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Gamespy, Planets, No More

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. tomcat ha

    tomcat ha Well-Known Member

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    Damn...
    i did not have that many memories associated with planet unreal other than looking for mods mutators etc but planet annihilation was my first forum back in 2001.
    Now it already all was mostly gone but this is really the end.
     
  2. Raynor.Z

    Raynor.Z Ad Nocendum Potentes Sumus

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    login.gamespy.com redirects you to ign.com and you can change password there.
     
  3. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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    What's really important is who's the girl in the blue top?
    [​IMG]
     
  4. -Jes-

    -Jes- Tastefully Barking

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    I used to like GameSpy... More than ten years ago!

    It's been hitting low after new low since then, and frankly now I'm glad to see them go.
     
  5. Juguard

    Juguard The King Is Dead, Punk Rock Lives!

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    That works for my IGN account, which uses the same email that my GameSpyID used. I changed it, but that doesnt do anything for my UT3 login. I can still login to UT3 with the password remembered.
     
  6. RoadKillGrill

    RoadKillGrill Got Lead?

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    Im not sure what my UT3 account is tied to because the PW on game-spy doesn't match the UT3 one.

    What a foobared system that gamespy integration is....
     
  7. Juguard

    Juguard The King Is Dead, Punk Rock Lives!

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    yea, same... Hope Epic has a solution. Never liked games using gamespy. It was great long time ago, but only brief.
     
  8. 213

    213 New Member

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    What exactly was Gamespy supposed to do, and how did it generate income to do the things it supposedly did anyway?

    All I ever saw it as was a roadblock to gaming.
     
  9. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    It was a master server / client software provider.
     
  10. YellowFive

    YellowFive Baconstrips

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar
     
  11. YellowFive

    YellowFive Baconstrips

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    Originally Gamespy was a browser for Quake servers. In the old days, games did not come with server browsers at all. It was such a pain to find a low ping server back then.

    Planetquake had a page with a long list of servers but it was not accurate at all.

    There was a need and several apps popped up for server browsing. Gamespy happened to be the popular one and even more when they started to offer it to developers so they could integrate within their games.

    They would give a developer the code to integrate for free, then charge a fee to maintain a master server list that would tie to the game. Easy money.

    It was great as a stand alone server browser but I hated it when it started to show up inside of every game I played.
     
  12. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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    of course, thanks. slaps forehead
    I thought I recognised it.

    Also shows how old the pic is :)
     
  13. hieloco

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    A question though for those of us not in the know... what did Gamespy do back during those days to earn them the "corporate community killer title"?

    There was a period in the early 2000's when I liked reading their site, specially the grudge matches, but then it felt irrelevant since they covered the same things as ign and others. When they became full pc a little while ago I actually revisited the site pretty often.
     
  14. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    Good that gamespy is going away, bad for the people who lost their jobs and bad for us gamers who are forced to use their pos integrated crap in games.

    I remember when PU switched from the vb style forums to whatever crap they made, I thought I was on the wrong site at first but my username and pass worked. I think I posted there once or twice then I quickly headed here with everyone else and never went back.

    I wonder how this will effect Borderlands. :/
     
  15. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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  16. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    There was a far more extensive version of this somewhere but I can't find it. This gives most of the background, though.

    http://liandri.beyondunreal.com/BeyondUnreal

    Here's another one from the guy that runs Seriously!

    http://www.planetcrap.com/topics/458/

    And there are probably a billion more.
     
  17. UnrealGrrl

    UnrealGrrl Enemy flag carrier is Her!

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    definitely this

    not really happy its gone, though gamespy was an endless source of frustration for sooo many reasons in the end (well for a looong time now), and GS was not often relevant for me anymore... but GS and even ugo and 1up were still gamesites that supported gamers in one way or another, still sad to see them go. as for the ut3 gs servers i hope that can be 'fixed' so we can still play...

    heh, everyone once in awhile I would still look through planetunreal and hope that there might be an update :p

    I had pretty much started at unreality.dk and pu at the same time in 99 and vaguely remember flipping out on PU when the format changed and all the links on the site got broken :)
     
  18. YellowFive

    YellowFive Baconstrips

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    The original forums at PU were a mess before we launched the vb forums.

    I remember having no real way to ban anyone with the original forum software and it was an endless nightmare to moderate them. We probably had 100 active users at the time and most of the people were cool.

    The news system and just making edits to the site in general were also a pain. I can't imagine the number of hours and cigs I went through while making edits to that site. But it taught me html and I made a lot of great friends.

    At one point we changed to a new nice green theme and it rocked. Rocked enough that a porn site stole the format and html, down to the personal notes I had hidden in the html, and launched. It was something like irish girl hotties and we laughed hard. Then Gamespy went after them and closed them down.
     
  19. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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  20. SU3000

    SU3000 Bringer of Fear and 0wnage

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    Oh, the memories...

    :)
     

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