So I've been working on bringing old pages up-to-date with the new layout. Tonight I fiddled around with Assassin - initially dropping the old page into the new header and footer. I wasn't satisfied, though.
I made Flash games where players could kill Britney Spears, Madonna, the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Marylin Manson, the Taco Bell Dog, Mahir the Turkish Stud, Hanson, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jennifer Love Hewitte, Puff Daddy, Justin Timberlake (with Luis on art), Bob Saget, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Camp, various Pokemon, Furby, Bear in the Big Blue House, Hamsterdance, Mr. Winkle (world's cutest dog), Flat Eric, Insane Clown Posse, Survivor, Osama, Saddam and MORE.
Holy crap... I made over 20 Flash games dedicated solely to killing celebrities and other assorted pop-icons! Talk about MEAN!
Back in the day, Assassin was king here at Newgrounds. It was Assassin traffic that drove initial traffic to the newborn Portal, where fans of the site could submit their own work. Assassin eventually took a back seat to the Portal. Now, it seems stranded on the road side.
I decided to give it a face-lift! It isn't much... I re-categorized all the content, put it on a single page, simplified the layout as much as possible, and tried to link directly to Assassin missions rather than collection pages.
What does everyone think? Should we try to revive Assassin, or is it a mean-spirited relic of NGs past? There are lots of new, annoying celebrities who could use some abuse. Should we maintain that duty here at Newgrounds?