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RIP GameWinners.com - Any one here used this site?

by Ziggy587 Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:22 pm

Did anyone here use GameWinners.com in the past?

http://www.gamewinners.com/index.html (Goodbye message)

Although it closed a little over a year ago, I only just noticed. This was my go-to site for the longest while for passwords, cheat codes, et cetera. It was especially useful in the days of dial-up. It took so long for pages to load back then, you knew you weren't wasting your time on GameWinners.com. Back then, I would print out a lot of stuff so I wouldn't have to reload pages with a 56k modem. I compiled a binder full of printouts and tear outs from game magazines. I still have it. There's definitely a lot of GameWinners.com printouts in there!

Anyway, it's sad to see a site go down after it's been around for so long. Especially one that you used a lot.
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Re: RIP GameWinners.com - Any one here used this site?

by casterofdreams Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:54 pm

I remember that site from back in the day. Using dial up and AOL to visit that site and other sites like that.

Cheat codes were big back in those days. But time change. It sucks but what can ya do.
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Re: RIP GameWinners.com - Any one here used this site?

by Xeogred Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:08 pm

That sucks...

Reminded me of cheatcc.com, checked to see if they're still online and I guess they survived... but it looks like some utterly generic web 2.0+ site nowadays.
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Re: RIP GameWinners.com - Any one here used this site?

by Nemoide Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:20 pm

I never heard of it.
When I was a kid, my go-to site for cheat codes was "The Secrets of the Game Sages" (gamesages.com) which was unfortunately taken over by IGN and erased from the internet... I've been using GameFAQs ever since.
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Re: RIP GameWinners.com - Any one here used this site?

by Ack Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:35 am

How was the GameWinners community? I ran across it and few times but never spent much time with the site.
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Re: RIP GameWinners.com - Any one here used this site?

by Ziggy587 Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:11 am

Ack wrote:How was the GameWinners community? I ran across it and few times but never spent much time with the site.


From what I gather, it seems like it was a nice community. To be honest, I never knew they had forums back in my dial-up days. I realized they had forums some time in the late 00's I suppose, but I couldn't tell you why I never checked them out. Makes me sad that I didn't. But yeah, the community there seems like it was tight enough that they cared to stay in touch after the site went down. Looks like they created a sub Redit, Facebook and Discord to stay in touch.

At least the codes database is available using the Wayback Machine. Although you can no longer submit new cheats, passwords, et cetera, it's still as useful as it was when it was up.
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