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GameSpy Ending Game Hosting Services at the End of May
« on: April 05, 2014, 02:46:36 AM »

This is why Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection online features are ending.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/37060/gamespy-ending-game-hosting-services-at-the-end-of-may

GameSpy is ceasing hosting of online games on May 31.

GameSpy, owned by Glu Mobile, was the basis for Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection services and their closure gives a reason as to why online play for games on Wii and Nintendo DS are ending. This not only affects Nintendo games but also many other games on different systems which used GameSpy for their servers. According to the GameSpy website, it will be up to the publishers to decide if and how online services will continue.

Nintendo games affected will all be ending their services on May 20, a little more than a week before the GameSpy shutdown.

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Re: GameSpy Ending Game Hosting Services at the End of May
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 02:55:50 AM »
Farewell Gamespy, I enjoyed you in the 90s

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Re: GameSpy Ending Game Hosting Services at the End of May
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 04:32:06 AM »
Ah, as suspected. Glad to hear the decision to shutdown WFC wasn't made solely by Nintendo. Pretty lucky for Nintendo that GameSpy doesn't shut down until the day before MK8. :P

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Re: GameSpy Ending Game Hosting Services at the End of May
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 06:47:26 AM »
:O :O :O
Civ IV is on Gamespy! Don't make us migrate to broken Civ V!
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Re: GameSpy Ending Game Hosting Services at the End of May
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 07:23:18 AM »
At least its a logical reason.
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Re: GameSpy Ending Game Hosting Services at the End of May
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 10:33:07 AM »
:O :O :O
Civ IV is on Gamespy! Don't make us migrate to broken Civ V!

How is Civ V broken?  I've played a ton of it and had a great time.
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Re: GameSpy Ending Game Hosting Services at the End of May
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 03:16:52 PM »
They probably have only played the game pre-expansion. The expansions fixed a lot of the problems with the original game. Last I checked they had a demo for the first expansion. Would try it before judgment is cast on the entire game going forward, Rab.
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 05:37:57 PM »
That I could see. The game plus both expansions is incredible. I've logged hundreds of hours into single- and multiplayer, and I don't think I could ever go back to the previous games.
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Re: GameSpy Ending Game Hosting Services at the End of May
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2014, 06:04:11 PM »
I need to get the most recent expansion. I like what I have seen of it.
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Re: GameSpy Ending Game Hosting Services at the End of May
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2014, 02:34:09 PM »
Just as we suspected. Not that it matters much, but good to know.