I'm back everybody!

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Edited By Hizang

Hi guys, it has been a minute or two hasn't it?

So as some of you may remember I was a very active user in the GB forums, one year I got like most comments in one year or something like that. I was often noted for my funny and generally stupid threads, but I also contributed to the wiki. I was banned from the site in 2013 during the weekend where the site was transitioning and the forums had a period where for the next 3 days anything you say will be deleted after the period. I then wrote a comment about a certain adult website and got banned for it. Ever since then I've been trying every year to get back on and looks like 2021 was the year they said you know what, lets give this Hizang guy another go!

Since 2013 wow, what has happened, how about some bullet points in somewhat chronological order?

  • Joined the Giant Bomb mumble server. (Remember mumble?)
  • Got a gaming pc and far to many games that I never played.
  • Got a New 3DS.
  • Got a PS4.
  • Got an Xbox One.
  • Quit my job at the nursery and got a retail job. (Still there)
  • Got way into the Yu-Gi-Oh card game and played in local tournaments.
  • Went to my first comic con.
  • Met Warwick Davis.
  • Moved out of my parents for the first time into a house share.
  • Had a whole lot of gay sex!
  • Did a whole lot of the Weed!
  • Tried to commit suicide.
  • Went to therapy and rehab.
  • Came out as bisexual.
  • Set up a group in my community for people with mental health problems and ran it for 3-4 years.
  • Bought a Switch.
  • Helped run a local board game group.
  • Played Dungeons and dragons for the first time.
  • Moved into my grandparents house cause my landlord was a huge dick.
  • Got rid of like 70% of my gaming collection.
  • Attended a Buddhist church and took part in meditation lessons.
  • Went to college and studied creative writing.
  • Got a PS5 (At launch even!)
  • Got a huge CRT.
  • Spent a bit to much on Fortnite.
  • Bought Skyrim like 3 more times.
  • Worked all throughout Covid and never caught it, wear a mask you fools.

So yeah that's about it! I'll be uploading my game of the year lists from 2013-2020 over the coming days so if your interested in that look out for it. I hope to be more active in the forums and also the wiki, went to the resident evil village page and there's like nothing on it, you guys be slacking! Hope to hear from lots of you soon, are any of the og forum people still about, where's Claude at?

Thanks guys and hope to speak to you all soon!

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I remember you because your avatar is a plant pot from Banj Kazooie. :D

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@alistercat: YES! Very iconic, but does he say thank you or fuck you, who knows..

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I also remember this plant pot avatar. I spotted Claude in the staff goodbye thread but otherwise not all that active posting anymore.

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I’m just here before upcoming ban

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@humanity said:

I’m just here before upcoming ban

Hey now, I'm gonna keep it clean...Mostly.

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Welcome back Hizang!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wow, I must be Brendan Fraser, because this is definitely a blast from the past.

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This was a mistake.

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This is a very different place to what it was in 2013, pal

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@nickm: I know, hoping to bring it back!

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@hizang: Welcome back, I don't understand your reason for getting banned much. Why would they bann you just for them transitioning? You came back when were doing a big transition in likely new members. Hope you make some fun threads. XD

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@topcyclist: Rather not bring it up to much, but yeah should be lots of fun.

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I remember that banjo kazooie avatar

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#16  Edited By ArbitraryWater

Oh boy, that’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time. Welcome back to the forums. They’re not especially active these days. Nowadays the kids use the discords and whatnot, but I’m still here posting my dubious RPG takes because I don’t know where else to put them.

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@arbitrarywater: Yeah forums don't seem as busy, nor does the wiki actually. Resident Evil 8s page is blank!

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Claude’s been gone a for a while now. You picked a great time to get back to GB. Fingers crossed the transition will stick the landing.

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@hizang: It does feel like there are many less people working on the wiki. I go through phases of working on it a lot, and then not much for a while.

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#20  Edited By Humanity

@hizang: The wiki is all but dead at this point. There was a time when upcoming games had ton of details filled out before release and now big titles have basically empty stubs months after they’ve been out. I think Gears 5 is still all but empty. I was never much for filling out the wiki but the old Quest system did incentivize me to contribute to some of the emptier pages of games I was familiar with.

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@hizang: yeah, wiki is dead, unfortunately. Even the GB duders use Wikipedia for game info, rather than the wiki

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@humanity: Sad to see, I'll try and do a few.

