TorrentHound Shuts Down, Another Big Torrent Site Bites The Dust

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TorrentHound has decided to shut down its popular torrent site, voluntarily. "Finito," the site's founder informed us in a brief message. Following the demise of KickassTorrents and Torrentz, the surprise shutdown means that three of the ten most visited torrent sites at the beginning of the year are now offline.

Well, with another big torrent site down, what do you think people will do now? And will this continue?
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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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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. ;_;
What about bcg, that sites my go to one for older console games
 

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