The fifth anniversary of Game Freaks 365 has come and gone. How quickly a year goes by. Today we celebrate the sixth anniversary of Game Freaks 365. April 18, 2003 was the day that the site was registered and has since grown into what you see today. With over 1,500 reviews and 3,000 news articles, Game Freaks 365 has become a leading independent voice in the gaming industry. We do not intend to stop there, though. By the time we reach our next anniversary it would be our hope to add hundreds of new pieces of content to the site for our loyal viewers.
As our history article pointed out three years ago on this date, “A simple HTML design was crafted and the homepage was originally intended to replicate the look of Gaming Target. The staff included Kyle and Shawn, as well as new additions in the summer of 2003: Martin Henely, Tyler, Nick and Luke. Martin is the only staff member of our first hiring process that remains on the site. Dean Stokes, the current Co-Owner of Game Freaks 365, contributed to the design on this and future versions until he became a staff member.” Dean has since moved on as well.
A lot of things have changed since Game Freaks 365 entered the business in 2003. We have seen consoles and handhelds rise and fall. We covered the launches of the N-Gage, Zodiac, Gizmondo, Nintendo DS, PSP, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii. While we joined the last generation late, our review catalog features hundreds of reviews for the GameCube, PS2 and Xbox, as well as for old-school platforms such as the Atari 2600, NES, Genesis, and so on. We pride ourselves in being a well rounded site. Game Freaks 365 cherishes the legacy of gaming as much as we do the future.
With new hardware come new challenges and opportunities. The industry is changing. The Wii led the way towards more interactive gaming, while PS3 and Xbox 360 push the graphical boundaries beyond anything we have seen before. New competitors are on the horizon as well. The recently announced OnLive service promises on-demand streaming games to users over the Internet, possibly ending the reliance on expensive new hardware every few years. No matter where things end up, the future looks bright for gaming, and Game Freaks 365 intends to be a part of it.