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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: So what happened to dUKE? Reply with quote

Sorry if there is a topic out there about this but I wasn't able to find a direct answer and yes, perhaps if if I was here more I'd would know the answer to my question but, where's dUKE and what happened to him?

I know he's left but for reasons I do not know and I hope that someone who does know would gladly share.

PS: and I just realized that in 7 days I will be officially 10 years old, hold the applause.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard he was let go by corporate. He was going to post a goodbye feature on the front page but nothing came out of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think GR became part of a network, who became part of a network, who didn't like being cool. Hence, no more dUKE.

Happens all the time. It's a vicious cycle.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He works for Game Helpers when I last talked to him.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He got the boot. Left bitter (who wouldn't have, of course). And yeah, he never did post any goodbye topic as he promised.

Oh well. He wasn't much a big fan of the community anyway. I appreciate his work as the founder of my favorite website, but the site is better without him.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh well. He wasn't much a big fan of the community anyway. I appreciate his work as the founder of my favorite website, but the site is better without him.

LOL used for Funniest Poster!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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used44 wrote:
Oh well. He wasn't much a big fan of the community anyway. I appreciate his work as the founder of my favorite website, but the site is better without him.

LOL used for Funniest Poster!!!

used isn't joking. Duke Ferris is a great guy, but the fact is the site has and is changing as well as improving.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poor fellas. You've been away from excellence so long, you've forgotten what it is. Sure, the place isn't as bad as it was after the dUKE left, but it still isn't "better."
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The true GR died when it got brought by crave.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FrozenBacon wrote:
The true GR died when it got brought by crave.


quoted for truth
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Icepick wrote:
FrozenBacon wrote:
The true GR died when it got brought by crave.


quoted for truth


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I admit I miss Duke like everyone else, and most of the changes since them have been for the better.

Although I must admit I don't read reviews on here anymore, I just hang out and comment like I always do.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's like the George Lucas of GR, but not nearly as severe
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rainemaida wrote:
Icepick wrote:
FrozenBacon wrote:
The true GR died when it got brought by crave.


quoted for truth


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too bad, I miss stuff like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM9T3wKPtbI

and

http://www.gamerevolution.com/features/violence_and_videogames
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UghRochester wrote:
used isn't joking. Duke Ferris is a great guy, but the fact is the site has and is changing as well as improving.


Changing?


to be fair... at least it's no longer in beta...? r-right??



Time for some dUKE trivia!
did you know most of the old GR graphics (front page designs) were done by--you guessed it--dUKE himself?

Unfortunately, the hd wasn't backed up and the old printer computer was scrapped during the office move.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UrbanMasque wrote:
Rainemaida wrote:
Icepick wrote:
FrozenBacon wrote:
The true GR died when it got brought by crave.


quoted for truth


quoted for immortalization

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eyebrowsbv31 wrote:
UrbanMasque wrote:
Rainemaida wrote:
Icepick wrote:
FrozenBacon wrote:
The true GR died when it got brought by crave.


quoted for truth


quoted for immortalization

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why do you keep putting dUKE? is there some other person ya'll are referring to?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spartan317 wrote:
why do you keep putting dUKE? is there some other person ya'll are referring to?
Have you ever typed something without noticing Caps Lock was on? The rest is history...
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