Hey guys and girls, I'm a writer for the gaming news site QJ.net and also a huge fan of Silent Hill 2.
This forum and it's user-submitted content is astounding, with all the essays and theories enough to make up a book!
Every few months I come here and I learn something new about my favorite survival horror, and it reinforces the status of the game in my mind each time.
I just thought that seeing as Silent Hill 2 is nothing short of a work of art, I thought I'd inform you all of this article
I just wrote regarding The British Library's decision to begin archiving videogame related websites for preservation for future generations. Sites on the agenda include not only reviews, but fan-made art, user-drawn maps and everything of the like that shows how videogames have affected society.
I just thought that this site is a perfect and essential candidate, and that should you follow that link (and another link in the article) you can vote for what sites you think should be preserved.BUT
, that's not all.
The theories and interpretations here are too good to leave lying around,so I'm going to spend the next few days compiling them in various formats if I can, including a PDF (with a clickable contents page of course!) and a cleaned up .RAR file with .txt's.
But what's also interesting are the responses to the theories, they give more insight and delve a bit further into things, so I am just requesting if the site admin or even a moderator knows of a way to archive the forums, similiar to how one can archive Wikipedia for offline use?
If you can't, that's fine, and I'll still be sure to post the PDF compilation of theories here when I'm done.
Thanks for reading, you guys really make videogaming worth the effort!Note:
On closer inspection, the site to be nominated has to be a UK site (I think), so archiving this forum for offline use would be a good idea for the meantime before we can nominate US sites (or create a non-interactive mirror of this site on a UK server, temporarily)