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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

Ahh yes, the memories of playing Rainbow Six and Counter-Strike 1.5 using GameSpy to join servers...nevermind, I don't miss that system at all.rolleyes.gif
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There will always be a place in my heart for Gamespy. I worked for them as a forum moderator as well as a moderator and then administrator on their Gamespy client. Was truly an awesome service at it's time. I still use my Gamespy coffee mug for my morning coffee smile.gif
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post #23 of 37
Well this just plain sucks. frown.gif

Best of luck to the people out of work.
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Rouge Spear and SWAT4 will be missed.
 
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I'll miss 1UP, even though I haven't gone there since around the time Luke Smith left for Bungie. The 1UP Show was fantastic back in the day, with Kathleen Sanders, Ryan O'Donnell, Luke Smith, etc. It was the first site that I really took to at the beginning of this generation when I started following gaming news more closely. Really amazing site back then.
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only used GameSpy for Battlefield 2
     
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I've gotten to the point where I just come here for all my news and tech info. thumb.gif
post #28 of 37
i hate the gamespy installer but love their website. never really understood what UGO is about.

but its always sad seeing a community wither away: http://au.pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1227460p1.html#disqus_thread
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post #29 of 37
I remember using gamespy client as a server browser for CS in 2000.

Them were the days
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I like Total Biscuit....

He's ok. I keep waiting for something to happen where I'll like him more, but it never does.

I am a big fan of Giant Bomb mostly because of Jeff Gerstmann and Patrick Klepeck (who worked at 1UP) who are arguably some of the best video game journalists working. The Giant Bombcast is also pretty great.
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