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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
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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!


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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 Pokmon 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 Pokmon 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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1. post how and when you discovered Gametalk

Was looking for some Budokai 3 cheats, google directed me to gametalk. This was all late 2005-early 2006.

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

Quickly found out about the KH2 forum and hung around there for the next two years. Migrated to the Brawl forum until GT died.

Made some really good friends with the users of KH2. (Javo, Kuza, KHMaster00000, Arxeza etc..) and still talk to them every once in awhile on facebook.

Made some really good friends with users of the Brawl forum (Hindenburg, Speed Bike Pro, Pirate_Ninja, MSS etc..) and still talk to some of them every single day for the last 8 years.

3. What nic you originally used(if changed)

I saw a picture of an eagle beside my parents desk and just put a 0 after it, so my name became eagle0.

4. Why you left

GT LEFT ME.

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

When I started GT I was still an 8th grader and hadn't yet entered High School.

Now I'm a graduate student and one year away from my second degree.

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

Everyday!

PC
PS4
Wii U
PS3
Wii
Vita
3DS
PS2
Gamecube
Sega Genesis
N64
Gameboy Advance SP
Gameboy Color



Posted July 29th, 2016 by Kyon
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1) June 2006, though I'm 90% sure I found a forum in a Google Search a year or so before that and passed it by. I'm pretty sure I discovered it in a Google Search, though not sure how. Just stumbled upon it really.

2, 3, 4) Good god - what forums..I started on Pokemon/Pokemon Games/Depression as Weird Occurance, Articuno Lover, and Mew Ruler. Later made my way over to depression as Yuki Eiri, Naruto Next Hokage, and several other names I doubt anyone remembers. I was around frequently enough through 2008 or 2009. I think my activity here slowed down a ton in 2010 thanks to a relationship I was in and the start of college.

5) I graduated college in 2014 with a Computer Science & Philosophy double major. I moved out of my parents' house a month later (they were moving to another state and I didn't want to go, so I got my own place :D) I went through several short-time jobs before getting my current position. I now work in NYC in a technology/finance position. Between that, my social life, my relationship, video games, and trying to make sure I don't lose too much sleep, I don't really find much time to get on here anymore, though I do occasionally lurk and post. I've been on and off the Nostalgia, Life, Pokemon, and Health forums.

6) Of course I still game :D The boyfriend and I just bought a new gaming laptop three months ago just for it. I'm also still very much into Pokemon - so I got my 3DS, of course. I still have all my old consoles and I tend to rotate them out pretty frequently - GameCube, N64, Super Nintendo, PS1, Xbox 360.

Posted August 1st, 2016 by Weird Occurance
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1) I think I found it when I used Google or Yahoo to look for help with some video game. I can't remember which one it was, though. Anyway, this was way back when Mike was still running it. I think it was 1998 or 1999?

2) I mostly stuck to the Axem Forum and the Dragon Warrior III forum. Might have visited a few others, though I don't remember.

3) Axem Great Water.
EDIT: I think I used QWERTYUIOASD, or something, for a few months, before finding the Axem Forum.

4) The site went down.

5) Getting my Accounting degree. I mostly just hang out in the Axem Forum, and see if anyone posts anything.

6) Not as much as I used to. I spend most of my time reading. Aside from that, I usually just play my old Gameboy Color, SNES, and PS2 games, though I have a few Xbox 360 games, and some stuff from Steam.

Edited August 13th, 2016 by Axem Great Water
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1. Remember very vaguely going into a gamestop as a kid and asking where I could go to get help with games like tips/guides etc. Some employee told me about the site and the rest is history. This site is the reason I am who I am and why I am where I am in life atm. Crazy to think like that!

2. Mostly a pointless scrub though I did the rpgchat for a bit too. Followed my friends to other subs like stranger and others I don't remember but pointless was my home. Joined I want to say like early 2000s- '03 maybe? that sounds about right.

3. Only ones I remember are AngelofSapphire and Tohru-HondaChan or something. Lol I had a bunch though.

4. GT Left me one day and just like that it was a wrap

5. Graduated college, moved across the country and now a full time employee in an office desk job. Living the dream..../sarcasm and no I don't post on GT. Or I guess I do, wait.

6. I play a lot of games but nothing ever sticks like it did before. Games just aren't the same quality or maybe I just realized I've changed. I dunno, maybe a bit of both...



Edited October 11th, 2017 by AngelofSapphire
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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..

It was around 2000-2001 when I first found out about GT. I was probably searching for Pokemon Advice back then. Maybe Smash.

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

I posted a little in Silver/Gold/Crystal, migrated to Paper Mario where I met a good bit of friends. Axem craze started there before becoming its own forum. I used to go to the Console Wars forum a bit, but I was really young and a typical Nintendo fanboy who was triggered by the relentlessness of ?huh?, so I didn't last long.

3. What nic you originally used(if changed)

I guess jjkk or AND'J.. AXEM_METAL quickly became my official tag after a few nonsensical ones

4. Why you left

I guess I grew bored. *shrug* I was a teenager with typical teenager desires and experiences for a minute.

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

PM Assistant for a construction company. I rarely go out anywhere or see older friends, so it's a weird point in life where I actually feel old. I post whenever something catches my eye and isn't political. I've decides to lurk those and judge silently instead.

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

Overwatch is the new bae. Other than that, I just play whatever I come across. Own all current gen plus PC, 3DS. I mostly play on PC.

Posted December 9th, 2016 by Axem Metal
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Check my thread in pointless please. I can bring you back good memories that you had in the melee forum, shafowwalked08.

Posted January 21st, 2017 by Weid memory
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I originally found gametalk back on June 16, 2003 on a google search for Mario party 5. I was interested in finding out which mini games that were going to be in the game and how to play them. Of course it was too early then for anyone to know, but I stumbled upon this site and found it to be a nice place to chat on. I then migrated to the melee forum and realized I was way behind in the game on unlocking stages and trophies, so I worked really hard on those, and within a year I unlocked everything. I still play smash bros to this day (on the wiiu and 3ds) and was way into brawl back in 2008 when it came out and I even suggested that they play brawl's music at my high acchool's prom that year. And just like you shadowfoz08, I am a Nintendo fanboy and only own those consoles and handhelds.


Shadowfox08 and chain chomp, can you please respond to my thread in pointless calling for your attention?

Posted January 21st, 2017 by weid man
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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..

It was probably around 2000.

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

I was there for a few years. I used to Mod the Breath of Fire 3 forum. I frequented pointless a lot too I believe as well as rpg and some others. I was the guy that came up with the trick of using the ascii code to be able to post as anybody. It caused a great mess and the admins actually had to restrict the allowed characters in a name. You might not remember me.. but there's a good chance you remember that fiasco.

3. What nic you originally used(if changed)

I believe it was either this or Syko2300 I don't believe I ever used my nic that became my default goto: Vember.

4. Why you left

Grew bored like others and moved on.

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

I haven't been posting no.. this is my first in probably over a decade. I am currently in a rough situation in life trying to navigate my way through.

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

I own no consoles at the moment but I do play some pc games.

Posted January 31st, 2017 by Sykotic Oroh
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I now sell women's shoes.

Posted February 27th, 2017 by Threnody
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