Goodbye GameSpy

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  1. sigurros81

    sigurros81 Platinum Member

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    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?
     
  2. Acanthus

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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.
     
  3. DaveSimmons

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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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    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.
     
  6. Craig234

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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.
     
  7. Bryf50

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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
     
  8. shortylickens

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    I tried using them back in 99,2000 and I didnt like it.
    Never went back.
     
  9. Wardawg1001

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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.
     
  10. WiseUp216

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    Good night, sweet prince.

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  11. you2

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    What other sites is ziff davis closing down ?
     
  12. frowertr

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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.
     
  13. MTDEW

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    1UP.com and UGO.com are closing also.
     
  14. sigurros81

    sigurros81 Platinum Member

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    Quake spy and gamespy, if anything, were the forefathers of online matchmaking and server browsing.
     
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    Hate to see 1UP.com go. Gamespy, not so much.
     
  16. slag

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    Agreed. Without these services, multiplayer gaming wouldn't be where it is today. Quakeworld plus Quakespy was the bomb.
     
  17. clamum

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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.
     
  18. Remobz

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    Same here. I will NOT miss them.
     
  19. Craig234

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    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...
     
  20. KeithTalent

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    Had no idea they were still around. Can't say I'll miss them either.

    KT
     
  21. KaOTiK

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    Was never a fan of Gamespy.
     
  22. Firsttime

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    They are trying to offload their IPL Tourney as well. It's a sad day.
     
  23. Dankk

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    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.
     
  24. Red Storm

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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.
     
  25. ThinClient

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    Yep. Won't be missed!