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:The name '''GBAtemp''' has stuck with the site since it's beginnings in 2002. It is compromised of two parts; '''GBA''' of course stands for '''GameBoy Advance'''. The '''temp''' is short for temporary. At the time of the website opening it was a ROM site and provided downloads to the latest 10 '''GBA''' releases. As ROM sites usually had a very small life expectancy before they ran into legal trouble and were shut down the website was therefore designed as a 'temporary' ROM site. Hence '''GBAtemp'''.
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:The name '''GBAtemp''' has stuck with the site since it's beginnings in 2002. It is compromised of two parts; '''GBA''' of course stands for '''GameBoy Advance'''. The '''temp''' is short for temporary. At the time of the website opening it was a ROM site and provided downloads to the latest 10 GBA releases. As ROM sites usually had a very small life expectancy before they ran into legal trouble and were shut down the website was therefore designed as a 'temporary' ROM site. Hence GBAtemp.
  
:Although the focus of the website is no longer primarily on '''GBA''' but instead '''Nintendo DS''' and '''Wii''', site staff have remained adamant about changing the name of the website. The name '''GBAtemp''' reflects the website's identity and humble beginnings. There will never be a name change.
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:Although the focus of the website is no longer primarily on GBA but instead '''Nintendo DS''' and '''Wii''', site staff have remained adamant about changing the name of the website. The name GBAtemp reflects the website's identity and humble beginnings. There will never be a name change.

Revision as of 15:02, 8 February 2007

The name GBAtemp has stuck with the site since it's beginnings in 2002. It is compromised of two parts; GBA of course stands for GameBoy Advance. The temp is short for temporary. At the time of the website opening it was a ROM site and provided downloads to the latest 10 GBA releases. As ROM sites usually had a very small life expectancy before they ran into legal trouble and were shut down the website was therefore designed as a 'temporary' ROM site. Hence GBAtemp.
Although the focus of the website is no longer primarily on GBA but instead Nintendo DS and Wii, site staff have remained adamant about changing the name of the website. The name GBAtemp reflects the website's identity and humble beginnings. There will never be a name change.