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"I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Mon 29 May 03:44post reply

First of all, thanks to the Professor (the owner, I think), for keeping this site going for all these years. I'll never forget some of the breaking, mind-blowing PlayStation and DreamCast news from you and Gouki. I miss those times. There aren't many of us left from the primitive web...

I used to visit here years ago, lost touch, thought it was offline, and recently discovered MadMan's Café was still alive!

So, I am introducing myself and also trying to see who here was from GPOW.

Those who remember GPOW will know what I mean!





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"Re(1):I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Mon 29 May 04:09post reply

Oh, welcome! I started coming back recently. I miss the place.

I actually remember GPOW or at least the name. I forgot the content a long time ago. I also remember Chika-san's site (and I tried to base my site on the format even though I'm nowhere close to her art skills).





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"Re(2):I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Mon 29 May 05:26post reply

Now that's a name I haven't heard in a very long time.. got linked here from there back when I was a kid





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"Re(3):I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Mon 29 May 07:41post reply

Hey BAD, long time no see!

I used to post on GPOW and was known as "Ishmael" even back then. I've been dragging this moniker around since the GeoCities days.







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"Re(4):I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Mon 29 May 12:34post reply

"GPOW...now, that's a name I haven't heard in a long time..."

But the Force is weak in me in this miserable post-fanpage internet era, so I can't recall what used to go on there! Am I associating it with the venerable Norimao's Lovely Ladies (NLL) because that is how I want to lovingly recall all 1990s geocities pages, or is there something more there?!





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"Re(5):I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Mon 29 May 13:32post reply

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"GPOW...now, that's a name I haven't heard in a long time..."

But the Force is weak in me in this miserable post-fanpage internet era, so I can't recall what used to go on there! Am I associating it with the venerable Norimao's Lovely Ladies (NLL) because that is how I want to lovingly recall all 1990s geocities pages, or is there something more there?!



Oh, I remember that name also! I don't suppose it's still up?





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"Re(1):I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Mon 29 May 19:44:post reply

Hello Bad, and welcome (back) to the MMCafe. Hope you enjoy your stay here!

Oh boy, GPOW-- aka Gouki's Page of Whatever. One of the few fighting game sites that were around before MMCafe... it sure brings back memories. I believe it was the first real Street Fighter news site on the web. I was actually good friends with the owner/Rolento and used to chat via ICQ about FF8 and PS1 Jojo amongst other things. I think about the only other individual game-related site that's still around from those days is the Magic Box?


Most of the sites from those days have gone by but MMCafe has stayed around almost like a heritage on the internet, or rather a quiet and cozy virtual cafe thanks to its members. Back in the old days, servers and bandwidth was so expensive... It was about 12 years ago year that the site finally split away from hosting servers like the Gamespy network and started running on its own.

Which sounds like a long time ago, but then again we need to bite on this: the Gurren Lagann anime series is 10 years old now. Yipes!





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"Re(2):I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Tue 30 May 01:25post reply

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Hello Bad, and welcome (back) to the MMCafe. Hope you enjoy your stay here!

Oh boy, GPOW-- aka Gouki's Page of Whatever. One of the few fighting game sites that were around before MMCafe... it sure brings back memories. I believe it was the first real Street Fighter news site on the web. I was actually good friends with the owner/Rolento and used to chat via ICQ about FF8 and PS1 Jojo amongst other things. I think about the only other individual game-related site that's still around from those days is the Magic Box?


Most of the sites from those days have gone by but MMCafe has stayed around almost like a heritage on the internet, or rather a quiet and cozy virtual cafe thanks to its members. Back in the old days, servers and bandwidth was so expensive... It was about 12 years ago year that the site finally split away from hosting servers like the Gamespy network and started running on its own.

Which sounds like a long time ago, but then again we need to bite on this: the Gurren Lagann anime series is 10 years old now. Yipes!



I remember the name Magic Box also. It's still around, eh? Oh, and holy carp. "Gurren Lagann's" is 10.





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"Re(1):I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Tue 30 May 04:06post reply

Hi BAD, nice to meet you. I'm a lifetime news reader of the Cafe but I only started taking part in the BBS about a year ago. Sadly, I don't remember having ever visited GPOW, and it just takes its brilliant title to make me regret it. I tried and looked for some archived pages, but no luck.

I'm really happy to see all these comebacks by the way.





