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Old June 10th, 2014, 08:00 PM
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Website of the Month is a contest where, each month, we get to nominate and vote for new websites depending on a particular theme, and choose a winner. Winner would then go on to be featured in our forum-splash. Without further ado, let's get straight to business!
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Every month, we'll be having a set theme, and members would be able to nominate within the range of it. Nomination round is over; now, it's time for voting.
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Old June 11th, 2014, 01:05 AM
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Website name: GOG.com
Reason: I am voting for GOG because I love their principles. I believe that DRM does not benefit the user, and GOG has a vast library of DRM-free titles available at (mostly) small prices. Ever wondered where to buy some Good Old Games (hence the name) like Simcity 2000 or Dungeon Keeper? You could buy a used disc on Ebay, or you could go to the nearest garage sale and see if it is for sale, but with GOG, there is no need to do that anymore! The GOG team has license to sell all of these retro masterpieces, and they even do so completely DRM-free! GOG might be an idealistic place populated with indie and older titles, but with this ideal, Good Old Games gives me a great deal.
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Old June 11th, 2014, 09:59 AM
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Old June 11th, 2014, 12:22 PM
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Reason: It's seriously the only advertisement coming to my email inbox that I click and check every single time. It's that interesting :D Also the stuff Blu-ray said.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 06:48 AM
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Old June 12th, 2014, 06:55 AM
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Website name: Kongregate.com
Reason: As I said earlier, Kongregate is a website that contains hundreds of free web games. I guess the real reason I'm voting for it is not only because of the vast variety of games it has, but because I have never played a game on Kongregate that I haven't been pleased with. Each and every single game on Kongregate is fun and addicting. In essence, I'm voting for Kongregate because it never stops pleasing me.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 08:15 AM
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Old June 12th, 2014, 08:51 AM
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Old June 12th, 2014, 09:05 AM
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Old June 12th, 2014, 09:12 PM
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Old June 13th, 2014, 04:43 PM
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(I wasn't sure if my vote from the previous thread counted, so I'm saying it again for in case.)
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Old June 13th, 2014, 07:20 PM
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Reason: One of the best gaming site out there. You can buy and download games, and they even have discounts and sales on some popular games. And you can play Dota2 from steam lol.
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Old June 14th, 2014, 09:49 AM
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Old June 14th, 2014, 04:27 PM
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Reason: The fact that I can pay a couple of dollars and relive my childhood playing a DOS game is something that I greatly value. Without it, I simply wouldn't be able to do so. It also gives me a chance to buy an old game for a friend, maybe even something from their childhood! Not to mention... DRM free? I'd say sign me up, but truth is, my money has already been well spent.
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Old June 14th, 2014, 07:46 PM
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Reason: This website is home to some dedicated posters. It was they who took the time to write those monstrous Gameshark lists for the older games like Emerald (which I still have bookmarked!). All bias aside, their game reviews are typically consistent and not necessarily biased toward a certain game/series. Not that we can take everything from IGN as fact (there are countless 10-year-olds roaming the site as we speak!), but I'd believe something said on IGN than *gulp* GameFAQs.

They are the first line when it comes to details about upcoming vidya and other [nerdy] forms of entertainment. Now I don't browse any video game websites regularly (I go on 4Chan and stay AS FAR AWAY FROM /v/ AS POSSIBLE), but when I care to look up a game review IGN is the best choice.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 04:23 PM
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Website name: The Pokecommunity Forums
Reason:Because it's a fun pokemon forums site! (And msotly because I picked it)
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 12:53 AM
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 07:06 AM
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I'm new, but I nominate Pokemon Showdown:

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where you can battle other pokemon players in a competitive scene even if you can't afford the new games. And because it's awesome.
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 07:26 AM
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I'm new, but I nominate Pokemon Showdown:

pokemonshowdown.com/

where you can battle other pokemon players in a competitive scene even if you can't afford the new games. And because it's awesome.
I'm afraid to say this, but you missed the nomination period already :( we're in the voting stage now, so if you want to vote for a website stated up in the OP, you're more than welcome to do so!
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 08:22 AM
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Reason: They got some great deals. Especially with this summer sale going on right now. Not to mention all of them are DRM free.
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 10:18 PM
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I'm afraid to say this, but you missed the nomination period already we're in the voting stage now, so if you want to vote for a website stated up in the OP, you're more than welcome to do so!
No problem! Today I visited a couple of the websites, and I vote for Cave of Dragonflies. The whole website is pretty cool, and the author is awesome. I think more people should check it out
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Old June 25th, 2014, 04:19 PM
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Hello there everyone! I just wanted to say thank you for participating in the first ever Website of the Month! As it may be known, voting is now closing, so I apologize for anybody that didn't have a chance to vote and/or nominate a website this time around.

The winner is Steam, with gog.com being our runner up! Congratulations to those that nominated!

Every person that nominated a website will receive a participation emblem, and those that nominated the winning website will also receive a special emblem as well.

Finally, I want to announce that Ashley and I decided that this will no longer be a monthly event. We decided to do the next event and any thereafter as Website of the Quarter, meaning every three months instead of every month. Stay tuned in September for the next round of nominations!!
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