There have probably been many posts like this on the forum, but as a member of GB on and off since the beginning, I have to leave a few comments of the very sad state this website is at right now.
First of all, one of my favorite things during the good days was the GOTY podcast discussion during the holidays (when people have time to be festive, play games, and listen to a 4hr podcast). Sorry to say, but whoever decided to move it to January is completely out of touch. Regardless of the quality of the discussions (which in my opinion, is severely lacking at the moment), moving it to January so the staff can take the month of December off for the holidays is silly.
Second of all, quick looks used to be great when the personalities were great, and the content focused. A 90 minute quick look with a bored staff member who has no interest in the game they play is just a waste if everyone’s time, and probably does more harm than good.
The whole point of this website was to allow free discussions around games, without fear of sponsor or corporate influence. The forums here are run like a dictatorship, with everything getting locked and banned. Probably even this post. What’s the point of a community, when you can’t even say anything?
I’ll continue supporting the site, even though it’s just a sad shell of what it once was. There’s still some value in seeing middle aged men discuss the newest Pokémon, but the chemistry and charm has gone for me, and 99% of the video content that is released is of little to no interest for me.
Not sure why I wrote this, but just my thoughts.