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"Re(2):I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Tue 30 May 04:18post reply

Welcome back BAD. I do sort of remember GPOW though I don't think I ever posted there and I forgot what the 'W' stands for. Been here as long as I can remember though.





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"Re(3):I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Tue 30 May 05:55post reply

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I remember the name Magic Box also. It's still around, eh? Oh, and holy carp. "Gurren Lagann's" is 10.



I was a long time visitor of magic box. I believe two years ago they decided not to post any more news that all news and information was going to be posted on the forums instead. That place was awesome. I may have come across GPOW at one point especially if it was at geocities. I would need to see a picture to unlock that memory if so.





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"Re(4):I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Tue 30 May 15:26post reply

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Welcome back BAD. I do sort of remember GPOW though I don't think I ever posted there and I forgot what the 'W' stands for. Been here as long as I can remember though.


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I was a long time visitor of magic box. I believe two years ago they decided not to post any more news that all news and information was going to be posted on the forums instead. That place was awesome. I may have come across GPOW at one point especially if it was at geocities. I would need to see a picture to unlock that memory if so.


Ohhh. My, I've missed so much since then. I think GPOW once was a Geocities site.







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"Re(1):I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Wed 31 May 00:28post reply

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So, I am introducing myself and also trying to see who here was from GPOW.

Those who remember GPOW will know what I mean!



Welcome back Bad!
I sure remember Gouki's Page of Whatever. It was what I believe was the first Street Fighter and SNK information site maintained by a real fan of the genre. As Professor mentioned above, Rolento was its keeper. I wonder what ever happened to him...





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"Re(1):I'm new/old here; who's from GPOW?" , posted Wed 31 May 00:49post reply

quote:
First of all, thanks to the Professor (the owner, I think), for keeping this site going for all these years. I'll never forget some of the breaking, mind-blowing PlayStation and DreamCast news from you and Gouki. I miss those times. There aren't many of us left from the primitive web...

I used to visit here years ago, lost touch, thought it was offline, and recently discovered MadMan's Café was still alive!

So, I am introducing myself and also trying to see who here was from GPOW.

Those who remember GPOW will know what I mean!



I participated at GPOW, although like my early days at the Cafe I confess I don't recall the username I used. I didn't settle on Karasu until the very late 90's, and I'm sure I visited GPOW way before then.

As far as I can recall, my earliest resources for info about fighting games were the Cafe, GPOW, and Usenet (probably rec.games.video.arcade(.fighting?) but all of that is lost in the mists of time for me, quite honestly.





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"Back!" , posted Thu 1 Jun 11:58post reply

Thanks, guys! I was looking through all your stories, and I can really remember it all vividly. The MagicBox, GPOW, and MMC were almost connected! Where does the time go?! There really is no news source quite like that holy trinity back then; the sources now are questionable and rely too much on mere leaks. Anyway, can't wait to talk some SFV with you guys, or even about all those PS and DC games from back then that we used to talk about! Yes, I still play all those old games amidst Street Fighter V, etc!

Professor: Thanks, again! Times have changed a lot, right?





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"Re(1):Back!" , posted Thu 1 Jun 12:00post reply

quote:
Thanks, guys! I was looking through all your stories, and I can really remember it all vividly. The MagicBox, GPOW, and MMC were almost connected! Where does the time go?! There really is no news source quite like that holy trinity back then; the sources now are questionable and rely too much on mere leaks. Anyway, can't wait to talk some SFV with you guys, or even about all those PS and DC games from back then that we used to talk about! Yes, I still play all those old games amidst Street Fighter V, etc!

Professor: Thanks, again! Times have changed a lot, right?



Oh, and Ishmael, it was you who cued me to do this when I saw your name on this board and the chatter about current fighters! How you been?





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"Re(1):Back!" , posted Thu 1 Jun 12:12post reply

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can't wait to talk some SFV with you guys

Luckily or unluckily for you, I've added your CFN to our Stockholm Syndrome list of SFV almost-fans in the SFV thread so you can join our lagfests. "GET IN THE RING!"

Shoryuken.com may be mostly links and leaks nowadays, but Professor still posts unique info on occasion. Quality over quantity here. Welcome (back)!





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"Re(2):Back!" , posted Fri 2 Jun 00:51post reply

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Oh, and Ishmael, it was you who cued me to do this when I saw your name on this board and the chatter about current fighters! How you been?


I'm doing good, how about yourself? It's funny, a great deal has changed in my life over the years but I still get a kick out of fighting games. This has turned out to be a very long term hobby.