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FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole?

Though we don't see an announcements anywhere referring to this, there is now a red banner across the top of the front page of FilePlanet from indicating that this files archive is no longer active, saying: "Note: FilePlanet is no longer being updated and is in the process of being archived." This game file repository that was once popular enough to successfully charge subscription fees was launched by GameSpy back in the late 20th century. It came into the possession of IGN in 2004 and a year later IGN was acquired by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Thanks Auger.

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38. Re: FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole? May 4, 2012, 14:45 theyarecomingforyou
 
PhysicalEd wrote on May 3, 2012, 14:20:
I guess the people who say FilePlanet is irrelevant havent dug out a really old game disc and tried to patch it up. Last time I had to do that FP was the only site I could find that had all the patches. Next time I guess I will have to just re-buy it on Steam or GOG.
Yeah, but if we're talking about pre-Steam era games then it's just as likely they won't work at all. And even when I was still buying games at retail - over half a decade ago - I simply maintained a folder with all the patches, no-CD cracks and mods for games.

I say good riddance to it, to be honest. I really can't be bothered jumping through hoops to play dated games. The reason I moved exclusively to digital distribution was to make my life easier. That's one of the reasons I don't use GOG.com much - manually installing games is tedious, especially when dealing with hundreds of games and dual-booting.
 
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