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Crewnh
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(11-10-2013, 05:49 AM)
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http://www.atlus.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11334

Gather round, dear friends. We have some sad news for you – we’ve decided to close down our forums for the foreseeable future. In two weeks, we’re going to basically wipe all the content, so if you have any threads you want to save or screen cap for posterity, now is the time to do it.

Why are we going all Blockbuster Video on the forums? Two main reasons, really. First: we have awesome fans, and the overwhelming majority of them spend more time on Facebook and Twitter. In this business, it’s adapt or die, so we’re refocusing our efforts on social media. But in the great expanse of the world wide internets, you’ll find plenty of exceptional ATLUS fans – the ones who keep our game Wiki pages alive, create walkthroughs on GameFAQs, cosplay, create fan art or fan fiction, etc. So even if you actively avoid having a social media presence, we’re sure you’ll find some other great ATLUS fan community to be a part of.

Second: we have a lot of games coming out in the coming months/years, and we just don’t have the time to police the forums they way we did in the past. It’s become a barren echo chamber over the past couple of months, with no practical solution in sight (other than the Ol’ Yeller method, that is).

So there you have it. We’re pulling the plug, because its time has come. The last day the forum will be active is Friday, Nov. 22. You can still find us though. We’re alive and well on Facebook, Twitter, and our ATLUS Faithful email newsletter!

Happy Trails,

John Hardin
ATLUS Forum Euthenics Manager

Lock if old.

Reading into this or just take it at face value.
spiritfox
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(11-10-2013, 05:50 AM)
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PERSONA CANCELLED.
Nirolak
Mrgrgr
(11-10-2013, 05:50 AM)
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Sega killing Atlus confirmed.
Sakura
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(11-10-2013, 05:50 AM)
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I'm pretty sure the only real reason is that they don't want to spend money operating it any more.
antitrop
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(11-10-2013, 05:50 AM)
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RIP.

All roads lead men and women forever to NeoGAF.
Steel
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(11-10-2013, 05:51 AM)
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I'd like to take this at face value but can't help but fear this is a sign of things to come....
Askherserenity
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(11-10-2013, 05:51 AM)
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Let's blame Sega
MoeB
so vintage
such math
power levl=1080
(11-10-2013, 05:51 AM)
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scrape this page http://www.atlus.com/forum/archive/index.php and archive it.
Soulflarz
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(11-10-2013, 05:51 AM)
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Fucking sega...

doubt its related
Sinfamy
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(11-10-2013, 05:51 AM)
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I miss the diversified communities independent of Facebook, Twitter and the likes.
Zeyphersan
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(11-10-2013, 05:51 AM)
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First sign of Atlus shutdown? The evidence is overwhelming.
ThoughtsOfSpeaking
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(11-10-2013, 05:51 AM)
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This cant be good. The iOS misadventure begins...
Cloudy
After playing Bubsy 3D, other games just seem all stale and boring.
(11-10-2013, 05:52 AM)
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Makes sense if it costs money to run and most of the discussion is on social media
Silky
(11-10-2013, 05:52 AM)
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Maybe because Atlus's forum users are all in Persona/MegaTen GAF

ATLUS IS FUCKING DOOMED.
WickedLaharl
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(11-10-2013, 05:52 AM)
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Kai Dracon
Writing a dinosaur space opera symphony
(11-10-2013, 05:52 AM)
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In the post apocalyptic TwittBook wasteland to come, NeoGAF shall be the only forum left on the Internet.
Aquamarine
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(11-10-2013, 05:52 AM)
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I wonder if Atlus USA (Irvine, California) is merging with Sega of America (San Francisco, California), and Sega wants to unify everything under one place!

Or the much more likely scenario that they just think forums are outdated and want to cut costs wherever possible.
Big Jeffrey
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(11-10-2013, 05:53 AM)
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Damn you sega
NeededSleep
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(11-10-2013, 05:53 AM)
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It has started... :(
damn you sega.
NoMoreTrolls
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(11-10-2013, 05:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by WickedLaharl

Appropriate.
Doombacon
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(11-10-2013, 05:53 AM)
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It makes sense to not have a isolated forum for an entertainment company. If all the discussion about your games takes place via social networking it's pretty likely that anyone who follows your social media accounts will take notice of said conversations and generate an interest the said games.

