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News FileFront to close down next week

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 26 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    Was a nice site, not awesome on the speed front when USA were awake though; theres loads of file sharing sites poping up usually begging you to subscribe so you can 'download multiple files' etc - dont really recall filefront doing this.
     
  3. 1ad7

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    wow its a sad day in the internets
     
  4. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    damn shame tbh, FF was nice as it was one of the only few big DL sites that didnt force you into registering for its usage.
     
  5. steveo_mcg

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    Always wondered how they made any money, their wasn't much advertising and there bandwidth bill must have been enormous.
     
  6. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    The news story has been updated.
     
  7. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Well that is certainly something I wasn't expecting.
     
  8. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    Im not sure I trust my "BC Files" to Ricksal0224,random bloke has downloaded them; what do they plan on doing next? Making filefront.org torrent tracker? :>
     
  9. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    ..That is actually not a half bad idea.

    Consent given by contributors, and job done.

    A nice, mostly free, torrent tracker. Which tracks legal content.
     
  10. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    i did always wonder how someone like FileFront stayed solvent. The bandwidth alone must have been a huge financial weight around their necks.
     
  11. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Whenever i was looking for a patch for an old game, guess where i found it? Filefront. Now i'm worried, lots of patches and mods for old games will simply disappear. This is especially bad considering many of these old games aren't supported anymore, either their official site closed down or the developers went out of business completely.
     
  12. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Indeed a sad day for the inter webs
     
  13. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    :(

    nothing else really to say

    RIP filefront
     
  14. DarkLord7854

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    Yup, I'm with you there.



    This would be rather gay if it's an April fool's joke.
     
  15. wafflesomd

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    Well, there goes one of the few great hosting sites.

    Now we have to deal with fileshack and all those other worthless places.
     
  16. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    ****.
    Filefront's [gamename].filefront.com sites were great little mod communities in their own regard, this is a big blow to the modding scene.
     
  17. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    ow frack!!!!!!
     
  18. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    anyone got must-have mods on filefront that they'd like to share within this last week?
     
  19. knyghtryda

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    damn... this was a great site when you didn't want to wade through the stupid sites like fileshack or gamespy. I wish the employees luck.
     
  20. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    Check this out:

    http://welcome.filefront.com/

    Epic win. Major kudos to them. :)
     
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