When I sit down and think about it, this is the first time in a while that I've been a member of a large gaming community and it's been quite a long time since I've posted on forums regularly. And then I think back on other communities I've been apart of and the joys I've had with them.
A long time ago when I was barely in my teens, I was a member of a gaming community called NoobToob. The community started out as a podcast, then gathered a respectable following with members from all over the globe. At that time, I gamed almost exclusively on PC (like I do now) and though the PC group there was small, I fondly remember getting together every week to play games like StarCraft: Brood War, Trackmania, and Counter-Strike: Source. The website is largely defunct now as far as I can tell but the forums are still fairly active although I can't be sure of how many active users there are. The podcast also aired it's most recent episode a year ago and before that, it was on an indefinite hiatus. You can still find them here.
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