>The violent flash games people created and posted on newgrounds would be national news if they were made todayWere things just better back then? Something like pico's school or the kill (current president) games would have the FBI at your door.
the internet was perfect before normies used it
>>638456840Nobody cared because the internet wasn't mainstream enough yet. Sorry boring answer.
People stopped laughing off online threats when someone tried to release chlorine gas at a furry convention like a decade ago
>>638456840I would have liked to see a news report on "the dangers of Newgrounds" back in the day. I'm sure it would've been as funny as that Anonymous report with the exploding van
>>638456840I remember one news channel reporting on that torture game
>>638456840>Some of Golfinho Yurii's stuff is still gone
all sort of stuff was on the news back then. now nobody cares because it's just normal
>>638456840>Were things just better back then?Yes.
>>638456840I remember that skull kid game where you go on a rampage with a chainsaw in an office and end by a graphic kill of the ceo, kino gore for a young teen
>>638456840>Were things just better back then?Yes.I'm actually surprised Newgrounds is still around and honestly not that bad. Even if Fulp lost his edge around Sandy Hook.
>>638458654Anyone who complains about people using normies instead of normalfag is an overcompensating normalfag, and I'm tires of pretending otherwise
>>638459004>tiresThat's because "normie" is almost always used by people who have not lurked enough, it's not like "Reddit spacing" which is a false alarm most of the time because it's just basic paragraph formatting. "Normalfag" can't get people banned on 4chan but it can get people banned in any community where "fag" is a banned word, such as Reddit, most Discord servers, Twitter etc.
>>638459376You are so full of fucking shit.
>>638459004>no YOU'RE the normalfag, not me!
>>638456840I wish I knew how to make flashes back thenI could have made it big
>would be national news if they were made today
>>638459004They use normie instead of normalfag because fag is a no-no word, chud. You are not getting cancelled here, retard.
>>638456840You want to know the real depressing part about all of that is? The same people who made those edgy games and animations are also probably hardcore lefties now who love censorship and probably regret doing what they did.
>>638456840The internet was magical back then, either you could find what you looked for or find a gore site and getting computer aids. Good times
>>638459376I wouldn't even know what gets you banned on reddit, because unlike normies like (you), I never use it.
>>638459943The word is normie now, get with the times.
Things went from for fun, to for profit
>>638460849>Hey dude, can you like not do that in your video?>IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT DONT WATCH IT, STOP BEING A BABYWhy the fuck are youtubers the most entitled pieces of shit on the planet?
>>638461082Also I love it when they say "just unsub if you hate it that much"
For me it was simgirls dating simulator
>>638460747Go fuck yourself, normalfag.
Who a /divine intervention/ player here
>>638460849This. Monetization killed Youtube. No passion, just >LIke, comment, subscribe, give me ingaijment
Newgrounds, ytmnd and 4chan(pre 2006) were so fucking kino.
>>638459004Absolutely lovely seeing you proved right.
>>638461625Just how many hentai dating sims were there on the ao section? And how many were made by the same no-kiss no-life lol >Not that I didn't play all of them
>>638457009I blame smartphones for the proliferation of normalfaggotry ruining the internet.Before them the interwebs was inherently tied to PCs, which required you to be indoors and thus away from normalfag socialising. To use them therefore you had to accept some sort of level of being outcast.Then the goyphone drops, and social media blows up with it. Now you can use the internet anywhere, and are encouraged to do so with your normalfag friends.
>>638461960>15 minute video>3 minute sponsor roll>2 minute Patreon plug>30 second to 3 minute ads every 3 minutesYouTube with out extensions is worse than basic cable 20 years ago.
>>638456840The violent flash games people created and posted on newgrounds did become national news when they were made, zoomer.Pico, V-tech massacre, the Sandy Hook game, Clown and several of the violent Bush parodies were all covered on the national news, including getting Tom Fulp investigated.Anyone who thinks that modern games are somehow less permissive about content when you can freely purchase amputee fetish guro porn games on Steam is a retard.
>>638456840>kill (current president) gamesHow do you even create something like this nowadays without it being immediately dismissed as some bipartisan trash?
>>638456840Wasn't Pico's school about stopping a school shooter though?
>>638461960This is why I think Pewdiepie is goated, although I dno't enjoy his content at all, he's just a greybeard on youtube.
Pico’s School was stupid controversial when it first released because it was three months after Columbine.
>>638456840newgrounds was only good for porn and you miserable contrarian faggots refuse to admit that you're just bathing in nostalgia
>>638463006Lol twenty years ago on cable you could say the words fag, retard, and mongoloid. Now """independent""" content creators are scared of using any mild profanity at all because the spooky demonetization fairy.
>>638459004To be fair it is often used by people off site who clearly want to be old internet provocative but are too scared to ruin their reputation
>>638463449You still can but they air trigger warnings after every break. There’s a disclaimer floating around /tv/ warning viewers that Rush Hour has outdated language cultural stereotypes.