Forums also cost money to run and are not particularly beneficial for a company that produces primarily single player games either.
NewGame
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(11-10-2013, 05:54 AM)
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But where will I go to beg for port/localizations?!
darkside31337
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(11-10-2013, 05:54 AM)
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Gather round, dear friends. We have some sad news for you – we’ve decided to close down


is what they will post in 6 months after Sega has killed everything else off :(

not really.

i hope
suppadoopa
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(11-10-2013, 05:54 AM)
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jack frost to be replaced by sanic
Aquamarine
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(11-10-2013, 05:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by darkside31337

Gather round, dear friends. We have some sad news for you – we’ve decided to close down


is what they will post in 6 months after Sega has killed everything else off :(

But Sega decided to buy Index Corp. for Atlus! They wouldn't just abandon them...not with Persona 5 coming out soon!
Jeels
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(11-10-2013, 05:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sinfamy

I miss the diversified communities independent of Facebook, Twitter and the likes.

Me too, lots of the best fan site forums are dying all around. It's a shame. GAF is pretty much an anomaly in this. Hate that everything's on social media now.
Dezzy
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(11-10-2013, 05:54 AM)
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The reasoning they explained makes sense, but deep inside, stuff like this still makes me worry. I love Atlus. It would kill me if anything bad happened to them.
killatopak
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(11-10-2013, 05:55 AM)
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NeoSoma
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(11-10-2013, 05:55 AM)
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oh boy...
t26
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(11-10-2013, 05:55 AM)
2 days before the announcement?
FataIChoice
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(11-10-2013, 05:56 AM)
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I have never felt that Twitter or Facebook have the right set up for forum style discussion.

I guess the discussion will just move to GameFAQs or something.
Nirolak
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(11-10-2013, 05:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

But Sega decided to buy Index Corp. for Atlus! They wouldn't just abandon them...not with Persona 5 coming out soon!

Plus they have grand designs for them:

The Company believes that transfer of Index’s operations to SEGA will create synergies, on the grounds that the deal will enable the Company to:

(1) gain access to prominent IPs in the home video game software, through which the Company can expect to achieve steady flows of revenue;

(2) expect further facilitation of revenue growth for the PC Online Game Business and Content Business for Smart Devices operated by SEGA and SEGA Networks Co., Ltd. by exploiting acquired prominent IPs

(3) maximize the value of acquired IPs by effectively deploying them in the Pachislot and Pachinko Machines segment, Amusement Machine Sales and Amusement Center Operations segments.

ColossalLazy
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(11-10-2013, 05:56 AM)
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Well in two weeks its 11/24 the date at http://p-ch.jp/
Wolf Akela
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(11-10-2013, 05:56 AM)
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Avoiding the ensuing shitstorm when Persona 5 is announced as an Android/iOS exclusive, outsourced to GREE.
DMPrince
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(11-10-2013, 05:57 AM)
didn't even know atlus had a forum.
Takao
Hello friend!
Have you heard the good news about Medabots?!
(11-10-2013, 05:58 AM)
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Replacing a forum with social media sites is kind of janky. Forums do archival a tonne better than sites like Twitter, and Facebook.
Sub_Level
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(11-10-2013, 05:59 AM)
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I absolutely look forward to following my favorite friends, family, and gaming companies on Facebook and Twitter. These sites let me truly connect with people and share my life no matter the distance. Imagine a Persona game with facebook integration. You could erase entire social links by defriending characters. Isn't social media great?
we.are.the.armada
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(11-10-2013, 05:59 AM)
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All part of the sacrificial ritual to summon Persona 5 on November 24th.
Saroyan
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(11-10-2013, 05:59 AM)
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Pack it up, Persona 5 cancelled, Atlus going F2P mobile games and Persona themed pachinko machines.
fallagin
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(11-10-2013, 05:59 AM)
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Ruh roh...
Black Door
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(11-10-2013, 05:59 AM)
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Death is not a hunter unbeknownst to its prey; one is always aware that it lies in wait. though life is merely a journey to the grave, it must not be undertaken without hope. only then will a traveler’s story live on, cherished by those who bid him farewell.
IHaveCandy
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(11-10-2013, 06:00 AM)
Burn My Thread!
Sir_Crocodile
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(11-10-2013, 06:00 AM)
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It begins.
Cow Goes Moo
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(11-10-2013, 06:00 AM)
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atlus is over
Soriku
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(11-10-2013, 06:01 AM)
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Second: we have a lot of games coming out in the coming months/years

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Nirolak
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(11-10-2013, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Soriku

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Well it would be kind of weird if they didn't, no?
Begaria
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(11-10-2013, 06:02 AM)
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"Why are we going all Blockbuster Video on the forums?"

Made me laugh harder than it should've.
Soriku
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(11-10-2013, 06:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Well it would be kind of weird if they didn't, no?

Hey some people thought Atlus USA would shut down.
Aeana
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(11-10-2013, 06:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Well it would be kind of weird if they didn't, no?

They're never releasing any more games because Sega is shutting Atlus USA down forever!
kiunchbb
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(11-10-2013, 06:04 AM)
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Are they firing all the community managers to save costs?

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