XBOX Wednesday, September 15, 2004 | 9:04 AM

Xboxyde is one year old !

Xboxyde is one year old !

Almost exactly one year ago I announced on a french forum that my eagerly awaited site had just opened. Developed in 2 weeks so it could be ready for X03. I had never really thought the site would even live long enough to see 2004, but here it is one year later, alive and kicking :) More info inside.



First I want to thank the people who are since day one. Obviously most of them are french since the english version of the site did not open until a few months later, but some of you guys have been there since quite long. So thanks for keeping coming here even when I get lazy and won't do any news for a few days ;) And even though I wish the english forums would be more alive it's still good to know a lot of people come here every day to read my news written in awful engrish.

Here are a few numbers as of September 14 2004 9PM :
  • 996 news
  • 631 xbox games listed
  • 3 languages for the whole site, one more for the download page and one more being worked on
  • 1043 topics in the main french forum, 14577 messages
  • 2553 topics in french as a whole, 33567 messages
  • 2794 topics, 34464 messages
  • 1800 private messages
  • 6568 activated accounts
  • 581 accounts with at least one message in the forums
  • 111 accounts with at least one game in their collection
  • 781 files online, 22 Gbytes
  • 613 galleries, 11196 images / 981 Mbytes
  • 26 "the first 10 minutes"

    Here are the site statistics. Official XITI numbers :
    Oct 03 Nov 03 Dec 03 Jan 04 Feb 04 Mar 04
    Visits 28 824 26 296 35 577 51 418 63 414 62 383
    Visitors 20 057 18 848 27 516 38 033 46 922 44 598
    Unique visitors 10 433 9 942 16 445 21 948 26 952 24 178
    Pages 151 086 133 466 187 257 287 105 275 536 308 246
    Apr 04 May 04 Jun 04 Jul 04 Aug 04
    Visits 59 307 96 922 69 352 88 888 143 724
    Visitors 41 434 69 028 50 797 66 105 112 931
    Unique visitors 22 568 32 484 27 902 36 537 73 216
    Pages 347 848 614 222 345 419 450 302 658 211

    And the statistics for September are even better ! About 65% of all visitors are from outside France.

    I also want to thanks Microsoft, Sega and Codemasters for supporting the site by sending me review copies of their games. A big thank you too to all the publishers who did not even bother to reply my emails.

    What about the future ? I do not plan doing any drastic changes to the site. It will keep evolving like it did for one year, but I'm very happy with how it is right now. Of course if you have some ideas feel free to tell me !

  • All comments

    Commented on 2004-09-15 11:59:03
    congratz again BlimBlim ;)

    as for suggestions/ideas; maybe a new skin/look for the site? Maybe a small contest where the members can make a new website-design for this site?
    Commented on 2004-09-15 14:23:47
    Concratulationz to BLIMBLIM and his amazing work on this site , we all see You again in one Year , eh !!!
    Commented on 2004-09-15 16:16:07
    Congratulation ...GREAT WORK

    From CHILE

    MAO 666
    Commented on 2004-09-15 16:28:36
    Blim is the best.
    Commented on 2004-09-15 18:25:23
    Happy birthday Xboxyde! :)
    Commented on 2004-09-16 02:03:50
    congrats!!!! this is an awsome site, you guys get all the news first!


    for suggestion, sometimes i get confused because some things are like half english and half french, like engench :P
    Commented on 2004-09-16 02:15:17
    Congradulations Blim!
    Happy Birthday Xboxyde

    It's a safe bet to say that this site will last a lot longer than a year
    Commented on 2004-09-16 07:38:20
    congratz man!..Super good luck for the next years:)
    Commented on 2004-09-18 06:29:50 In reply to adonai
    This site is probably the best on the net for obscure Xbox media. Keep it up! Oh and BTW, your english is just fine! :)

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