>look up adult games or movies today>"You must be logged in, and at least 18 years of age to view this content!"Fucking WHY
>>638463430No fuck youI spent a large part of my internet time playing games and listening to music on there
What's the most "fucked up" flash game on newgrounds?
>>638464649So we can better target you with advertising
>>638468053Torture simulator or something.
>>638457009the internet was perfect before social media
>>638462581>Before them the interwebs was inherently tied to PCs, which required you to be indoors and thus away from normalfag socialising. To use them therefore you had to accept some sort of level of being outcast.This is spot on. It'll never be the same anymore.
>>638456840One thing you zoomies should know is that videogames are made to be violent.
was it any good?
>>638456840>>638457725>There are porn stars and e-whores older than Madness Combat (released July 2002)fuckhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hozkqriv8k>this is 11 years oldFUCK
>>638469549The flash game was fineThe Steam release is legitimately a really good game - my only recommendation is to use a mod to unlock "Madness" Difficulty from the start
>>638469719>11 years oldshit, man... does he make anything these days?
>>638469854Madness 9.5 was finished 10 months agoI think he also is doing work on Project Nexus
>>638456840>The violent flash games people created and posted on newgrounds would be national news if they were made todayYeah just ignore all the fucked up shit being constantly put out today that's also much higher quality. Just tag guro and see how many results you get back.
>>638463006I proudly leave ad and sponsor block on at all times.
>>638456840>even after 9/11, the 2000s didn't have politics dominating every little minute detail of life like it does now>the "culture war" didn't matter to kids or teens, the main audience of online flash games and cartoons, like it does now>almost everything online was a passion project by random people in their free time, as opposed to an attempt at becoming a hollywood star or otherwise super famousthe internet was a far less serious place, which is why people were allowed to deviate and separate their irl selves from their internet selves more.Now everyone self-doxes and is concerned about every little thing they post being used to get them fired from their jobs. Smartphones and things like Youtube atheist thinker channels slowly introducing teens to politics from 2012 to 2016 onward gradually ruined the idea that the internet wasn't srs bsns
>>638463221How do you create something like this without getting vanned?
>>638456840There were national news games even back then. especially during the journie chimpout over being called out.
>>638462581Plenty of adults with lives have always used the internet but the thing about it being tied to computer usage is still important. Logging on and going to websites used to be a long endeavor of turning on your PC and loading up web pages. You had to sit there for minutes on end before you could actually start doing anything. Fast internet+phones means the internet is available in seconds to practically anyone with no effort invested.
>>638464649Friday Night Funkin brought in a lot of literal elementary schoolers onto the website in 2021 (the creator of the abomination in picrel was literally 9 years old) so Tom blocked off all adult content and put it behind a log-in wall as to avoid problems with parents and Youtube videos about how NG is grooming kids by giving them easy access to NSFW content (FNF also kicked off a trend of Twitterfags retroactively denouncing the website as a racist, homophobic, XYZ hate site. That lasted until they forgot about FNF and the website in general).FNF's modding community in general seems to have a problem with really young kids interacting with adults and it spiraling into shit. Tom saved himself some trouble by doing this.
>>638470464It's artistic expression protected by the first amendment, theoreticallyin reality it's a glowie opp so they can track whoever plays it for too long or too often
>>638470836I loathe twitterfags so much. Idiots couldn't even bother to search who Pico was.
Newgrounds is a far right extremist site where incels get radicalized
>>638458654Makes people like you seethe uncontrollably. Look like a good enough reason to keep saying it.
>>638456840They were on the national news back then.
>>638457725>those adsWhy is this the part that is sending me into fucking space
>>638456840Not many people really gave it much attention, most people around that time barely used the internet for anything other than reading the news or work/emails/porn eventually myspace and it was expensive too so not everyone had it, people would still hang out in person and stuff even online gaming was easier to do at internet cafes and stuff Only poor neets like ourselves would seek out flash games and stumble upon new grounds after finding out from other neet friends, I used to play games on miniclip for ages and watch funny videos on ebaums world til a friend showed me new grounds and eventually 4chan, the only online game I really played was counter strike coz it worked with no headaches and eventually world of warcraft One YouTube and facebook rolled around a lot started to change and once steam games became easier to play online and Internet plans got faster and cheaper it helped too, now we have a highly policed internet swamped by normies where if you call someone a faggot or nigger you will lose your job, but I recall people regularly threatening to kill/rape each other on social media but also that was the humor at the timeHope that helps anon
>>638472142Those ads still work to this day. Always have.
>>638470821>Fast internet+phones means the internet is available in seconds to practically anyone with no effort invested.Each day it gets harder to find genuine hobby discussion because of this. People hooked on instant gratification can't commit to anything when they're hopping from one trend to the next. Plus for some reason they're too insecure to show actual interest in things so they hide behind layers of irony cause otherwise it's "cringe".
for me it was alien hominid
>>638460849>nuTendo fag hopping into the fandom just to get attention and make moneymany such caseshappened with nearly every community ive been to; once they come along, without failed, it goes to shit. i dont know why. probably because they lie and cheat constantly to get their way, like ToTKGoty despite it being glorified DLC.
