Just when i wanted to host some TR and have fun, I realized the master server is down, and so I went onto twitter and Gamespy's official website only to find out some seriously disturbing news.
Gamespy as much loved or hated is going to be shut down completely. What this means is that all games that no longer receive regular patches and do rely on Gamespy master servers will never see online action again.
This perfectly explains why Swat 4 server went down, it wasn't gamespy, it was big corps who force-shut it and the fragmented console business. In a way, the entire PC gaming world as we know it is being destroyed.
Recently Bohemia Interactive announced that Arma 3 will be Steam Exclusive, simply put, Steam offers similar services Gamespy did, and in fact it's the only credible PC gaming support left out there.
The future developers will be forced to either use Steam, similar services or build their own, otherwise use console support only...
I won't describe anything further, refer to original and official links for more information.
Gamespy says goodbye - http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1227460p1.html
Gamespy accuses Microsoft's Live service of corrupting PC gaming and purposely destroying it - http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1223378p1.html
Gamespy examining feature cutting from games - http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/sim-city-5/1224978p1.html
Gamespy's take on War Z, the Day Z's 'clone' - http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/the-war-z/1226980p1.html
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