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GameHippo.com sold

Post by emmzee » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:53 pm

Popular freeware gaming site GameHippo.com has been sold to a new owner:

http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/04/g ... -sold.html

The site (which if I'm not mistaken used to be freegames.org?) was sold for an undisclosed amount to someone who, from the sounds of it, is interested in keeping the site going as it is, hopefully with more frequent updates.

For the record, I receive a few offers each year to sell DOSGames.com, but have never seriously considered them. :) Although, I wonder how much money he got ... if someone were to offer me a bajillion<sup>*</sup> dollars ... :D

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Post by CPT Worm » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:57 pm

lol GH.

That's good...that site has been hacked some many times. They need someone who can actually have root access to the site.
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Post by Dogbreath » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:45 am

Hopefully this'll mean a change for the better. Boson is a good guy (though my experience of him is limited to a couple of PMs exchanged on GHF years ago... heh), but he has a family and a busy life, and hasn't really done much with the site or community for a long time.

emmzee: If you ever do decide to sell dosgames.com, contact me first. I don't have a Bajillion dollars, but I would be able to pay a decent amount (in USD too!), and you'd have the peace of mind knowing the guy who bought it from you.

Worm - any news on who the new owner is?

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Post by Ro@m » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:58 am

Interesting news,altough i have registered on their forum,i just can't seem to remember my password....
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Post by Larry Laffer » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:17 pm

*Pictures Dogbreath cashing in everything he has, to be able to pay for DOSGames.com*

lol...

But, really, how much buying a website(as popular as DOSGames.com, not DOSGames itself) cost these days?
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Post by Gamer_V » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:32 pm

In the market Larry? :laugh:

www.dosgames.com
<div><center><a href="http://www.sootle.com/" alt="submit news"><img border="0" src="http://directory.sootle.com/images/ben. ... <span>This website is worth</span><center><img border="0" src="http://directory.sootle.com/tech/worth. ... sgames.com" name="MyImage"></center></b><br><span><a href="http://directory.sootle.com/website-worth/">What is your website worth?</a></span></div>

Though none of these tools are really that accurate. And of course, you'll only get what people'll give for it. :P
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Post by CPT Worm » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:23 am

Dogbreath wrote:Worm - any news on who the new owner is?
I'll ask around.
Maybe it's AverageSoftware or aguydude.
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Post by ClassicDOSGames » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:29 am

That's an interesting tool. It certainly overvalues my website. I don't sell anything, and I don't have any ads, so site revenue is $0. In theory, anyone who offers me more than $0 is a sucker.
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Post by Larry Laffer » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:38 pm

Actually... I think it calculates per visitor or something...

And since you say your site is worth $0, if I pay you $1, would you be interested? :laugh: Then I could just splash the site with ads, and dunno... something :devil:
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Post by ClassicDOSGames » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:46 am

Larry Laffer wrote:And since you say your site is worth $0, if I pay you $1, would you be interested?
That ship has sailed. Now that I know what my site is worth, I'm holding out for some real money! I could buy a PS3 for that kind of money! Too bad I mostly play DOS games. I suppose I could buy 100 copies of Hocus Pocus.
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Post by wardrich » Thu May 03, 2007 3:51 pm

Gamer_V wrote:In the market Larry? :laugh:

www.dosgames.com
<div><center><a href="http://www.sootle.com/" alt="submit news"><img border="0" src="http://directory.sootle.com/images/ben. ... <span>This website is worth</span><center><img border="0" src="http://directory.sootle.com/tech/worth. ... sgames.com" name="MyImage"></center></b><br><span><a href="http://directory.sootle.com/website-worth/">What is your website worth?</a></span></div>

Though none of these tools are really that accurate. And of course, you'll only get what people'll give for it. :P
Aww darn, I don't think I can afford that :(

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Post by Joris » Sat May 05, 2007 2:24 pm

Did they allready mention how many $$ they got for it?

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Post by wardrich » Sun May 06, 2007 12:06 am

wardrich wrote:
Gamer_V wrote:In the market Larry? :laugh:

www.dosgames.com
<div><center><a href="http://www.sootle.com/" alt="submit news"><img border="0" src="http://directory.sootle.com/images/ben. ... <span>This website is worth</span><center><img border="0" src="http://directory.sootle.com/tech/worth. ... sgames.com" name="MyImage"></center></b><br><span><a href="http://directory.sootle.com/website-worth/">What is your website worth?</a></span></div>

Though none of these tools are really that accurate. And of course, you'll only get what people'll give for it. :P
Aww darn, I don't think I can afford that :(
hang on, It suddenly jumped $17,000 dollars... how did that happen?!

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Post by Dogbreath » Sun May 06, 2007 12:22 am

wardrich wrote:
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Gamer_V wrote:In the market Larry? :laugh:

www.dosgames.com
<div><center><a href="http://www.sootle.com/" alt="submit news"><img border="0" src="http://directory.sootle.com/images/ben. ... <span>This website is worth</span><center><img border="0" src="http://directory.sootle.com/tech/worth. ... sgames.com" name="MyImage"></center></b><br><span><a href="http://directory.sootle.com/website-worth/">What is your website worth?</a></span></div>

Though none of these tools are really that accurate. And of course, you'll only get what people'll give for it. :P
Aww darn, I don't think I can afford that :(
hang on, It suddenly jumped $17,000 dollars... how did that happen?!
Well, they saw you were posting here again, and...

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Post by Kazer0 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:04 pm

Thats so inaccurate. According to that, my sites worth more than his. www.andrewcharron.com sells for $19k when I checked.

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Post by wardrich » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:31 pm

HAHA, My site's worth $30.00. But that's because there's nothing to it. The bbs and ftp are where it's at. :P

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Post by CPT Worm » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:45 pm

The new owner's name is Dan Goch.

Have no idea who the guy is, but he seems to want to revive GH. Even considering dropping some major cash for a vBulletin message board. =\
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Post by emmzee » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:52 pm

lol is that a hint? :D

Seriously, if ppl really want vB, I'd be open to getting it, but would there be many real advantages? (Other than little nice things ...) Keep in mind phpBB 3.0RC1 is out ...
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Post by wardrich » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:16 am

that's just stupid... stick to phpbb. lol

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Post by CPT Worm » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:03 am

emmzee wrote:lol is that a hint? :D

Seriously, if ppl really want vB, I'd be open to getting it, but would there be many real advantages? (Other than little nice things ...) Keep in mind phpBB 3.0RC1 is out ...
Actually, no. =P

I'm fine with phpBB. I've seen vBulletin in action, and it's just easier to mod. And a bit more secure. But definitely not worth the US$140 for the license.
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