GameSpy shutting down.

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  1. Rydian
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    So few shits are given that I'm not even copy-pasting the USN layout.

    http://uk.pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1227460p1.html
    Staff edit- just to clarify this is the news/articles site that was technically part of IGN and not the matchmaking/lobby service of the same name that was popular among many older games "back in the day" and a lot of newer freeware and heavily modified versions of other games; that division was sold off some time back and looks to be continuing.

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    14 years... that's older than a bunch of Tempers (judging from the recent post quality).
     
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    I can honestly say I did not know that site existed.
     
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    Good riddance. I never liked GameSpy.
    Mostly because older games always want me to install the shitty GameSpy Arcade and I've accidentally let games install it multiple times.
     
  4. Foxi4

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    I remember using GameSpot for Fallout: Tactics matchmaking... it was actually a good service from what I can recall, shame it's getting closed down... then again, the "need" for it is long expired.
     
  5. Snailface

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    Didn't they provide middleware support for Wii multiplayer? Or something weird like that.
     
  6. pokefloote

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    Does this mean Borderlands 1 matchmaking is going to be shut down? Or just the site?
    I just bought this game, too. At least there's gameranger for virtual LAN games...
     
  7. narutofan777

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    oh.

    who cares.
     
  8. Gahars

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    On the bright side, this is the most publicity they've had in years. People are actually thinking about GameSpy again!
     
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  9. DSGamer64

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    I am surprised it didn't happen sooner to be honest. So few games use it, most developers use their own independent servers as they can easily control all content and moderate users if there are people violating rules and hacking.
     
  10. jefffisher

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    never heard of it and I'm 24
     
  11. Tom Bombadildo

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    Man...I haven't used GS Arcade in a looong time. Used to be an ok service back in the day.
     
  12. Bladexdsl

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    who cares, we have steam now
     
  13. dalc789

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    Gamespy was pretty nice back in the day. Too bad they've kinda become obsolete as a service in recent years. I'm really surprised this hadn't happened sooner.
     
  14. Hells Malice

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    Pretty much the reason GameSpy was doomed. Steam made it entirely obsolete. Though I think gamespy did more than just host games with its arcade, but that's probably the only thing people would remember.
     
  15. p1ngpong

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    I didn't read gamespy much, only from time to time, but it is sad whenever any website that has been around as long as gamespy has closes down in my opinion. Curiously though the article only mentions gamespy as a news site being closed down, nothing about the actual gamespy service (unless I missed something, I just woke up).
     
  16. Rockhoundhigh

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    Guys, you're talking about the wrong GameSpy. This one was the PC-centric sister site of IGN which unlike the latter I actually quite enjoyed reading. This website and the online matchmaking middleware you're all talking about have not been the same company for quite a while.
     
  17. cuamoose

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    I would like to point out that the GameSpy service is not shutting down, that got bought out by a different company a while ago. It's just the blog shutting down. Anyway, it's sad to learn of its demise, and it's surprising to hear it existed in the first place, I never knew about it.


    EDIT: Damnit, I got ninja'd.
     
  18. LockeCole_101629

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    I've use their service for battle realms long time ago
    game sites review/bash/portal is just too much.

    they survive that long because ign take over it

    14years on internet is almost like 1000 years real life time.
     
  19. Lanlan

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    Oh no not Gamespy
     
  20. Ericthegreat

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    Gamespy was a news site >.>; I thought it was just a game server host >.>