The Escapist Year-by-Year

The Escapist Year-by-Year

On our birthday, here's a look back at seven years of gaming goodness.

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To think, only the Xbox 360 was out in 2005 with Facebook games and the App store barley a glint in peoples collective eyes.

Motion controls were just starting to be a thing and smart phones were the preserve of the cutting edge.

And 3D wasn't a buzz word...

I feel so old reading this. Even though I did not join officially until 2010, I have been lurking for quite some time. Time flies by way too fast, I need to start making a bucket list.

I do like how Gabe called the PS3 a waste of time in 2007 and then went and linked Steam to it a couple of years later.

I wonder if any of those 2005 accounts are still active at the site. Besides employees obviously.

Eric the Orange:
I wonder if any of those 2005 accounts are still active at the site. Besides employees obviously.

All of them are.

Also, we removed employees from the list.

TimeLord:
I do like how Gabe called the PS3 a waste of time in 2007 and then went and linked Steam to it a couple of years later.

I was thinking the same thing. Although we all know a lot happened in that period of time and the PS3 moved on from an expensive piece of junk to a top competitor too. Only thing that didn't change was Valve's ability to be awesome IMO.

I'm an official Escapist hipster now. Exciting.

Drayvock:
I'm an official Escapist hipster now. Exciting.

*Reads the year you joined*

Wow, I rarely run into anyone who joined as early as 2008, sometimes a tad earlier like 2007... but, 2005?? ... Sir, I want to ask you so many questions now plus your Avatar suits your legacy on here haha.

OT: Ah, this was a great article which had all the best features/videos/news to come by. I was happy to see Jim's "Why Skyrim Proves The Industry Wrong" video to be part of important Escapist history. Happy birthday Escapist, I plan on staying until you and I both live no more.

Heh, I know that I was reading the .pdfs a long time ago, but I don't remember "joining" anything until the redesign of the website much later. I think I got them from a mailing list, if I remember correctly...

I miss the pdfs...they were so much more like reading a magazine, and one with intelligence behind it, rather than the usual EGM-style ones that were around then...

Happy Birthday Escapist!

If only I had joined in 2007... Ah well, Happy Birthday Escapist! Please continue to be the place I call home.

Aww...I lurked for a year before joining. I remember a lot of this stuff. Not all the early stuff, but some of it I saw after joining, so I retroactively remember it. Happy Birthday, Escapist!

Oh wow, I feel old now... And I kinda miss the PDFs... But such is life! Happy birthday, Escapist!

I miss the times of weekly issues.

It's what made The Escapist

Okay, now I just what to meet user 123456789.

I'm on a list. I don't know how I feel about that...

Fuuuck I was right when I was a teenager, 26 is old.

Gotta spend some time reading through those articles though. I vaguely remember a bunch of them.

Frybird:
I miss the times of weekly issues.

It's what made The Escapist

Indeed. This feature only makes me weep for the drop in feature article quality and quantity, even if the site improved in other areas. I love almost all of the video content, but video content's a dime a dozen on the net. Insightful articles, not so much.

The Random One:

Frybird:
I miss the times of weekly issues.

It's what made The Escapist

Indeed. This feature only makes me weep for the drop in feature article quality and quantity, even if the site improved in other areas. I love almost all of the video content, but video content's a dime a dozen on the net. Insightful articles, not so much.

We used to run five a week, now we run three or four a week. So while you can justifiably lament the drop in quantity, I will argue vehemently against the notion there's been any drop in quality.

 

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