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DC Turns 8 this month -- New Desktop Compo!!
News posted 7th March, 2009 by Rikus  
Happy Birthday TDC! This month the site turns 8 years old! Wow, we are getting ready for the big 10 there. In the beginning of this year we added some stuff to the site and will continue to do so this summer.

However one big change will mark a change for the entire site, we are going to add a huge Mini-Arcade section to the site, were users can compete for highscores earning trophees and more! All tied into the dc-username! We are planning for the site to switch focus from the main downloads page to the Arcade. In my opinion people wanting to actually download a game, install it, play it is in heavy decline. People who do install a game remove after a first or second play. This does not count for everyone but most people it is the truth. People do not have much time for stuff as they used to anymore and want instant play.

For that reason we are going to make the arcade our priority also to keep the site going in the future this has to be done, and we are going to do it right. While this is going on you will see some decline in admin activity, and no the site is not dying but we are going to put all of our time in making things cool for you guys.

Also our latest 2 admins Liam and Simon have been to busy to keep updating the site and we decided it was best to let them go, and they agreed. Shab is going to have a baby soon so he will be out of the picture for a bit and flava well I dont know what happened to him but I am guessing Uni took control over his mind for a bit, dont worry I am trying to get his mind focussed back:) That really leaves me and club as active admins so on that note, when the arcade is completed we will be looking for dc-members to become new admins. But more on that later.

So in a nutshell, Happy 8th Birthday TDC it has been one heck of a ride, but to keep the site fresh and new some changes will have to be made and we are going to make them! So bare with us as we go into this transition. Join me in the comments section saying happy birthday to all the members and admins old and new that have helped this site grow!

One last thing, what would a birthday be without a desktop compo! Here is how it works, take a screenshot of your current desktop and upload it, then post the link on the forum topic (link below) Everyone on the dc will then be able to vote for the best desktop. The winner will receive a (undisclosed) amount of *NeW* DC points. (and yes we are going to finally use those points this year) IF you think you are up for it and share your desktop with the world, then post it on the link below.

Click here to go to the Desktop 2009 Compo Forum Page!.!!!

Click here to see the 2008 entries (Adam won last year btw)!!!

Posted by Ski 7th March, 2009

Happy Birthday TDC >_< What's with the random image?
Posted by Eternal Man [EE] 7th March, 2009

This wasn't here a minute ago!
Happy B-day TDC!

Interesting with the arcade. The download section will remain though right?

Off to the Compo!
Posted by Rikus 7th March, 2009

Yes the download section will remain of course.
Posted by OMC 7th March, 2009

Happy birthday TDC! Glad the arcade is being implemented.

I may have to compete in the competition...
Posted by dex 7th March, 2009

Happy bithday TDC, i am happy of being here, it's a wonderful community!
Posted by Ski 7th March, 2009

Oldmanclayton for new Admin!
Posted by Eternal Man [EE] 7th March, 2009

The newsposts will be filled with "oober-goobers" and "oompa-loompas" and other words I dare not comprehend!
Posted by Ricky 7th March, 2009

Posted by Peblo 7th March, 2009

The google-loompas.
Posted by OMC 7th March, 2009

They do exist you know. I've lost many a roll of scotch-tape and left-handed scissors because of them.
Posted by Codemonkey 7th March, 2009

Posted by W3R3W00F 8th March, 2009

Neato. I'll probably lose but it sounds like fun.

I think it's time to revisit the Nominate Admins topic.
Posted by OMC 8th March, 2009

Let's not. We'll worry about admins later.
Posted by Scott S 8th March, 2009

Happy Birthday TDC!!!
Posted by W3R3W00F 8th March, 2009

Oh yeah, I forgot-

Happy Birthday TDC! Glad we're finally doing something with those points.
Posted by Jon Lambert 8th March, 2009

I wish upon thou one joyous day of the celebration of thy birth.

Go DC Points! Go DC Arcade! Go Downloads!

Hmm... try number 2 at being an admin.
Posted by Blue66 8th March, 2009

Merry Christmas everybody!
Posted by Marko 8th March, 2009

Happy Birthday TDC! Love the concept for this new idea - can't wait to see how it turns out!
Posted by Peblo 8th March, 2009

Happy Birthday TDC! I remember when you were just 1 years old...

Good work Rikus, thanks for the effort put in toward the arcade.
Posted by ben mercer 8th March, 2009

You know that arcade is exactly what this site needs. I can think all of about 4 or 5 games that have actually stayed on my HDD. Lots of games that are posted are of the time waster variety so it will be good that we waste more time playing the game and less downloading/extracting it!
Posted by Matthew Wiese 9th March, 2009

WOOT HAPPY B-DAY TDC! You ol' bugger! (Though I mean that in the nicest possible way)

Also, I'd way love to be the guy in that pic, a girl playing a video game with her boobs on my head!
Posted by nim 10th March, 2009

How about hiring some temporary admins to keep the GOTW and general updates going while you work on the Arcade?
Posted by Ski 10th March, 2009

Posted by Ricky 10th March, 2009

A D M I N !
Posted by Ski 10th March, 2009

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Posted by Del Duio 10th March, 2009

All hail Rikus, last admin of TDC!
Posted by OMC 10th March, 2009

What about Club? O_o
Posted by Jon Lambert 10th March, 2009

Yeah... But he's working hard on the DC arcade and those other secret new features, so...
Posted by OMC 10th March, 2009

That makes him not an admin? O_o

Oh, I'm busy working on my game projects at the moment, so I guess I can't be called a TDC member...
Posted by Jon Lambert 10th March, 2009

I meant that that is the reason he calls Rikus the last admin, as he is the only admin (not really the only one) left posting and being active and such adminly activities.
Posted by Rikus 11th March, 2009

You will still see regular updates (just not as much)and I will continue to keep updating the gotw. So not to much worry. Ps, work on the arcade continues to go grow solid, club is working hard on it.
Posted by Del Duio 11th March, 2009

Just don't get hit by a car or anything Rikus, or this will be one silent place!
Posted by OMC 11th March, 2009

Don't jinx him! O_O
Posted by TheoX 14th March, 2009

A very happy birthday to TDC! You've been a good source of games.

@Matthew Wiese, ditto on that.

Is that picture from a certain anime, or just some random drawing?
Comment edited by TheoX on 3/15/2009
Posted by Joshtek 17th March, 2009

This makes me feel so old.


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