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Old 02-22-2013, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default Goodbye GameSpy

Looks like www.gamespy.com will be closing their doors permanently

I am said because that site has been a big part of my daily routine for the past decade and change. I fully understand it's a business thing, but it's always disappointing to see this sort of thing happen. Anyone else saddened by this news like I am?
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:13 AM   #2
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Honestly, I wont miss them. It annoyed the hell out of me a few years ago when every other game i installed prompted me to "install gamespy arcade" or you couldn't do multiplayer.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:14 AM   #3
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Their game server listings were very useful back around 1999 - 2000, but it's been many years since I've visited their site or (willingly) used their services.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:06 AM   #4
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:12 AM   #5
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I guess I'll miss them, not too sure. Its funny revisiting the site today reminds me of its early years when reviews were snarky and trust worthy.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:07 AM   #6
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Sorry to see it close, but I have to say I haven't looked at them much. Looks like a lot of nice content.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:51 AM   #7
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Keep in mind that there are actually 2 different companies called Gamespy. Gamespy Technologies is the one who does all the multiplayer server stuff and is now owned by Glu. It's completely separate from Gamespy the website that was still owned by IGN. http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1226912p1.html
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:46 AM   #8
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I tried using them back in 99,2000 and I didnt like it.
Never went back.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:53 AM   #9
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I won't miss them, I was forced to use Gamespy for a couple online games and the experience was pretty awful in every way.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:08 AM   #11
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What other sites is ziff davis closing down ?
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:21 AM   #12
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Yeah, can't say I will miss them either. I remember using Quakespy in the mid 90's. Then that evolved into Gamespy in the late 90's. Those were two great programs...

...but then they were bought out and were simply "clones" of every IGN site there is. I haven't even been to the Gamespy site in a decade.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:39 AM   #13
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1UP.com and UGO.com are closing also.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:26 AM   #14
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Quake spy and gamespy, if anything, were the forefathers of online matchmaking and server browsing.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:38 AM   #15
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Hate to see 1UP.com go. Gamespy, not so much.
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Quake spy and gamespy, if anything, were the forefathers of online matchmaking and server browsing.
Agreed. Without these services, multiplayer gaming wouldn't be where it is today. Quakeworld plus Quakespy was the bomb.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:23 AM   #17
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I used it back in the Quake days, kinda sad to see it go but I haven't used it in a decade or thereabouts.
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I won't miss them, I was forced to use Gamespy for a couple online games and the experience was pretty awful in every way.
Same here. I will NOT miss them.
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1UP.com and UGO.com are closing also.
Man, what good gaming sites are left but gamespot?

Most gaming magazines are gone with mainly PC Gamer left.

See, replace text adventures with FPS, and the gamers forget how to read.

Maybe it's time to subscribe to the gamestop magazine...
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:59 AM   #20
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Had no idea they were still around. Can't say I'll miss them either.

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Was never a fan of Gamespy.
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1UP.com and UGO.com are closing also.
They are trying to offload their IPL Tourney as well. It's a sad day.
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Keep in mind that there are actually 2 different companies called Gamespy. Gamespy Technologies is the one who does all the multiplayer server stuff and is now owned by Glu. It's completely separate from Gamespy the website that was still owned by IGN. http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1226912p1.html
Quoted so more people can see this.

This has nothing to do with Gamespy multiplayer servers shutting down. That's not happening. Rather, this is about GameSpy, the gaming news website. They've had a lot of really good content just over the past year or two, so it's sad to see them shutting down.
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Don't remember the last time I bothered going to their site, so I don't really care to be honest.
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Honestly, I wont miss them. It annoyed the hell out of me a few years ago when every other game i installed prompted me to "install gamespy arcade" or you couldn't do multiplayer.
Yep. Won't be missed!
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