Discussion in 'Announcements & Events' started by GameWinners.com, Aug 25, 2016.
Well, at least Schteve found the time to leave.
How does one "not have time" to visit an internet forum from time to time? Especially one that was a big part of much of our lives?
Schteve forgot his password and is now posting under the screenname: BonerBoy, who has, like, 17,000 posts.
nice one, al. i grew up with these forums (and website). good luck
Good luck Al! Some others mentioned an email but I didn't notice one. I just randomly decided to try to sign on here after not signing in for more than 3 years, and noticed this thread.
I joined GW more than 15 years ago, actually the day after I started dating my now-wife in our freshman year of highschool. I feel like a big part of who I am as a person is do to my interactions I had on this community. It helped shape me intellectually being involved in and modding the POK and religion forums, and helped me grow as a person through all the different communities here. The level of understanding and kindness has followed with me through the rest of my life, and helped me now as I mod a big community on reddit, which while interesting is nothing like my time at GW. I honestly can't think of another website that so shaped me as a person as this one and so I just want to say thank you for what you created and the fantastic community that came from it.
Modding the Cesspool of Knowledge actually caused you lasting and irreparable harm. Just ask your wife!
Have a happy retirement. This site has guided me through so many games. Mostly 90s cd rom point and clickers. Please make the cheats available for download or to still be on this site. Long time user first post here
I actually just made this account to chime in. I understand that there comes a time to move on from almost everything in life, but gosh, I'm 31, and I've been coming here since the mid-90s for game codes! I loved how the site maintained a 90s website look, yet was always supurbly up-to-date with cheats/codes/tips on brand new games. Got a new emulator, wanted to check out codes for an NES game, came here for the first time in months, and saw the new layout and the announcement
I don't know if you're ever going to read this, but I just wanted to say thank you for always having a great site to browse for the last two decades. It's been a lot of fun.
I've also read the forums for damn near as long as I've been looking up codes. Think I'll stay somewhat active on here and take part in convos once in a while. Thanks to everyone who had a hand in this site. I basically grew up with it.
You can still find the NES codes here: http://gamewinners.com/index.php?resources/categories/nes-famicom.7/
We are working on restoring as many of the codes as possible
Hopefully this helps
Haha yeah, I saw that earlier. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone responsible for the site over the years
Thank's for everything Al!
There was a point in my life where most of the people who I considered friends resided only on this website, on the internet. That was long before the majority of people (read: general public) understood the concept of friendship being possible beyond physical interactions, before the majority of people realized that you could form real bonds with people whose face you've never seen. I never was the most active member, but GW provided me a social outlet that my real life situation would not. I would not only like to thank Al for providing me that possibility, but to all of the members of GW that I have interacted with in the past. I do wish the best for you Al, and I hope you find great joy in whatever you choose to do with your future.
My older brother found this site in the 90's and it guided us through many games throughout the years. From NES classics to the Playstation blockbusters, Gamewinners always had our backs with detailed walkthroughs and cheat lists longer than the the OJ trial. My brother and I used to live on that website collecting data for games, printing it out, and keeping it in binders for future reference.(it always seemed like secret documents to me, I think him too). Though since the 7th generation of consoles I had not returned, mainly because games just don't have cheats like they used to, and I try harder now to not look at walkthroughs unless I am completely stuck.
I recently visited Gamewinners to find out that the original site of codes has been RETIRED!
I had to post a thank you to everyone who helped make Gamewinners what it was so, THANK YOU! Your efforts are greatly appreciated by my brother and I.
Well said, and well met!
Damnit, I have the forums set to open with my browser but somehow I still managed to miss this until now. Like many others have said, the main site with the cheats and all that is what I originally came here for. Then once I was old enough to legally join the forums I did, thanks COPA! (/s I joined when I was like 10 and was a little shit, still kind of am really.) BUT ANYWAY, I know I haven't spent as much time here as the other have but I still have fond memories and have met a bunch of great people from here. You all are the reason I'm so anal about grammar and spelling online these days. I can't thank Al and all the staff enough for giving me the opportunity to be a member of such an amazing opportunity. Also Tubby for buying me premium membership years ago. You the man, man.
Also I still have the Fight Club blu-ray that I won on here back in 2010 or so, that was fun.
Damn, can't believe this account is still active.
Thanks for everything Al, loved coming here after school to chat with other gamers.
Good sir, I joined this site to help understand Final Fantasy as a 14 year old in 2001. Though my time with games has surely faded, I still swing in and will always point people to this community. Cheers to your future.
Man I know I only check in once or twice a month now but how did I miss this? Al if you're still checking this thread in your retirement then thanks for the great memories. My cousin showed me the main site for cheat codes back when we had gotten our hands on Need For Speed III for PlayStation. It quickly became my go to guide for all games when I had a question or needed Game Genie and then Game Shark codes. I remember my mother getting mad at me because I burned through an entire ream of paper printing the cheat code pages for all my games and for my friends. And then a few years later I found the other half of GameWinners, these forums. I spent many study halls in high school at the computer labs reading and posting. I introduced my best friend to the forums our junior year in high school and it quickly became a part of his life, right up until he passed away. I stopped coming by as much when I got to college though, and then even less when I actually had to join the "adult world" with a full time job. I've seen many people come and go though probably only a small fraction compared to some other members. As long as the site lives on, then it'll always have a spot on my bookmark toolbar.
Just happened to look for help for DDR Supernova today, and was wondering why my browser wasn't showing the Gamewinners page. Anyways, I first went on this site to find some cheats for Crash 2 when I got it for Christmas (As well as FFVII, way back in the year it came out. I've used this site at least once per month all during the PS1-PS2 era, and many times during the PS3 era. Thank you so much for all the memories of helping me dominate games with my friends with so many insane cheats, and fond times. Best of luck in your future projects Al. Thank you.
Just wanted to pay my respects - heard through the grapevine that Al went out in style.
Thanks for being part of my social life during my formative years - I've certainly come to reflect favourably on my time here and the lasting friendships I've made.
I feel unacceptably late to this farewell party.
A lot of people have said how important this site was to them. I used the cheat codes on the site before the forums existed. I signed up to the forums in March 2001, became a moderator in 2003/04, and a super moderator relatively soon after that. The fact that I hold the record for the most posts on the forums (by a comfortable distance) should show how important these forums were to me. It's not an exaggeration to say that they were an important part of my life for a long time. Perhaps strangely I haven't made the friendships on here that many others have, probably due to my desire to not mix Gamewinners and 'real life'. That boundary was crossed on occasion, but the fact that Gamewinners was separate from 'real life' is what made it so valuable for me. I could cynically describe it as escapism, but it was more than that. It was a separate social environment for me where I could learn, grow, and have a lot of fun.
In reality my life moved on from Gamewinners a long time ago. When I joined I was a high school student with all the usual challenges that come with that. Now, 16 years later, I have my own family and have realised my ambition of becoming a barrister. I give careers talks and work experience to students who are the same age as I was when I first joined the forums. Time moves on and things change, but regardless of how long these forums last, they will live on in the memories of those who used them. And you have the gratitude of every single one of those people, including me.
So thanks, Al. These forums had a hell of a run and had a positive impact on a lot of lives, and I'll never forget them.
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