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Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 09:55 AM Reply

Guys like RubberNinja, st1k, jt-dirge and The-titan have been posting year-end retrospectives.

JakBaronKing made some great end-of-year shout outs to his friends here on NG. It's a great post and will make you reflect on your own friendships and stuff.

Rucklo made a song for the drunks.

Kazm0, Lazyfeet, blackduckie and McBean have posted resolutions and goals for the new year.

My big resolution for 2008 was to finish Castle Crashers and MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. It's even back at #1 on the XBLA charts!

My big resolution for 2009 is to BE THE BOSS.

We have an unprecedented number of large-scale projects with the potential of launching in 2009. Many have been a long time coming, way too long in my opinion. While we are but a small and dedicated team with limited resources, there have still been miss-steps, misdirected focus and straight up bad luck along the way. I hold myself personally accountable for most of that, like the dude in The Da Vinci Code who whips himself.

I'll still release some games of my own this year, but my main priority is to make sure everything else gets done. There is a much bigger vision for NG that has existed and evolved since the launch of the Flash Portal in 2000, and this SHOULD be the year that it finally reveals itself.

The impacts of this economic downturn paint an uncertain future for a lot of people, but NG is built to be eternal. One hundred years from now, when civilization looks to archive the dawn of the Internet, they can either find a bunch of stupid video bloggers on YouTube, or they can find the AMAZING SHIT that's being produced by the community here on NG. That page is still under construction, btw, and isn't anywhere near the full scope of NG's 2008 history. And maybe SHIT won't be a bad word in 100 years but history is on its side.

Over the past decade, NG has been the cradle of the now-massive Flash gaming scene and birthplace of the collab. We've witnessed the beauty of what one person can accomplish, but also the power of teams. As a collective goal for 2009, I want this to be the year that we capture the eyes of the rest of the web, and not just for being "EDGY" and "EXTREME", but for being hands-down better than everyone else. Those are big words, but it's good to have goals, right?

So what are YOUR goals and resolutions for 2009?

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 09:56 AM Reply

Happy New Year Tom! When are the top submission for December going to get posted?


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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 09:57 AM Reply

Happy new year!

Gonna look through the history now. :D

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 09:58 AM Reply

I have a feeling 2009 is going to be shit. Like, really shit.


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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 09:59 AM Reply

At 1/1/09 09:56 AM, 14hourlunchbreak wrote: Happy New Year Tom! When are the top submission for December going to get posted?

As soon as everyone VOTES. Results will be up in a week.

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 09:59 AM Reply

At 1/1/09 09:56 AM, 14hourlunchbreak wrote: Happy New Year Tom! When are the top submission for December going to get posted?

Oh and if you meant the Winter Contest, those will probably go up in the next week. There were so many amazing submissions this year so it's gonna be tough.

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:00 AM Reply

I am staying single for 2009 and catching up on the months of partying I missed in 2008.


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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:01 AM Reply

Nice one Tom!

Hope all your ideas come to realization in 2009 here. Anyway, I'm pretty much terrible at resolutions, but I guess I'll make mine "Make Newgrounds the best place it can be." There, it's done XD

Anyway, enjoy yourself. Peace :3

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:01 AM Reply

At 1/1/09 09:58 AM, Sidorio wrote: I have a feeling 2009 is going to be shit. Like, really shit.

Maybe in 100 years people will read that as a compliment!

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:00 AM Reply

Happy New Year to all the NG staff, and the whole NG Community! :D

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At 1/1/09 09:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: So what are YOUR goals and resolutions for 2009?

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:01 AM Reply

At 1/1/09 09:58 AM, Sidorio wrote: I have a feeling 2009 is going to be shit. Like, really shit.

And by that, I meant everywhere except NG. Of course.


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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:02 AM Reply

At 1/1/09 09:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: So what are YOUR goals and resolutions for 2009?

I've decided to be a superhero this year.


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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:03 AM Reply

At 1/1/09 09:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: Guys like RubberNinja, st1k, jt-dirge and The-titan have been posting year-end retrospectives.

Congratulations to RubberNinja for getting a job with Playboy. Say hi to Heff for me :P

My big resolution for 2008 was to finish Castle Crashers and MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. It's even back at #1 on the XBLA charts!

You really should release that on other formats, you know. I'd certainly download it on the Wii

So what are YOUR goals and resolutions for 2009?

Start working out at home - I've got the weights, now I need to put the effort in

Go to the NG London Meet - I've got to meet some internet superstars someday, haven't I?