>>638457009Whatever you say, normalfag.
>>638464649Because too many 11 year olds were caught (by their parents) playing porn games on Newgrounds.
>>638456840But those games did make the news
>>638456840I'm particularly incensed that they now put a fucking age restriction for nsfw on their site. Every faggot site in normalfag internet has to have warnings and shit everywhere. What's the point. There's already a bigger issue if I browse NSFW in W.
>>638472142Tom mentioned during that time the site was going through so much financial shit he had to sell ad space to porn sites.
>>638476161I remember the 'zines ads
>>638476080its the smarter way of keeping the freedom going, ironically. the problem though, is that SFW art and flash games get the brunt of more censorship and have to be literal porn just to be interesting.its not exclusive to Newgrounds either but literally every modern media now. not a good look for the future imo.
>>638476161I remember getting a virus from one of those ads as a kid. Was one of those ones where it opens up a bunch of popups.
>>638457725There was this Red Riding Hood Invades Osama's Compound video there that introduced me to Down With The Sickness. Shame I can't find it anymore.
>>638456840I remember Misty chainsaw rape
>>638459004Normie was an r9k meme that was never used outside that board, but election tourists like (You) started grabbing memes from every board for some reason.
This one is my favoriteJJJEEEEEEEEESSSSUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSS
>>638456840I mean it's not like there isn't a line you can't pass there.
>>638464649before it used to be "if you stumbled across [adult content here] while being underage, that's on you and nobody here needs to babysit you"now twitter puritans will harass whoever's necessary to get [adult content here] pulled down or pushed to an adult's corner because a 17-years and 363 day old """minor""" came across it and threw a shitfit because "you forced porn onto a minor" as if kids/teens don't consume porn at all.
>>638456840I still don't know why Adobe didn't just fix their software's security issues instead of going full nuclear.
>>638476161I had porn ads placed alongside my A-rated posts up until relatively recently, guess they're making more money some other way now.
>>638479848You mean aside from the obvious goal of erasing history?
>>638464649>>638470016It's illegal to provide access to porn to under 18s in several states and that number is probably going to increase with the ever-increasing political extremism. They have to put up the bare minimum appearance of preventing it.
>>638464649Honestly, I think there are worst websites out there you could make an account for. When Newgrounds added a 'feed' to their website it was only filled with art, movies, games, and music created by people you were following. Stuff like blog posts and whatever the fuck your friends were favoriteing or reviewing are togglable options to see in your feed, so you can of enjoy the site's media with none of the bullshit. You can easily visit a user's gallery by clicking on their profile or name in the header of a media post, so digging through a bunch of reaction images or stale memes to see more art is non-existent.Newgrounds literally solved the exact thing people give Twitter shit about when it comes to organizing a media gallery, and to top it off, they just recently updated their playlist system, so now I can curate and organize my softcore porn collection. It's still prone to weird interactions with users, but credit where it's due, the supporter thing they spam at you actually goes towards improving the site.
>>638477128I remember Newgrounds being forced to delete submissions with copyrighted music because of music companies wanting them to pay a shitton of royalties they obviously didn't have the money for. Shit sucks.
>>638480562Newgrounds only real drawback is that a lot of their infrastructure is reliant on Cldflre and afaik, GglAnlytiks. I knew someone who complained to a staff at dA that their favs, comments and shit were showing up on search engines despite the website claiming it was all private and they ghosted him when he brought similar stuff up.
>>638480821That rule is still strictly enforced to this day but I don't really see it as a big loss.
>>638481185Ah damn, I didn't know that. Well, the site's pushed further down in search results anyways. Maybe my porn playlists will stay obscure by virtue of the site itself being blacklisted by Google.
>>638456840they were national news back then
>>638481724yeah, its a damm shame. there's probably a lot of people that were like him that have picked up on this and just dont post their work online anymore because of the IT risks. if Newgrounds can do away with all of that server junk and actually stand by what it says, it'd probably start getting picked up again by similar folk who want to jam around. probably wont happen for another while though.
>>638469031I remember hearing about this in a video where the news reporters fucking laughed at it. Pretty based for the normies.
I'm losing my mind there's this one porn game where the girl touches herself with baby oil as lube. I've searched all the flash sites but it's nowhere.
>>638456840I can't believe people still use Macromedia Flash to make cartoons and vector sprites. Did the program just peak in the mid-2000s?
Did he deserve it?
>>638476161And that was a good thing. Many faps were had.
>>638456840people make fucked up shit all the time and nobody gives a fuck.
>>638458654normie is way funnier.
Imagine going back in time to 2001 and telling everyone that Newgrounds would unironically become a virtual preschool.
>>638485547How is new grounds a preschool?
>>638485838because its sanitised now to keep parents and feds from knocking on Fulp's door for allowing people to make insane and crazy flash games.the result is dancedance revolution being the new thing for the site.
>>638485547>Newgrounds would unironically become a virtual preschool.That could be said about a lot of internet now, dude. Computers are the new babysitter.
>>638460849How do I avoid doing this?
>>638486286stop expecting to be paid for wiping your own ass would be a start.
