TorrentHound Shuts Down, Another Big Torrent Site Bites The Dust

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by VinLark, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

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    I never get that message the only time I see it is if something huge leaks online.
     
  2. Luckkill4u

    Luckkill4u 4 guys in a car ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    GBAtemp gave me a heads up a long time ago about a certain private tracker. I've been using it ever since :yay:
     
  3. Bladexdsl

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

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    and they still don't have recore
     
  4. mechagouki

    mechagouki Kill 'em all...

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    Not that I even want it, but I just found a Recore torrent with a 2 word search.
     
  5. Bladexdsl

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

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    yeah torrentsnack they are a SCAM site it's pass-worded and have to fill out a survey to unlock it. try it!
     
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  6. mechagouki

    mechagouki Kill 'em all...

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    Well, it wasn't there, but it wasn't a site I've been to before either. The game has only been out 3 days, so maybe you'll have to be a little patient (or buy it :P).

    There's several long running sites where you can get pretty much anything pre last-gen, including at least two that are well over a decade old. Can't remember the last time I couldn't find a game I wanted on any of the pirateable formats.
     
  7. anhminh

    anhminh Pirate since 2010

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    Lately I find myself use Mega more than Torrent to download pirate file.
     
  8. DarkWork0

    DarkWork0 GBAtemp Regular

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    Actually bcg has all of what you are talking about.
     
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  9. retrofan_k

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    That's private.

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    Usenet groups still have their uses. Not as good as they were some years ago, but still decent enough and always full bandwidth that your connection supports.
     
  10. SushiKing

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    What site?
     
  11. retrofan_k

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    I'm a member there and they are more strict on ratio and overall member rules, etc, than some other private trackers i use. But still, a good place for stuff.
     
  12. rad3ds

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    Woah I thought bcg died for good like 8 years ago or more. I think my account got pruned lol.
     
  13. Bladexdsl

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

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    gotta pirate TRY it b4 buy it especially with the reviews it's been getting :P

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    that's pretty much all i use although they are shithouse when it comes to anything not movies or tv shows now
     
  14. DSpider

    DSpider GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Torrenting for over ten years now and I've never heard of this so-called "big" tracker.

    Also, "TorrentHound has decided to shut down its popular torrent site, voluntarily."

    Clickbait title. Should've said that they DECIDED to shut down.
     
  15. Issac

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    There's a lot of talk about still active sites here, which is against the rules. (Naming them, I mean, and asking for sites and stuff).

    Keep that in mind!
     
  16. sj33

    sj33 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The loss of UG was a tragedy for gaming as a whole because so much stuff on the site was irreplaceable. Including obscure magazine full collections and OSTs that you can't buy anymore even if you tried.
     
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  17. Maximilious

    Maximilious *whistles his distinct tune*

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    Not if you know how private trackers work. A lot of them offer "free leach" torrents specifically marked to let you get your ratio up. On top of that you typically also get seed tokens you can spend to allow double seed points, etc to also help your ratio.
     
  18. GamingAori

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    Wait torrents are still a thing? Here in germanx you get really fast busted when you use torrents. One click hoster are much better.
     
  19. DHall243

    DHall243 I Stay Broke Because I Keep Buying 3DS's To A9LH

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    In 12 years of using torrent sites, ive never remotely heard of Torrenthound.
     
  20. Viri

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    Never heard of the site!

    Wow, I thought they died ages ago, turns out they're still alive. I made my account there in like 2006, lols!
     
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