Your first memory of GR / GRcade?

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:15 am

Another early Gamesradar memory is of someone coming out to their family. (Who I think it turned out were very supportive of them doing so.)

They're over there, by their theremin.
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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Knoyleo » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:19 am

Joined the old school GR forums back in Feb of 2005, but spent most of my time in the gaming section rather than off topic. Not long after that I signed up to PoopGang, where I think I probably spent most of my forum time after that.

I do remember signing up to the ONM forum back when that launched in 2006, making about 50 posts a day for a week, and then barely returning at all. :lol:

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Qikz » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:26 am

Pedz wrote:I made my first post on Gamesradar way back when (I don't know when exactly) and was welcomed by Eighthours and he complimented me on my grammar and then with my second post he decided that my grammar was in fact not very good and he took back his compliment.


:lol: :lol:

I remember joining GR after getting banned from LLC after arguing with Rex again and I knew Dala posted over on GR so I thought I'd hop on over. I joined on the exact same day as the great Falsey and Captain Kil and had a spiderman avatar, this was before I started learning Japanese so I hadn't corrupted myself by that point. Best thing about Me, Kil and Falsey is we'd then go on to spend a good few years playing CSS and other games together nearly every night, we're all the same age and our birthdays are within days of each other. :toot:

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Drumstick » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:33 pm

Pedz wrote:I made my first post on Gamesradar way back when (I don't know when exactly) and was welcomed by Eighthours and he complimented me on my grammar and then with my second post he decided that my grammar was in fact not very good and he took back his compliment.

:lol:

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by Vermilion » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:29 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Pedz wrote:I made my first post on Gamesradar way back when (I don't know when exactly) and was welcomed by Eighthours and he complimented me on my grammar and then with my second post he decided that my grammar was in fact not very good and he took back his compliment.

:lol:


Grammer iz the super import'ant

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Pedz » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:33 pm

Eighthours was a Super Grammer Nazi way back when. Probably while he was writing his book.

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by Denster » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:08 pm

Protype said "Piss off, noob!" to me.

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I remember being quite affronted until I realised it was a meme. Of course I had to learn what a meme was as well.

I gravitated towards the old GR from a Cube-Europe website. It had reviews and items of interest on all things Gamecube related. I lurked for a while and then discovered Off topic.
Beginning of January 2003 was when I started lurking.

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Denster » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:11 pm

Drumstick wrote:I joined in Feb 2004 to chat about NGC Magazine's now legendary I'm the Best competition. I was subsequently bestowed with the moniker F-Zero Wonder Boy due to my time trialling prowess.

What is especially cool is that, at one point or another, I've ended up meeting almost all of the ITB/Skill Club crew and they've all been sound people.

Sadly there's very few of us left on here now.



You know it was ten years last month since we met for a pint in London. :shock: :shock:

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Green Gecko » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:47 pm

Zilnad wrote:I think I originally signed up to Gamesradar when I was 14 to mouth off about how Resident Evil 4 was going to be GameCube exclusive.

I then saved up all my pocket money and bought a GameCube, Resident Evil 4 and REmake. Happy days.

How did you feel when it was ported to PS2?

The GC version was vastly superior though.

(No I mean it really was, the lighting effects in particular took a hit on PS2)

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by Green Gecko » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:49 pm

Qikz wrote:
Pedz wrote:I made my first post on Gamesradar way back when (I don't know when exactly) and was welcomed by Eighthours and he complimented me on my grammar and then with my second post he decided that my grammar was in fact not very good and he took back his compliment.


:lol: :lol:

I remember joining GR after getting banned from LLC after arguing with Rex again and I knew Dala posted over on GR so I thought I'd hop on over. I joined on the exact same day as the great Falsey and Captain Kil and had a spiderman avatar, this was before I started learning Japanese so I hadn't corrupted myself by that point. Best thing about Me, Kil and Falsey is we'd then go on to spend a good few years playing CSS and other games together nearly every night, we're all the same age and our birthdays are within days of each other. :toot:

You know what I think I even remember the spiderman avatar.

And that double take from Eighthours is hilarious. :lol:

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Drumstick » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:47 pm

Denster wrote:
Drumstick wrote:I joined in Feb 2004 to chat about NGC Magazine's now legendary I'm the Best competition. I was subsequently bestowed with the moniker F-Zero Wonder Boy due to my time trialling prowess.

What is especially cool is that, at one point or another, I've ended up meeting almost all of the ITB/Skill Club crew and they've all been sound people.

Sadly there's very few of us left on here now.

You know it was ten years last month since we met for a pint in London. :shock: :shock:

For real?

strawberry float, doesn't seem that long ago. Who else was there? Noes, Gianni, Bunni... sure there was one more.

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by RichardUK » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:37 pm

It was 2015 when SONM linked up with this forum, everyone was nice and found out that lot of people on here also liked Lego, flag news was welcomed after being banned by the oppressive regime of SONM along with other threads I enjoyed

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Zilnad » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:40 pm

Green Gecko wrote:
Zilnad wrote:I think I originally signed up to Gamesradar when I was 14 to mouth off about how Resident Evil 4 was going to be GameCube exclusive.

I then saved up all my pocket money and bought a GameCube, Resident Evil 4 and REmake. Happy days.

How did you feel when it was ported to PS2?

The GC version was vastly superior though.

(No I mean it really was, the lighting effects in particular took a hit on PS2)


I basked in the glory of my superior GameCube. And probably argued a lot with kids at school who thought the PS2 was more powerful.

I don't miss being a teenager actually. :lol:

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Green Gecko » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:46 pm

I'm pretty sure I once carved into a school table, "Sony is evil, Ninty rule, tick if you agree" so yeah, that tells you about as much as you need to know about my borderline psychopathic Nintendo fanboyism aged 12. I might leave that one out when I appeal to them to get a tour of the Kyoto HQ sometime next autumn.

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Dual » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:03 pm

Who remembers Playsona in the wake of gameradars demise? I know Pedz and buffalo do.

What happened to jdforge?

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Green Gecko » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:08 pm

I remember it. To be honest, it's odd thinking of it as technically a competitor. As well as PressStartOnline.

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by Mafro » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:34 pm

Dual wrote:Who remembers Playsona in the wake of gameradars demise? I know Pedz and buffalo do.

What happened to jdforge?

Pedz relentlessly plugging Playsona in every thread :lol:

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Vermilion » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:44 pm

RichardUK wrote:flag news was welcomed


Flag news is important news.

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:05 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Denster wrote:
Drumstick wrote:I joined in Feb 2004 to chat about NGC Magazine's now legendary I'm the Best competition. I was subsequently bestowed with the moniker F-Zero Wonder Boy due to my time trialling prowess.

What is especially cool is that, at one point or another, I've ended up meeting almost all of the ITB/Skill Club crew and they've all been sound people.

Sadly there's very few of us left on here now.

You know it was ten years last month since we met for a pint in London. :shock: :shock:

For real?

strawberry float, doesn't seem that long ago. Who else was there? Noes, Gianni, Bunni... sure there was one more.


Funnily enough I was reminiscing the other day about how it has been something like almost 10 or 11 years since the first Glasgow meet up, in which we drunkenly phoned both Denster and Bunni after another forumite bought a round of shots for the table. I don’t even know who had their numbers. That was...it didn’t end well.

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PostRe: Your first memory of GR / GRcade?
by Prototype » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:06 pm

Dual wrote:What happened to jdforge?


If memory serves, that was invincible.

He used to get really wound up in console sales threads.

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