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News Sierra shuts down servers for 21 games

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 9 Oct 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Noooes! Not Homeworld. That is lame. Very very lame.

    Makes me wanna play it again :(
     
  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Bring on another Homeworld already, sheesh.
     
  4. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Hang on, they're shutting down their own hosted servers? How does this affect Lan gamers? I'm confuzzled.
     
  5. Mentai

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    Nolf 2 was awesome. It's a franchise I hope a company returns to one day.
     
  6. Goty

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    This will dent the player base for a while, but if this is anything like when they shut down the master server for Tribes, chances are that someone out there will set up a new one just so those few thousand people still playing the game can keep doing so.
     
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    Why would interweb servers effect LAN gamers?
     
  8. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Emporor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom <3 loved that game, tho never really played online.
     
  9. DarkLord7854

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    Are you kidding me? AvP2 again? Ugh.. -.-
     
  10. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    I don't recall Arcanum having an online component, am I wrong there?

    Nobody plays Vampire on the Sierra servers any more, those few people still playing use virtual LANs via Hamachi.. and I'd imagine that'll be common practice for many older games like these.
     
  11. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    I always thought Arcanum was Single Player as well... great game though
     
  12. ZERO <ibis>

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    I do not see how it would effect lan games, especially on games as old as that. This being said, I think internet play is still possible but will now be limited to vpns.
     
  13. Jojii

    Jojii hardware freak

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    sierra didnt transition well into these last couple years
     
  14. knyghtryda

    knyghtryda New Member

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    any want to dust off their old copy of homeworld and get a hamachi lan going? I haven't played that game in years. I just reinstalled starcraft and am realizing just how rusty I am at it...
     
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    I will miss Tribes 2, loved that game, still fire it up now and then to have a play.
     
  16. Cadillac Ferd

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    Wow.
    Homeworld aaaaaaand Tribes?
    Talk about a one-two punch in the balls.

    It's a shame to Sierra die off with not even so much as a whimper, when you look back on all the great games they had a part in over the years it makes me pretty sad to see them go.
     
  17. DarkLord7854

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    They haven't tried continuing their IPs.. AvP, Homeworld, etc.. all were great games and sold well.. but they never continued them further.. I would still love to see an AvP3
     
  18. Rich Hall

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    I'm really not bothered about T2 finally dying a slow death, it was an awful game compared to the original.

    AVP2 though? sadface.
     
  19. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    that's a shame.. i know tribes 2 was really popular with some of my friends :-/
     
  20. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Nooo, how do I play Empire Earth now?
     
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