Want to play Club Penguin? This is your last chance...

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  1. sks316
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    My childhood is soon to be dead.
    In a matter of hours, Disney will shut down the Club Penguin servers for good. This hurts so much. I CRI EVRY TEIM :cry:
    I purchased ALL the books, ALL the merch, ALL the games, and even had a membership at one point. Now it's all going away.
    If you want to play it one last time, do so now. It's all going to be gone tomorrow morning.
     
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  2. Yepi69

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    I think I'm the only person who didn't give two flying tits about Club Penguin.
     
  3. grossaffe

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    I still don't even know what it is.
     
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    Don't say that. This game was my and many other people's childhoods. It hurts to see what Disney will do.

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    Google is your friend. :)
     
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    Everything has to come to an end unfortunately, there are some games which I loved that got shut down as well.
     
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    What the hell is club penguin?
     
  7. sks316
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    With further research, I found that fans don't want it to close just yet.
     
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    I wanna play some Club Penguin *picks up a baseball bat*
     
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    Well, according to Wikipedia...
    Club Penguin was a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) involving a virtual world that contained a range of online games and activities, created by New Horizon Interactive (now known as Disney Canada Inc.). Players used cartoon penguin-avatars and played in a winter-set virtual world. After beta-testing, Club Penguin was made available to the general public on October 24, 2005 and expanded into a large online community such that by late 2007, it was claimed Club Penguin had over 30 million user accounts. As of July 2013, Club Penguin had over 200 million registered user accounts.

    While free memberships were available, revenue was predominantly raised through paid memberships which allowed players to access a range of additional features, such as the ability to purchase virtual clothing, furniture, and in-game pets called "puffles" for their penguins through the use of in-game currency. The success of Club Penguin led to New Horizon being purchased by The Walt Disney Company in August 2007 for the sum of 350 million dollars, with an additional 350 million dollars in bonuses should specific targets be met by 2009.

    The game was specifically designed for children aged 6 to 14, however, users of any age were allowed to play Club Penguin. Thus a major focus of the developers was on child safety, with a number of features having been introduced to the game to facilitate this — including offering an "Ultimate Safe Chat" mode, whereby users selected their comments from a menu; filtering that prevented swearing and the revelation of personal information; and moderators who patrolled the game. The game was criticized for teaching consumerism and allowing players to "cheat".

    On January 30, 2017, it was announced that the game would be discontinued on March 29, 2017. The game was replaced by a successor, titled Club Penguin Island, only available on mobile devices.

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    Wow. Someone get PETA on the line!
     
  10. Yepi69

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    I just watched a live stream of the game.
    It just shut down.
     
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    DON'T MESS WITH MY EMOTIONS LIKE THAT!
     
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    you call that childhood dead look at freakin toontown and fusionfall FUSIONFALL FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IT GOT SHUTDOWN... toontown got remade and now it is called toontown rewritten so I am not so sad now but fusionfall was the thing during my childhood sadly cartoon network is cheap and doesn't maintain the game so they shut it down and the successor which is absolute bs called fusionfall heroes sucks balls
     
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    Welcome to online games.
    Nothing will last forever.
     
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    You could play it, or just watch a live stream of it.


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    The heck is a FusionFall?

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    Yes, but this is one of Disney's biggest brands we're talking about here. Shutting it down will cause more harm than good. I expect Disney's value in the stock market to be at an all time low tomorrow.
     
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    Please, stop talking if you don't know anything about business.

    The Wii servers went offline a couple of years ago and there where more then 90 million Wii's sold.
    Did that impact Nintendo significately?
    No, it didn't.

    Do some research before pulling shit out of thin air.
     
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    ...you have not even tasted true childhood... GOOGLE THE DANG THING
     
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    Me childhood existed out of playing N64 and PS1 sometimes at a classmate of mine.

    Everyone has a different childhood.
     
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    meh I just prefered fusionfall as my childhood as it was the only game hat I spent hours on after school
     
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    Now that I've seen images, I think I actually used to play this.
     
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    ...good...