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The OldGamerz Story
« on: October 30, 2014, 09:09:37 am »
When OldGamerz was just a little twinkle in our founders eye a man called InsomniacP had a vision. That there could be a gaming world without the pitter patter chitter chatter of younger gamerz - a world that could be fun, a world without stats (which are for Twats as Mr Dangly Atom wisely once said) and abuse. A world where no one shared what they'd done to our mothers. A world without being pwned and without noobs.

InsomniacP had a vision and he shared this with his friends who said “make it so” and so OldGamerz began. It turned out that others shared his vision and with settlors like T330WL, SneakyPete, Bilbo of Bagend, Futbar, GorillaChops, Reddy & Shabbyj so OldGamerz started on it's quest. To be a home for Gamerz over 30 who shared their vision.

Xbox was their home and COD was their staple diet for many a while. And so the people were happy.

But soon there came an invader, soon COD was taken to the Battlefield and the Bad Company (2) challenged COD to be the main game of choice.

Soon the talk was of munching tags along with COD and the people's hunger was sated.

One day our great founder InsomniacP said it's time to take a break from my people and leave OldGamerz in new hands. And so there was Shabbyj the mellow.

Shabbyj said let us stay chilled and relaxed and let us enjoy our gaming. For we are old (but maybe not so wise) but we can still have fun.

Until the next big releases.... COD Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 tested the people's faith. One raised the bar and one dropped it on the floor. This was a decisive moment for the site. With the advent of member servers Battlefield 3 rose like a phoenix from the ashes and so BF3 mania was born.

At the height of BF3 mania BF3 had seven servers and 4 team leagues, and so OldGamerz flourished. With members like Expired One, Backbeat50, Mr Hipp0, Dangly Atom, Tequila Slam and Spackmoid captaining the teams BF3 became the game of choice for many on the site.

As that phoenix flew from the ashes so OldGamerz grew and expanded. Shabbyj, MadGeordie51 and Expired One lead the charge with help from many others in the background.

And so there was Forza 4. Forza was there in the background next to COD and Battlefield quietly enjoying some spaghetti western racing with racers like Dribble, Cannonfodda and II Jumper II leading the Forza pack. Just like the Battlefield leagues Forza started leagues too with Oldg Bulldog starting the first ever Forza league. As members moved on to other games the Forza leagues stayed and grew with other members like Fired Upon, Uncle Orbius, The Henwood, Bright Lights, Absolutely Fumin', Off Target and Loopy Dean adding their own flavour to Forza. Racing grew from strength to strength with artists like Robbo Ukr, Loopy Lisa and The Henwood all leaving their marks with some nice looking cars.

And so the site grew.

By now the site catered for many different games and gamerz grouped together to play what they liked to play. Blade lead the charge for the COD players with Expired One heading the Battlefield brigade. Fired Upon and The Henwood fought the Forza corner and so the site grew.

And with that growth so there was dissension. For some competition became a driving force and for some having fun was more important. Each games gamerz travelled their own path and some sad goodbyes were said.

Soon Shabbyj said it is time for a change. To take a breather and relax again, and so he did. Others came in to take his mantle and so OldGamerz changed.

And now OldGamerz reached a cross roads as some members rediscovered PC gaming and new console releases were round the corner. From an Xbox lead site OldGamerz began to diversify. Members began to make their way along a rocky road to a new way of gaming.

Two games brought on the PC revolution and brought PC Gamers into their own. Minecraft and World of Tanks.....

And so, the rest is history.

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Re: The OldGamerz Story
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 10:26:59 am »
Im glad to be part of the oldg family,im constantly looking for new games which might get new members to join us and expand our gaming into different area's...........but oldg is a place where we can switch off from daily life(wives) lol and go out and kill a few ppl or blow up a few tanks or not in our case lol.........its great to see how Oldg is developing and evolving as time goes on.