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Nostalgia Flashback - Remember these Gaming Sites?


#1 jrutz   An OG CAG since the Early Aughts CAGiversary!   1576 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2004 - 03:03 PM

I was just thinking of how I used to spend my day, perusing through Fernando's SaturnWorld (which got bought out by IGN) or Dave Z's Sega Saturn Page (which I think is still up, just not updated anymore).

And what the heck was IGN before it was IGN?

Remember NextGeneration.com, which became DailyRadar.com, which became victim to cyberspace?

I just noticed VoodooExtreme.com is now gone by the wayside, purchased by IGN as well. This is what made me think about starting this thread in the first place. I forget who used to run that site. He used to have Anand as a site designer/contributor, but now he runs his own successful tech site Anandtech.com. But remember they used to have a weekly Q&A column by a former id employee. I think his name was Jeff Hook or something like that. He worked at id and then left to work on Galaxies, then left when that was stuck in development hell to do who knows what. Anyone know what happened to this guy?

And there was another one that had regular contributions from the gaming industry. I can't remember the site but it had a yellow background...not Penny Arcade but a similar-sounding name...Anyone remember this one?

Jeremy

#2 sblymnlcrymnl   married ... with children CAGiversary!   30090 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 03:08 PM

I'm not sure about the rest of the site, but I started going to IGN by way of N64.com, which became IGN64.

#3 SadieDee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   622 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 03:10 PM

Anyone remember Music Boulevard? Before it became CDNow? Before it became integrated with Amazon.com?
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#4 j.elles   Gaming Addict CAGiversary!   1457 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2004 - 03:11 PM

Anyone remember Dragon.ca, this store had some great deals on games until hey went out of bussiness. Games that were minimum $10 of msrp even brand new, and some even $20-$30.

#5 dtcarson   No cute in-joke here. CAGiversary!   3405 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 04:19 PM

TheGia.com?
I used to spend a lot of time on Saturnworld and Secrets of the Sega Sages.
I HATED when IGN had that damn orange/black color scheme, that was just horrendous.

#6 Grave_Addiction   The Sega Nerd CAGiversary!   5846 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 05:25 PM

I used to frequent gamesages.com almost daily.

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#7 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17103 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2004 - 05:28 PM

Give this a try, I think you will like:
www.archive.org

#8 Ugamer_X   You can trust me CAGiversary!   7617 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2004 - 05:32 PM

Give this a try, I think you will like:
www.archive.org

That's fucking awesome. :D

#9 GuilewasNK   No gimmicks necessary. CAGiversary!   21263 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2004 - 05:33 PM

I used to frequent gamesages.com almost daily.


I did too. I used the name Gamejunkie. I wonder what happened to some of the people there. I remember atariboy, Mr. Kalamazoo, Lord Siren and Tyrant. When IGN bought them out I was crushed that they did away with the message boards. Other than CAG, Gamesages was the only community I was really a part of.

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#10 Mike23   il mago CAGiversary!   3344 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:15 PM

DC-united. It's still there in some shape or form, but it's been diminished by the destruction of the DC and the shifting focus.

#11 jrutz   An OG CAG since the Early Aughts CAGiversary!   1576 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:32 PM

Give this a try, I think you will like:
www.archive.org


Ah yes. Those old VoodooExtreme pages are sweet. Billy "Wicked" Wilson and Alex "Sharky" Ross, I remember now. Didn't Sharky also start his own site?

Brian Hook, that's right! He's the guy from id!

Now I just have to find those import guides IGN did long ago...no one seems to remember them...

Jeremy

#12 FriskyTanuki   Believeland CAGiversary!   59842 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:35 PM

I loved Dailyradar, it was the best site around at the time. I still have some of their How To's and Lists that they did. How to sharpen a monkey was great, as well as, Top Ten Things to not do on the first day of school.

You read it. You can't unread it.

 

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#13 ryosnk   I'm a super patriot. CAGiversary!   3927 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:41 PM

Yes Daily radar was sweet and I used to check out segadojo always.

#14 PsyClerk   Cheapass Smartass CAGiversary!   3712 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 08:55 PM

I used to frequent gamesages.com almost daily.


Hell yeah, I had several codes submitted to gamesages. It's full title used to be Secrets of the Sega Sages.

#15 extzed   Cagtastic CAGiversary!   279 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2004 - 01:03 AM

I remeber the GIA.com too, although I think I came across the from rpgamer.com which is still around, but I don't really stop there anymore.... I think I sorta stopped after thor left there

#16 Dead of Knight  

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Posted 13 November 2004 - 01:19 AM

The GIA=PWNAGE at its finest

Daily Radar= freakin awesome. I loved how they had the balls to give FF8 a "Hit" instead of a "Direct Hit."
RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi

This is the greatest thing ever. Certainly in the OTT at least.


#17 Moxio   Supervillain CAGiversary!   35394 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2004 - 02:16 AM

Wow, these are some old school sites.

GameSages was my main gaming source for a while.

#18 BlueBomberman   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   1 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:41 PM

I did too. I used the name Gamejunkie. I wonder what happened to some of the people there. I remember atariboy, Mr. Kalamazoo, Lord Siren and Tyrant. When IGN bought them out I was crushed that they did away with the message boards. Other than CAG, Gamesages was the only community I was really a part of.


Yeah... I know... bumping a long forgotten thread. But wanted to say IGN didn't buy GameSages out so much as take control away from Rassilon. Sad sad day that was :( And among those names, how could you forget Saturnman? ;)

#19 cdietschrun   Over the Hills, Far Away CAGiversary!   1312 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:08 PM

WOW Back from the dead. Almost 4 year old thread!
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#20 mastermind   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:14 PM

I used to frequent gamesages.com almost daily.


As did I way back when. If I remember correctly, my handle over there was cactusj and I joined their message boards because I had problems trying to unlock stuff in WWF Warzone for the PSX.
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#21 Dead of Knight  

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:50 PM

Damn, seeing this thread makes me long for the days of The GIA and DailyRadar again. :cry: Now I have to go to shit like Kotaku and fucking gaming forums such as this one for my gaming news. CAG is amazing, but it's pretty sad that it's one of my major sources of news considering it's a forum about gaming deals and not news.
RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi

This is the greatest thing ever. Certainly in the OTT at least.


#22 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:44 PM

N64 Headquarters was one of my favorite back in my teenage Nintendo fan days.

Times have definitely changed now that I'm pushing 30. Seldom check any Videogame sites beyond CAG (checked multiple forums and news sites back then), and ditched my Wii and game soley on the 360 now as Nintendo just doesn't do it for me anymore.

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