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Insite Shuts Down

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    After almost six years and 1000+ reviews, Insite has shut its doors... at least pending the next Unreal-related game. We'd like to thank everyone over the years who has given their time to Insite and to all that dropped by to read their thoughtful reviews. The reviews will remain in place, but the review-queue is now closed.
     
  2. RennyManJr

    RennyManJr CHAINSAW HIM!!

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    elmuerte Master of Science

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  4. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    Slainchild Gold Member

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    Luv_Studd Member

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    :(

    Was nice to read the reviews over there; I felt they were more right than most sites.
     
  7. NeoNite

    NeoNite Eternal sunshine

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    Pity seeing this reviewing site closing its doors. I really hope any future UT game can revive it. Insite was another good source for quality UT maps.
     
  8. Synastren

    Synastren Explodious!

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    So, I quit paying attention to the UT community, and now there are no map review sites anymore? Is NC still around, at least?
     
  9. Enfluence

    Enfluence I kinda like UT3.

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    Who's insite?
     
  10. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    Bummer.

    Thanks to the Insite guys for a great resource. It would be great to see it back in the future; as well as NC.

    This whole UT community site thing is getting a bit worrying. What's left?

    Mapraider?
     
  11. Synastren

    Synastren Explodious!

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    What happened to the thriving community I remember a few years ago?
    You know, when I could make a DavidM joke and people would understand? :cry:
    Now I see these map review sites going under, and general interest in UT3 is plummeting...

    I think that we can only blame CliffyB. Because we're not supposed to call him CliffyB anymore. Jerk.
     
  12. Selerox

    Selerox COR AD COR LOQVITVR

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    BU is just about all that's left...

    Despite not really being part of the UT scene any more, it sucks to see a site like Insite go down, they did a lot of good over the years.

    UT3 claims another victim I guess :(
     
  13. QAPete

    QAPete Chief Muckety Muck

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    I'd like to thank the folks from Insite for being a part of BeyondUnreal for such a long time. From lophead on through the current staff, they have always tried their best to provide quality map reviews for the Unreal community. They helped introduce countless players to high-quality maps for over six years, maps that could have easily gone unnoticed.

    I echo the current Insite team's dissatisfaction with UT, starting with the 2003/2004 releases, and the lack of quality fun in the current version is beyond my capability to describe adequately. I'm amazed people bother playing it at all.

    As for UT community sites, as the fun-factor of the game decreases and Epic's focus becomes more and more on the console, you'll see more community sites disappear. We're really dinosaurs here, us PC gamers, and I don't believe there will be any turning back any time soon.

    UT99 forever, my friends! :2thumb:
     
  14. Sk.7

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    The Unreal community is getting smaller at a very fastening rate. I only fear that most of the cake was already eaten and we'll be done in the upcoming 10 years, but what will take over the crater that'll be left behind this meltdown? :(

    Best of luck that something will fix this, but what or who will if not us?
     
  15. Unregistered

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    Oh man, I used to remember checking Insite every week to find new (UT99) CTF maps to download and play on the LAN with my friends.

    The best one I found was an insta-gib WW2 style ctf map, If I remember it had a bridge in the middle with a tower in the corner at each end where you could double jump from to get across half the battlefield

    Good times, good times

    Long live UT99, Long live Insite, Long live BEYOND UNREAL
     
  16. TheSpoonDog

    TheSpoonDog CBP3! Yarrr!

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    Thanks for all the reviews, insite guys :)

    Seriously though, if people don't know about Mapraider already, they should! Very good system and the guy behind it is very helpful, top dude!
     
  17. Defeat

    Defeat GET EM WITH THE BACKSMACK WOOOOO

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    sadface :[
     
  18. Nathillien

    Nathillien █×Thilsa█×

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    So, there's not one left.

    Nali - gone
    UnrealPlayground - gone
    Insite - gone

    Just to name the biggest.
     
  19. Mr.CrackPot

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    BuF - A crash under the belt and still kicking ;)
     
  20. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

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    Even though I'm not an active reviewer anymore, I'd like to thank everyone for their support of Insite over the years. It was fun and I've tried to put in my two cents after leaving by map review comments, general comments and scores behind the scenes and not. Only time will tell what happens, but if UT3 makes a brief comeback then I believe Insite might as well. Don't forget about our section of the BU forums. And, yes, the original UT is still my favorite. Thanks again.:)
     

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