TorrentHound Shuts Down, Another Big Torrent Site Bites The Dust

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  1. VinLark
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    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

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    Well, with another big torrent site down, what do you think people will do now? And will this continue?
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  2. Plstic

    Plstic Guru Meditation Error

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    Could care less. I don't use public trackers.
     
  3. Xanthe

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    Where would you get private ones?
     
  4. emmanu888

    emmanu888 6 years and still going strong

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    I still use public trackers but only to download new SVTFOE episodes
     
  5. endoverend

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    I have literally never heard of this site before so I would not consider it a "big torrent site". And as for what are people going to do, well sooner or later people will figure out that private trackers exist.
     
  6. ChaosEternal

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    Huh, too bad. I use public trackers when I need something fairly niche. I probably wouldn't need them at all if the private tracker Underground-Gamer was still running though. That place was like a museum of old games and it got shut down over some 90's hockey games. So much of the stuff from that site can't be found anywhere else, it was so rare, not to mention the massive console-based rom collections and the thriving community. It's been years and no new site has risen to replace it. ;_;
     
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    Never heard of it..
     
  8. yusuo

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    What about bcg, that sites my go to one for older console games
     
  9. ChaosEternal

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    Sadly, I don't have an account over there. I do use Gazelle Games on occasion. From what I've heard though, even BCG can't compare to what UG used to be. If you wanted a game from the dawn of gaming to 2005, they had it. Wanted a magazine scan of a 1980's gaming magazine? They probably had that too. Wanted a rare OST? Not a problem. That place was like the Library of Congress for old-school games. I still have a copy of the entire GCN library from there and I used to have the entire PS2 library as well.
     
  10. Raylight

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    Who wants to know?
    well shit that sucks. problem is you need to be dedicated to use a private tracker. and getting your ratio up takes forever.
     
    Last edited by Raylight, Sep 16, 2016
  11. AssemblerX86

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    Let them close as many torrent sites as they want, there is a whole network which depends 100% on peer-to-peer connection called "Freenet". People will eventually go to it and create torrent sites there.
     
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  12. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    Who?
     
  13. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    I can't even. People like that show?
     
  14. gamesquest1

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    tbh times are changing, where once you would be checking pirate bay for new TV episodes or latest game release people now go to the likes of the iso site and for films/tv most people I would guess are on stuff like kodi, torrent sites closing is like when book shops closed. ....most people have already moved on to more convenient sources and uploaders are going to sites where they get a slice of ad revenue,

    the likes of pirate bay etc getting shut down is like a big evil nazi being caught now in a retirement home on a ventilator, sure woooow we caught a nazi........yeah, years too late
     
  15. emmanu888

    emmanu888 6 years and still going strong

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    It already got renewed for a 3rd season before its 2nd season started. So its pretty safe to say that yes people love the show.
     
  16. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    they might as well all shut down none of them are doing it properly now. hardly anything is getting uploaded now anyway. still looking for recore :glare:
     
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  17. VinsCool

    VinsCool Receditur a Veritate

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    RIP in Piracy.

    Not like we don't have alternatives anyway.
     
  18. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Are you on the square?

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    Never heard of them and I don't care. I have my own sources.
     
  19. Xenon Hacks

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    Same either get a private tracker or use Nyaa,Horriblesub,Thepiratebay
     
  20. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    tpb your joking 90% of the time when you type in a search it goes in maintenance mode! they are garbage now
     
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