@opusofthemagnum: In another mode, I'm getting a little tired of the attitude that GAF users were the real victims in all this. That they're "refugees" when it was just a forum. It's insensitive at its best and delusional at its worst. I'm not glad GAF is gone, but I also don't miss it either.
"Refugee" here chiming in. I've been on GAF for atleast 5 years now. It's one of the first and last websites I visit in the day. I also use it to aggregate content from other site because the design is a pleasure to use on my phone. Having that instantly gone is very very disorienting to me. I posted at the discord of my GAF Destiny clan, telling them that I felt very lost today. I may not agree with alot of stuff that gets posted on there, but I appreciate the discussion that happens around it. Sure it's "just a forum" to you, but it was important to me and alot of people.
Giant Bomb has replaced alot of my conventional media consumption. If it was gone tomorrow I would feel just as lost. I hope that puts it in a context you could understand.
I never like scary games. I just don't think feeling uncomfortable and tense is an enjoyable experience. Regrardless, I tried Silent Hill when it first came out. I really didn't see the big deal until the sound got creepy and I started following the little girl to the alley with the body hanging from the wall and creepy crawlies coming out (really not sure how it happened, it's kind of a blur) I threw my controller and immediately unlugged the TV from the socket.