days. went to Pointless and started hanging out there got a solid group of friends, than eventually came ot Jedi Sith but left because of bullying until Dark Mistress (one of the mods at the time) posted in one of my threads in Pointless and talked me in to coming back. SPent several years mostly hanging in Jedi Sith and later made my way to the Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale boards which had a nice little close knit community of its own that I worked my way in to.


4. Because the site went down and Mike had pretty much abandoned it.


5. Part time Day Janitor at a grocery store


6. Xbox 360 and a decent gaming PC mainly.

Posted July 29th, 2016 by tnu
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