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Gamespy Shutting Down


Bald fat guy.
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For any of you that played some of the older titles, such as BF2, Call of Duty, HAWX, etc., shit is about to hit the fan. Since Gamespy will be shutting down their services, these old titles that relied on Gamespy technology will no longer be able to login, verify CD keys, or find servers.

These games will no longer be playable online, unless some communities out there take action and find a way to fix it.

Fortunately for me, PR is one such community, but I don't know about the others.


Here is a list of games affected.

Alien vs Predator (Classic)

Alien vs Predator 2


Battlefield 1942

Battlefield 2

Battlefield 2142

Battlefield Vietnam

Battlefield Bad Company 2

Call of Duty

Call of Duty United Offense

Call of Duty 2

Call of Juarez

Call of Juarez Bound in Blood

Civilization III

Commandos 2

Commandos 3

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

Commandos: Behind the Call of Duty

Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts

Company of Heroes Tales of Valor


Crysis Warhead

Crysis Wars

Far Cry



Hexen 2

Jagged Alliance

Jagged Alliance 2

Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

Medieval Total War

Medieval Total War 2


Quake 2

Quake 3

Quake 4

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

Postal 2

Shogun Total War

Soldier of Fortune

Soldier of Fortune 2

Star Wars Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront 2

Star Wars Jedi Outcast

Star Wars Jedi Academy

Star Wars Republic Commando




Titan Quest

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

Tom Clancy's HAWX

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent

(Starsiege) Tribes

Tribes 2

Tribes Vengeance

Two Worlds

Two Worlds 2

Unreal Gold

Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War

Warhammer 40K: Dark Crusade

Warhammer 40K: Soulstorm

Warhammer 40K: Winter Assault

Unreal Tournament

Unreal 2
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Bald fat guy.
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GameSpy Response

Posted on December 11, 2012 by gamespytech


There have been a number of reports regarding the recent discontinuation of service to several online multiplayer games previously supported by GameSpy Technologies. We recognize that fans of games where the publisher has elected to discontinue GameSpy Technologies support are frustrated. However, reports that GameSpy Technologies “shutdown servers without warning” are simply inaccurate.


GameSpy Technologies – a separate entity from GameSpy.com – is a service provider to game publishers. Each publisher contracting with GameSpy Technologies elects at its sole discretion whether or not to maintain support for its titles.


A number of our publisher partners elected to allow their contracts for GameSpy Technologies’ services to lapse by not continuing to pay for these services. In some cases this lapsing ranges back as much as four years. GameSpy Technologies has continued to provide months, and in some cases years, of service support for free. However we cannot be expected to provide a service free of charge to publishers who choose not to renew their service agreements and in some cases remain delinquent in delivering payment for past services.


In each case reported in the press where there was a discontinuation of GameSpy Technologies’ services, the applicable publisher was well aware that they had not made the required payments under their agreements with GameSpy Technologies.


For the sake of clarity – the situation is identical to fans attributing fault to the hosting company of a popular website for ceasing hosting services, when the website owner refuses to pay its hosting bill.


While we would hope and expect our publisher partners to message their user communities on changes in status of their games, often this is not done. The result is user confusion and frustration.


It is regrettable that these publishers chose not to inform their users of the impending discontinuation of support. We understand the frustration of fans that until now weren’t clear on why their game has lost some of its functionality, but hope that this clarifies the situation.


Thank You

- See more at: Blog | GameSpy Technology | Open Online Services for Games on Any Platform


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Hopefully the publishers of these games (the ones worthwhile still) will use an alternative platform for this. Most use their own nowadays though. Bohemia already patched Arma2/3 to their own stuff. I'd imagine other games could be done the same way to avoid a crisis. Some of these games on the list actually have a few hundred servers running still. Halo CE for example is one of them.