Gamespy shut down to affect a lot of games

If you haven't heard the news, Gamespy, one of the world's longest running game matchhmaking services, is shutting down shortly and unfortunately, it's taking the multiplayer functionality of a lot of older games with it.

If you play multiplayer in any of the following, chances are you won't be able to after the shutdown:

  • ARMA
  • ARMA 2
  • Borderlands
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Saints Row 2
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • Stronghold 2
  • Stronghold Legends
  • Take on Helicopters

And these are just the confirmed ones. In this Reddit thread, they've put together a long list of other potentially effected titles and it's very long indeed. It includes games liike Quake 3, Battlefield 2, Medal of Honour: Allied Assault, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Shogun Total War, Civilisation III and IV and many more.

It has been confirmed however that ARMA 3, ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead, Company of Heroes, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Stronghold HD and Stronghold Crusader HD will not be effected.

Do you guys play any of these games?

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Poor battlezone 2 lost its servers. Poorly written article too. I would have at least like to seen a more complete gamelist which could be affected. I never found gamespy that good anyways but what made it neat was it had a little program where i can scan what games were up and who was in the, without having to launch the game.

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I don't play any of those multi-player, but what amateur level of article-writing is this? Just use a dictionary add on. I really lost faith in MG with the misleading/old amd-promo article (spend some time to realize the promo had expired a long time ago)

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