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.
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5