What went wrong?

What went wrong?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    turns out when you make a vidya community off a site where people go when they are stuck at vidya said community ends up with lots of people that aren't good at vidya

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The mods are infamously garbage. Even a decade ago Gamefaqs mods were mocked for being highly strung manchildren.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      CJayC sold the site to Gamespot. Went shit right there. Before that it was basically proto-Ganker just without images and adult content (except for a few boards which were batshit insane).

      objectively incorrect.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There is no such thing as a site without mods like this unless the community is so small that mod is essentially just an honorary position, or rather someone with the patience to deal with the occasional chinese or pajeet spambot that comes through. The position of moderator is always a fucking beacon for the worst possible personality type imaginable.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no coomers
    >no zoomers
    >no 4chan
    >no shitposting
    >actual vidya discussion
    >every game has its own dedicated board
    >mods actually do their fucking jobs
    It's paradise provided you stick only to the vidya boards. I don't care about politics or social boards because those aren't fucking video games.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>no coomers
      >>no zoomers
      >>no 4chan
      >>no shitposting
      vidya discussion
      game has its own dedicated board
      >>mods actually do their fucking jobs
      you don't browse gamefaqs

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And neither do you since the boards I browse have all of that.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sounds like someone didn't browse the smash boards

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    me
    ah good old smashfaqs. 4 was the bomb but ultimate just wasn't the same

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i have no idea. i post like once every three weeks or so. only mod i ever disliked in particular was that gay detroitdj, is he still around? hope his website flopped

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People stopped contributing FAQs

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk, maybe grindr is more popular for these people now

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wikis happened.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Draven

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CJayC left. Also the age where people needed text only guides to games went the way of the dodo with Web 1.0

    Had the best forums on the internet in the 2001-2004 period though

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Still beats scrolling through some retard's video to find one collectible.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >trying to find out a specific piece of information about a certain item/etc. in a game
        >only relevant information is a single youtube video that's like an hour long with the piece of information I'm looking for being summarised in the comments because the video itselfl didn't even cover it

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I still use it for their guides. Specially for unknown 20+ year VNs

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly it's kinda amazing how little has changed there. I bring up the page and yup, that's still GameFAQs. Sure some little aspects have changed but for the most part the site is the same it's been for 20 years.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pop

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >my login still works
    Holy shit, that account is 17 years old.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My account is from the 90s and tied to a classicgaming.com email address I had that IGN destroyed after they took over GameSpy. I can't login and maintain my FAQs, some of which have no peers on the site.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's all been downhill since they closed lue.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lueser here

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The internet expanded and now it's much easier to google a specific problem you're encountering in a video game and get a wiki page or youtube video about whatever it is than to scroll through an entire text guide for the entire game looking for it.

    Also, games have gotten easier

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there's something to be said for just ctrl f-ing for what you want instead of scrubbing through an hour long video looking for the exact answer to your problem

      Honestly it's kinda amazing how little has changed there. I bring up the page and yup, that's still GameFAQs. Sure some little aspects have changed but for the most part the site is the same it's been for 20 years.

      honestly, based. don't fuck with what works, add bullshit 'social' features, shit that slows the browser down, etc

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I mean that's a screenshot from 2010 but go to GameFAQs main page right now, it's basically the same as it was 12 years ago.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anony

    Too many Capcom shills.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that's eventhubs

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CyricZ is a fucking hero for the amount of work he puts into the Yakuza guides

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I agree.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Loved when dudes would go through the effort of drawing ASCII art for their guides. Really something you don't see anymore.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some things were better, others sucked and we didn't know better. Going into stores to buy video game magazines, local multiplayer at your friend's house, going to the arcades, visiting weird japanese websites on a 56K connection, masturbating to Sailor Moon gifs, arguing about Nintendo consoles on forums. Things were just more localized and "slower", there wasn't so much irony and "avoidance of cringe" in everything people did, everything felt more genuine.

    Social media and the iPhone pretty much ruined the internet forever with the flood of unwashed masses, it destroyed forums, smaller community websites, fansites etc. However, I think this was inevitable, the internet was always meant to become a worldwide spanning network connecting every human. We need to be grateful to have experienced a time where dedicated (now called autistic) people put in the work to make unique things about stuff they were passionate about.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CJayC sold out ages ago to cnet and it was never the same again. Then they sold out a second time to gamespot.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah but they haven't been under Gamespot for years now. I'm actually not sure who runs the site these days, maybe it's still SailorBacon

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its still SBAllen(SailorBacon) as Admin so I suppose.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Honestly that's a respectable level of dedication, the dude was around long before CJayC left and he's still there.
          >t. NGGa who remember when SBAllen finally nuked the bullshit by letting old games be discussed

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Red Ventures
        >owns Giant Bomb, Lonely Planet, CNET, ZDNet, TV Guide, Metacritic, GameSpot, GameFAQs, The Points Guy, and Chowhound whatever the fuck half of those are
        Just another conglomorate praying if they buy enouogh shit they can become the next sky or turner or some shit, I guess.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I remember leaving in like 2009, thinking "time for the next generation to take over GameFAQS". lol

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I stopped posting around 2013 according to my account history but my account still works.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Literally me

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Same, I was 13 in 99 so in both polls I'm the biggest demographic

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Same, I was 13 in 99 so in both polls I'm the biggest demographic

