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ScrewAttack may be gone, but it will never be forgotten

February 05, 2019 2 min read

ScrewAttack was an innovator in online content creation. Before YouTube was mega-popular and gaming personalities became a thing, ScrewAttack was promoting community-made content and shining a light on a different side of the internet. This was a place where being a big nerd wasn't looked down on and where loving video games was just the norm. If you knew the meaning behind the name, you were part of the G1's and family.

Just yesterday, Craig Skistimas (one of the co-founders of the website), Tweeted out the news that ScrewAttack would be rebranding itself as the "Death Battle Channel" and shifting all of its legacy content to Rooster Teeth's portal. A show that started in 2010, Death Battle became the dominant program on the channel and changed the direction of the brand forever. No longer were there random clips of the week or personality focused content, but a bunch of guys working their asses off to produce a pretty high-quality show about fan debates. Say what you will about Death Battle, but it’s the only show of its type on the internet and it often rocks.

When I heard the news, I was pretty shocked. It's not that I don't agree with the change, but I never thought I'd see the day where ScrewAttack disappeared. I was first introduced to the website from The Angry Video Game Nerd in 2007, but I eventually migrated over to their website in 2008. From there, I began blogging on a near weekly basis and it launched my love for writing, talking about video games and wanting to get more involved in journalism and games media.

ScrewAttack may be gone, but it will never be forgotten screenshot