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May 24 at 1:40:17 PM
Sign Collector Guy (8)
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Originally posted by: jhm

Hi everyone. I’ve been quietly lurking, reading and learning from you all for some time now. But am making this my first, official post.

My name is Jeff Meyer. I’m the founder of GoCollect.com and I’m on a mission in 2019 to work towards making collecting better… whatever you may collect. GoCollect has focused on comic books for years, but is entering the video game space with various collector tools, including a soon-to-come price guide and robust sale tracking solution that the hobby is currently lacking. When a single game has countless variants, it’s important to appropriately assign each sale to its proper version. And, in my opinion, it’s important to be able to distinguish those variants in your collection.

NintendoAge has been my go-to resource for understanding this hobby. The information available through the database of consoles and various forum discussions is priceless. That’s where the story here gets interesting…
GoCollect has officially acquired the NintendoAge web site and its sister sites. As a heavy collector of golden age comics, I’m well aware that news like this can be taken very personally. And I want everyone to know that it’s personal to me too.

The GoCollect team and I are not looking to step in and shake up the site with all sorts of changes. That’s not us. We’re not some big corporation trying to make a buck either. We’re collectors with a passion for technology. The site works great - why make big changes? Instead, we’ll look to maintain NintendoAge as-is while we organize information that can be used on the upcoming preview release of the video games section of GoCollect.

We will debut the preview release at the Charlotte HeroesCon on June 14, 2019. The preview release will be a trimmed down version of the tools to come, with a focus only within NES and NES PAL titles.

I welcome your questions and feedback, good or bad. Over the next week, I will pay close attention to this thread and look to address questions and concerns publicly about once per day.

I’m hopeful that most folks see the good we’ll bring to the hobby. I’m personally very excited by it and can’t wait to meet many of you. Dain has shared amazing stories with me about how awesome the people are out here and I’m ready to experience this season of growth with all of you.

Sincerely,
Jeff

We change or die. I like the breath of fresh air! Welcome!!! Thanks for the update!!

 

May 24 at 1:44:00 PM
MuNKeY (151)
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^ It's like Vintage NA vs Modern NA all over again...

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May 24 at 1:45:13 PM
Sign Collector Guy (8)
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Originally posted by: darkchylde28

I can't imagine I'm the only one thinking this and, no offense intended, but...

Isn't it a little weird that this announcement wasn't made (or at least confirmed) by Dain? I'm not close to him in the least, but can't recall seeing any public posts indicating that anything like this (or him liquidating his collection) was in the works. This is still "breaking" news, so I suppose there's still plenty of time for additional confirmation, but it just seems off that the announcement is made by someone who wasn't associated in any official way with the site until 9 days ago and has now outwardly showing title of authority.

I can't speak for everyone, but if this is the case, it pretty much guarantees me cancelling my Patreon contribution, as it's one thing to be helping out a guy running a site and quite another to be supporting a company out of the goodness of my heart.

I feel like my $1 a month can still go here................For Now!
 

May 24 at 1:45:53 PM
Sign Collector Guy (8)
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Originally posted by: MuNKeY

^ It's like Vintage NA vs Modern NA all over again...

Now its Post Modern NA. :-)
 

May 24 at 1:45:55 PM
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Originally posted by: Sign Collector Guy

I totally get interests change man!!! Best of luck and keep running!! :-)
 
Thanks! I'll always run most likely... I did 3 ultramarathons last year and don't plan to stop now!

 

May 24 at 1:46:55 PM
Sign Collector Guy (8)
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Originally posted by: Dain
 
Originally posted by: Sign Collector Guy

I totally get interests change man!!! Best of luck and keep running!! :-)
 
Thanks! I'll always run most likely... I did 3 ultramarathons last year and don't plan to stop now!

 

Headed to look up what an "Ultramarathon" is.

​That's fantastic!
 

May 24 at 1:50:08 PM
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Dain (226)
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Originally posted by: Sign Collector Guy
 
Originally posted by: Dain
 
Originally posted by: Sign Collector Guy

I totally get interests change man!!! Best of luck and keep running!! :-)
 
Thanks! I'll always run most likely... I did 3 ultramarathons last year and don't plan to stop now!

 

Headed to look up what an "Ultramarathon" is.

​That's fantastic!
 

