It's the 28th June 2011, and that means NinDB officially turns 10 years old today!
In June 2001, I'd set up a little Pokemon website called Pocket Monster Island, but inspired by the first trophy video of Super Smash Bros. Melee, I went out to find every Nintendo game ever made so I could identify the characters I didn't recognise.
This video, in fact:
Once the games had been identified, I started to add extra information, images and... eventually... cameo appearances. This last point led to a significant portion of the site's popularity over the years as all manner of well-hidden cameos were uncovered by eagle-eyed readers. Now they're all back on the site, I feel NinDB is doing what it does best.
Launched before the GameCube, and about to see in the Wii U, NinDB has now spanned several console generations. I hope to continue working on it over the coming years as more and more titles are released.
There's still work to do. There's always work to do! And I hope you will all continue to read, post and generally hang around. Because I love you all ;D
Last Edit: Jun 27, 2011 19:19:14 GMT -5 by Fryguy64
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 27, 2011 22:30:11 GMT -5
Happy birthday, NinDB! ;D
I've loved hanging around here all these years. In fact, I can't believe I'm saying "years". Six years, to be precise. This is the longest time I've ever spent on a single Internet community.
Actually, the forum is not the first contact I had with NinDB. I seem to recall sending Fry an email back when he had a list of games on the site that he wasn't sure if they were licensed "by" or "to" Nintendo. One of those games was the SNES version of Street Fighter Alpha 2, and I was able to confirm that it was licensed to Nintendo. I also offered to scan the box art, but he didn't need it.
Of course, none of that matters now, anyway.
Then there was the whole 3PS thing, which I'm glad to have had the opportunity to contribute. Then again, that's no longer on the site, either.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 27, 2011 23:18:11 GMT -5
Happy birthday NinDB! 10 years... I barely knew he internet back then. Aside from NinDB I was reading some other sites too (such as the infamous SmashBoards), although by now NinDB is the only place I still read now.
Saying anything about my past with this site would be horrible cliché, so I'll stop. I recall 3 or 4 years ago, I sent a screenshot of Picross, and 2 years ago I made a pic with Tetris DS images. This time... I dunno, maybe I'll send in some...thing. With my computer hard drive dead-and-barely-recovered though, I won't be able to launch any of those huge programs. Hmm...
I remember the first time coming here many years ago, via Gamespy's "planet" network, and seeing the cameo pages and reading the All-Star segments. Then eventually I came back and joined when I submitted cameos.
Still kind of amusing that it took 4 years for them to appear on the site though and I'm still here.
Happy birthday NinDB!
Last Edit: Jun 28, 2011 5:57:25 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Post by Johans Nidorino on Jun 30, 2011 11:03:09 GMT -5
A bit late to the party, but happy birthday, NinDB!
I'm glad to have found the site and its love for cameos between different game universes.
Mario cameos in Zelda games was probably one of the first things that led me to NinDB when googling them. Then I noticed it was about all Nintendo games, and then I thought I could contribute a little, so I joined the forum.
Don't die yet, Fry!
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Post by 8bitretroshit on Jun 30, 2011 12:53:35 GMT -5
Ohhh, late happy birthday to NinDB!
Ten years now? Man, I didn't even have internet access until 2003. I actually checked out your old Nintendo Allstar section from time to time a good year before posting here, wondering why it was never updated After awhile I finally noticed that little forum link to this here place and here I am
..Anyway! Congratulations Fry, and here's to the next 10 years
I remember I first came to this site in the early days, sometime after my sister and I got our Gamecube in 2003. I was looking up info on the various trophies that were in the game. I liked the site, and few years later I joined the community.
I found this place circa 2005, back when it still had a Nintendo All-Stars section. Didn't join until about 1 or 2 years later, and even then only because I reeeeeeeally wanted to contribute to Smashchu's "Nintendo RPG". I got so hooked on the concept that Kirbychu felt the need to criticize every suggestion I made.
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