VG Chartz then were more easier to maneuver to, and the simplistic pages were easier on the browser as well. I think the launch of this site coincided with around the start of the 7th gen which at the time brought a lot of strong personalities. Back then, there were a lot more productive debates and strong discussion on different gaming perspectives. At the time, there actually was a lot more things to talk about.
From what it seems to me, when the rules got a little more stricter (signatures, etc) and it feels like every time there were site changes or updates, we lose of couple of members. I remember one guy who had a signature about which game could save PS3 and every said game gets released, he crossed them out. It was actually funny.
The excitement all kinda died down also because we're near the end of this gen, and the new news are for next gen.
I bet once eighth gen starts, fanboys, debates about sales, games, new releases, and all the excitement will all come back. Old members may come back, new members will join in to give in their two cents. And spammers will all be there to rattle the cage.
Damn it. I just revived Gilgamesh's thread, too.
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