So it seems Gamespot staff are finally getting tired of their decade old systems and are planning to overhaul the site. Finally. But this good news comes with a cost, they're getting rid of unions. Thanks a lot for the notice Gamespot, get rid of the communities which have kept the most loyal and active users on your broken and slow website for many years. I understand sometimes decisions have to be made for financial and business reasons, but just a little more notice would have been nice, after 5+ years of little to no feedback or communication.
I'm not that fussed as I am not as heavily involved with unions as I used to be, but I've been on this website for a significant chunk of my life, I've had a lot of good times here, 'met' a lot of cool people (and also a lot of horrors) and set up or joined a lot of great unions (some of them even staying active for longer than a few months!!)
Unions have always had the problem of a short life span, and keeping an active community interested has always been tough, but most people always come back. That being said though in the current state of GS, I wouldn't be suprised if this blog was deleted, or not even viewable. Even if this was not the case, I fear most of the good people I met on this website will have now jumped ship never to return. To those that read this though, thanks for the good times and good luck with your life if I never speak to you again.
Not sure if I will stick around this website after unions have gone, it definitely won't be the same without it. As a game news website Gamespot hasn't really got anything over the other sites I visit, so unless this overhaul adds some new great features or fixes the site up considerably, I will probably not be coming here nearly as often, if at all.
Seems a bit serious to be typing up such a blog for the removal of a feature on a website, but I'd be lieing if I said unions/gamespot were not a big part of my life (more so a while ago when they were really busy). For this reason I felt the need to do anything to mark the end of unions. For some strange reason Gamespot has kept me coming back for years, and I feel like this could finally be the end. But probably not.
So thanks to all the members and unions I've came across, you know who you are!