>>638484908>that girlThe X-Change games were good, miss them.
>>638459004get a load of the newfag
>>638459667I couldnt afford the things needed
>>638460849I hate to agree with communists and marxists but capital truly corrupted the internet to it's core.
>Go to Newgrounds forums today.>There are unironic non-binaries there and saying anything remotely sarcastic about it gets you spammed with NG version of pic related. Have these emojis always existed, or is it a new thing? Shit's starting to feel like the upvote downvote system on reddit.
>>638459004Look at this fucking NORP
>>638487814>Have these emojis always existed, or is it a new thing?Emojis are the modern equivalent of emotes, anon.
>>638456840Weren't particularly edgy flash games shown on news every now and then during the peak of the "durr violent video games" epidemic?I remember hearing about that one of those Ragdoll Torture Chamber games getting featured on the news.Edgy content won't get you featured on the news anymore by boomers trying to push an agenda, it'll just get you swarmed by overly sensitive faggots trying to take it down with the "Think of the Children" argument even if you tag shit as 18+/Mature.
>>638487814The General forum has been closed for about a two months now, what are you talking about specifically? Clubs & Crews or the Art forum?>Have these emojis always existed, or is it a new thing?These emoticons have existed since the mid-2000s, you fucking moron.
>>638457009Agreed>>638458654You're part of the problem, faggot
>>638459962To be fair being a rogue is so fucking hard. I can't imagine how much John Carmack must have suffered to make it this far while hiding his power level. I wouldn't be able to make it.
>>638459962Fuck, you're right. They're all like that now.It isn't Newgrounds, but I fucking LOVED Bo Burnham growing up. I still view him as a genius: the only true heir to the thrones of Tom Leher and Randy Newman. But he's just gone so far down the woke rabbit hole now. And he didn't even do anything particularly edgy, yet he STILL wrote an entire song about how he's sorry he made "problematic" content.
>>638456840Wait hold on… you think these games would be MORE controversial than they are today? Is everyone here 10 years old? I remember every GTA release being international news and the hysteria around it and how the game was all about picking up prostitutes and killing them or some shit. The culture around video games has improved a hundred fold and anyone who can’t see that is a little kid.
I actually watched some Mario animations from Newgrounds like Dumbass Mario, Power Star, Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom stuff just for the hell of it.And here's a newgrounds thread.
>>638470259No idea what porn game this is apparently from, but it's a nice song.
>>638485547I mean we were young back then too...
All you need to be controversial these days is an attractive feminine female character.
>>638491584Think about how many users are on /v/ nowThen think about how many literal kids and teenagers have cell phones Just from how fucking overpopulated this board is alone there's sure to be a larger number of underage retards, on top of the dumbest fucking threads rising to the top of the board Meanwhile Mortal Kombat (which has made news a handful of times) just dropped in a trailer filled with throat slitting, eye gouging, and crushing a dude into jelly while he screams, in YouTube.
>>638489156Yup. Thread is just full of zoomers who don’t remember it.
>>638491930Yeah it has become clear that I am an old man on here. I just find it wild that so many people are clamouring for the good old days which they didn’t experience and which were actually worse. I remember my mum being angry that I bought GTA4 because there was an entire segment dedicated to it on the news on the day it came out. You couldn’t imagine something like that happening now.
>>638456840>Were things just better back then?yesimagine almost every website you go to, almost everyone is enjoying their time, being genuine, and can take a fucking joke
>>638457009The internet was never perfect, it was just harder to find people and punish them.
>>638463108Yeah, kiddies and chuddies don't even remember the moral outrage that newgrounds engendered in its heyday.
>>638492847Being genuine can't be that fucking hard right? To me being ironic all the time would be mentally draining, but it's a default state for so many people.
>>638493762people prefer to hide their true thoughts and feelings because if what you say is behind layers of irony and someone calls you retarded, you just pretend it doesn't affect you because you said something that wasn't what you really feel inside
>>638493959being genuine is harder than being ironic these days. the internet is genuinely abusive now from a social standpoint.
>>638493762It is now that retards tie their real life identities to everything online, by choice or otherwise.
>>638493959Gee what a healthy mentality to pass on to kiddies glued to their phones.
>>638494080I try to be genuine at every opportunity and laugh at people's attempts to make me mad or insult me because they're a complete stranger to me and cannot affect mebut on the other hand because the internet is rude, abusive, retarded, and full of witch-hunters, I type to people a hell of a lot less
>>638494080>>638494157Is it because of feds able to identify who you are?
>>638494486Feds could do that back then if they wanted too. Rather it's because everyone else can identify you easily too if you follow the retarded practices the average normalfag using the web does, without any sort of detective work.
>>638456840>t. actual zoomernormies were losing their minds over violent/offensive video games in the 90s and early 2000s, people were clamoring for GTA to be made illegal, fucking doom was national news because the media found out one of the columbine shooters was into it and used this as proof that shooting cacodemons directly leads to shooting up schoolsthe reason no one cared about shit like pico's school was because flash games were largely irrelevant in the mainstream. there's lots of indie games coming out today with pico's school type content and yet no one cares because they're irrelevant indie games (the one exception to this is hatred but that's only because it came out during the peak of gamergate shit)
>>638468897I played this when I was 7 years old. Not good.
