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    ATTENTION: GameSpy servers going offline

    GameSpy has recently pulled the plug on the server for many games. Seems this was originally supposed to happen in January, but was delayed. For now, it seems to be NA only, with EU/AU/JP mostly unaffected.



    GameSpy, as we know it, began in 1999. Today, 14 years later, it has reached the end of the road. We had a good run, and we want to sincerely thank all of you for reading and joining in discussions with us. It's been fantastic.

    Just to be clear, we're not being shut down because PC gaming isn't a big, important, and growing thing -- because it is. That's not even debatable. It's not even because the GameSpy staff did a bad job of talking about it. Hell, from where I'm sitting we did anawesome job, particularly in covering the technical quality of PC versions of cross-platform games in our Port Authority features, reality-checking the hype of about-to-be-released big games with our Questions & Concerns series, delving into the nuances of MMORPGs, strategy, MOBAs, and simulations in our columns, regularly checking up on free-to-play games in Free Agent, calling out Microsoft's neglect of PC gamers, mocking Ubisoft's claims of a day-and-date PC release of Assassin's Creed 3, breaking the news on SimCity's lack of save/reload, and of course our amazingly bizarre The War Z interview.

    Why is this closure happening, then? It's a business thing, and like most business things it's not easy to explain or understand unless you spend all day crunching numbers and paying bills. Which I don't. So here's the simple version that even I can comprehend: Ziff Davis wants to run an efficient, focused company, and managing several different sites that all cover videogames isn't exactly the model of efficiency. Even though GameSpy had its own unique voice that was separate and distinct from those of our sister sites, and there has always been value in that, it's hard to argue with that logic. Even if it does totally suck.

    The silver lining is that the value of all of the voices and opinions of our staff and writers won't just go away. We'll still be out there talking and writing about the great things happening in the world of PC gaming, both at IGN and other places around the internet, because it's what we love to do. It's why we wanted to work at GameSpy in the first place. We hope you'll keep reading and watching and talking about PC games with us.

    On that note, here's a list of the people -- and associated Twitter names -- who helped make GameSpy the fun and insightful PC gaming site it's been for the past year. I think you'll find there's more where that came from.

    - Dan Stapleton, Editor in Chief

    Here are the known server closures:

    F.E.A.R 2
    Borderlands
    Bulletstorm
    Unreal Tournament 3
    Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Dungeon Defenders
    High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition
    Gotham City Impostors
    FUEL
    Midnight Club Los Angeles
    Hunted: The Demon's Forge
    Guardians of Middle-Earth
    SBK Generations
    Lost Planet 3
    Mortal Kombat
    Crysis 2
    Sniper Elite
    Age of Booty

    If you have any games you can confirm are no longer online, please post them here and I will edit them into the list.

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    So, does this mean only on PC? Or any game that utilizes the Gamespy servers for use in general on any system? Losing internet capability for much of those games will land a severe blow, I can't imagine it being permanent. Although yes I am fully aware that bullshit always happens, so we'll see I guess.


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    This is anything 'Powered by GameSpy', PC and PS3 included.

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    That's really bad 3 more unobtainable platinums.
    I just checked Mortal Kombat, it gives me a message that The network connection to my system has been lost and I need to check my cables and router. I know there's nothing wrong with those, it seems online play is no longer available
    I'll keep trying in the next couple of days.
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    Wow, some pretty noteworthy games going out the door.

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    Mortal Kombat servers were still up last night. I'll try to connect to them when i get home.

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    F.E.A.R. 2? That sucks. I liked to pop on and have a few games every now and then


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    Crysis 2 still works, just checked it. Guess I'll be playing this for a while now to get that damn tooled up trophy ASAP
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    Please make sure you're identifying your region. As stated in the OP, this mostly only affects NA servers...for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    Please make sure you're identifying your region. As stated in the OP, this mostly only affects NA servers...for now.
    Hmm didn't read the first two lines above the interview (sorry about that, guess I was shocked about Crysis2). Anyway, I guess EU/JP/AU servers will follow anytime soon...
    I'll just keep checking for EU the next few weeks.
    At least I know what I'll be playing the next couple of weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neospoon View Post
    At least I know what I'll be playing the next couple of weeks.
    My guess is approximately 48 hours.

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    Shit that sucks, lot of good games on that list like Borderlands and Bulletstorm. Thankfully all the games I was going to platinum I did, fuck bulletstorm's trophies.

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    NOO! GTAIV and FUEL!! i wanted those plats

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    Shit, better finish of GTA IV before this happens in EU.




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    That's a big list of titles... Some of which are still pretty active. Say hello to trophy rarity growing.


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    Holly s....

    Dungeon Defenders... just started it
    Bullestorm.... I m way behind
    Mortal Kombat... just started it


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    Thank god I managed to get the GTA IV platinum

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    Damn guess I better start playing Borderlands again.

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    Is this immediately? Because I'm pretty sure we need a 90-day warning before servers shut down.


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