Get Tom to release a copy of Castle Crashers on Wii

Finish my course

Believe in myself - I know I can do these things, I just need to put the effort in and get the end result.


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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:03 AM Reply

At 1/1/09 10:00 AM, Life-Stream wrote: Happy New Year to all the NG staff, and the whole NG Community! :D

Especially to Tom (and April ofcourse). Tom, do you think we´ll be able to wish a happy new year to a Tom or April Junior, in the upcoming years?

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:04 AM Reply

Happy new year!
But it is already 2009.

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:05 AM Reply

At 1/1/09 09:59 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/1/09 09:56 AM, 14hourlunchbreak wrote: Happy New Year Tom! When are the top submission for December going to get posted?
Oh and if you meant the Winter Contest, those will probably go up in the next week. There were so many amazing submissions this year so it's gonna be tough.

Yeah, I bet. I'm still amazed that Frost'd got such a high score in such little time. Right after it came out of the portal it was already 4.00 +


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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:05 AM Reply

My goals for 2009 would be:

-Level up!
-Get a front pager
-Get some awards (I have some coming, I know it!)
-Win a contest (H'ween, Xmas, etc.)
-Collaberate with some friends to make a video
-Get a few more animations on TV (I havn't done that for a while :P)
-Fix my whistle
-Bug Microsoft support (I've waited a month for my 'quick' Xbox repair)

Also, when are the winners being posted for the Xmas Flash Off?

Happy New Year! Let's make it better then 2008!
-Matt

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:05 AM Reply

Finally break my "Daily 5th place" curse. :)


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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:05 AM Reply

Happy Birthday Time. You made it one more year. We at New Grounds collective appreciate your unyielding flow.

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:06 AM Reply

At 1/1/09 10:03 AM, Life-Stream wrote:
At 1/1/09 10:00 AM, Life-Stream wrote: Happy New Year to all the NG staff, and the whole NG Community! :D
Especially to Tom (and April ofcourse). Tom, do you think we´ll be able to wish a happy new year to a Tom or April Junior, in the upcoming years?

Yup, baby is still due in March! Unless like everything else I do, it gets delayed.

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:06 AM Reply

Happy New Year to you Tom and everyone else at the office.

At 1/1/09 09:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: One hundred years from now, when civilization looks to archive the dawn of the Internet, they can either find a bunch of stupid video bloggers on YouTube, or they can find the AMAZING SHIT that's being produced by the community here on NG.

And why watch some stupid ass blog on YouTube when you can find so much great stuff on Newgrounds? The 2008 collection is looking good so far and I look forward to seeing it finished.

So what are YOUR goals and resolutions for 2009?

Even though I don't really like the idea of new year's resolution anymore, but I hope to get a full-time job this year. I failed last year and I really hope I can get something soon. Also, for my NG goal//resolution for 2009, that would be to get my 100th flash done. I've been slacking off big time with this flash and I'd really like to get it done someday.


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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:07 AM Reply

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Lets hope newgrounds keeps on going fo' another year :D


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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:07 AM Reply

At 1/1/09 09:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: So what are YOUR goals and resolutions for 2009?

To keep the cure for cancer hidden safely away from the general public.


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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:10 AM Reply

My resolution is to not make resolutions.

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:11 AM Reply

At 1/1/09 10:03 AM, Coop83 wrote:
At 1/1/09 09:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: So what are YOUR goals and resolutions for 2009?
Get Tom to release a copy of Castle Crashers on Wii

Haha, please do Coop. I don't have a 360 and have no idea when exactly I'll get one. All I know is whenever there's a good amount of exclusives for the console that interest me. If Castle Crashers was released on the Wii, I'd be so happy and so would many other fans of Newgrounds. However, I wonder if there's been any trouble with Tom trying to get it released on the Wii. Maybe I've overlooked something regarding Castle Crashers on the Wii.


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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:20 AM Reply

Yess... Happy New Year indeed...

My goals for this year are to finish a goddamn movie for once. One that doesn't suck.

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:23 AM Reply

One of your resolutions is to finnaly release the Newgrounds chat, mine is to spend more time on here and with my girlfreind.


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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:24 AM Reply

At 1/1/09 09:55 AM, TomFulp wrote:
We have an unprecedented number of large-scale projects with the potential of launching in 2009. Many have been a long time coming, way too long in my opinion.

by this, would you mean the NG Chat and Pico 2?

Happy New Year Everyone :D

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Response to Happy New Year! Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:26 AM Reply

Awesome!!!

Great games in the history this year, just can't wait for the list to be completed with the month of December.

Happy new year to y'a all!