Happy Birthday to us – Vooks is 18 Years Old today!

by Daniel VuckovicOctober 16, 2018

So it’s come to this; 18 years of my life, and many years of other people’s lives, devoted to running this website. It’s pretty crazy.

Last year we were so busy I didn’t bother writing up a birthday post — the Switch was accelerating and I just didn’t get a minute to even bother — but it’s 18 years now so it deserves some words. So what to write? Talk about the past, talk about the future? I’m not even sure, I didn’t even remember this was coming up until the other week.

Turning 18 is a huge thing for a person, but what about for a site? The site, of course, has adapted and changed over the years; we’ve had forums, we’ve got social media, we got mobile support, video, and streaming — if albeit a little slower than some other sites. But like anyone growing up, we’ve done it the best we could — and I think the team and myself do an alright job. Because of the success of the Switch we’ve had to change tack a bit this year, we’ve dropped how much we output to bring you better and more specialised content you can’t get just anywhere.

Personally, I didn’t think I’d still be here, 18 years later doing this. The site has survived despite some challenging times — it’s survived high school, tertiary education, getting a job, changing jobs, planning a wedding, getting married and who knows what else is next?

The reason we all do this website is that we want the best for our readers. You’ve supported us, we support you — it’s a great thing really. Vooks started because no-one in Australia was covering Nintendo with any respect or with any quality; we think at least in the last 18 years we’ve helped raise that bar — if nothing else.

Thank you for reading, watching and being a part of this community.


Vook and the entire team.


PS. Oh, that logo you see above, just a small ‘retro’ styled logo to wear for a couple of weeks. It’s got the new typeface and a modern version of the classic logo around it. Maybe we should stick it on some gear?

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Daniel Vuckovic
The Owner and Creator of this fair website. I also do news, reviews, programming, art and social media here. It is named after me after all.Please understand.
  • Dave
    October 16, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I’ve been visiting this site for over a decade, best Australian site for Nintendo news, reviews and everything Nintendo, well done guys!

  • Adam
    October 16, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Only the best have their birthday on October 16!

  • nin2000
    October 16, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    I migrated here after the demise of Aussie-Nintendo. I regret not coming here sooner, it’s an amazing, (now) one-of-a-kind site. It’s outlived its rivals (PALGN, Austendo, Aussie-Nintendo, Another-Castle, Gamecube.com.au, etc…). Thank you for the amazing work and amazing content. Please keep this site up and running for years to come.

  • Oliver Phommavanh
    October 16, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Congrats Vooks! I came onto this site in the height of the wii/ds domination period and lived by your site during those tough Wii u days (who can remember that Christmas 2015 *shudder*).
    Thanks to you for keeping that aussie spin, as well as the entertaining vookscast as well.
    Here’s to 20 years! When Switch 2 (maybe)

  • Medrad
    October 17, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Can’t remember when I started visiting here, but this is awesome!
    I check nearly every day on updates, and thanks to VOOKS I’ve saved so much money, but have spent so much money too!

    Congrats to all the VOOKS team!

  • Ben
    October 17, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Stumbled across Vooks from a bargain roundup (so helpful!) and have been visiting ever since. Probably only since Wiiu times but love all of the work the team puts out.

  • Laharl1313
    October 18, 2018 at 4:30 am

    Been a daily reader of this site since the early Wii days. I miss the forums but everything else is still as awesome as ever. Congrats Vook and team! Here’s to another 18 years!!

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