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GameSpy Responds to Server Closures

The Powered by GameSpy Facebook Page has a response from new GameSpy tech owner Glu to the recent closure of multiplayer servers using GameSpy middleware due to non-payment of bills. The company defends itself against claims these shutdowns came with no warning, noting that it is incumbent on their client companies to warn players of server shutdowns. Glu also stands accused of raising rates, and to that they say: "A number of our publisher partners elected to allow their contracts for GameSpy Technologiesí services to lapse by not continuing to pay for these services. In some cases this lapsing ranges back as much as four years. GameSpy Technologies has continued to provide months, and in some cases years, of service support for free. However we cannot be expected to provide a service free of charge to publishers who choose not to renew their service agreements and in some cases remain delinquent in delivering payment for past services." A forum poster on Kotaku notes the GameSpy Technology Pricing Page actually states that free hosting is provided for games with fewer that 1000 monthly players, though it's not clear how that might apply in the cases the recently closed servers. Thanks nin.

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13. Re: GameSpy Responds to Server Closures Dec 14, 2012, 15:02 Darks
 
Axis wrote on Dec 13, 2012, 11:58:
Gamespy isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

Sounds like they could have been more prudent about how they go about shutting down services though, I doubt we know the whole story.

I wonít disagree that Game spy can do what they want. But however, this is exactly why we as users should have the ability to host our own MP games. DRM or not, if they canít pay the bills then give us the ability to do it ourselves.
 
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