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Boy, I get that I've been grumpy with some of my criticism lately, but I really don't cotton much to a design philosophy aimed at new users instead of the, as you put it, "three or four" users that comprise one of your site's fanbase (and yeah, I know that reference was to Comic Vine and not here, but still, that's pretty gross). I would think you'd want to cultivate future long-term users by offering them reasons to stick around, and for that you'd maybe want to divide the focus between both of those user bases. And maybe we're not done seeing some of those updates - I can sure hope for an end to CSRF token issues and a forum search engine that works, not to mention the reinstatement of the early site design's ways to track followed user updates and the blogs of all the people on the site. But I sure hope you folks reconsider that kind of philosophy because otherwise, what's the point of sticking around?

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Remember Final Fantasy VII? That sure was a good game.

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Swapping between that many characters, locations, inventory items, and conversations took the wind right out of whatever charm Thimbleweed might have had. It's a mess that never quite focuses on the things that actually made adventure games good, which seems to be a concept old adventure designers struggle with (see Hero-U and Broken Age).

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Maybe I just missed it, but since there's no longer a deck for the games being played in the new site redesign, it would be helpful if the platforms are said right off the bat. I shouldn't have to go elsewhere on the site to find out where I can buy this.

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Doing an "Alexa order me something" joke through a video is always funny and never a really annoying thing to have to deal with. Wait. Might have got that backwards.

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I don't really care about the gore in the Mortal Kombat fatalities, but I do wish they were more creatively silly rather than just ways of skinning a person's face. Where are the dragons chomping down on people or the arcade machines falling from the sky? The explosives destroying the world?

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That thumbnail of Ben makes him look suspiciously like the cult leader in Fallout 5.