Everyone loves a vote thread, really, and what bigger vote thread do we have than the end of year awards.
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THE GNAMER FORUM AWARDS 2019
First off - no rush on this one lads. I know it's the festive period, we've got stuff like Secret Santa and the Fantasy League preoccupying us as it stands, so I'm giving you guys until Sunday 19th January at 23:59 to get your...
JayMoyles: Greetings and salutations friends and welcome to Admintendo 2019! Yes, yes, we usually do a few of these in a year but our schedules haven't married up well this year so it's a one and done sort of year. Actually... well, more on that at the end.
Of course, I can't do this alone and I'm joined by my admin-in-arms, the mysterious masked man, Balladeer!
Balladeer: It's more meaningful with just the one, don't you think? Hello GNamerians, hope you've...
JayMoyles: Hello, friends. It's time for another edition of your favourite text-based interview/long-form chat thing, Admintendo! We've plenty to talk about considering the Christmas of gaming has just wrapped up, but first, a warm welcome to my admin-in-arms, Balladeer!
Balladeer: I thought forum policy was that we shouldn't treat it like a Christmas of Gaming any more?
ZeroJones: Step up, step up! Come one, come all! It's time to being Admintendo... er... XXI, is it now? Blimey. With me, as ever, is my admin-in-arms, Mr. Jayseph 'Edgeworth' Moyles! Say 'Hi' to the nice ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Jay!
JayMoyles: Hi everybody! I feel like Dr. Nick Riviera now.
ZeroJones: As long as your degree is more legit, I think we're OK!
JayMoyles: They tell me that it's a real degree....
JayMoyles: Hello! It's a new year and it's time for a new Admintendo! 2018 is sure to bring us plenty of delights but before that, we'll ruminate on some of the good times that 2017 brought us. Then, we'll look ahead. But until that - let's meet the gang on this edition. I'm, as always, joined by my partner in crime, Mr. ZeroJones! Hello there squire!
JayMoyles: Here we go, off the rails, don't you know it's time to raise our sails?
Yes, it's that time again! It's time to Admintend, ya see. I've lobbed my hat at my admin-in-arms to take over hosting duties this time round - of course, it's me, JayMoyles. And as always, it's your favourite 1-up guy...
ZeroJones: ... Mr. ZeroJones Esquire! How are y'all doing out there tonight?
JayMoyles: I'm hoping they're all feeling terrific - I know I am. We've got a relatively decent amount to chat about this time round, so...
JayMoyles: Hello everybody, and welcome to a very late edition of Admintendo! I'm your intrepid host, JayMoyles, but this time round I'm sadly not joined by my admin-in-arms ZeroJones, which is why this edition is a little late. He's been off doing far less important things than writing this, such as getting married and exploring Japan. Honestly, to think some people would pass up the opportunity to appear on Admintendo!
I've also been very lax in getting this organised, but that's obviously...
JayMoyles: Greetings, people of GNamer. We did it - we've seen the end of the year that was 2016. It was a bit bonkers to say the least, but we're going to gloss over all the nasty IRL happenings and bring to you some chat about video games.
I'm joined as ever by my stalwart admin-in-arms, Mr. ZeroJones, and the mysterious masked luchador, Balladeer. Also, for what I believe to be the first time on Admintendo, we've only gone and roped in Jimbob for some chat! You can't say we're not kicking off 2017 in style. How are we all, chaps?
ZeroJones: Roll up, roll up! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to your Admintendo XV! With myself, ZeroJones, your Hostmaster General, we have my fellow Admintendonite, Jay! Say hello to everyone, Jay!
JayMoyles: Hello to everyone, Jay! Apologies - I'm in one of those moods this morning. Howdy all! As always, I'm ready and willing - and indeed, able - to talk about the wonderful world of video games!
JayMoyles: Hello, hello and welcome to another installment of Admintendo. We've survived the wilds of Newcastle despite run-ins with a horrific horse and the Super Mario Bros. movie. As we've pulled through that, we're here to bring you some chat about what's been going on in the gaming world over the last few months. My admin-in-arms is sadly predisposed with shattering dreams (read: marking exams) but fortunately I'm joined by The Jaster, Treesmurf and the horseslayer himself, Drunkalilly. Welcome, gents!
