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Old 30-05-2021, 04:41 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Gaming forums are dead!

Hardly anybody actually posts on them, except the crappy ones like GameSpot.
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Old 31-05-2021, 01:17 PM   #2
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All forums are near death, actually. Gaming ones hardly is exclusion.
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Old 06-06-2021, 04:43 PM   #3
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This happens when all the good, even mediocre games are again on the market for $$$.


Btw, Hunter Hunted was a pretty good game.
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Old 06-06-2021, 09:15 PM   #4
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Old 09-02-2022, 09:05 AM   #5
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Whatever happened to IGN?

It seems they set up some fake forums. Nobody except spammers uses them.
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Old 10-02-2022, 01:05 PM   #6
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It appears that something called Discord may have had a hand in the current situation.
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Old 10-02-2022, 11:39 PM   #7
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I have always preferred forums to MSN Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, and whatever else has come along during the last two decades.

Sadly, they are dead today. There's some message boards that are still frequented by people, but some of the users aren't very nice. That's why I don't see that as necessarily being a good thing.

I reckon I will be quitting forums soon anyway. I think the end of the road has been reached.
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Old 12-02-2022, 02:27 PM   #8
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Social media played a huge factor in where we are today... people want instant gratification and so many folks seem to thrive off of controversy. It's a shame, really.
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Old 15-02-2022, 06:50 AM   #9
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Looking on instant messengers, it can be a circle. From group IRQ to personal ICQ to group webchats to personal Skype to web-group discord...

Maybe five-ten years later someone will discover forums, and circle will repeat here too. We'll see.
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Old 16-02-2022, 08:20 PM   #10
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Ha, I never even got into the chatbox here, I always preferred visiting about daily and checking the threads.

On a forum you don't have to keep up with every individual message off-topic to you; the discussions are nicely sorted in properly titled threads; each message is more thoughtful and articulate than a chat line, and longer; and correspondingly they are posted at a much manageable rate.

Nowadays likewise I check Twitter only for news once in a while: I couldn't deal with the stream of unsorted posts if I followed any amount of people or hashtags.

I get the appeal of the new social media, even if it's not my thing most of the time. But still it beats me why no one at all is into forums any more, it's a shame. Maybe it's indeed just fashion as Spectre says.
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