I sometimes wonder about what this place will be like in 20 or 30 years time, or even longer down the line. If they keep making GTA games then I guess this place would still keep living, but if no more get made then it would probably just die off eventually. It'd be surreal to think in the future that there might be people that have been on here for like 30+ years or something. Or even potentially OAP's that have been on here their whole lives pretty much.
Sucks that I haven't been here longer than last year.
I can definitely see the GTAF thriving for decades, even IF GTA V turns out to be the last installment to the series (incredibly unlikely anyways lol.), look at the Halo 1 community, it's still pretty active.
I can remember when he was around and not-yet-banned shortly after I joined, as well as that website he ran with mods and fixes for III and VC, but I wasn't really aware of what happened with him until a few years after when someone else was going on about the whole thing. This was his arrest video, according to one of the old threads.
Anyway, back on topic, I was just thinking about the old GTAF the other day. I can remember a lot of speculation for GTA IV and the initial hype when the first trailer was announced in March 2007 and then released later that month. I remember not believing a word that deepthroatgta4 had to say, and I think he was even banned momentarily. Then I remember everyone rushing to get the latest magazines that had previews, everyone being pissed off about the lack of jetpacks and planes, the origin of the realistic steak, and the eventual delay (they even had a crying baby noise playing on the GTA IV section for a while then). I also remember signing off every post with this for some reason.