Haha, I thought you meant running, literally  
 

May 24 at 1:55:12 PM
Sign Collector Guy (8)
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Originally posted by: Dain
 
Originally posted by: Sign Collector Guy
 
Originally posted by: Dain
 
Originally posted by: Sign Collector Guy

I totally get interests change man!!! Best of luck and keep running!! :-)
 
Thanks! I'll always run most likely... I did 3 ultramarathons last year and don't plan to stop now!

 

Headed to look up what an "Ultramarathon" is.

​That's fantastic!
 

Haha, I thought you meant running, literally  
 

I did. I know what a marathon is but never heard of Ultramarathon. lol
 

May 24 at 2:05:49 PM
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Crazy news, and a bit of a bizarre delivery, but welcome Jeff.

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May 24 at 2:15:14 PM
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Congrats on to both parties involved. NintendoAge has been my one true love since Giskard mentioned it to me back in the early 2000s on nesworld.

I'm excited to see new blood coming into a hobby and market I love. Good luck with everything Jeff! Dain - good luck to you too my friend! I'm sure our paths will cross again!

Josh

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May 24 at 2:19:33 PM
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Originally posted by: MuNKeY
 
Originally posted by: zi

jesus, you might as well buy Dain's collection.

::stares straight into the camera::

But it's been sold to Jeff already.
 

DON'T ACT UP IN FRONT OF NEW DAD!
 

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May 24 at 2:24:17 PM
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Congrats to both parties involved! I am intrigued to see the future of NA. I've been part of other gaming sites that were sold and unfortunately they went in a direction that lost my interest and I moved on.

May 24 at 2:29:35 PM
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Originally posted by: MuNKeY

^ It's like Vintage NA vs Modern NA all over again...

Yeah maybe we can finally get rid of that AWEFUL vintage nintendoage  

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May 24 at 2:36:37 PM
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Damn, heard a little about this before this but definitely wasn't sure what to think.

Thanks for everything Dain, you created one hell of a community and I'll forever appreciate all the hard work and dedication.

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Edited: 05/24/2019 at 02:37 PM by Foochie776

May 24 at 2:43:25 PM
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Originally posted by: Foochie776

Thanks for everything Dain, you created one hell of a community and I'll forever appreciate all the hard work and dedication.

x2. Thank you, Dain.

My 8 years on NA have had a big impact on my life. Hopefully we can keep it going.
 

May 24 at 2:44:57 PM
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Originally posted by: barrelsAndRivets

Originally posted by: Foochie776

Thanks for everything Dain, you created one hell of a community and I'll forever appreciate all the hard work and dedication.

x2. Thank you, Dain.

My 8 years on NA have had a big impact on my life. Hopefully we can keep it going.
 

×3, while I wasn't here from the start, I made a lot of friends here and met a lot cool people, and I will be forever grateful for that.

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May 24 at 2:51:11 PM
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So is Dain not our evil overload anymore?

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May 24 at 2:53:44 PM
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Originally posted by: Wheelcakes

So is Dain not our evil overload anymore?





Hell always be the Evil Over Lord of my heart.

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May 24 at 3:18:14 PM
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Welcome.

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Feel free to help NA  here

May 24 at 3:19:47 PM
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*backs up 350+ reviews in the quickest and dirtiest way possible*

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May 24 at 3:22:03 PM
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Dain (226)
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Originally posted by: Wheelcakes

So is Dain not our evil overload anymore?
Jeff told me I could still be evil and overlord-ish. He said I could ban random people at least once a week so I wouldn't go into withdrawals  

 

May 24 at 3:22:34 PM
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Originally posted by: Brock Landers

*backs up 350+ reviews in the quickest and dirtiest way possible*

Brock over here screenshotting forum posts.
 

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May 24 at 3:23:44 PM
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That would not be quick lol

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May 24 at 3:30:24 PM
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Oh wow. Very interesting news! I wonder what day-to-day changes we'll see. Probably ads. Glad to hear the site isn't going away.

It's tough to ask the question "how long will I keep doing this?" Especially something like a forum site, where people depend on it, the costs and upkeep are constant, and you can't just take a break. I was sad when Jonny Metts left the Radio Free Nintendo podcast, but he talked a bit about that. Did I expect him to keep hosting a podcast about video games into his 40's, 50's, 60's?

I don't feel like I know Dain that well, I haven't interacted with him much, if at all. It's always seemed like I discovered NintendoAge after its real heyday. But I sure do love the site and appreciate his work on it. Best of luck!

May 24 at 3:37:07 PM
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New phone, who dis?!?

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