How'd You Hear About GBATemp?

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  1. Matthe815
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    Hello Everyone!

    I haven't been here long, but I would like to know how you folk learned about GBATemp!
    Though a friend? Through Google? Through some random conversation that you overheard on the street?
    I would really like to know!

    For the sake of this question, I heard about this place from @bennyman123abc.

    Thanks,
    Matthew
     
  2. Zhongtiao1

    Zhongtiao1 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I was reading reviews for Pokemon and read one on GBATemp and wanted to comment
     
  3. x65943

    x65943 Dr. Rabbi Prince X, Sr., Ed. D.

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    I used to browse the site years ago to read about DS flashcards and wii hacking (2009?).

    I made an account after I bought my first wiiu in 2014.

    It wasn't until I made an account that I realized this site is more than just hacking - and is actually a community. Sometimes I wish I had looked into it more in highschool when I first visited the site.

    My older bro has been browsing the site for year though. I remember him talking about scene releases when I was younger. He won't tell me his account name tho ;A;
     
  4. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps.

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    I used to roam around a bit on Pokecommunity for their Pokemon romhacks back in 2007 or so. Of course romhacks were also on GBAtemp so I'd find links to the site from time to time. I didn't really find a need to register, though. Eventually I stopped playing romhacks, and stopped lurking.

    Then, I learned that you could do this magic thing called "softmodding" which let your consoles play emulators. So I was reading a Kotaku article on how to hack the Xbox, and it sourced back to GBAtemp. Lurked again in 2010.

    The next two years I had no internet at all, so I stopped coming to the site, again. But when I finally did get internet again, I saw things about DS flashcarts and letterbomb and such, and finally made an account.
     
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  5. sks316

    sks316 Rainbow Dash is best pony

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    I originally learned about it when the Sm4sh modding scene was starting to take off, and I watched some videos by SonicBrawler that had links to the site. Then, fast forward some time and I learned about TubeHax and 3DS softmodding, and how you could apply custom themes to your 3DS. So, I made an account to ask if someone could make a theme for me, and I guess I just became part of the community. (I never did get my request fulfilled...)
     
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  6. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    Was looking into those sweet Wii h4x0rz back in 2008 when the Twilight Hack first released. Lurked for about a year, until I came across some Wii games that had issues so I joined and made a thread about it.

    Hard to believe it's already been essentially 10 years since I've been around GBATemp :lol:
     
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  7. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I think I stumbled across it looking for GBA flashcart reviews when I was deciding what to buy.
     
  8. BlackWizzard17

    BlackWizzard17 Don't worry Captin we'll buff out those scratches.

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    "How to hack wii"
    "How to install hombrew"
    "Dios Mios Lite isn't working"
    Literally Joined after google searching these three topics back in 2012
     
  9. emiicfilms

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    googled on how to get that usb reader thing on the wii, found this site and it was pretty neat
     
  10. bennyman123abc

    bennyman123abc Master of the Script Kiddies

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    Read about it in a random gaming magazine years ago.
     
  11. x65943

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    Wait, really? What gaming magazine? I didn't know gbatemp got into those :O
     
  12. bennyman123abc

    bennyman123abc Master of the Script Kiddies

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    Idk. This was about 2013. I'd love to figure it out again tho!
     
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  13. Viri

    Viri GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Wow, I don't even remember anymore. I just remember being forced to make an account by the mods to view the site, after years of lurking.
     
  14. CaptainSodaPop

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    Around the end of 2008. when first soft mods for the Wii appeared in the wild, the best tutorials were here. :) Since then I was aware of the site, but would rarely lurk. After I got 3DS in 2011, I was hyped about hacking it so I thought "Why not join the community?". Soon I started to visit the website on a daily basis to check if there's anything new about 3DS hacks. Magically, one day it finally happened. :rofl2: I wasn't excited like that in a while, I can still feel that emptiness and boredom with my 3DS before it. :mellow: It seems like it wasn't that long ago, but 6 years man... So yeah, GBATemp kind of grew on me and it's my first choice now to get all the relevant gaming news, both hacking related and the industry ones. I used to visit Kotaku every day, until it became a real drag from all the weight of information that I couldn't keep track of anymore. I get here everything that I need.
     
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  15. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Melodramatic fool

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    I actually found the Temp after buying a Games n' Music from Wal-Mart and I was looking to play DS games on it. To no shock to anyone, you can't and I bought an M3 Real for my DS ROMs
     
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  16. VinLark

    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

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    Really nice question! I think i got linked to GBATemp from filedropper or wahtever GBATemp's file upload service is. I was downloading themes for my R4 card.
     
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    B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N can't think of anything creative to put here

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    Was really big into 3DS Hacking a few years ago, and made an account with the hopes that I'd be releasing small little Homebrew applications. While I have made a few releases over the years, which include a simple text file reader to serve as a warning for anyone who might pick up your 3DS, a comic reader I never quite finished, a payload swapper for Boot9Strap payloads, and, of course, the infamous FidgetSpinner3DS, this didn't really take off as well as I would've liked. While working on these homebrew apps, I learned quite a bit about C and C++, however, never to quite the level of real 3DS Scene Devs.

    For quite a while, I was a regular on The Edge of the Forum (for those who don't know, it's a section on the site dedicated to shitposting). It got bad. Real bad. Once I saw that I was had posted in 5 different EoF threads within a span of minutes, I knew that I had to do something to fix it. After some time away from the site, I returned, and I'd like to think I've gotten better since, posting in the gaming and general discussion forums more often. I would call myself a "reformed shitposter," but honestly, that's being too kind.
     
  18. Nisem0n0

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    Through google for me. I remember that I wanted to softmod my ps2 when FMCB came out and stumbled across a gbatemp thread. So it's been awhile, but I don't remember what email I used back then so just made a new account in the end. I still have the ps2 and the first memory card I put FMCB on!
     
  19. DinohScene

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    I have no clue, lurked around for years before signing up.
     
  20. DeoNaught

    DeoNaught I break all the warranties

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    I think the first time I saw it, I was with my brother, hacking his Psp.

    I found it really when I was hacking our old wii
     
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