Yeah, same here. Been a member of these forums for, well, over 10 years at least. Seems a real shame that it’s all just going to disappear. Can’t say I’m into the whole Discord and chat thing, it really isn’t the same. At the moment this is the only general gaming forum that I regularly visit, so if anyone knows of a suitable like minded alternative I can vacate to from here, then please let me know.
Feels like there’s less and less gaming sites for us old school types to go to these days. We could do with a gaming website aimed at the over 40’s. You know, the kind of site for folks who feel like they’ve now seen it all before (we probably have) and no longer give a damn about some contrived deep “mature” discussions on various aspects of the gaming scene. The majority of writers on RPS are just getting younger and younger, and it shows. I’m not saying the writing is bad, it’s just that it lacks a certain depth of maturity that I can relate to, of people that have lived and are more at ease with themselves and the world. But I guess young writers are easier and cheaper to hire and don’t have mortgages and families to pay for.
Anyway, it’s been great seeing all the screenshots over the years. Especially ones for games that I wouldn’t really be interested in playing myself and it’s even led me to buying a few that I wouldn’t have otherwise. Made a few friends, played some games together. It’s been good and a nice place to visit.