I had a sort of strange brand loyalty to the same gaming site for over a decade but alas, it is dead<div><br></div><div><a href=“http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1227460p1.html”>http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1227460p1.html</a> <br></div><div><br></div><div><span style="color: rgb(75, 75, 75); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">"GameSpy, as we know it, began in 1999. Today, 14 years later, it has reached the end of the road. We had a good run, and we want to sincerely thank all of you for reading and joining in discussions with us. It’s been fantastic.</span> "<br></div><div><br></div><div>Ahh the days of the top tens, Fargo being somewhat funny, the terrible IGN merger, the being super shitty for a long time, the somewhat escaping the shittiness by becoming a pc centric site. And lolgamespyarcade.</div><div><br></div><div>I WILL MISS YOU</div>
1UP is out too. All the good editors left anyway.
I STILL dont know what the flying fuck gamespy is/ever was…<br> :-/
If IGN isn’t the next to shut down then there is no god. Everything they do outside of video game news is a fucking abomination.
We can all pray Kotaku will soon meet the same fate.
Why would IGN shutdown, they are the ones killing off every other gaming site.
I’m saying I wish they would. I don’t know a single person who relies on them or their reviews. All of their editors are fucking retarded.
<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/55729/XthAtGAm3RGuYX">XthAtGAm3RGuYX</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”>If IGN isn’t the next to shut down then there is no god.<br></div>
Didn’t you read the <a href=“http://www.polygon.com/2013/2/21/4014196/ign-layoffs-1up-ugo-and-gamespy-shutting-down”>press release</a>?<br>
…We want to direct all of our energy and work behind our two flagship brands: IGN and AskMen.
All these websites are the same so it wouldn’t hurt to have less of them. The news are the same news anyway, and the reviews are unreliable anyway.<br>
<font size=“2”>I used Gamespy a lot back in the day for Quake 3-engine based FPS games, even though those games usually had great in-game server browsers too.</font><div style=“font-size: 10pt; font-weight: normal;”><br></div><div><b><font size=“3”>Real question is, what happens to the P2P games on PS3/PC/Live that use Gamespy to match people together?</font></b></div>
i just hope someone buys the IGN pro league cause i think they put out some fantastic starcraft 2 tournaments. ESPORTS!!!
IPL never actually got around to having a fighting game tournament, right? Capcom sure knows how to pick a winner, at least they still spited MLG.<br>
Never thought I’d say it, but I miss Gamespy. Ever since they got ganked MK9’s servers went from horseshit to bullshit. Unbefuckinglievable
hope gamefaqs is next
Just because you hate the forums doesn’t mean the entire site should be shut down. Just kill the forums.
Gamefaqs is solid, as long as you don’t use it to gain info on strategies for competitive games (ex: fighters).
I hate the forums and their rigged character battles!
UGO is dead as well.
It wasn’t a gaming site exclusively, but it’s been around since 1997 and has been a part of the web scene forever.
UGO, 1UP, and GameSpy were all part of a smaller network of IGN subsidiaries that are getting the axe. I only really visited 1UP, which was basically the spiritual successor to EGM, and have little history with the others, but it’s sad to see 'em go.
Damn, 1UP is going away, too? Yet the shitty ass EGM-in-name-only lives on? Fucc the world.
Granted 1UP did kind of fall off a bit in recent years, but they still had more integrity than their peers