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post #11 of 37
Well, GameSpy and IGN pretty much do the same thing.

It sucks that they were shut down, instead of merged.
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post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

Twitter porn doesn't do it for most of us.


Secondarily, whats the deal? How are we going to play games multiplayer that required gamespy?

heh, well I meant of half the 10% of the Internet that isn't porn related.


I was thinking about that as well, but I can't remember if the games "used" GameSpy or Required it.

I know GameSpy was a part of Civilization 5 and the first Borderlands game...I can't think of any other notable games at the moment.
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post #13 of 37
Woo Hoo! GameSpy is going away!

I do, however, feel for its' employees.
    
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post #14 of 37
All I can say about Gamespy is GOOD. RIDDANCE. I've despised them ever since they bought out Mplayer way back in the day then shut it down. I hope the employees find another job, though.
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post #15 of 37
They used to run a second set of boards called vnboards, that were popular for about 9 years and last year they pulled the plug on that (actually, the merged it with IGN's other board system, which was horrible), much to the anger of most of the users. A large band of them got together and formed their own protest board (called vnrefugees) and it now is now more popular than the new "official" board. Once the merge happened, IGN got rid of many of their paid and even most of their volunteer staff. Then they axed several of the long running managers of both boards. Before that, each of their gaming "Vaults" used to have a tiny budget and the vault managers used it to hire staff members, starting about 3 years ago, most of the Vaults lost all of their money and just about all the good staffers went to other sites.

I can't say that I'm surprised by this latest move, IGN has been REALLY DUMB about things over the past 3-4 years now. This is just the latest chapter of what happens when you tick off your users by not listening to them.
post #16 of 37
Never liked GameSpy, it never worked for me, and their site design was always crap. The others I don't know about.
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post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by mtbiker033 View Post

remember back in the old days, gamespy was the only way to play many games multiplayer

I can still remember hearing the sound of it when you logged in "gamespy", then join a quake 2 server and it would say "let's get on with the killing" in a whsipery demonic voice lol

bye bye gamespy

I'm surprised most of these types of sites/companies lasted this long

Gona miss playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 on my PS2 over the internet using Gamespy... It was awesome back in the day.
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post #18 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solarin View Post

The only game review site I trust anyway is giantbomb. It's sad though whenever people lose jobs. I hope they all find work quickly.

I like Total Biscuit....
    
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post #19 of 37
Bah, I still remember when Gamespy gave my Mechcommander a boot. Karma strikes, years later!

No, but in all seriousness, this does make me sad. Gamespy was a staple of online play, but I guess things change.
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post #20 of 37
Is Gamespy Comrade going as well? I certainly hope so. I never want a game installer to ask me about that garbage again.
    
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