Atlus shutting down its forums

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Social Megami Tensei
Persona x Candy Crush
Sanic & Lisa at the Russian Olympics
God and this is where the thread gets depressing. Now excuse me while I run out of here with tears rolling down my eyes.
If any of these things happen though there will be real tears.
 

Soriku

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Aug 22, 2012
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How likely is it that Sega have anything to do with this? Atlus says the forums have become a "barren echo chamber over the past couple of months". Months.
 
Apr 21, 2011
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Kind of reminds me of the days when Nintendo shut down NSider. Except this is nowhere near as chaotic. Well SEGA, if you are going to kill ATLUS lets do it right.

Sonic needs to be in Persona.
 
Jul 24, 2012
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Think so? I mean, the two aren't necessarily related. Why would one effect the other?
I didn't say that the two are necessarily related or that they affect each other, but it still seems like too much of a coincidence that they decide to shut down the forums literally two days before people will presumably have something exciting and Atlus/Persona related to finally discuss.

I think you're over thinking it.
You guys misunderstand. This could totally be a coincidence and I actually think it is, but I still think it's a coincidence that makes the timing too convenient all the same.
 
Feb 6, 2011
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I didn't say that the two are necessarily related or that they affect each other, but it still seems like too much of a coincidence that they decide to shut down the forums literally two days before people will presumably have something exciting and Atlus/Persona related to finally discuss.

You guys misunderstand. This could totally be a coincidence and I actually think it is, but I still think it's a coincidence that makes the timing too convenient all the same.
Well, I didn't mean to put words in your mouth. Am I missing something here, though? What's happening in two days? The teaser site isn't up for two weeks.
 

Soriku

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Well, I didn't mean to put words in your mouth. Am I missing something here, though? What's happening in two days? The teaser site isn't up for two weeks.
The forums are shutting down on the 22nd, two days before the site reveal. I don't really think the shut down and reveal is connected though. Unless they plan to unveil Super Atlus Forums++ on the same day, but I doubt it.

0_0.

Please.
No...


Please...
"Second: we have a lot of games coming out in the coming months/years"
 
#84
After some of the shitshow mods and admins that place had, it's not a TOTAL loss.

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.
Here's a potential problem: official Atlus discussion shoved in with sonic fandom. Makes Mara cringe with disgust. *shudder*
 
Sep 18, 2011
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I didn't say that the two are necessarily related or that they affect each other, but it still seems like too much of a coincidence that they decide to shut down the forums literally two days before people will presumably have something exciting and Atlus/Persona related to finally discuss.

You guys misunderstand. This could totally be a coincidence and I actually think it is, but I still think it's a coincidence that makes the timing too convenient all the same.
Then I'm not really sure what you're getting at by calling it "convenient."

Edit: I suppose you could mean that they stand to benefit by forcing people to discuss whatever announcement happens on twitter/facebook/other places that actually stand a chance of exposing the brand to new people, rather than on an insular board for super fans of the company.
 
Jun 26, 2008
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Kind of reminds me of the days when Nintendo shut down NSider. Except this is nowhere near as chaotic. Well SEGA, if you are going to kill ATLUS lets do it right.

Sonic needs to be in Persona.
NSider is the worst internet forum to ever exist though. I doubt the Atlus forums were any good but closing the official forums was the best decision Nintendo has ever made.
 
Sep 26, 2009
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It's funny, before the internet, video game companies (well, PC game companies) had forums on online services like AOL, Genie and Compuserve.

Then when direct connection to the internet became popular they had their own forums and sites, and sometimes you'd even see company reps post on usenet.

Now companies are getting rid of their forums and relying on Facebook, and they gave up long ago on Usenet, but Reddit seems to be filling that void.