Even though I don’t really have time to play video games anymore these days, I still deeply respect these scene groups and what they did to make life enjoyable for millions of underprivileged children.
For those who didn’t get the subtle callouts in the text:
“The blade has been dull for a long time.” = RAZOR 1911
“Quality, tradition and pride was slowly fading to darkness” = FLT (QUALITY, TRADITION AND PRIDE is the slogan in their NFO)
“there is a particular group that uses an old name without permission.” = SKIDROW (when they were reborn in 2007, there was drama surrounding the use of the SKIDROW name)
“they really should have closed down years ago after all the spectacular fuckups they are responsible for” = also SKIDROW (for years, they had a history of releasing bad cracks, stolen cracks, incorrectly nuking/propering other groups, etc)
“people resurrecting and adopting old names from previously busted groups” = HOODLUM (busted during Operation Site Down in 2005)