GameSpy shutting down.

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Rydian, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    So few shits are given that I'm not even copy-pasting the USN layout.
    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.


    14 years... that's older than a bunch of Tempers (judging from the recent post quality).
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  2. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    I can honestly say I did not know that site existed.
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  3. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

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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

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Sep 13, 2009
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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

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Sep 20, 2010
    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    Didn't they provide middleware support for Wii multiplayer? Or something weird like that.
  6. pokefloote

    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 20, 2009
    United States
    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

    narutofan777 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 27, 2010

    who cares.
  8. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
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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

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

    Nov 9, 2007
    A cold cold place
    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

    jefffisher GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Dec 17, 2006
    United States
    never heard of it and I'm 24
  11. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Tom BombaDadlo

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

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    who cares, we have steam now
  13. dalc789

    dalc789 Advanced Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    United States
    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

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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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

    p1ngpong Anti Switch Owners

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    Apr 18, 2008
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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

    Rockhoundhigh Man with a mission

    Apr 2, 2011
    United States
    Southern California
    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

    cuamoose Member

    Nov 27, 2009
    United States
    Texas, USA
    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

    LockeCole_101629 GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 6, 2012
    New Zealand
    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

    Lanlan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 4, 2011
    United States
    Oh no not Gamespy
  20. Ericthegreat

    Ericthegreat Not New Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    United States
    Gamespy was a news site >.>; I thought it was just a game server host >.>
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