>>638489363I feel like the only people who use the forums are over the age of 35 or under the age of 15
no one mention how there was a trans flag in one of the backgrounds they used for the sight recently
>>638456840Oh man a Newgrounds thread, I didn't expect to see that here. I was already going on an early 2000s nostalgia trip and you just added to it.Newgrounds got me to learn Flash and I uploaded my fair share of videos and games on there, some even made front page. From there I got into game design and now I'm a jaded fucker who hates the game industry even more than you guys do because I work in it.I miss the early 2000s so much dude it's unreal.
>>638493762>>638493959>>638494080>Postmodern irony and cynicism’s become an end in itself, a measure of hip sophistication and literary savvy. Few artists dare to try to talk about ways of working toward redeeming what’s wrong, because they’ll look sentimental and naive to all the weary ironists. Irony’s gone from liberating to enslaving. There’s some great essay somewhere that has a line about irony being the song of the prisoner who’s come to love his cage.
>>638496139Oh shit an OG front pager. What did you make?
>>638456840for me it was sift heads(yes I know that's stickpage but it's a flash game so it counts)
Post your favorite flash/shockwave games
>>638498576cliche answer but it's cliche for a reason
>>638498576A version has somehow made its way onto Steam
>>638498576The classic tower defense.
>>638498794Stick RPG 2 really was pretty fucking good with how much shit they added
>>638497863I dunno if I should post it here because I was 14 years old and stupid enough to use my real name on the internet back then, I don't want to dox myself on 4chan. But I'll give you some clues. I mostly made Zelda-related shit with another guy I knew from school. One of our videos that hit the front page was about Link literally being unable to speak.
Newgrounds was THE normalfag site back in the days
Arfenhouse series is great.
>>638499353Not him but is it this?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OStUbjcc5do
>>638498872The devs are working on a new entry, according to some AMA they did on r*ddit.
>>638467289if games that were removed from newgrounds count, really the most fucked up that comes to mind is the sandy hook gamei still remember ryan lambourn's amusing tweets following its release>the liberals dont like me because i've disrespected the dead.>the conservatives dont like me because of the gun control message.>the conspiracy theorists dont like me because it risks informing people of what happened.>and the trolls dont like me because it wasnt edgy enough.
>>638456840>Were things just better back then?Yes, end of discussion.
>>638502086there are no dead to disrespect only bad actors and their inbred masters
Anyone here who works in a company or is a hobby dev?
>>638503141does it count if i mainly just experiment with frameworkshttps://streamable.com/r47p9s
>>638502208How far back are we talking?
I liked that animation about brothers fighting inside a home, there was two kids and a girl fighting with knives, firearms and explosives I think. It was called Home Invasion or Home Carnage or something shit like that, it was a fairly good animation project and the music was a banger, if I find it I will post it.
For me? It's Stick Death.
>>638491194I've been on a PC since I was 3 years old, if anything I got cucked, the rug pulled from under my feet as internet culture became sanitized for people that weren't really into tech and turning into a crab bucket.
>>638503137Imagine losing your child to a crazed gunman and some fucking anonymous loser on 4chan insists that no, your child actually didn't die.
>>638504589lmao keep drinking the coolaid
>playing the torture game 2 on library pc at lunchtimeGood times
>>638504657Pot calling the kettle a nigger.
>>638457617Stuff like pico's skill or flash games where you kill celebrities was never really major news back then. The most coverage that flash games got were the ones where you kill osama bid ladin and the anita punching one.
>>638504115Found it, it's a Pico related animationThe Perfect Murder, good times man. Still holds up.https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/157527
>>638504589I'm also having a good laugh like our dearest, grieving father. :)
>>638470384>the 2000s didn't have politics dominating every little minute detail of life like it does nowsomeone doesn't remember freedom fries
>>638504934I'm glad Alex Jones got raped by the courts. Owned.
>>638504986>immediately brings up a JOG agentPost foreskin
>>638500727>McDonalds GameWasn't this a PETA game, or am i remembering wrong?It has the same artstyle to those games like Super Chick Sisters
>>638480330>It's illegal to provide access to porn to under 18s in several states That's been the case for over two decades now. Nobody ever considered Newgrounds to be a porn site.
>>638500727>MemohuntressThat was a great game, shame the dev took it down after some divine providence or some shit when he converted to a christfag.
>>638505136That's the main reason I used it as a kid back in the early 2000s.
>>638505015Your antisemitism shtick is competely phony in reality you simp for the most jewish tactics out there.
>>638504738This but Boxhead 2play with my classmates
>>638505247Since when are cannibals considered "human"?
>>638505309Since you fuck children
>>638505357Quite funny you say that since you're defending JOG like your life depends on it.
>>638459376Absolutely lovely seeing you proved right.
>>638492886/b/ used to pull it off all the time.
