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The Day The Website Died
Posted on Friday, May 15 2009 @ 21:39:35 Eastern

It has been a long, interesting, and sad past 24 hours.  The site we've all known and loved has passed away, thirteen years young.  This morning (or last night) when we visited her, she ceased to be the red and black communist-themed independent site we've all cheated on our loved ones with, and has metamorphosized into something completely new, and yet still somewhat familiar.

I'm talking, of course, about Game Revolution.

We all know the site was purchased by Crave Online, part of Crave Media's ongoing chain of property, but we didn't really think much of it.  Yeah, the she had changed her mainframe a little bit, but in the end she was still the same place.  Its colors were the same, and except for the "Beta" sign in the top left of the navigation, she was still the same at heart.
Then, May 14th, 2009, our secret lover went under for a very dangerous procedure.  An entire site facelift.  Sure, she didn't bother to tell all of us (unless you read the countless threads in the GRandmasters forums) that she may come out looking completely different (like night and day... LITERALLY), but she emerged successfully from her operation with only a few cuts and bruises visible, but we were told they'd heal over time.  Of course, the cuts and bruises were to be expected, but that doesn't mean we don't blame the doctor for possibly messing up a little bit and doing a couple deliberately. 

Some of us were amazed, some bedazzled, some confounded, and some downright angry that she ever decided for this cosmetic change in the first place, thinking that she was beautiful the way she was.  Sure, she is now white, but she's the same at heart, right?
Even those of us who were hurt that she decided to pull a Michael Jackson and change her pigment decided to accept her and see what her new look had to offer.  Of course, they went to the forums.  There was where they screamed out in anguish.  Because when she took her clothing off, we realized that where once we saw the beautiful, soft, red and black, the doctor had bleached her skin to a bright, pale, white.  Definitely not easy on the eyes.
Some couldn't take it.  One madster111 decided to break up with her right then and there.  Others said that although the cosmetic changes weren't for the best, we'd stay with her.  Because after all, a relationship isn't based solely on looks.  It is based on communication and trust.  The mature of us acknowledged this.

Now, although blinding at times to look at, we have worked our way through most of our differences.  We have to be honest with ourselves:  she is beautiful, and takes a lot less time to load things now.  The question is, like all cosmetic changes in the world, will it last?  Will she stay the same, or believe that she is so pretty she can do better than us?  Will we give and give and give until we can't give any more to keep our relationship alive? 

The answer, my fellow Comrades, remains to be seen.
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