I've always enjoyed The Adrenaline Vault
. I thought they published long, fair reviews and generally maintained a quality site. I check in on them every week or so. Or used to. Their main page hasn't updated since 12/15. I figured this was due to holiday craziness but as more time went by I began to wonder. I checked their forums and found this from Brian Clair posted a couple weeks ago:
I have decided to resign from running the Adrenaline Vault, effective on Wednesday (12/15). It's been an eventful run during the past 9+ years, with lots of ups and downs (especially the past several years). However, I feel that it's time to leave and move on.
I've enjoyed chatting with everyone the past few years (well, most of you [Razz] ). The site's readers are what kept me doing this for so long. I wish everyone the best in the future and who knows? Maybe our paths will cross again.
Before anyone asks, I don't know what this means for AVault. As there's no replacement for me, I suspect that there will be no updates after I leave. I will be posting new reviews until Friday, however, so that our writers can get their stuff published.
This may be old news but I'm surprised by it. I hate to see a good gaming site go down. Between the loss of our beloved Gone Gold, the rape of GamesDomain and now Avault this is a sad year for gaming sites.