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Gameboy Collectors Site Questions

Post by Lorfarius » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:03 am

As (I hope!) some of you are aware I run a NES site for the UK. It has a pretty big database, quite a large chunk of articles now plus 70 odd game reviews (far from the 300 or so total required but I'm getting there :lol: ) and a forum. I have a goal in mind of completing the database eventually not to mention the full reviews list and I've been having a similar idea for another website.

I've been considering compiling a similar UK database of Gameboy games, hardware, accessories etc running down the same line of reviews, articles, pictures and a forum community. The idea being to compile it all into another collectors website, thing is I'm just wondering if there's much call for this? Would people find it useful and of interest? The site would be dedicated to the original GB, perhaps dipping it's toe into the world of the Color system. Effectively a sister site to NES-Bit.

I dedicate a hell of a lot of time to my NES site, in the last week alone I've spent 28 hours just scanning magazines :shock: as well as knocking together the odd article/review. With a bit of forward planning I can see myself managing to squeeze in content for both sites and I'd aim to launch with around 50 game reviews for the GB site (like I did with NES-Bit). That in itself can take several months of hard writing but I'm crazy enough to put the time in and so I'd welcome any comments/thoughts. :lol:

Edit. And no it won't be called GameBoy-Bit :lol:
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Re: Gameboy Collectors Site Questions

Post by eeztheman » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:31 pm

Lorfarius,

Well I think it's a great idea, if it's as good as your NES Site mate then go for it........the GB Mono could do with some decent coverage IMO

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Re: Gameboy Collectors Site Questions

Post by Tellah » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:52 pm

I would love it. I'd certainly be a regular contributor on the forum. I could talk gameboy all day :D

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Post by Anonymous X » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:08 pm

Idea = good.

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Post by Liamh1982 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:42 am

Good idea - can I suggest the name G-Bit?

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Post by bensonrad » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:18 am

Sounds good, go for it :D
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Post by Lorfarius » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:02 am

Liamh1982 wrote:Good idea - can I suggest the name G-Bit?
And watch it get confused in searches for G-Spot? :lol: Actually that's a damn good idea! Think of the traffic.

Since creating this thread I've been having a good look around the web and there isn't much UK coverage for the GB. I know there's a lot of multi format sites like Retro Fusion but I'm a big fan of single sites dedicated to single systems. Has anyone seen any decent GB sites they can recommend?

Biggest problem I can see right from the off is images for the database. I have a pretty extensive PAL A NES collection so it was pretty easy to use pictures of that to build the site. I'll admit the only GB I now have is a GB Micro with a flash cart loaded with naughty ROMs :oops:

It does sound like there's ground for the site and I've now got the experience of building them so I'll get my consideration cap on :)

As an aside does anyone have a decent sized list of UK GB and GB Color releases? I can at least start planning the launching articles/reviews around it then.
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Re: Gameboy Collectors Site Questions

Post by retrojc » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:39 am

If you wanted I could come on board with the site, am a very big Game Boy fan 8)

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Post by snowkatt » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:54 am

Liamh1982 wrote:Good idea - can I suggest the name G-Bit?
maybe GB-bit ?
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Post by Lorfarius » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:23 am

I'll have to start digging up magazine scans as well. Good job some of the older mags were multi Nintendo :lol: got plenty of those already! Easy content :)
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Post by RetroMartin » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:31 pm

I've still got a lot of gameboy games and it was my first proper computer console/handheld as such (besides a Commodore 64 that was given to us) so I spent loads of time on it.

I'd be urged to contribute if it was required, could be a laugh!
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Post by XFile2708 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:17 pm

I'd definately love to see this matey - i've a few collectors lists already so if you need info on games, consoles, varients etc then let me know...

Also threeaugustones and CC10gaming on YouTube are massive GB fans so im sure they'd be able to give you invaluable information as well..

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Post by Lorfarius » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:51 pm

Cheers I'll look them up :)
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Re: Gameboy Collectors Site Questions

Post by nokgod » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:51 pm

sounds a great idea mate, i'd love to see it happen. I'd have a word with chocklo over on retrocollect....i don't think he's very far away from a full boxed gameset, if his pics are anything to go by. :)

I'd call the site Rab C :wink:
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Re: Gameboy Collectors Site Questions

Post by RetroMartin » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:19 pm

Oooh oooh if we're going for names I vote Bit-Boy!

Or pocket-bit!

Or just don't listen to me cos my ideas suck! LOL!
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