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Report article RSS Feed R.I.P. Gamespy May 31st, 2014

On May 31st, 2014 Gamespy's servers will be shut down. This comes after all of IGN's subsidiaries were axed by Ziff Davis Media.

Posted by MattmanDude on Apr 8th, 2014

From Wikipedia: In April 2014, Glu announced that it would shut down the legacy GameSpy servers on May 31, 2014, so its developers could focus on work for Glu's own services. Games which still use GameSpy will no longer offer online functionality or multiplayer services after the shutdown. While some publishers have planned to migrate GameSpy-equipped games to other platforms (such as Steamworks or in-house services), some publishers, such as Nintendo (who used the GameSpy servers as the basis of its Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection platform for DS and Wii games) will not, particularly due to the age of the affected games.


Read the full story here.

Gamespy's Farewell

List of many of the affected games.

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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou Apr 9 2014, 5:21am says:

Hey Matty guess you decided to check out what I told you..

Yeah it's a sad day indeed no more Multi-Player on games I love :(

Like DoW1

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ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston Apr 9 2014, 5:42am replied:

If anything, public LAN programs(or whatever they're called) like Tungle or Evolve could amend the issue.

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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou Apr 9 2014, 6:55am replied:

Yeah lets hope so Comrade. Lets see what happens, Maybe even Valve could step in? Who knows.

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DJFingas
DJFingas Apr 10 2014, 12:06am replied:

Even hamachi might work.

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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou Apr 10 2014, 3:21am replied:

I'm not a big fan of Hamachi.

Also alot of games don't officially support it and it seems unstable at times.

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brunocar
brunocar Apr 9 2014, 5:35am says:

we are gonna lose battlefield 1942 and 2, halo custom edition, and much more.
this is so sad.

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Mace-Windu
Mace-Windu Apr 9 2014, 7:28am replied:

not to mention battlefront 1 and 2 as well as EAW and FOC

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Sgt_Jenci21
Sgt_Jenci21 Apr 9 2014, 8:37am replied:

Damn... We will loose almost all Star Wars games' multiplayer function.

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Quaker540
Quaker540 Jun 9 2014, 7:17pm replied:

And SWAT 4 :(

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KinQQz
KinQQz Apr 9 2014, 8:48am says:

were gonna loose everything. oh well hamachi here we go..;_;

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X Apr 9 2014, 9:32am replied:

We are loosing everything..

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Madnage
Madnage Apr 11 2014, 10:51am replied:

Everything is already lost :'(

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MedicOnDuty
MedicOnDuty Apr 9 2014, 11:01am says:

Damn... Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, Battlefield 1942... all gone. Wow.

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brunocar
brunocar May 5 2014, 4:39pm replied:

nop

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on1ondevelopment
on1ondevelopment Apr 9 2014, 11:56am says:

Those bloody game companies never let us have fun anymore! They make sure to make their new games impossible to mod and the old ones get outdated and unsupported so that we should play the newer games. The old games had potential and were made by mainly good developers who actually cared about their games - look at Westwood, for example: They made live-action cutscenes for Command and Conquer 1 and RA1, also they made great music and gameplay for those games. EA only screws everything up, they make bad music, bad gameplay, bad graphics (even BF4 since those weren't much new) and only offer us expensive DLC without proper customer support. Why am I even using Origin anyways? How will I survive without my favorite games online? The new gaming generations are so stupid, no one cares about what the COMMUNITY thinks, every company only cares for MONEY!!! I FUCK1NG HATE YOU EA!!!

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sgtmyers88
sgtmyers88 Apr 9 2014, 6:56pm replied:

Well Said Brother. The new age gaming companies are nothing more than greedy pigs. They only care about rushing a game with bleeding edge graphics but implement a **** story and laskluster gameplay leaving you bored with it soon afterward. Their #1 priority is to hype a game to empty your wallet as fast as possible.

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TheRFILES
TheRFILES Apr 9 2014, 3:56pm says:

Sad news. Luckily, Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy will not be affected!