>>638505607kys african mutt
>>638505640You're a pedophile.
>>638475762>are you 18 years old+?>yes (troll face)>profitretard
>>638505802Post sex offender registration
>>638504986>doesnt deny the clip is fishy as fuck
>>638506445>doesn't deny he is a pedophile
>>638456840>picoi remember that vividly
>>638480330Republicans should run on this nationally
>>638491442That entire song felt specifically sarcastic. One of the bits before that was> can everyone just please for 5 seconds shut the fuck uptheres a reason why a literal fucking cross shows up as he portrays himself in the best possible light while he says "sorry". its making fun of wokefags for having a savior complex instead of, in his words, "shutting the fuck up".
>Were things just better back then?Yes. Internet was for nerds and various weirdos back then.
>>638464103It's not just that, it's also wannabe eunuch zoomies who can't cut it as a tranny. All those nuwords ending in "-ie" are signs of low testosterone, limp wrists and mental illness.
>>638463108The thing was, the youth saw it being put on the news as cool. It made the game more attractiveNow the youth are more sensitive then the dudes grilling the suicide bomber game on national television
>>638459004redditard trying too hard to fit in
>>638491584Its better when it comes to violence, 9x worse when it comes to good looking women
>>638459962it's called growing up.try it, you big baby.
>>638459004>>638459376reminder jews try to muddy the waters with semantics and language to erase the meaning of words and cause infighting rather than allowing people to see themhere we have 2 allies fighting over nothing while the jew rubs their hands
>>638457189Good, yiff in hell, furfags
>>638459376Counterpoint: I make a million retarded posts a day and typing normalfag is longer than typing normie and I'm fucking lazy.Additional counter point: shut the fuck up, I've been on this website since before some of the dipshits who frequent this board were born
>>638459962Looking at you, Jeff, you fucking fag.
>>638510876reminder that hatred of jews on here is completely insincere and fake
>>638464649I'm going home, boys.
>>638511104oh my god who cares
>>638504589its cool they made a whole lot of money from it
Is it still active?
>>638498576I'm still waiting for part 2
>>638512093shouldn't have fucked with the parents of dead kids
>>638512202Nobody brought that before you did, retard. Again, nice projection.
>>638512348That's quite the artsy title.
>>638512723It's great, I have a lot of fond memories of Divine Intervention, huddling around a friends PC to show my friends this sick flash game.
>>638491442He's drifted left-ish, but strikes me more as someone who thinks politics are bullshit in general. Which is the objectively smartest opinion to have, because they are, and you're better off watching WWE than political news 99% of the time.
I miss Flash in general.
>>638503734Around 97 through about 2012 was peak golden age internet. The earliest internet was good too but broadband/cable internet was really needed to bring it to its peak which didn't start becoming popular enough until the late 90's.
>>638503734Before mobile posting and rural internet.
>>638496139That was my favorite aesthetic for NG.
>browse newgrounds for nostalgia recently>see animator I used to watch on repeat all the time>click on older flash from around the time I first found newgrounds>it's just a grown man molesting a little girl at her lemonade standlol still funny.
Why was flash killed?
>>638516050Scheme to take away accessibility to easy to learn universal media tools.
>>638479263I want to kill humanity.
>>638456840They literally were national news back in the day after one guy shot up a school after uploading a flash
OP, Newgrounds did make national news. It was for the Numa Numa guy. And that was in the 00's when Newgrounds was more or less peak flash shit
>>638456840For me, it was MeetNFuck Cruise
The internet was in it's infancy, there was no stories of being harrassed/made fun of on the internet at the time because it had yet to happen and the internet was mostly used by enthusists and for workLike we only really stopped this behaviour around 2014 when too many people had their personal lifes online and had to use the internet many times daily to stay connectedIt was fun when I was 10 in 2001 but there was no way it could last for everAlso irc, the Teletubbies and Clubbing Seals game did make the BBC at leastAlso a lot of stuff did tried to get taken down by the people it was ridiculing but laws were way more lax and there wasn't pressure from advertisers/corporations
>>638491640>Mario animationsDoes anyone rember one where Yoshi was a villain? I only remember two scenes with Yoshi smoking in front of his SMW house and one of Mario killing him by throwing him at the screenI watched this in maybe 2010/2011, but don't remember the name and jewgle is useless
Tom Fulp is a nation treasure. The man has never given up on his dream even when Newgrounds made no money.
>>638459962It's growing up, you become more empathic or life wares you down and makes you forget your sense of humour, it's why dead baby jokes become less funny the older you get
>>638456840Yeah Newgrounds was great back then when I was a teen. Life in general was. But we need to move forward. We need to fix the present. By that I mean we need to remove the normalfag niggers from the internet.
>>638464649Now you need to make a fake e-mail, which takes 2 minutes to make to be underaged and look at porn? That's only one extra road bump
>>638517894also just a generally super nice and patient dude.
