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A Farewell to GameSpy

Postby Kalah » Feb 26 2013, 17:01

<img src="/images/news/GameSpyLogo.png" align=right vspace=5 hspace=5>GameSpy have decided to <a href="http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1227460p1.html">call it quits</a> after 14 years. Starting up in 1999, <a href="/309">same as us</a>, they are now shutting down their site which in this time period has become known as one of the biggest PC game websites out there.

For a while, we were also associated directly with them through the forum portal <a href="http://archive.org/details/forums.gamespy.comArchive">Forumplanet</a>, a part of GameSpy, until we got our own domain in 2005. Rest assured, we will carry on a bit longer.

The reason for their closure is not, they say, that PC gaming is dead. Instead, the site is being closed down for business reasons, leaving the staff to carry on their work in other capacities, at <a href="http://www.ign.com/">IGN</a> and other places. So you will still be able to read <i>somewhere</i> about what is going on in the world of PC gaming. <img src="/forums/images/smiles/smile9.gif">

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http://www.celestialheavens.com/viewpag ... 1361898102
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Postby Angelspit » Feb 26 2013, 18:06

A long time ago I was in discussion with them about opening a Planet Might and Magic site (back when Planet sites were actually good), but we could never come to an agreement. We would be in jeopardy today if such a plan had been put into effect.

Still, they were good for us. I remember when Joost (a.k.a. Silverdawn) gave me access to their news system, which got me hooked on writing news about games for several years. GameSpy really helped bring a little order into the fan site communities in the early 2000s.

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Postby HodgePodge » Feb 27 2013, 19:40

Sad :S but all good things must end at some point. Brings back a lot of memories of early-day computer gaming for me. Farewell, Forum Planet. :rip:
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Postby Kalah » Feb 28 2013, 16:44

Naturally, 1UP and UGO.com go too...
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Postby Angelspit » Feb 28 2013, 17:32

But AskMen is safe. Thank god...

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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 28 2013, 18:51

As far as i'm concerned Gamespy died when IGN took over and the old people started leaving...


Man, that site is responsible for half my internet browsing atm... CH, webcomics, funny pictures... learned about all of them from Gamespy...

Man, whatever happened to Fargo anyway?
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Postby Angelspit » Feb 28 2013, 19:03

He left GameSpy/IGN for Blizzard in 2009:

http://www.gamespy.com/articles/952/952145p3.html

He worked on Mists of Pandaria. Not sure if he's still there.

I also remember that guy with a beard who reviewed most strategy games (and who actually understood what the genre was all about). I can't remember his name...
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A Farewell to GameSpy

Postby Artas1984 » Mar 2 2013, 10:59

Honestly the forum-planet sites were inactive since like 2006-2007 (be it Doom, Aliens vs. Predator, Half-Life series or whatever). During the last 5 or 7 years the forum-planet sites were just "cruising" by the tide and going nowhere...
Heroes franchise was not about the free actions of Heroes or monsters, it was not about 3D of shiny graphics either, it was about diversity and balance, simplicity of gameplay and realistic picture, strategy in it's purest form. That's why Heroes 3 will be the greatest game of all, because only Heroes 3 has all those qualities together, no matter which one you personally like more. This statement is unquestionable, uncriticized and undeniable .

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A Farewell to GameSpy

Postby Infiltrator » Mar 2 2013, 18:44

The gamespy I like faded away a long time ago, this was just a shell site puppeteered by IGN, feel quite indifferent about this news.

And IMO, if you're going to IGN for PC gaming news, you're doing it wrong..
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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 3 2013, 18:33

So original there Infiltraitor.... :tongue:
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