System Wars Lounge V 88: This is the End. (Or is it?)

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#1  Edited By deactivated-65dd04f21decf
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Well, I might be wrong, but might be right. Who knows. I do know that this forum is not being maintained--like at all--so it seems like GS might be giving this place the axe soon. We'll see.

HoPe ThEy DoN't ThOuGh.

*fingers crossed*

In meantime, keep talking whatever. Or just listen to an acid-head babble for eleven minutes. Up to you.

psssssssst @davillain is this cool wit u?

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#2  Edited By lundy86_4  Online
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You know the site is bad when shit just slides... Obviously the notification BS, but the "Popular" section on the main page has just been constant 8-year old articles. Place went to shit after all the "modernization."

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#3  Edited By hardwenzen
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I wonder what happens first, AI taking over, or this forum being shut. If SW closes down, it'll give me a reason to create an account on the Elon Musk site, and finally be able to argue against enraged sheep that are on twatter.

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#4 lamprey263
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Talking just about SW or all GS forums?

But yeah, barely maintained no doubt. Still, mods do great keeping the peace in the forums. Seems to me a big mistake to overlook forums, the traffic from them I imagine is a huge generator of ad revenues and without those I've no reason to be on GameSpot.

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@lamprey263 said:

Talking just about SW or all GS forums?

But yeah, barely maintained no doubt. Still, mods do great keeping the peace in the forums. Seems to me a big mistake to overlook forums, the traffic from them I imagine is a huge generator of ad revenues and without those I've no reason to be on GameSpot.

Hell, probably all at this point.

Do people still not use adblock? Haven't seen an ad on this site in years.

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I love how this all stemmed from the no notification thing in the pinned thread, yet OP still decided to @ davillain. I also quoted lamprey...

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#7  Edited By deactivated-65dd04f21decf
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@lundy86_4: Lol, no. Peeps been talking about this for weeks, dude.

EDIT: btw, I happen to know that davillain has superpowers that make notifications pop up in his head. Very convenient.

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#8 lamprey263
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@lundy86_4: "Hell, probably all at this point. Do people still not use adblock? Haven't seen an ad on this site in years."

I juggle browsers between mobile Edge and mobile Chrome, I stopped using Chrome, not sure how to enable ad blocking but do on Edge, I didn't mind except on occasion GS ads had security vulnerabilities depending on the scripts they run, plus lately I just stopped using Chrome because ads would go full screen all the time on this site.

I say an exodus needs to be planned, maybe create a ex-GS System Wars migration Reddit group or something.

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#9 DaVillain  Moderator
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I've been playing all day long on this rainy day, I didn't even check on GS and so here I am, locking the previous lounge and pinned this one.

GS Staff, fix the damn notifications already.

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@davillain: Thanks Davvy!

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Oh no!

Anyway.

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#12  Edited By lamprey263
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Anybody want to take lead planning an exit strategy should one day we wake up the forum is gone? Will someone start a Reddit group or something? I nominate the current mods take lead since they do an excellent job keeping the peace here.

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Wouldn't go to Reddit if my life depended on it.

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Reddit is a bad, bad place.

This place is actually really nice, comparatively. It's like a semi-hidden corner of the internet.

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@davillain said:

I've been playing all day long on this rainy day, I didn't even check on GS and so here I am, locking the previous lounge and pinned this one.

GS Staff, fix the damn notifications already.

I hope you are safe from that big storm

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@super600: Supposed to be very cold tonight. Gonna stay home and my PC acts like a nice heater so I'll be all good😎

@nod_calypse: Back in the old days, Reddit was a cool place to troll, but as of now, it's more layback and Reddit isn't as bad as it used to be.

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@davillain said:

@super600: Supposed to be very cold tonight. Gonna stay home and my PC acts like a nice heater so I'll be all good😎

@nod_calypse: Back in the old days, Reddit was a cool place to troll, but as of now, it's more layback and Reddit isn't as bad as it used to be.

Probably he doesn't like the perspectives of most reddit users.🤭

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A doom and gloom lounge huh lol.

My patience has paid off, bought Forza Motorsport for $49 on special from the bullshit MS rrp of $109.

Another win for the consumer.

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@davillain said:

@nod_calypse: Back in the old days, Reddit was a cool place to troll, but as of now, it's more layback and Reddit isn't as bad as it used to be.

Just depends where you go. I got a few good spots.

Ain't tellin', neither.

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@Pedro said:
@davillain said:

@super600: Supposed to be very cold tonight. Gonna stay home and my PC acts like a nice heater so I'll be all good😎

@nod_calypse: Back in the old days, Reddit was a cool place to troll, but as of now, it's more layback and Reddit isn't as bad as it used to be.

Probably he doesn't like the perspectives of most reddit users.🤭

Lol, and you do?

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@nod_calypse said:

Lol, and you do?

More like I don't care.🙃

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@Pedro said:
@nod_calypse said:

Lol, and you do?

More like I don't care.🙃

Well that's fair.