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Welcome back. I remember when you were banned and I actually think about that situation sometimes because it's an interesting ethical dilemma. If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? Turns out the tree gets banned for nine years.

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@hatking: I think the true punishment here was his not being able to post during the entire Dan era. Seems like there would have been some synergy there.

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#25  Edited By lapsariangiraff

Ayyyyy, I remember that avatar.

The more things change the more things stay the same.

Edit: Also ha, worrying about the Resident Evil Village wiki page really does demonstrate the length of your ban :P

I remember when the wiki mattered...

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@bigsocrates: I still watched everything, Dan was amazing and loved the Mario Party series.

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Claude’s been gone a for a while now. You picked a great time to get back to GB. Fingers crossed the transition will stick the landing.

I actually saw Claude in the big "Brad's leaving" thread, looks like he's doing good! Or at least, he exists!

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Hey, I remember you! I'm glad you're doing ok!

I got married and now I own a bar / cafe, shit's wild!

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@tebbit said:
@colourful_hippie said:

Claude’s been gone a for a while now. You picked a great time to get back to GB. Fingers crossed the transition will stick the landing.

I actually saw Claude in the big "Brad's leaving" thread, looks like he's doing good! Or at least, he exists!

I miss Claude

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Thanks everybody!

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@hizang: Welcome back, And congrats on the huge life changing choices you have done. Quite amazing.

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Big ups

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#34  Edited By RobertForster

You know. You could of just rejoined under a different account? I’m glad you are back though. I remember that “goodbye old forums” thread, I posted some dumb stuff on it is too, like gifs of Christopher Walken dancing. I can’t believe they banned you for 8 whole years!

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Welcome back Hizang. Finally the new GB has a member who's name doesn't start with the letter J :)

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#36  Edited By Humanity

@robertforster: Red Ventures fought tooth and nail to get Hizang back on the boards and the mods had to finally relent

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Holy shit, congrats on the CRT!

Lol, jk, good on ya for making it through all that. Welcome back!

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Your return has made me look through the wiki and see just how bare bones it is nowadays. Maybe once I get a new desk at the end of the month, I'll start getting into it to kill time.

But welcome back! I predominantly lurked on the message board until more recentish years, but I definitely recognize your name from the hey-days.

Hoping you can help revitalize the boards!

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Thanks you lot

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Did you ask to get unbanned or just were you?

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What porn site? Also I do remember you

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Welcome back. I'm new here. Looking forward to your posts.

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@sombre: Asked one Matthew Rorie, nice guy!

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@hizang said:

Since 2013 wow, what has happened, how about some bullet points in somewhat chronological order?

  • Joined the Giant Bomb mumble server. (Remember mumble?)
  • Got a gaming pc and far to many games that I never played.
  • Got a New 3DS.
  • Got a PS4.
  • Got an Xbox One.
  • Quit my job at the nursery and got a retail job. (Still there)
  • Got way into the Yu-Gi-Oh card game and played in local tournaments.
  • Went to my first comic con.
  • Met Warwick Davis.
  • Moved out of my parents for the first time into a house share.
  • Had a whole lot of gay sex!
  • Did a whole lot of the Weed!
  • Tried to commit suicide.
  • Went to therapy and rehab.
  • Came out as bisexual.
  • Set up a group in my community for people with mental health problems and ran it for 3-4 years.
  • Bought a Switch.
  • Helped run a local board game group.
  • Played Dungeons and dragons for the first time.
  • Moved into my grandparents house cause my landlord was a huge dick.
  • Got rid of like 70% of my gaming collection.
  • Attended a Buddhist church and took part in meditation lessons.
  • Went to college and studied creative writing.
  • Got a PS5 (At launch even!)
  • Got a huge CRT.
  • Spent a bit to much on Fortnite.
  • Bought Skyrim like 3 more times.
  • Worked all throughout Covid and never caught it, wear a mask you fools.

Should've gotten an OLED.

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Apparently I'm a follower of yours and the other day I wondered about the GotY lists of the last seven years that some user uploaded. :P

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#46  Edited By fetchfox

Welcome back old duder! I think I remember your avatar... I'm also not that active these days, life and all.

I see I follow you from way back, my feed was just filled with your posts now. I never check my feed, but the person above mentioned it so had to check.

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@hizang said:

@sombre: Asked one Matthew Rorie, nice guy!

Maybe I should ask too