>>638506862It was kind of sarcastic, but it also kind of wasn't. He didn't feel a need to make fun of himself because he wasn't really sorry. He felt a need to make fun of himself because he didn't think he actually deserved forgiveness.Just watch some of the "inside out-takes," like that Joe Rogan parody he did. Or some of the interviews he's given. Again, I love Bo Burnham. And that "Welcome to the Interenet" song was UTTERLY fantastic. But he's become "postprogressive" as hell.
>>638513056I agree that he seems to think politics are bullshit in general, but I still think he's pretty obviously wracked by WAY too much "white male" guilt. To the point where it looks like he's barely able to function.
>>638468974facebook + iphone ruined the internet
>>638456840>Were things just better back then?yes. this isn't even up for debate.
>>638458654Normie sounds way more offensive. Normalfag is trying way too hard
>>638517991Darkweb? Web 3.0 ?
>>638459962>>638517970Its true, people start off as a wild forest full of life and actualized potential, and as time and life wears them down they turn into barren deserts. Hold on to that childlike playfulness, the day farts, projectile vomiting and dead baby jokes stops making you laugh, is when the subconscious realigns its goals from learning and living to preparing for your death.Grim.
>>638472270i hate nu-net so much it's unreal. retvrn to tradition
>>638486286not outing myself but don't treat it like social media and don't create videos for anyone but yourself. don't try to act like a celebrity and don't feed the attention you're given. i've done that since as far as 15 years ago and people still call me out in comments in other people's comments sections as "that guy"people have no reason to sub to me as they have no idea what my content is trying to be, as neither do i
>>638456840Anyone remember the pikachu torture series? Those received so much backlash even back then he had to move them to his own website.
>>638477982God! What was this called it? I fucking loved it when I really got into MK when I was 11
>>638483795Yes, we all know Britany god fucked over hard by almost everyone close to her
>>638517894How has he never lost his patience before ever? >>638503141I still dick around Flash 8. Does that count?
>>638485547I mean I started using it at 9 years old in 2001, only difference was I was an edgy kid
>>638456840This was before leftists learned how to use computers
>>638520152I agree don't lose your silly and edgy side but I also don't really find harassment funny anymore, this is coming from someone who used to be a bully in school, looking back on it, I wish someone put me in my place
>>638506862>>638491442>>638518884Holy fucking media illiteracy, Batman!The song was equal parts genuine reflection on his work when he was immature, jokes about people taking things too seriously, and satire of performative social media apologiesBo Burnham isn't "woke" or "post progressive," he's a democratic socialist.For fuck's sake his socko song even in the opening includes "And every single cricket, every fish in the seaGives what they can and gets what they need" which is a purposeful paraphrase of "from each according to their ability, to each according to their need"
>>638510876Wouldn't be any infighting if retarded niggers like you used the correct word, which is normalfag, you fucking kike FAGGOT.
Just remember WE LIVED during those times it was great. We got to experience what it was before everything changed for the worst. The people of now won't ever get what we had back then, and I used to say I pity them, but nowadays I couldn't give a FLYING FUCK, especially when they brought this shit upon themselves. 2000's gang had it, and they did not. And I will always hold my head high on that. We had the Wild West of the Internet.
>>638517894Utterly based assessment. Tom Fulp is the best
>>638521779Quoting Don Draper like he's a inspirational speaker is like quoting Mein Kampf
>>638459962then there's Krinkels, who kept his integrity and became a gigachad in the processand Madness remains kino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KxAyqBrfVc&
>>638521779i just wish late zoomies would get their shit together as far as media literacy and not being faggots. it's almost like these people are trying to hybridize their internet persona and their actual life. i'm old enough to remember when we all had a very healthy distance between who we were on the internet and who we were irl, but with the advent of social media, that seems to have evaporated.
>>638512348This shit spooked me when I was younger.
>>638469810I only wish the melee combat was better in MPN2. Shooting things feels great but bludgeoning things to death feels like a chore.
>>638517894WHERE'S NIGHTMARE COPS TOM?
>>638469854yeah he finished 9.5 last year, now he's working on Madness 12 as well as working on modding tools for Project Nexus
>>638460849Both are fucking fags, lmao, pussies
>>638517894Tom is very similar to Moot as far as their impact on culture goes, except Tom didn’t abandon his baby.I also got daily 4th place for an animation I made with a mouse in 2005.
>>638523114Tom would abandon his baby if he had to put up with a quarter of the shit moot did. Not saying moot's not a fag for ditching us, but I don't blame him at all.
>>638522312you dont need to remind me. imagine having a (((smart speaker)))
>>638504934>You cannot laugh ever again if you lose your childSchizo posting
>>638519478Normie is the sanitized version
>>638483742it peaked at CS6 and has only gotten worse since then. Now there are programmes with better tools, but steeper learning curves compared to Flash.
>>638495289>there's lots of indie games coming out today with pico's school type content and yet no one cares because they're irrelevant indie gamescan you name some? I'd like to play them
>>638523963Nothing will be as universal as flash was.
>>638471308>>638491194Normie is literally used on cringe Netflix shows. Normie is the normalfag version of normalfag.
>>638523341>but I don't blame him at all.That's because you're a candyass.