        Same

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Made my account in Febuary 2000 baby. Although I haven't actually been there or posted on that site for well over a decade now, moved on to Something Awful and then Ganker.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly why the site is somewhat tolerable.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve been banned over 50 times there and my account still gets awards

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Look up a guide for a game
    >First guide is by A I e x

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      guide is by A I e x

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Look up a guide for a game
        >First guide is by A I e x

        How does he do it bros?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He literally plagiarized OSGs. A lot of the top contributors would point it out and they were pretty pissed that he was allowed to get away with it because, hey, site traffic.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The inner circle shit was real and creepy as fuck, especially when the forum mods would have this abnormal level of solidarity among themselves even when someone is abusive to the point of doing straight-up illegal shit with users' personal info.
            I can't believe I spent a decade there in hindsight.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >even when someone is abusive to the point of doing straight-up illegal shit with users' personal info.
              This was literally the only time I got into an argument with gamefaqs mods and actually won. I managed to dig up a page on cnet's main site pitching to potential investors and/or partners and they listed shit they were legally bound to regarding personal info. The reality is that mods legally couldn't even look at your info unless it was specifically relevant enforcing the TOS when moderating a post. And then they were supposed to memoryhole it, certainly not discuss it, parade it around in forums, or brag about having it backed up elsewhere offsite. When they realized I could actually contact someone higher-up than Ceej himself over their blatantly illegal doings, they immediately shut up. So cnet actually saved the day for once.
              People whine about the occasional powertripping janny here, but they have no fucking idea how bad shit can get.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I occasionally shit post on it but got put into a one month ban because I made some jokes about fags and groomers. I think I’m done with that place.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like to go to the console forums and post batshit crazy off topic threads but I use the Community tag so the mods can't delete it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they still allow that? i thought they changed their minds a few days after people went crazy

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nope. There's a thread (not mine, but I like it) discussing hamburgers on the PS5 board. The one about ghosts has been up for like 5 months. Community tag is the immunity tag. You can do whatever you want with it on.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >using gamefaqs for anything other than game guides
    You're doing it wrong.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CJayC sold it to Gamespot

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Former GameFAQs writer here. I made FAQs for many fuckin' games back in the day. I had constant problems with fuckers lifting my shit and posting it on their own website, slightly edited of course, and now people can just spinnerbot the text and make it their own original writing to circumvent copyright laws. Motherfuckin' moron admin CJC sold that shit to GAMESPOT and I was like "NOOOOOPE fuck those morons I want my guides GONE."

    I had a ton of my FAQs legally removed which I had to legally fight over for years before they finally settled. Fuck that moron site. I became a guide making video game youtuber and I get way more fuckin' views these days and get paid handsomely. It's also way easier and faster to make videos than to type out a gorillion fuckin' pages of shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fake & Gay but I'll believe it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Backdated is that you?
      Put your shit back on there (just take out the spoilers and shit though)

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So was CJayC black after all?

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When it merged with gamestop. Im pretty sure something happened before that but its so depressing remembering shit 20 years ago that i rather not.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I remember it was really funny for awhile because gamespot users were marked with a (gs) of shame after their name. It automatically let people know someone was a retard before reading the post, which created a lot of butthurt.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember when one of the mods lost his mind and started randomly banning everyone he didn't like on Current Events, and that was after writing up a multi-post thread talking about his sexual adventures with some girl.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There was a mod that wrote "I wish I could kill Donald Trump" then deleted it seconds after but not before I took a screenshot, posting a imgur and withing seconds my account got instantly banned.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing
    Gamefaqs is unironically more based than Ganker now

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shout out to my bro Sbk91 aka Neithof aka ZombieNeith

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >all those RP threads on Random Insanity/Current Events I was apart of
    >that RP girlfriend I had that I was seriously convinced was real and was going to last
    >all those friends I made that disappeared over the years
    >tfw been chasing that era for so long, despite knowing it will never be the same again

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the difference between GameFAQs and /v?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      GameFAQs isn't flooded with zoomer switch babbies

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't post at the time but I lurked some of the boards back in the 00s. One of the best boards was the OoT board, you had some dedicated autists documenting everything about the game back before wiki culture was a thing, you had trivia threads where you'd ask where specific NPCs were located or where you could find a hidden image of a triforce in MM, you had off topic threads because everybody knew each other and it was its own community. A lot of the big games had recognizable groups, FF7 was big, SM64 of course which is where the A button challenge first started, a lot of romhacks branched out from gameFAQs boards like all of the FFT romhacks at the time, several pokemon hacks, I don't know if SMWCentral was popular at the time or if it spun off gamefaqs, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a ton of overlap in there.
    But as others said, first major warning sign was selling the site off to gamespot. Then as the years passed, the old moderation team got replaced by easily offended gay jannies that banned all of the old userbase, completely nuked LUE, and then watched as the site died and was overtaken by wikis and youtube guides. A shame.

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was more of a Neoseeker poster.

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nothing went wrong but the unfeeling, inexorable march of time. ah, to be on the sa2b chao board afain back when it was active. I still wonder occassionally how lobster's kids are doing. or WHY THE FUCK they never let hypermega's massive chao guide get put under the guides, and instead left it to rot in the forums until it got unstickied and fell into the depths.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They should have culled a lot of the boards. Combine all the same ones/franchises. Should have had a letterboxd/rym type thing to rate games

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