JayMoyles: Like a bolt from the blue, it's the Admintendo Review! Welcome to another edition of Admintendo. I hope you're buckled in and ready to go for some blisteringly hot games chat as well as a look back at the forum over the past few months. I know I am - and of course, I'm Mister JayMoyles and I'm joined by my partner in crime, the wonderful ZeroJones! How are we this fine spring day, sir?
ZeroJones: Wide awake and ready to take some names and talk some games!
Balladeer: Been a while, hasn't it? Three months since we've had an Admintendo, six since yours truly has graced the Adminty stage. Welcome to the Q4 Admintendo! I'm Balladeer, and... oh God, it's these two again!
ZeroJones: I am this season's Big Bad, ZeroJones. MWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!
JayMoyles: And it's me, your friendly neighbourhood JayMoyles! Howdy!
Balladeer: Hello gents! There is actually method in the madness...
ZeroJones:[three, two, one... points finger at actors]
ZeroJones: Good day to you, dear reader! It's time for another Admintendo. Tonight I, Zero of the clan Jones, will be playing the role of your humble host. Sitting at the other end of the Internet connection is...
JayMoyles: *removes Balladeer mask* IT'S ME ZERO. IT WAS ME ALL ALONG. And by me, it's JayMoyles. Hello, and thanks for having me on.
Balladeer: Double figures. The big 1-0. X marks the spot. Admintendo has had more instalments than… well, than Dragon Quest games that have come to the UK, anyway. Joining me for this very special Admintendo are… Who are you all again?
ZeroJones: ZeroJones, international jewel thief extraordinaire.
Treesmurf: I'm Spartacus.
fronkhead: No, *I'm* Spartacus. Or something.
*Ahem* It's Fronkhead here, appearing for my first time on Admintendo. Please...
Stu_the_great: Hello, and welcome to another (hopefully) splendiferous instalment of Admintendo! Admintendo VI, no less. Yes! We're being all classy and using Roman numerals now. Right here is your hairless host: Stu_the_great, returning after being graciously covered by our very own beemoh last time around.
It's a beautiful, sunny day here in West Yorkshire, so I'm Skyping from the Jones' household's back garden. (Virtually) With me this time are... Well, I'll let them do the typing. Introduce yourselves, fellow admin. plus guests!
Balladeer: Hello, and welcome to Admintendo 5: only 50% of the admins., but 100% of the flavour! Or something. I'm Balladeer, and as you all know, I love my Big Black Boxes of Power. Not to mention that one game we don't talk about.
Today in the Admintendo not-studio, Stu_the_great is being replaced by Beemoh_the_funny. Hi, Beemoh!
beemoh: Yes, hi, beemoh here. You might remember me as Mark from the podcast, where I very much play the Alan Davies to Buska's Angus Deayton.
Balladeer: Here we go again! Welcome to another exciting episode of Admintendo: the Extended Addition! I'm your host, Balladeer, and I'll be multitasking by playing Bravely Default in between typing sessions!
I'm joined by Stu, Masofdas and Zero Jones on this occasion. Care to introduce yourselves, chaps (in that order)?
Stu_the_great: The follically challenged one, Stu_the_great here! Hello all, and thanks for stopping by!
Stu_the_great: (taps mic) Testing. Is this thing on? Hello all, and welcome to Admintendo 2: June 2013 Edition! Your host this quarter: Stu_the_great, your friendly neighbourhood forum admin. As hinted at in March, we'll have not two, but four hands pitching in this time round. Introduce yourselves, guys!
Balladeer: Er, I guess I should be first up! I'm Balladeer, I was here last time, and I'm excited to see what this JayMoyles and Andyman DLC will bring. Jay?
JayMoyles: Howdy all, JayMoyles here, member of our fun...
Welcome to the first edition of the GNamer Blog! Every quarter, Stu and I are going to have a Skype conversation about the previous quarter's Nintendo, other format and GNamer Forum experiences. A Skypecast, if you will. We'd like to have other people taking part in the conversations as well, so let us know if you'd be interested in contributing. Hope you enjoy it!
Balladeer: Welcome to the GNamer Quarterly Review! (cue cheers) I'm Balladeer: I'm 23 years old, I'm the Smithers to Stu's Mr. Burns, and I think that The Thousand Year Door is the...