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Posts tagged “server shutdowns”

Maximum Sadness: Crysis multiplayer is facing the axe

"Will it run Crysis?" was an oft-expressed anxiety of mid-noughties PC gaming, but here in the chaotic end-times of 2018 we're faced with a new one: "Crysis can't run Crysis." Come October, there'll be no more multiplayer nanosuit shenanigans: Crytek are shutting the online component of Crysis down, apparently because the playerbase is just too dang small to make life support worthwhile. Singleplayer isn't going…

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Loadout shutting down this month ahead of GDPR

The European Union's impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can carve another notch into the barrel of its pen, as the makers of Loadout have cited the GDPR as one of the reasons they plan to shut down the free-to-play arena shooter. Several problems squeezing at once meant it'd be too expensive to rework a game that was already losing money and so, similar to…

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Mojang’s card game Scrolls shuts down next week

Scrolls, the battling card game from Minecraft studio Mojang, will finally shut down next week, on Tuesday the 13th of February. The official servers will shut down and the game become unplayable, though Mojang are hoping--not promising--that they will soon be able to release server software publicly so people can run their own. We've known for ages that Scrolls would shut down one day, since…

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Epic to shut down struggling MOBA Paragon in April

I'd always gotten the impression that Paragon - Epic's hybrid third-person shooter/MOBA hybrid¬†- was maintaining a decently sized playerbase, even if it wasn't keeping up with the likes of Smite, so this comes as a bit of a surprise. Epic Games have announced their plans to close down the game on April 26th, and are offering full and direct refunds to anyone who put money…

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Marvel Heroes closes early as developers shut down

Gazillion Entertainment, the makers of Marvel Heroes, have shut down. This means the free-to-play superhero action-RPG has also shut down, one month earlier than it was supposed to. Disney, who own Marvel, had announced earlier this month that they were breaking up their partnership with Gazillion and so the game would shut down on December 31st. But losing their big gig meant that Gazillion needed…

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F2P mech FPS Hawken shutting down on PC

Free-to-play mech shooter Hawken [official site] is shutting down on PC, the developers announced today. While console versions will continue, the PC servers will shut down on January 2nd, 2018. After five years, it still hasn't left early access. Hawken has struggled in recent years, passing through several developers and seeing peak concurrent player counts fell to below 200. But heck, it does have some…

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The Fall Of Earthrise

You're probably in trouble if Richard Cobbett hasn't heard of you. When I mentioned to him that Earthrise, a sci-fi based MMO, had closed its servers, he responded with a dismissive shrug, trying to casually hide his missing knowledge in a stance of indifference. But I spotted a bead of sweat forming on his forehead, and knew that Masthead's MMO's failure to make an impact…

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EA Closing Mercs 2, LOTR Conquest Servers

EA is closing down its online support for late 2008's Mercenaries 2: World In Flames. As of March 16th this year, you'll no longer be able to play a multiplayer or co-op round of a game that's been out for just seventeen months. This is part of another wave of EA gaming shutdowns that includes games barely a year old, as detailed on the rather…

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