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Now that i think of it, i believe there are more folks from Canada that are on SW than the US. How pathetic.

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#24 hardwenzen
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Would've liked to see him fight in his prime. Wonder how he'd do.

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@hardwenzen said:

Would've liked to see him fight in his prime. Wonder how he'd do.

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Weird you posted that, lit watched it about 8 hours ago.

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@hardwenzen said:

Would've liked to see him fight in his prime. Wonder how he'd do.

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Weird you posted that, lit watched it about 8 hours ago.

Youtube feeding us the same thing. I saw a bunch of streamers this year having the same vids in their suggested section that i just watched.

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#27 Ghosts4ever
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Forums in general are dying. I doubt system wars will see 2025.

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#28  Edited By uninspiredcup
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It's over.

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#29 Macutchi
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nod doesn't even credit me for the thread title. outrageous

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#30 nintendoboy16
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How this forum didn't get nuked, but Political Gamers did is STILL beyond me.

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This might be last lounge ever.

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#32 uninspiredcup
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@nintendoboy16 said:

How this forum didn't get nuked, but Political Gamers did is STILL beyond me.

This place is heaven compared to Political Gamers.

Maybe if we are talking 6-10+ years ago, but System Wars is absolutely chill compared to that shithole. It was moved from Off-Topic in the first place because it was just annoying as hell.

Rando shit posting and jibes in SW. Most people are intelligent and familiar enough with each other at this point not to take it seriously.

From what I can tell PG was nuked because rando person upset progressive recently registered user with tran debate got upset. So instead of like, moderating the person, they done the logical sane thing and just nuked the entire fucking section.

And didn't even get rid of it, just shifted over to off-topic where I now get to see Trump threads over and over.

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@uninspiredcup: Cup, I recently watched original Robocop movie because currently playing game.

Game nailed old robocop theme very well. same kind of music and atmosphere.

glad game is not based on 2014 flop movie.

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#34  Edited By uninspiredcup
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@ghosts4ever: Love Robocop, be picking it up at some point.

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#35  Edited By uninspiredcup
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Also just to reiterate, this take from Gamespot is the worst thing ever typed by a human.

"The original movies explored themes of control and free will and touched on the dichotomy of RoboCop's very existence, but these moments were often clumsily handled and never reached a particularly satisfying conclusion."

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@Macutchi said:

nod doesn't even credit me for the thread title. outrageous

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#37  Edited By deactivated-65dd04f21decf
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@hardwenzen said:

Now that i think of it, i believe there are more folks from Canada that are on SW than the US. How pathetic.

i'm having trouble sleeping over this very pathetic fact

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#38 nintendoboy16
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Love Ryan Reynolds. But his upcoming movie... there was a Cartoon Network show with this same concept.

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And one of my favorites on that channel too.

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I was surprised to see a $51.47 refund on my Steam account...

Apparently, following a lot of blowback/negative criticism, Creative Assembly lowered the price of Total War Pharaoh and refunded all of us who preordered the game. The disappointing launch of Warhammer 3, and the pricing of Warhammer 3 DLC at $25 a pop definitely started all this.

Link.

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#40 uninspiredcup
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@Stevo_the_gamer: That's unusually generous.

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#41 Macutchi
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@nod_calypse said:
@Macutchi said:

nod doesn't even credit me for the thread title. outrageous

great giana sisters and super mario levels of plagiarism

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@uninspiredcup said:

@Stevo_the_gamer: That's unusually generous.

Right? Had me wondering... what's the catch...

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@Stevo_the_gamer said:

I was surprised to see a $51.47 refund on my Steam account...

Apparently, following a lot of blowback/negative criticism, Creative Assembly lowered the price of Total War Pharaoh and refunded all of us who preordered the game. The disappointing launch of Warhammer 3, and the pricing of Warhammer 3 DLC at $25 a pop definitely started all this.

Link.

Yeah, apparently we... ...won? Time will tell.

Meanwhile, on my end:

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@ghosts4ever said:

Forums in general are dying. I doubt system wars will see 2025.

And yet that garbage ResetEra is still thriving. What a sad world we live in.

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@madrocketeer said:

Yeah, apparently we... ...won? Time will tell.

Meanwhile, on my end:

lol!

@AcidTango said:

And yet that garbage ResetEra is still thriving. What a sad world we live in.

I would say that's such a niche site now... complete with the most echo-reeeeee-chamber forum out there.

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I've heard the moderators are ruthless and don't give a damn who they banned in ResetEra. Never consider making an account though.

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ResetEra is fucking nuts. Seems like NPCs on steroids.

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I wouldn't last 5 minutes on resetera. Place is the quintessence of leftist lunacy.

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Those types of people need a place like resetera to communicate cause they'd be roasted everywhere else.

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#50  Edited By uninspiredcup
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@SOedipus said:

Those types of people need a place like resetera to communicate cause they'd be roasted everywhere else.

Accurate. In fact I think that's probably one of the people who got Political Gamers removed. Within like, 4-5 days they were getting roasted and screeching at peeps.