>>638518391It's not done to actually keep the gate from those who should be kept out, it's done so Fulp doesn't get a lawsuit because little Jimmy played a 20 year old Roll Dress-Up game and took off all her clothesSource; I was little Jimmy 20 years ago, but my mother never treid to sue Fulp. She just (rightfully) restricted my internet access. Today's mothers would not do that, they would blame the website for existing.
>>638527662>tries to be hardcore with one of the old word filtersDon't talk back to me until you can 7
>>638527780>Roll Dress-Up game and took off all her clothesaahhhh classic, those were the days...
>>638517894Didn't he literally make pico gay to please zoomers? There's a video of zoomer kids dressed as faggots drawing tankmen on a whiteboard.
>>638524650surely there's someone willing to make something as universal as Flash. Maybe that's me being blindly optimistic.
>>638523114>Tom is very similar to Moot>>638523341>put up with a quarter of the shit moot did. Not saying moot's not a fag for ditching us, but I don't blame him at all.Who?
>>638459495The normalfag cries out in pain as he strikes you. Go call someone a normalfag on /r/4chan and see what happens you fucking stupid normalfag.
>>638528726Or hell, literally anywhere else than here, fucking clueless retarded newfags.
>>638459962Well, that's the sad thing, isn't it? Back in the early days of the internet, the "online animator" crowd was a super small circle. It was hard to find talented (maybe not good, but talented) artists that weren't connected with each other. Nowadays, a lot of online animators aren't just friends with other artists, but also brain-poisoned leftist and righties who won't get off of Twitter. And back then, the most connectivity to your friends you had were IRC chatrooms or MSN, but now everyone is connected to everything, everywhere, at all hours of the day. You're not just running with the herd now, you're prey running with predators - if they realize you don't smell the way they do, you'll be eaten up. That's where the troll's remorse (or early-internet era animator's remorse in this case) sets in. They may or may not believe what they're saying, but they're saying it so they don't get mauled by the friends that expect them to speak up. Or, they may find an opportunity to start a new grift. Who knows!
>>638459962>hardcore leftiesI know americans have their asses open for mr shekelstein but please don't confuse liberal faggots as left.>>638529451>both sides
>>638456840>were things just better back then people forget the drama and problems of the day but yeah, it was. smartphones removed the already shrinking barrier of entry for internet usage and kept people plugged-in 24/7. in the past, you could just step away from your computer and be away from the internet. now? you can't escape it, even if you don't have a phone yourself, everyone else around you is plugged in. people say 'internet is not real life' but that hasn't been the case for like a decade>>638529451back then, you could only get (positive) attention by being the best, and making shit people wanted to see. if you were a moralfagging shitheel or some other brand of troll, you were contentious at best but usually a pariah people went to gawk at. now? you can get an army of loyal footsoldiers by saying the most retarded shit ever and they'll do anything to punish dishonoring you. the money and attention isn't in making good shit anymore, it's gaming algorithms and fostering a cult that will heil and march on command until they collapse under the weight of their own bullshit and are eaten alive by their own cult.
>>638457189>triedthey actually gassed some furries instead of just a threat
>>638530540the only difference between being an annoying liberal vs an annoying republican is that it's more socially acceptable to be an annoying liberal. that's not the point i'm making anyway, so i won't keep that conversation going after this.
>>638530584>people forget the drama and problems of the dayHah...The problems of the future, today! If only we knew
>>638459962Not all of them, just the ones who went mainstream.
>>638530894>so i won't keep that conversation going after this.Of course not, you're okay with the internet becoming a walled-garden and too stupid to see that they're both right-wing.>>638530584>people forget the drama and problems of the day but yeah, it was. smartphones removed the already shrinking barrier of entry for internet usage and kept people plugged-in 24/7. in the past, you could just step away from your computer and be away from the internet. now? you can't escape it, even if you don't have a phone yourself, everyone else around you is plugged in. people say 'internet is not real life' but that hasn't been the case for like a decadeWhile the 24/7 internet thing is a problem, I find it's moreso that normalfags have made the internet an extension of reality, so the same bullshit games people play IRL now play out on the internet. The cool kids (and corps) now dictate the direction of the internet.
>>638457725We did not know how good we had it, fuck
What I want to know is: how do we escape from this? Is it truly, really a case of "Only the dead can know peace from this evil," ironically? I feel like things will only get worse from here on out, and it honestly puts a bit of fear unto me.
>>638532257It's gonna go into overdrive with AI.
>>638532257It's either wait until they shit up this Internet so much it becomes unusable for them too and they leave, or create a new Internet.
>>638532257The real, unironic answer? You would need to destroy smart phones and Twitter/Facebook/Whatever as concepts. You would need to prevent mass social media platforms from being made ever again. Companies like Google would have to stop existing or at least be brought back down to just being a search engine
>>638498576I name every WEG protag Frank because of these shitty games.
I just remembered I have a fucking Newgrounds t-shirt somewhere that I bought 4 years ago during a massive bender.
>>638532257the dead internet theory is real and i hope to be alive one day to see it
>>638532587Frank is way better than most WEG protags