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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there is now a red banner across the top of the front page of FilePlanet from indicating that this files archive is no longer active, saying: "Note: FilePlanet is no longer being updated and is in the process of being archived."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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7. Re: FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole? May 3, 2012, 10:08 NKD
 
Not a whole lot of need for a site like this anymore. File distribution is more decentralized now, game demos are not really a big thing anymore on the PC, a lot of patching takes place automatically through the ever-more-popular Steam, and a premium fee business model has very little place when there are a million better places (or torrents) to get any file you might be looking for.

Lots of factors lead to the irrelevancy of Fileplanet.
 
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If you don't like where gaming is heading, stop giving your money to the people who are taking it in that direction.
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