See this post on JKHub for more information: Jkhub.org

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MattmanDude
MattmanDude Apr 9 2014, 5:28pm replied: Online

That's a big relief. I have to admit that the Star Wars games were concerning me a lot (I mean I became a gamer as a kid because of the classics 'Tie-Fighter FTW'). Here's hoping that some sort of unofficial servers get adopted for Battlefront 2.

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Kalga
Kalga Apr 9 2014, 10:20pm says:

Yet another reason to start betting on indie companies... until they grow big enough to become the next generation of the establishment. Rinse and repeat.

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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou Apr 10 2014, 7:08am replied:

Yes Kalga that is a sad Truth.

I mean EA at one time was a beloved company remember that?

Now look at them.

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on1ondevelopment
on1ondevelopment Apr 10 2014, 12:20pm replied:

I remember that I loved EA when I was younger, it was the best company ever! Look at those bastards now, they betrayed all gamers.

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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp Apr 9 2014, 11:38pm says:

1000's still play Battlefield 1942 online, what's the point of Forgotten Hope Secret Weapons without multiplayer? :/

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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou Apr 11 2014, 3:43am replied:

Well EA said they will take over their Legacy titles.

But will they require origin and allow modding is yet to be seen though.

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.Shiki
.Shiki Apr 10 2014, 9:44am says:

So it's the end of an era then.

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LordMerek
LordMerek Apr 10 2014, 8:41pm says:

Nobody cares, well at least I don't

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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou Apr 11 2014, 2:08am replied:

Nobody cares about your opinion, well at least I don't.

Go back to playing CoD then.

Some people enjoy games with Replay Value and actual gameplay.

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KinQQz
KinQQz Apr 11 2014, 9:28am replied:

you just got served bro. :P

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LordMerek
LordMerek Apr 11 2014, 6:55pm replied:

I was joking. And no I don't play CoD I play Jedi Academy. I am aware of the issue here but I'm not really worried as long as it doesn't interfere with JKA gameplay.

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CureOptimism
CureOptimism Apr 11 2014, 4:02am says:

Yeah, heard about this a little while ago. Looks like Frenzied-Metalhead and I aren't going to be able to try out Arma again. Not to mention Battlefront. I was just getting into the online too.

I always get bummed out when **** gets taken down.

Youtube.com

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke Apr 11 2014, 10:13am says:

This is not good, think of all the games with gamespy being away...

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx Apr 14 2014, 7:36pm says:

Fun fact: Steam had Bad Company 2 on a sale a few weeks ago (two weeks ago I guess) and I finally got Vietnam. Nice sale, Steam.

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GraYaSDF
GraYaSDF Apr 16 2014, 12:58pm says:

Really bad news, now I need to use XWIS and/or different gates for my development for C&C Renegade more often than simple GameSpy option. Otherwise, maybe it is for good. I will fight for this world anyway, even without GameSpy's support.

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M1KU_
M1KU_ Apr 21 2014, 6:40am says:

Too bad. Crysis 1/2 Multiplayer will no longer played.

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Quaker540
Quaker540 Jun 9 2014, 7:32pm says:

OK, everything is going ****. I'm getting tired of all those companies that they only care about money! Not only gaming companies, everyone! Even Microsoft ended Windows XP support, and Windows XP is still my favorite system! All they want is money, nothing else. If you take a look on all Old-School FPS games, the developers were nice people and they even shared what they were doing at the time of the development. They shared jokes, they released what was un-released and many more... Take a look on Doom, for example, how many good reviews and talk John Romero does about it... Those were real developers. Not only because they were so nice with us, but because of their games too. Doom is still an alive game after 20 years of it's release and the modding community is still ultimately strong! Now, developers create un-moddable, expensive games, with a crappy plot, crappy gameplay and super crisp 1948050x1604909000 pixel graphics. Their customer support and attitude is also horrible.

Great, with those developers in our hands, we are pushed to their own crappy games. I'm not going to be pushed in anyway, my answer will always be the same "Keep trying".

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